a couple things…

January 31, 2012

You’ve got to love rejecting a seller’s counteroffer on a condo, feeling good about the decision, and then seeing a cockroach crawling on your wall right after bailing on the deal. I had an out! Oh well, guess I gotta hang with the bugs for just a little while longer. Let’s rewind.

I put an offer on a condo. Don’t ask how this even came about, but it did. Very quick decision making and wasn’t feeling too great about it having realized I needed to look more before comitting to something. Obviously, buying a place is a big commitment. Just a month ago, I was considering leaving DC. Well, work is going just swell right now so that won’t happen for a while, but still, do I really want to be tied down? I do want to buy, I realize now. I can’t deal with roaches and would love to have my own place. However, it’s best to be patient in this situation. And of course, I don’t want to jump into something like this if I’m not 100% sure about it. I have learned a ton in the past week or so, and look forward to learning more to make a more educated decision that I will feel better about in the long run. To the roaches I go….

Anyway, heading to Colorado to skiiiii tomorrow! I can’t wait. I hope this trip is just as eventful, if not more so, than Utah two years ago. We’ve got a full house this time so something tells me that it will be. See you on the slopes.



Friday night, 8:30pm

January 27, 2012

Lights just went out on me at work. Literally – I am blind. I think this is a sign to go home. Haha

okcupid message

January 25, 2012

Jan 7, 2012 – 9:07pm
Hi Sara, 

Unfortunately, I need to cancel our date. Before you assume that I’m flaking out, I will tell you that I’ve started having major medical issues, and I don’t think that trying to date right now is a good idea for me (and no fun for you). It’s not cancer or anything like that. But it’s a chronic issue that may keep me out of work for a little while too as I’m trying to figure out how to deal with it. I wish you well, and if/when I start feeling better, I’ll get back in touch. Take care! 

I respond saying I’m really sorry to hear that he is sick and totally understand. I hope he feels better. This, mind you, is after he had already rescheduled a prior date. I assumed I’d never hear from him again.

But low and behold, only a week later, I receive this:

Jan 15, 2012 – 10:12pm
Hi Sara, 

How are you? How was your weekend? If it’s okay with you, I’d like to open the door back up to communicating with you. That week before this last one was very tough for me. It’s not really a serious condition (it’s a stomach condition). But it felt much more serious that week. This week was much better thankfully. I’ve been eating extremely healthly (virtually no sugar, caffeince, alcohol, and also staying away from fats). But I don’t want to make it all about me. Right now, what I really need are my friendships. So, if you’re okay with that, maybe we can talk on the phone sometime this week? Cheers! 


SOTU 2012

January 24, 2012

Okay, I’m home now. And somehow – this guy is still talking.

I’d just like to point out that watching the SOTU on a 40 inch flat screen Samsung is way more enjoyable that watching it on the TV as depicted in last year’s post. Much, much better. Boehner doesn’t look quite so tan as last year, but definitely has some blush on. Perhaps it’s the 1978 wood panel box TV I was watching on last year that’s making the difference here.

  • This is such bullsh*t. That’s really all I have to say about it this year. I’m totally over politics. As is probably indicated by me not even knowing this speech was tonight.
  • I learned the other day where the Vice Pres lives. Had no idea. Everyone knows the President lives in the White House, but did anyone know that the Vice Pres lives in the Naval Observatory over on Mass Ave? This girl here had no idea. Learn something new every day.
  • Is this really still happening? It’s 10pm.
  • I actually think, upon viewing on my flat screen, that the President’s greying hair has slowed down somewhat. You may recall that he had no grey whatsoever upon getting sworn in. And just like that, he was grey as hell. Very noticeable. One would think, 3 years later, that he’d be all grey by now. My entire body would probably be grey if I had to deal with this sh*t. But no, his greying has slowed down. Not too shabby.
  • Healthcare law! Relies on a reformed private market. Yes. Wow – he devoted literally 2 seconds to healthcare. Smart move.
  • Has Boehner smiled at all in the past hour? Don’t think so. Has he even clapped?
  • Noticing a lot more color in the audience this year. Must mean more women are elected officials. Nice work ladies.
  • This could actually be because of the flat screen.
  • Nancy Pelosi looks old. Man, she has clearly gone through the ringer the past couple of years. Wow.
  • Haven’t seen Hillary in a bit. Growing the hair out I see.
  • “I could have done so much better than him.” You know that’s what she’s thinking just looking at her face.

Okay, it’s over. 10:16pm. Glad I only caught the tail end of that one. Oy


Blog fail

January 24, 2012

Guys – I’ve failed you. For the past two years, I have live blogged the State of the Union address. And why not? There is so much material there to work with, it is impossible to miss.

Well, I have failed you. I’m sorry, but I actually had no idea it was tonight. That is either really really sad (probably), or awesome knowing I’ve got so much other stuff going on that I can’t live blog the SOTU. I am so, so sorry. But I’m out for a friend’s birthday right now – live blogging!

There may be some potential here. No sound at the bar I’m at, but I could just go on visuals. Stay tuned.

(I’m sure my friends are really happy I’m ignoring them right now to live blog).

happy new year!

January 23, 2012

Too late? Sorry. Been meaning to post. 😛

A lot to update you all on. It’s 2012. I feel good about this upcoming year, and I’m not really quite sure why. I predict good things, although I’m not sure what those things will be. I think I am most excited about realizing that I need to just chill out and settle down with my life. Meaning first and foremost, I want to move out of this crazy apartment. Yes, it’s a great location, but it’s too loud for my liking at the moment and living on U Street is certainly not conducive to chilling out and settling down. Plus, living with roaches, ghosts, and the constant stench of smoke is not so enjoyable. Time to move up and out. May even buy a place, assuming I can get my finances together. Weighing the options.

What else is new? hmm. Both of my siblings got engaged. In fact, I have SEVEN (count them, SEVEN) weddings in 2012. 2012 is hereinafter deemed The Year of the Wedding. Good times. Congrats to friends Helen and Matt on their recent engagement this past weekend! So happy to be a part of it. Love you guys. 🙂

I’m back on okcupid. Figured I’d change things up a bit. Man, is this thing time consuming. So far, I’ve been on only one date. With a 42 year old. This was last Friday. Thursday, I went out with a 26 year old. I kid you not – why bother staying within my own decade? Both dates were good, although haven’t heard from the oldie yet. So maybe that one wasn’t so good afterall. Not really sure he was digging my obsession with Foursquare toward the end of the date. Long story.

What else. New Years Eve was fun. In fact, it was probably the weirdest night of my life. Had a great dinner with some friends, then went to a small (count 20-30 people) party in Capitol Hill. Around midnight, I stupidly thought I was safe to leave my purse on a table while I went to the bathroom. Came back from bathroom; purse gone. Sara freaks out. Friend knows who has it, confronts the guy (who oddly, did not leave the party once he got my bag). Guy punches friend, large fight ensues in which guy’s girlfriend bites friend and others. Guy jumps fence with my cash, but friends managed to get everything else back for me. Friend goes to hospital for tetanus shot from the bite on his chest. Pretty standard New Years Eve, I’d say. TBD if starting 2012 like this was a good omen or bad.

Going to Colorado to ski my ass off in a couple of weeks. Booyah

Broke from weddings, and buying ski gear.

Work is going just splendidly. Been at the new gig about 9 months and it’s starting to grow on me – everything is working out pretty much exactly as planned. Love.

That’s about all I’ve got for now. I’m so so so sorry I haven’t been posting. If anyone has some tips on how I can make more time for you all, please do advise. I am finding it hard to get in a good night’s sleep these days, let alone blogging in my spare time. 2012 – The Year of the Blog?