Things That Aren't Depressing

The weekend is almost over which totally bums me out. I feel like I could be a professional weekender. I’m really good at them. I don’t normally enjoy Sundays though because I spend a good portion of them mourning the end of the weekend and the start of a new work week. My glass is half empty, thankyouverymuch.

So, instead of being a pouty pants, I’m going to talk about the fun stuff this weekend. Then go back to being a pouty pants.

It started on Friday morning when hubs and I went to Crossfit. Only, our trainer forgot he had an appointment with us. So, we did the only thing we could to cope with the sadness. We got frostys.

I love when I can blame an unscheduled rest day on someone else. And yes I looked up that date. My jokes may be terrible but they are accurate.

Friday night, we went to see a late showing of Brave.

For a 10:45pm show, there were a LOT of young kids in the movie. Like, whiny, past their bedtime kids. Since when do 5-8 year old kids get to stay up that late?

We didn’t see it in 3D since we are total 3D haters, but this girl says the 3D is awesome. Anyway, we both still really liked it. It’s not one of my favorite Pixar movies (Toy Story, Wall-E, Nemo) but it’s really worth seeing. I could listen to Scottish accents all day. Americans really got shafted in the accent department, if you ask me. It’s like people with English, Scottish, South African, and Australian accents can say the stupidest shit and I would agree with whatever they said because it sounds cool. What am I talking about? Oh right. The Pixar short before the movie was cute too but hubs and I both thought it was our least favorite of the shorts so far. But still, go see it. It’s worth seeing in the theatre instead of waiting for video.

I didn’t get to bed until after 1:00am but still managed a 4:45am wake up for a run with my group.

My right hamstring is still bothering me (from a speed run I didn’t warm up enough for) and I was going to quit at mile 4 but then it seemed to become more manageable as I warmed up. So I upped my intended six miles to eight.

After the run, I not only came home and cleaned for 2 hours like the domesticated woman I am, but with the help of some caffeine, I went to Crossfit.

* Example of a good morning
* Example of a ball exchange

Before the workout, my trainer rolled my bad hamstring and calves (using The Stick) and holy shit that hurt. I was crawling away from him while hubs watched and laughed. I don’t know how you guys can stick yourselves. (Ha!?)  Hurts so good, my ass. I am way too much of a baby. But I’m still going to buy one because I don’t think I foam roll correctly. And with The Stick, at least I don’t have to look like a moron rolling all over the floor to use it.

After Crossfit, I got another shellac manicure because I am now addicted to them.

My last one lasted 2 weeks until I thought it looked dumb because my nails were growing out. But it never chipped (and I often do dishes by hand). Did you know that salons charge to remove old shellac polish? $5.00! I had already peeled off three of the nails by the time I went in. Shouldn’t I get a discount for that?

Then Saturday night, I did the thing that I said I wouldn’t do again: I saw LMFAO in concert. And it was way better than last time. But I’ll save that for another post because this is long and I am tired. But here’s a couple pictures to delight you until then.

Are you sufficiently delighted?


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18 responses to “Things That Aren't Depressing

  1. Michelle

    I loved Brave! Merida has to be one of my favorite princesses so far! Also I love my stick. I bring it when I travel for work since obvis a foam roller can’t be packed easily and my coworkers became obsessed. One night before a work event they all sticked their legs in my room all dressed up in fancy clothes.

    • Paula

      That’s a good idea! Do you have the smaller one or the longer one? I can’t decide which I should get.

      • Michelle

        I have both! The big one for home/traveling since it fits in a suitcase and the little one for my desk drawer because I have an obnoxious quad that is sometimes angry I sit at a desk so much. I like the bigger one better. I feel like the small one doesn’t really get a good range.

  2. All in all sounds like a good weekend! Mine was full of a movie (Sherlock Holmes 2), exercise, long nap, and cleaning. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the LMFAO concert this time around. And, yes, nice pics.

  3. I am a member of Team Stick. I love it! I have only ever done it to myself. I am kind of scared to have someone else do it to me. I don’t think I could handle it!*

    • Paula

      Yeah, it is very hard to handle! Although, I can’t do those deep tissue massages either. They hurt me so much that I’m uncomfortable the whole time and then I leave the massage all stressed out.

  4. I wish I could have seen you on Saturday!! But it looks like you had baller-status seats, and I was sitting with the peasant folk where we had to buy our own food. At leats our seats had cup holders. That’s really all that matters.

  5. oh paula. i love everything about this
    especially that i agree 100% with you about the accents (thus, why i pretend to have a british/australian accent frequently)
    and iNEED to try a shellac manicure they look/sound amazing.

  6. Seeing you work out so much made me tired. I’ll wake myself up with your frosty workout. Then later it’s on to my chocolate-covered frozen banana class!

  7. I’m team Stick too. It’s so versatile, you can roll out knots or stick it in the back of your shirt and pretend you are fighting off bad guys. Get it. And then hurry up and decide you want to run Austin. (no pressure, okay, maybe a little.)

  8. Amber K

    I can not figure out this Brave thing. I mean everyone I know who has seen has liked it. But every review I’ve read has said it’s not nearly as good as it should be. It keeps getting 1 star or a C or whatever rating they use. I’m always burned by going against reviews and going with what everyone else likes….but I still want to see it!

  9. Verlin

    The nails look good – does the shellac “rub” off on paper? – you know what I mean? – when you are at work and get a random pink/green/purple/red stripe across the paper from your nail polish? The lawyers I work with LOVE that – almost as much as when I bleed on the papers – wait, I think they actually like us to bleed for our work, so maybe they just hate the polish. Anyway, I always go with a light coloured nail polish, as I wreck too many documents at work if I don’t. Okay, now I’m babbling and repeating myself. Good job on being out late, THEN running and THEN going to Crossfit.

    • Paula

      I’ll have you know I just rubbed my nails repeatedly on paper just for you. And no, they don’t. So show off your sassy, colorful side to those lawyers. Now you’ll only have to worry about all the blood.

  10. I am a HUGE Pixar fan but was disappointed by “Brave.” Just not as original a story as most of the other Pixar flicks. I own all the Pixar movies (except for Cars 2, gag) and was thinking I wouldn’t be buying this one, either. BUT I love Scotland and think I have to see the special features 😉

  11. you are so right about accents. why couldn’t we get a cool one too?? sucks.

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