Monday, February 25, 2013

Official Countdown:

1. 23 days until spring!  This grouchy bear needs hibernation season to be over and the sun to come out

2. 64 days until I move out of my dorm For-Ev-Er

3. 120 days until Big Brother 15 starts

4. 147 days (21 weeks) pregnant today!

Still got the creepy...
5. 134 days until the Wee-Baby-Griffith makes his/her appearance.

Looks at that adorbs beer belly in the making
 6. 134 days until I am back on the alcohol wagon.  I can't decide if my first drink will be watermelon beer or Rose wine...There are so many possibilities with summer!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday Tidbits

I am reading from a biochemistry text book back to 1992.  I think it's time to update the lab text books.

Speaking of being old...Yesterday, one of my students mentioned that it was his birthday.  I asked him old he was now, and when he responded 19, It was like someone slapped me with the 'old stick'.  I was under the delusion that I was roughly the same age as my students.  I keep getting older and they stay the same...  

I crack myself up.  Today one of my good friends mentioned to me that she went on a very grown up date last weekend.  My response was, "did you guys balance your checking accounts?"
Haha!  The really funny part is that we still don't technically balance our checking account; we just swipe the debit card and hope for the best.

Is it weird that I like to use way too much peppermint chapstick before drinking my coffee?  I kind of love peppermint flavored coffee, but I don't want the extra empty calories from peppermint syrup.  So I just opt for the Chapstick method and end up with over moisturized lips and peppermint flavored coffee.

Ever since Mike and I dressed up like Candy Corn for halloween and we were able to get away with wearing sweatpants to the bar, I have been trying to wear sweat pants to everything.  I'm thinking of wearing a red shirt and green sweat pants to the Chemistry department formal Christmas dinner.  I would be festively dressed as Christmas Candy Corn.

Speaking of the formal Christmas dinner, ugh...I have to wearing a wretched dress.  If there is one thing that I hate more than wearing a dress it is shopping for said dress.  Barf.  No wait...I hate swimming suit shopping more.

Mike and I have been going through adventure withdrawals.  We have been too busy working on house projects during the weekends to get out and be hardcore.  Hopefully we can change that this weekend!  We are headed to Leavenworth Friday night and are dreaming of getting lost in some mountain backwoods.  I will keep you posted!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Have a happy, safe, and spook-tacular evening from you favorite Halloween treat, Candi and Corn.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Zombie Kitty

  • I'm drinking a 3/4 sweet soy salted caramel hot chocolate.  Yes, I am one of THOSE Starbucks customers.  
  • Sadly, I think hiking season has come to an end.  Snow camping anyone?
  • In the past 72 hours I have slept a total of 32 hours.  My bed time is 8pm and yes I am aware that five year olds stay up later than I do.  
  • If you think you've had a bad day, wait until you hear about Butter's day.  Due to a fight induced puncture wound, he got his face shaved and drained by the vet.  We call him Zombie Kitty


Monday, October 15, 2012

Mount Forgotten

What can I say about this hike except that it was unforgettable (see what I did there).

Not because of spectacular views.

Not because of hardcore game faces.

Sweaty much?

Not because of killer trail-mix (Candy corn is a must!).

Sorry about the giant thumb blocking the candy corn goodness

Not because of picturesque lunch spots.

And not because of the awkwardly creepy photos.

Mike said, "look like you are having a good time."  All I heard was, "look awkwardly creepy."

It was unforgettable because we didn't make it to the top.  About five miles in, Mike's hip was hurting so bad that he needed to turn around.  We were really bummed.  How disappointing to come all this way and not make it to the top.  Sometimes Mike and I forget that hiking is not only about the destination, but it is also about the journey.  This trip was a really good reminder that we have physical limitations and that nature is still fabulous, even if you don't make it to the top.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Home Invasion

Have you heard this song yet?  Better yet, have you watched the video?  It is a must see.

Thankfully, I know what is hip and happening.  Don't judge...but I just downloaded the song from iTunes.  Mike made me do it.  Ok, that is a lie.

On to more important things, I have a mouse...or maybe it is a giant nasty rat, or an adorable squirrel.  All I know is that last Tuesday I opened the front door the find the contents of my nut-mix bag spread all over the kitchen, and the bag had a hole chewed through it.  The hilarious/sad thing is that I wasn't the first one of my roommates to find the mess.  One of my "challenged" roommates had already been home.  But instead of concluding that we had a rat/mouse, she just wrote a note on the fridge that said, "Clean up your mess".  Fucking brilliant.  Yes, train wreck of a roommate, I came home, chewed a little hole in my food bag and then flung its contents all around the house.  And then I went over to the window and pooped little black turds all over the place.  Caught me!
I don't know what made me more mad, the fact that I had to deal with getting rid of a rodent or that I live with people who are too stupid to realize we have a rodent.

I know exactly why we have a rodent too.  UBC is full of "brilliant" students, and I am surrounded by them.  A couple of weeks ago I saw my "brilliant" neighbor lining her window ledge with various nuts and delicious goodies to feed the squirrels.  Carrie Bradshaw said it best, "it's just a rat with a cuter outfit!"  I walked away shaking my head thinking, "now we are going to get rats".

Weird, I was right...I guess I am just one of the brilliant ones (no quotations).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hardcore: A person who steals free things

Today I have an embarrassing burglar alarm story for you.

My friend Christina and I call the shoplifter alarm in stores the burglar alarm.  I'm not really sure why we call it that, but I'm not really sure why we do a lot of things...

Like why we did we dress up in my old dance costumes and feather boas and have photo shoot?

30th Birthday photo shoot. Photograph by Mike Griffith photography

You just can't explain fabulous.

So, today I went to UBC Library to get a new book to read.  I ran up two flights of stairs, grabbed the book, ran back down two flights of stairs, and then left the library without checking out the book.

I guess I should say I "tried" to leave the library without checking out the book.

To exit the library you have to pass through a burglar alarm and then push through a gate.  BUT if you pass through the burglar alarm with a stolen book, the gate won't open.  This results in the book thief falling over the top of the gate.  If that wasn't embarrassing enough an alarm also goes off.  An alarm in a library is SO LOUD.  But UBC libraries didn't stop there, they included a flashing red light.  OH. MY. GOD.

I ran to the self check, and broke the Canadian record for fastest library self-check.  I told the librarian it was my first day.  Really it is my 1,825th day...but who is counting.