Friday Free-For-All – 02/12/16

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Remember that sports bra I got last year for review, and loved? The one from Lynx Sportswear? Well, I just ordered another one in a different style and let me tell you, it’s AMAZEBALLS. I’m not sure if it’s just the different style, or if there have been overall improvements to the design, but they pretty much addressed every single one of my “cons” and it’s now the perfect sports bra for me. Up until recently, I only had the one that was good for running, so having two feels like a luxury. I may need to get another one, though, because it really is so amazing. Busty ladies, GET YOURSELVES A LYNX SPORTS BRA. Your boobies will thank you.

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. I’ve always had very mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. When I was single, it was a shitty reminder of how single I was. In my first serious relationship, he took the holiday very seriously, whereas I was leery of the forced “celebration” of our love. With Ben, we started out doing the whole traditional fancy dinner date thing, but as the years have gone on, we’ve become a lot more pragmatic about the whole thing. If we celebrate at all, we do a dinner not on the actual holiday itself so that we don’t have to worry about crowds. This year, though, I think we’re finally just saying, “Screw it.” We don’t need a manufactured holiday in order to recognize how much we love and appreciate each other. We don’t need the stress or expense of buying each other more junk or going out for a fancy dinner. We’ll probably just get takeout and watch Firefly or something.

Our office has been under construction for the last two weeks. For the most part, construction noises don’t bother me, and the construction is to improve/expand our kitchen/break area, so I’m generally very happy it’s happening. Unfortunately, a lot of the construction is happening near, around, or even IN my personal office, so it’s been tough at times to be productive and focused. Plus, our office is in a shambles. Theoretically, the construction will be done by the time Tuesday rolls around, which will be a relief.

I only have to work one day next week! Monday is a holiday and our office is closed. I work Tuesday, and then my colleague/gym buddy Freda and I are off to St. Petersburg, Florida for a conference at our corporate offices for the rest of the week. I’m excited for sunshine, warmer temps, and being away from the office for a bit. I’m also super excited because we get to see the Broadway tour of Book of Mormon while we’re there, and hopefully do some outlet shopping as well.

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Who else has a three day weekend??

12 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 02/12/16

  1. txa1265 says:

    We started out very traditional with Valentine’s Day … roses, dinners, chocolates, and so on. In fact, our 6 month wedding anniversary we had a grand weekend package up in a Inn in Maine (Captain Daniel Stone Inn in Brunswick, now just ‘The Daniel’) and it was wonderful. We still do stuff, but after kids we would occasionally do a full family dinner (since we’ve never had any sort of family support, that is sometimes how we got ‘dates’ until we found a babysitter).

    This year, nothing major – with one at a very expensive college and another starting in the fall … we’re all about saving money and choosing where and when to spend.

  2. Run Away With Me says:

    That’s awesome that you get to take a work trip to Florida! I hope you get to do lots of outlet shopping and relaxing on the beach!

  3. irishrunnerchick says:

    Valentines days now means steaks, red wine and chocolate dessert at home. Enjoy Florida! You will love the Book of Mormon – it is the most entertaining musical I’ve ever seen – a little crude, great songs and so funny!

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