Going on a Ramble

I’m going to ramble a bit because I seem to be pretty good at that. The less fluid I can make a post, the better. It keeps you on your toes. Here goes:

I’ve posted this on instagram and on my personal fb page, and since I think it’s hilarious, I’mma post it here, too. Backstory: I made a batch of The Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon buns this past weekend. They were extra sticky because I improvised on the icing ingredients. Ok, boring part of the story out of the way. Reggie (the beagle) hopped onto the center of the dining room table and got to one of the pans. Since he is a master of hiding things, we suspect he ate between 8-10 of them (10 are missing and we only recovered 2). He is obviously the worst dog ever for doing this, [No he’s not] so I subjected him to a bit of dog shaming. Also, Layla is jealous of everything, so I had to make her a sign too. Please note: she was not an accomplice.


I went to hot yoga yesterday. NEW YEAR’S DAY. And my sweat stunk of alcohol. Pro: I actually worked out and didn’t die. Con: The yoga instructor actually massaged my feet at one point during savasana and she probably went home and chopped off her hands. Also, the following picture is so true:

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Except I’m probably way worse.

So, my office building just opened a gym which is great for a butt-ton of reasons:

  • it’s cheaper than any other gym
  • it’s convenient and I can workout at lunch
  • can free up my evenings
  • d all of the above

Only little qualm I have about the whole thing is now I’ll have to lug yet ANOTHER bag into work with me everyday. I have my trusty Lululemon bag that I’ve been using for a couple years, but I found out this morning it’s not conducive to public transit. Meaning, I practically take up a whole bench seat with me and all my bagcessories. [Can I make that a new word? Yup, just did.]

Does anyone have any bag recommendations that are easy to carry for my commute and somewhat roomy? I’m thinking enough to hold my sneakers, outfit, iPod, and 3,564,785,642,345 baby wipes for dry showering. For the record, the gym has showers. And for the record, I never use gym showers. Shall I go on a tangent? YES I SHALL.

Picture it (Actually, PLEASE DON’T) it was junior year of college and our volleyball team had a weekend tournament in Pennsylvania. So it was like a billionty hour bus ride. Since this is a shower story I won’t go into the fact that our coach hoarded our travel money and spent it on Wal-Mart rotisserie chickens, Oreos, and peanut butter for us to live off of. (One of the many reasons we did not do well at that tournament). Anywho, after our last match on the last day, we all agreed we’d rather shower in the gym than waste time going back to the hotel and getting back on our own campus even later. Cut to the locker room where it’s a GROUP SHOWER. And it was ONLY COLD WATER. And we only had ONE tube of shower gel to use and maybe 2 towels. There was a lot of screaming and a lot of ‘don’t look at me-s’ and basically just terror.

So yeah, I’m not a fan of any public showers. And here’s a pic of me playing volleyball. I was really good at it.

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Also on the topic of recommendations, let’s hear about your favorite headphones. I am sick of my earbuds that fall out when I jump too much or get too sweaty. Yurbuds maybe?

Today, I got added to a group on facebook for my friggin high school 10 year reunion. Yes, you totally just did the math to figure out how old I am. And no, I’m not going to it. For a few reasons:

  1. Just NO.
  2. I only went there junior and senior year.
  3. I really only remember about 10 of them.
  4. I live in Canada and that’s a stupid ass waste of airfare.
  5. Refer to #1.

Except now that I think of it, I WOULD be staying at my parent’s house if I went…

No, Jen. NO.

And to end on a happy note: In just over a month from today, my best friend from high school (ok, so I did make at least ONE friend at that high school) is coming to visit! Do you understand my excitement that I’m actually getting a visitor in Canada?! I’ve on been here for 675 days. Who’s counting? There are so many things I want to do, I can’t even stand it.


Let’s all laugh at my little motivational snippet taped to the dresser: “Running. Good for you.” Bahahaha.

5 thoughts on “Going on a Ramble

  1. I didn’t go to my 10th either. (It was last year. Go ahead, do the math.) I don’t even have your excuses- I live in the same state I grew up in! Once I added up tickets, gas money, bar money, and a hotel room (plus arranging a sleepover for my daughter) I decided it wasn’t worth it.

  2. Get one of those microfibre towels that fold up to nothing. Add a pair of flip flops and shower in the gym for crying out loud. Bring your own soap if you must. No biggie. Besides, bagccessories are valuable weapons in the fight for LRT space. Pack it full and use it.

  3. Too funny –> ‘I just wanted to wear a sign”

    I went to my 10 year, but because of facebook/social media, there were no surprises, so we all knew who got fat, bald, had babies, got really fit, and to top that off I just talked to the people that I normally talk too. So it wasn’t really a success.

  4. My building has a sweet gym and I don’t use it because 1) I don’t get/take lunch hours so can’t workout during them 2) I don’t want to lug all my sh!t to and from work on the train 3) I sweat too much during a decent workout to not have to completely shower and redo my hair and makeup. No time for that during my nonexistent lunch hours!

    Can you just bring a few things to and from work each day for the gym? Leave the shoes, baby wipes, towel, whatever else and just bring new clothes each day. Definitely take up less space. I have yet to find a big enough bag that doesn’t take up tons of room and yet fits all my stuff. Public transit is just not meant for bags! Add the fact that I currently don’t have a lap and I barely have room for my smallish purse and lulu lunch bag.

    Silly Reggie! Or maybe he is smart? I was drooling over those cinnamon buns on IG.

  5. I am a complete and total bag lady. I’ve just accepted it. Every day = purse, lunch bag, laptop bag, and gym bag. And if I’m presenting at work in a different building, I usually also have a separate bag of seminar materials. The gym bag usually stays in the car, and since I drive to work it’s not a huge deal. But I also am on the hunt for a new and fashionable gym bag so would love to hear what you end up getting.

    Also, about a month ago I was waiting for the elevator at work and an old lady (like OLD lady) walked by and said “Hey… need a bag!?” and was totally making fun of me. Whatever. It was kind of funny.

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