I have a new addition to my room. I ordered it online while drunk about a month ago and it came promptly, but finally today I took the time to color it in and put it up.
Montana and Texas have now become high priority states for me to run. Look how much white I’ll get to fill in if I run those! This map also makes me feel better about not doing Delaware yesterday – you can barely see Delaware on the map.
Speaking of which, I went to the doctor yesterday. After a brief round of asking me about my symptoms (“just tired”) and my mental health (“of course I’m worried about my job… is there anyone in New York City whose job is safe?” I swear, this is how the whole city looks lately), she drew blood to be sent to be tested for about 8 kajillion illnesses that run the gamut from mono to lead poisoning. In order to test for all 8 kajillion things though, she had to take eleven vials of blood. ELEVEN. The 8 kajillion may be an exaggeration, but the eleven is for real – I counted when the nurse started pulling them out. I was a brave girl and consented (but only after getting reassurance that it would be just one needle. I think my exact words were, “go ahead and suck me dry but you’re only sticking me once”). Have I mentioned that needles make me cry? Odd, considering my high tolerance for most pain.
Anyway, I’ll go back for a follow up appointment on December 3 to find out what’s going on. Yes, that is after the Atlanta Marathon. I chose not to ask her if it was okay to participate, because let’s face it, I’m running it regardless of what she says. Getting to color Georgia in pink will fill in the big blank white Southeast very nicely!
Getting my camera out to take pictures of my new map prompted me to also take some pictures of my room. My new TV isn’t wall mounted yet because I need to get one of the building handymen to help me find the studs (Boyfriend and I tried using a studfinder, but whenever we drilled where it found us studs, we’d punch through a thin sheet of what seemed like metal, and find no beam behind it). You can see in my pics that I have it sitting on the dresser temporarily, which isn’t quite as cool, but I’m still excited to be able to hook my computer up to it and have two screens going simultaneously. This is especially great with my current work-from-home situation, because I can have House playing in the background while I work.
But anyway! Thank you all for helping me pick the paint colors – the blue didn’t end up matching my bedspread perfectly, but I still think it’s an absolutely gorgeous shade of blue, and the wheat is totally warm and inviting. I love my room 🙂
And finally, did you notice the DVD on the bed? Boyfriend has to work today, but his best friend is coming over to watch Mean Girls (his first time!) and play the Mean Girls drinking game with me. Yes, at 1:00 PM. I don’t think I’ve done this since junior year of college when I had a pretty bad breakup and played the drinking game four times in a row (with different friends each time). 388 minutes of pink girliness and alcoholic deliciousness is the best way I’ve ever come up with to forget my problems.
Happy Sunday everyone!