This (and huge amounts of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee) have gotten me through the last 2 weeks at work.  This bowl was emptied and refilled three times since I first discovered this sitting on my boss’s desk and thought to help myself.  I work with a pretty large team but I’m pretty sure I’m the only one that eats them.  Oops.


In which we discuss the names of future children…

Me: No, we are not naming our future son, Mike, “The Situation.”
Ryan: We could just use “The Situation” as his nickname, no matter what his real name is.
Me: It won’t even make sense. This kid is what- 5 years away from being born- at the earliest? No one will even remember Jersey Shore in 5 years.
Ryan: In 5 years, they’ll be on Jersey Shore: Season 6. I can’t wait!

In which we reverse our roles…

[Background: I swore that Vinny was the one Danielle was stalking on Jersey Shore. So I bet Ryan as such when he swore it was Pauly D. Possibly shouldn’t have done that since he was a die-hard Jersey Shore fan and I could barely tolerate the show. I know I know – I am pretty much alone in this loathing.]
Ryan: So, did you look up the answer.
Me: Ugh. Yes. You win. Sucks.
Ryan: Wow, that’s pathetic. I beat you at reality tv show knowledge.
Ryan: You must be so embarrased.
Me: Please! It’s not like you beat me at The Hills or Teen Mom. Jersey Shore is your thing
Ryan: But crappy reality shows are your thing. It’s basically equivalent to you ever beating me with sports knowledge.
Me: I did! I told you last week that Peyton Manning won a superbowl and you didn’t believe me.
Ryan: Hmm… point taken.

I know I’ve mentioned Wicked on here before, but I don’t know if I’ve explained the level of obsession I have with this musical.  By the fourth time seeing it I decided that four was just not enough and I would continue to go once a year (possibly solo) until either 1) I moved out of metro-NY, or 2) it left Broadway – sob sob.

So that was my game plan for this year even before my sister called to say she was coming to visit for a week and wondered if it was too late to get tickets to see Wicked (she has never gone but between me and a friend of hers that had also gone about 4-5 times so far – she was dying to go and see what all the fuss was about).  Fortunately it’s been on long enough that getting decent seats 2 weeks in advance was not a problem.  Especially compared to 5 years ago when I first wanted to go and we weren’t able to get tickets in the nosebleed section 3 months in advance.

So we went – and it was perhaps THE BEST time I’ve ever had watching it!  Why, you ask?  Mostly because of the audience.  It seemed like the majority of the audience members were diehard fans like myself that had seen it multiple times but just keep coming back for more.  The applause, laughter, and standing ovations were much louder and crazier than usual.  I loved it.  I can’t wait to go again in 2011!

And yes, this picture was taken by unauthorized means under penalty of being yelled at.

After a week of working till 4 AM on average – I don’t have a lot of things to write about.  However, I did find some pictures on my iphone from last weekend, starting with getting drinks and fondue at the Melting Pot with the little sis.

Also, although I still swear by my iphone, I was a wee bit jealous that my sister’s phone came with a flash – even if it made for weird color lighting – it was still lighting.

Hello unhealthiness!

Well, it’s 2 AM and I’m still at work with no end in sight so I am partaking in some leftover pizza to brighten my mood.

This weekend I did come up with some light-hearted posts (as opposed to my previous one) to write, but that will have to wait until a 2 AM night that finds me happily in pajamas in bed and catching up on all my DVR’d items.