Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Thoughts - it's been a while

1. Does anyone else get a thrill when a Trivia Crack question is about their home, or am I the only dork?

2. Have I mentioned that I have to go the dentist tomorrow to get fillings and how I then have to go back again for more fillings? I am going to be getting a lot of gifts for this. I've already gotten some spring shirts from LOFT. I'm like a child needing rewards. The dentist is my kryptonite. I'm shopping the Sephora spring VIB sale as we speak.
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3. The water is back on in the city's fountains, including one of my favorites in Logan Square. Unfortunately all the meanest junkies and homeless people squat on benches around Swann Fountain cat calling at passerby and being aggressive. The city should perhaps address that since it's in the middle of a bunch of tourist attractions.
4. Tuesday I was in Liberty Place and, I shit you not, a woman was standing at the top of the escalator screwing around in her bag and would not move. To the point where I had to say, "MA'AM I NEED TO GET DOWN THE ESCALATOR." She looked at me and said, "Oh." Oh? What a bag of dicks you are, lady. People of the world, stop stopping and standing at the tops of escalators and flights of steps. Be aware of where you are in relation to others. Every day some idiot is standing or long pausing at the top of the steps to the train platform and it makes me want to scream.

5. I did a lot of financial shit this week: moved money around for taxes, canceled a redundant life insurance policy, paid bills, spent it (duh). MFD and I each have our own bank accounts, then we have a joint account for household bills and travel. He has business accounts too. That's what works for us. Personally, I will never be without my own bank account. Some people throw shade like it's not right but it's important to me and is integral to being secure in my independence. MFD supports that and would never question it. I enjoyed reading this post on Nicole Marica on not having a joint account with her husband.

6. Readers, did you get a chance to skim the posts that linked up for Show Us Your Books on Tuesday? Thanks to everyone who shared their books - what to read and what to steer clear of - with me and Jana on Tuesday. If you're looking for something to read and you can't find it in one of the 20-some blog posts that linked up, you're doing it wrong! The next link up is Tuesday, May 12.
7. Speaking of reading, I love sitting outside with a book in the waning light. It's time to come in when my eyes start to strain.
8. Since the 40/40 ended, I've kept up with my exercise. I plot it out in my planner because if I don't, it won't get done. Last night I started a three days/week at home weights workout that I'll do for the next six weeks, varying weights and sets as it progresses. I'm excited to see how it goes and how I can build on it after that.

9. Did you guys hear about the gang rape at Spring Break in Florida that was videotaped and also perpetrated in the vicinity of hundreds of people in broad daylight? What the fuck is wrong with the people who stood around and witnessed it and even worse video taped it? Women, make sure someone you know has your back when you're out and about, because apparently the general public does not. I'm disgusted.

10. Ecard of the week:

We're in the home stretch. Stay gold, Ponyboy.

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41 comments:

  1. Beyond Sickened by #9. Love water in the fountains. All I can say about the dentist is think Gamma. We are basically a healthy lot, so dental health is our cross to bear. I do not even like being on an escalator, let alone standing at the top of one. Again, Brava on the exercise! Great day for a walk! Carpe Diem.
    Love, Your Momma

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  2. I feel you about the fillings - I had one last week and was numb for like 3 hours and I have to go back next month WAHHHH! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. "Sometimes I'm asleep." Yes. And I get irrationally excited over those trivia questions too--you are not alone.

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  4. Love the bookmark! And yeah, seriously, escalators - people are just so .......f*ck it - DUMB AND INCONSIDERATE. *rage over*

    And love love love reading outside.

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  5. I haven't shopped on Sephora in at least 6 months. yesterday I finally caved and bought two essentials that I was on the verge of running out of. I came home to a 10% coupon code that arrived in the mail. shit would work out like that wouldn't it?

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  6. I love a good Mallrats reference! Ugh that woman though, I would have flipped.
    John and I will always have our own accounts, for my sanity. Sure we can put a cap on spending each month but seeing that he spent x dollars on Blackhawks apparel and car parts... I would die. I'd rather just not know.

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  7. That lady?seriously, people seem like they only care about themselves. This happens all the time in the subways in NY, people will just stand directly in the middle at the top of the stairs talking on their phone or whatever and it is sooooo frustrating!

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  8. We have already talked about rewarding ourselves after dentist appointments with my obvious approval!!! I have to go to the eye dr soon and being dilated calls for something extravagant. What are you getting at the VIB sale? I need a new blush and my foundation is just about out.

    I cant even with the video taping of a rape in public!?!?!? Like WTF world....WTF.

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  9. wait, I'm sorry. someone thinks it's their business how you handle your checking account + money with your husband? did I read that right? I'm not really sure why, but that bothers me. how is that anyone's business? ANYWAYS. I can't with that videotape from spring break, it hurts my heart so much. also, I have a tendency to say "beep beep" to people like that. because apparently I have road rage on + off the road.

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  10. Ugh! I have to get two fillings replaced next month and I am not excited about it at all. I'm about to go read and comment on all the Show Us Your Books posts!

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  11. OH the rape video. What's crazy is that it wasn't too long before that, a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Panama City Beach was going on about how they need to control drinking the beach during spring break. Husband and I also have separate accounts and then joint. It works out well for us, too! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

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  12. This trivia crack game seems to be sweeping the nation...or at least blogland! Also--I love your share the books posts! Love getting all the recommendations and knowing what to avoid!

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  13. I did not hear about that gang rape.. that is disgusting. I cannot believe someone video-d it. did anyone at least call the cops?? I have no words for that. I can't even comprehend that happening. That makes me so sad.

    My husband and I have a joint checking account because - and this is 100% the reason - I am not responsible with money when no-one else sees it. Yes, I should be, but I am not, and why should I put myself in a position that could put myself in further financial stupidity? I have my own credit cards, of which I am trying to pay off because of said stupidity. If I wasn't so financially stupid, I would have my own bank account. Either way, I don't think it is anyone's business how anyone manages their finances, I can't believe people would even say something! Lame. I loved that post you shared, I agree wholeheartedly with it. I wish KC and I could be like that, but like I said I'm 100% the problem. If I could be sensible with money, I would be, but it works best for us this way. Before we had a joint account, I was the kind of idiot who paid bills late and shopped all my money away.. so yeah. If I could pay the bills, save money + shop and be independent, I would be, but alas, I'm not. One day maybe. Anyway, I can't believe people act like its not right, why do people stick their nose in other peoples business all the damn time?!

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  14. My husband and I have separate money too. We don't even have a joint account-- just bills he's responsible for and bills I'm responsible for. Things may change when there are kids in the picture, but for right now this TOTALLY works for us.

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  15. I have many thoughts on your thoughts.

    1. I totally nerd out when there are questions relevant to me on TC. I also get pissed because the questions are often ridiculously easy or ridiculously difficult. Also, the categories kind of suck and a lot of questions are shoved in a category that doesn't really apply because it is the best fit. I get irrationally annoyed by that.

    2. My sister stopped selling my beloved Mary Kay, so I need to get on the Sephora train. Some drug store make-up is legit, but for some things, the real shit is necessary.

    4. One of my big annoyances in life are people who are oblivious to the fact that they are not the only people on earth. We need a whole lot more self awareness in this country.

    5. We have a joint and 2 separate accounts and it works for us; John can blow $50 on a night out with friends and I can't say anything and I can buy a new purse and he can't say anything. I have friends who keep everything totally separate, even house bills (he pays certain ones, she pays certain ones). It works for them I guess, but it is weird to me. I am not a fan of "my" money and "your" money (especially if there is a big difference 2 people's salaries).

    9. I have no words for this. What the fuck is wrong with people? As someone who teaches college kids on a daily basis, I have to wonder what the fuck is happening that people watch and video these things and do NOTHING. It makes me scared to have a child who I will someday send out in this world. Don't eve get me started on fraternities and the fucking horrifying things they do. Not to say that all fraternities are awful/only fraternity members do awful shit, but, Jack will NEVER be in a fraternity if I have anything to do with it.

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  16. I'm so sorry you have to go to the dentist, that place is my kryptonite too. After getting a tooth pulled while awake last year, I never want to go back! But shopping the VIB sale is a great idea to get your mind off things :-D

    I had not heard about the gang rape, and it makes me sick to my stomach to know people actually witnessed it and did nothing. Are you freakin kidding me?! So disgusting...

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  17. My husband and I each have our own accounts and we ave a joint account that the house payment is made from. Other household items are paid from that account too. it works for us.

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  18. I have never heard of trivia crack but I need to get on that! Hope you're having a great day! xo Hannah

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  19. I have never heard of trivia crack but I need to get on that! Hope you're having a great day! xo Hannah

    The Braided Bandit BLOG
    The Braided Bandit SHOP

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  20. we're old school and have one account where everything gets dumped into, and withdrawn from however, i made my husband open up a separate account for his own spending (bike stuff) because seeing all that $$ coming out ALL THE DAMN TIME out of our account made me rage so hard. so now i can't say anything and this makes me happier...out of sight, out of mind.

    also, WTF is wrong with people to 1) assault someone and 2) all those people just watching AND recording it without doing shit about it? if you aren't helping then you're an accomplice. yet another reason why today's youths will be the end of us all.

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  21. i am going to the dentist once a month for the next six months bc of problems with my gums. GREAT. i am treating myself every time. I don't even care.
    I hate when people are just so unaware of their surroundings, like really? speaking of a bag of dicks... did you know you can anonymously send a bad of candy dicks to people? how weird and awesome is that?

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  22. Fountains are so pretty! Yay! I love being able to eat outside during lunch at work. And seriously people who stop in the middle of corridors or at the top of stairs/escalators, seriously. My husband does it sometimes when helping the kids with something, and I'm always like "MOVE TO THE RIGHT". Ok, not so meanly ;). The last thing, how can people be so oblivious and not want to intervene??

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  23. The dentist is also my kryptonite, and coincidentally my parents are both dentists. Retired so now I have to go to a virtual stranger. .. just no.

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  24. The dentist is also my kryptonite, and coincidentally my parents are both dentists. Retired so now I have to go to a virtual stranger. .. just no.

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  25. The Mallrats quote LOVE IT!!!! Be4ing able to read outside is so nice. I really want a hammock, so I can read and nap. I haven't seen the video but I heard about it, so disgusted. What is wrong with people that they wouldn't help!!

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  26. YES, I get insanely excited when there is a Trivia Crack question about Idaho. Or really anything I know about in general, because I'm crazy competitive like that. I need to get over to show me the books now that I am a reading addict because of my new Kindle!

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  27. There is never a local question about any of the cities I live in on TC, I should submit one.

    I've been handling a bunch of financial shit lately too and it's annoying. I have a kryptonite task and it is the last thing on my to do list and I'm still putting it off.

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  28. I love that ecard!
    I like hearing how other couples handle their money. We've always had separate accounts. We split our house bill and then we each have house bills that we pay, like I pay the Direct tv bill and he pays lights and cell phone. We also split our grocery bill too.

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  29. I hate the dentist too! You definitely deserve gifts and treat. It's totally justified! Also what is up with people stopping on busy streets and in areas people need to move around? I can't roll my eyes enough at them and feel like giving them a hard push sometimes to knock some sense into them. lol

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  30. That spring break story is just disturbing and horrifying. Now that I'm older I feel like spring break should just be done away with. Yea it's fun but the drinking and everything else that goes on is just out of control. I sound like an old fart but I don't care. My mother always taught me to have my own accounts as well as a joint one. It has nothing to do with trust, it's just what works for a lot of people.

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  31. I love sitting outside with a book too. And a Diet Coke beside me.

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  32. So the dentist and I had a visit on Tuesday. My work mom treated me to Taco John's afterwards because I actually went instead of rescheduling. Why yes I am five, thanks for noticing! & let's not talk about the rewards I gave myself yesterday after the shitastic news I got at the ortho office. I got ice cream, a cupcake and gas station coffee. Yeaaaaah.

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  33. I should get Trivia Crack. I try to stay away from addictive games...and I hate the dentist.

    The bank account thing is tricky. We have joint everything because we were 23 and had like $1,000 between us when we got married. I didn't have a job, just college debt. Scott had more debt than me. It's always been "ours" because we climbed out of that together. I totally understand your reasoning though (though we have friends who have joint nothing and the wife pays for the kid's expenses out of her account only...that's jacked up).

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  34. That gang rape...I was so appalled that not ONE person who witnessed it reported it. Seriously. Disgusting.

    I love Show Me Your Books. I get all giddy about reading everyone's posts and finding new books.

    The fountains looks amazing! And, I get excited when trivia crack asks a question and the answer is "Bon Jovi".

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  35. I deleted Trivia Crack from my phone... I was too obsessed with it! hahhaa
    I hadn't heard about that rape. That is just terrible. Seriously, wtf is wrong with people?! How do you see something like that happening and not do anything? If she was passed out, clearly NO ONE should have been having sex with her.

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  36. I hate the dentist. I honestly have no words for the gang rape. Just watching that short Yahoo clip of the officer talking about it made me sick to my stomach. I just dont get it.

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  37. I don't have Trivia Crack anymore but whenever there was a MN question I'd get irrationally excited about it ha.

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  38. The Mallrats quote! YES! I always get excited when things relate to my hometown - which that totally does as it was filmed here in Minnesota! :)

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  39. I have honestly been hearing more and more about couples NOT having a shared account than actually having one...
    And great job on keeping up with your workouts! :-)

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  40. That gang rape scenario is disgusting - I can't even think about something that vile without getting into an extreme rage.

    Also my parents have had a similar financial system to your forever so I grew up thinking its normal. They each have an account and then a joint one. I genuinely never thought anything of it. when or if I ever get married there is no way I will not have my own account as well. Its not being selfish its just a foreign concept to me and Im getting anxiety just thinking about it.

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  41. I'm starting to wane on the trivia crack front, although when relevant questions come up I do like to share them with Dave and get all excited about it lol

    when I was up for the conference last week the homeless walking around was ridiculous, and a lot of them were getting in my face. there was one guy walking around with an orange cat trying to use the cat as bait for people to give him sympathy money. I wanted to yank that cat out of his arms so bad and be like "I will give him a good home!" lol I feel bad for these guys but they shouldn't be so aggressive.

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