CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSSS

The only way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. – Elf-

Now that I got that out of my system I shall move onto Christmas Eve.   My family always starts out the holiday on Christmas Eve with a dinner at my Granny’s house with a meal of; pirogues, sauerkraut (kapusta), mushroom soup, mashed potatoes, peas, and bread.  Personally, I don’t like the peas or break (its raisin), but I eat everything else.  Eating and then singing Christmas songs right after we are finished eating usually takes like 2 hours.  Due to the food being served in courses and due to the excessive amount of singing we do (my little cousins just get antsy).  After we finish singing we open presents.  This year I got; a few iTunes gift cards, a fleet feet gift card, Little House on the Prairie season 3, and some recycled (eco-friendly!) gloves.

Just giving you an example gift card (in case you cared).   itunes gift card

I had like $35 in iTunes giftcards…. yea… I spent it all in 10 minutes.   But I’m ok with it because I had been waiting to buy all the songs I just did.

Ok moving onto Christmas, I apologize ahead of time for the lack of pictures- my camera pooped out on me the day of Christmas, luckily my little brother very kindly gave me his super old camera.  I’m just trying to figure out how to use it so once I do I will post all the pictures of what I got.

My big gift was a Garmin GPS watch which is fancy smanshy and I’m pretty sure I need a degree in engineering to figure out how to use it, but I digress…

I got a butt-ton of giftcards, more dvds, some cds, and a new running shirt.  SCORE!  Anywhoser, I spent the better part of my day today before work running around to all the stores (and some stores I didn’t have) giftcards to in order to get everything I wanted.  So I bought myself the Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect dvds.  pitchperfect- ate my twin

I can honestly say that I love the movie Pitch Perfect and that now I can watch it 24/7.  I can’t even tell you how funny I think it is, but I do go around telling people that I think it’s the new Mean Girls.. except more musically inclined…

So yeah, I got myself a lot of nice running stuff, which once again I will be posting the pictures on here as soon as I figure out the camera. 
Oh, on to running…. I ran Christmas Eve (early before work), I somehow managed to run on Christmas- mostly because I was home with just my mom and brothers so I didn’t have my dad to tell me how much better he’d feel if I didn’t run when it was snowy out so I managed to sneak a run in.

And I managed to get a run in today in between shopping and going to work.  It actually turned into a really nice run.  I have this theory; that I run faster unintentionally when it is cold out because my body doesn’t want to be outside.  That’s just my theory anyways because I ran like 3.15 miles today in around 18 minutes (this is a rough, but close guess of my time), I based this off of my start/end times when I looked at my watch.  Which means that I ran like 7:56-8 minute miles.  I’m pretty happy with that- now it just needs to be cold all year round so my racing times are really good. Joking… sorta.

Maybe I should just make sure that all my races are in the winter time and wear something like this ColdRunningto really motivate me to run fast.

What do y’all think?

Well that’s it for now, until later TTFN.

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Christmas Party/Halfway there

Ok so it is Wednesday and that means- SGA CHRISTMAS PARTY! I woke up early (as per normal) to bake the cookies I was bringing to the office today.    So let’s just say I did no real work today, I watched a shit ton of Christmas movies, I ate soooooo much food that I think I’m going to need to go up a pant size- no joke.  Anywhoser, I watched about 4 Christmas movies; Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (most recent version).  And well Ra Ra was supposed to bring his Irish Nachos to the party today and he didn’t … granted I give him that he was working on his senior seminar paper, but I digress….

So after learning my kitchen was free and I had cooking utensils he agreed to make them! So we hit up Price Chopper where he got all his ingredients and then we headed back to my townhouse.  When we got there I got the cooking utensils he needed out and then asked; “What do you want me to do?” His response? “Nothing.”  BOOM! I love when people are going to do something for me- like cook for me- and then tell me they don’t want help because I am more than happy to oblige. 
Anywhoser, it was legitimately the longest 1/2 hour of my life.  But once it was done…..mmmmm… delicious.
So we brought the tray back to the SGA office where everyone feasted more.  You know that point when you eat so much that you just want to nap? I hit that point today.

But as per usual… I’m over it.  So then we all went to dinner at Maxfields at 6 and by all I mean all of us on E-Board plus Mo and Cindy.  So after we all got there and sat down and ordered we decided to exchange gifts.  Now I’m sneaky and annoying so I knew who 4 (including myself) out of the 7 people had for secret santa.  So we did it that if you got your gift ( i.e. Mo had Zach, so once he opened his present he had to give his to the person he had) you had to give your gift next.  So it worked out that by the 3rd person going I knew almost for a fact that Ra Ra had me.  So we went around the table and only him and I were left so we exchanged our gifts. 

I gave him 3 small movie posters from the movie ‘In the Loop’ that he likes and a bottle of gin.  He got me… wait for it… the following: Princess Barbie A princess Barbie,

red bullA 4 pack of red bull. I love red bull!

nerf gunA nerf gun, which honestly- Bad idea.  Don’t give me red bull and a nerf gun and not expect me to go a little cray.  Which I did in case you were wondering…

Irish NachosAnd his recipe for his Irish Nachos- that present made me almost hug him.  Legit Best. Present. Ever. 

Ok I know y’all are gonna tell me that this isn’t Wednesday anymore, but my computer was being a butt and I got busy so I couldn’t post everything I wanted so I waited. Oh wells!

And no, for those of you who were wondering, you can’t have the recipe.  It’s mine now and I intend to get fat off of it.  These Irish nachos consist of waffle fries, lots of cheese and bacon and jalapenos.  I LOVE IT!!!

Ok so that’s it for now, I’m trying to finish up cleaning/packing to leave tomorrow so I’ll let you know how my finals went later.

Until then, TTFN.