Friday Free-For-All – 01/12/18

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

Long weekend, baby! I’m one of the lucky few who gets MLK day off and I’m pretty pleased about it. Unfortunately, Ben does NOT get the day off, but what can you do? I’m planning to get caught up on some cleaning/household stuff and also maybe play some video games 🙂

Ben and I are house sitting once again. This time for our buddy Erik. He’s got a big fluffy husky mix named Shadow, and a pretty sweet house that’s still somewhat under construction. The driveway is also long and twisty and snowy, so that’s been challenging this week. But the good news is, it pretty much halves my morning commute, which is quite nice. And as always, it’s nice to have a house to ourselves for a bit.

I’m currently on a Dunkin Donuts coffee spree. I’ve already gone twice this week, which for me, is highly unusual. I generally just drink coffee at home, or the free stuff at work. But since we’re house sitting, we don’t have our normal coffee setup, and I drive right by a DD on my way to work, so it’s been happening more than it should. If you are a Dunkin fan, try the Toasted Almond flavoring sometime. It’s unsweetened, so you’re not adding sugar or calories to your drink, but it is SUPER tasty.

Do you have MLK Day off?


2 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 01/12/18

  1. txa1265 says:

    Cool that you get MLK day off – no such luck for me … though honestly this is an ‘anniversary year’ for me (10 years at Corning) so I think I have 6 weeks of vacation (I now get 4 regular weeks plus a 2 week bonus for 10 years). So if I wanted to take a day off … I can pretty much take it!

    I have to say that I love how aside from the run-blog connection that our worlds intersect through Erik … it is bizarre just how small the world is sometimes!

    Growing up in the Boston area my veins flow Dunkin Donuts … now is that Toasted Almond a ‘flavor shot’ or actual flavored roasted bean coffee? I loved getting their actual flavored coffees but have never been a fan of flavor shots. I almost never buy coffee except for a one-off here or there (like sitting at Barnes & Noble or something). Biggest time was when Lisa was pregnant and couldn’t stand the smell of brewing coffee. 🙂

    Have a great long weekend!

    • Rae says:

      Dang, 6 weeks of vacation?! That’s awesome! I currently get 3, which is still pretty great all things considered, but as I already have a couple of mini vacations planned, I’m trying to be judicious with where I take days off.

      Toasted Almond is a flavor “shot,” but I am honestly one of those who normally doesn’t like flavor shots OR flavored coffee, and it’s be far the best coffee flavoring I’ve ever tried. It’s not sweet or syrupy at all, and just adds a lovely bit of extra flavor.

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