November 23, 2008

A look into my bedroom and my Sunday

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!


32 thoughts on “A look into my bedroom and my Sunday”

  1. What is the Mean Girls drinking game?!?! I have to do this, immediately. I loooove that movie. Sounds like the perfect sunday afternoon to me :). can’t wait to see some updates of the map too, that’s gonna be filled up soon enough.

  2. I love that map. It reminds me of a map my husband and I have of the world. We have colored pins where we have gone by ourselves or with each other. I like the colors better.

    However, I think you missed Wyoming! You struggled so much with that race and talk so much about how pretty it was.

    I hope you feel better!

  3. I love that map!! Where did you order it from? I think I need one of my own. 🙂

    Btw, love those pillow shams! (Or pillow cases??)

    I hope the doctor has good news on Dec 3rd, too!

  4. awesome map, that’s fantastic motivation. Now on the doctor it possible your body is a wee bit tired from the marathons? I know that it in theory causes muscle damage to race that far and some recupperation time might be what you need? And or I’ve heard of people who used to eat raw going back to cooked foods and feeling the exact same way…I hope it’s something easy for your sake!

  5. Love the map! Have you started thinking strategy (now that you’re about 20% done)? I know you have a time goal, so have you started thinking about times of year (for instance alot of summer states only have winter marathons and vice versa) and states with few marathons (I think NH only has 3)? What’s on deck after Georgia?

  6. Love the map!! That is a very cool idea!!!

    Hope all your gagillion tests come back NEGATIVE!!!

    Your room looks lovely and oh so clean!! Wish i could say the same for mine!!!

    Have a great day and good luck chica in the marathon!!!

  7. Holy crap, that is one big-ass TV.

    And 11 vials of blood? Seriously? Sure they’re not selling it on the black market. You know, what with the current vampire craze and all…

    Feel better.

  8. Very cool map – I think I’ll try that but I’ll probably just have to use races in general since I have yet to run my first marathon.

    On the stud finding thing – you could very well have metal studs in your walls, although usually residential construction uses wood. I work in commercial real estate and metal is what we use.

    If that’s the case you might be able to hang it from the ceiling instead.

  9. Hey nice addition to your room…where did you get that thing?

    Heard your voice on Podcast with Lam…I think you have a very nice soft sexy voice there…

    Don’t worry I won’t get any ideas, I know you have a boy…

    So where did you get the map?

  10. Laura –Frank (RunDangerously) should get that map!! Hope you get to the bottom of your fatigue –it’s a very real problem for stressed out runners. Low blood iron?? I love your blog entries –the mean girls’ drinking game sounds like great fun!!
    Will you be racing (NYRRC events)in Dec…??

  11. Where did you say that you got this map? I’m looking to buy something like this and can’t seem to find one for the life of me. Feel free to reply or email me at adam.ricklefs at

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