Apparently they are testing the fire alarm system in my office building, but not the noisy part, just the flashing strobe light part. While the regular office lights are on, I have two bright strobe lights in view from my desk and if they don't stop soon, I'm either going to have a seizure or crank this up:
Work is pretty mellow otherwise, and I've now forced myself to work on something, for at least an hour or two. I think if I make good progress on this long-standing project today, I'll do some freelancing this afternoon. If it's not raining, I will also take a little walk after lunch to Victoria's Secret at Herald Square to redeem one of those "free panty" coupons and to move around a bit. Panties!
Last night's dinner took a very long time to prepare (there was a lot of chopping!) but it tasted great and I'm ecstatic to know how easy it is to make my own sweet potato fries! I cut the potatoes with a knife, as I don't have a fancy fry maker, and Mex couldn't get over how I made them look like "real" fries, all professional-like. I was like Really, this is what impresses you? Ok, fine, I'll take it. (To be fair, he was complimentary about the whole meal, too.) I also bought my bus tickets for Boston (with his advisement) and that was surprisingly only exciting and drama-free. Is it too good to be true, dear reader?
Good news, my key necklace just arrived! I really like it. It doesn't quite go with the neckline of my polo shirt, but I may wear it now anyway.
The weekend is shaping up to be a good one. Tonight is going to be low-key at home, but I have Whip It from Netflix and I've been on the wait list for awhile for that one, so I'm really looking forward to it. I think the plan is that Mex will come over at some point and we'll watch and hang out. (I thought it was going to be a roomie-free night, but apparently her plans that I was warned of are daytime plans. Lame.) Tomorrow I am going to run suburban-type errands in Queenz with Schmate, then we'll head back to Astoria and catch up with Schmauren for supper! I love the blend of plans, and it also means I probably won't have any big drinking temptations because it's likely we'll disband after eating. (I mean, that's a good thing on its own, but it'll also help me not have SMOKING temptations.)
I think I'll buy some Crest Whitestrips tonight on my way home, so I can a) have whiter teeth, especially for in-law-family meeting, and b) feel guiltier if I have a cigarette. Good idea, yes? Too bad I've failed at finding any online coupons for those suckers.
B - Special K, milk, coffee - 4
L - turkey & swiss, apple - 5
D - TBD
S - yogurt, granny bar
The question is, do I cook tonight or get something delicious delivered? Ohhh the weekend and its yummy food temptations.