Aug 29, 2017

'Sup? Chatting About Nothing

What's new with you/coffee date/whatever you call it when it's just random stuff about life lately.

Bulletproof Coffee

I actually documented this and I was going to write another blog post about how I did a fad thing, but you know what?  There's only so much you can say about coffee.  Here's the high level summary:

Hot and greasy.

Yep, it was pretty gross.  I think bulletproof coffee is for people who have been on the Keto diet long enough to forget what sugar tastes like.


If you haven't already watched the finale, skip this one.

Omg, it was so amazing and it made me so happy.  Ryan said there was too much "feel goods" in the last episode but I personally think Westeros is a pretty damn bleak world and it was nice to have a few happy moments before everyone perishes fighting the white walkers in the last season.

My favorite parts:
  • Sansa finally wising up.  "I'm a slow learner, but I do learn."  Gurrrrl, me too.  I was all about that spiel and her finally choosing her family and the end of the Arya/Sansa drama.
  • Jon and Danaerys!!!  Never before have I rooted for incest.  George R. R. Martin, you have ruined me.
  • All the interplay between people who haven't seen each other in seasons.  It's such a complicated and fascinating mix of alliances at this point.
  • The ice dragon, because it can't all be sunshine and rainbows.  This is Game of Thrones, after all!

Books and Prioritizing

I'm reading A Court of Thorns and Roses and I'm pretty into it.  It's nice to have a fantasy series to read purely for enjoyment BUT I'm literally choosing between reading, sleep, and client projects every day.  Right now I'm sleep deprived, a client project is late, and I still haven't gotten to read nearly as much as I want to.  Can I just have a day off from life?

Eclipse Trip

We flew to Wyoming with the baby and watched the solar eclipse!!!  It was awesome and I always love seeing my sisters but omg traveling with a baby is the worst.  I'm already dreading our next trip this winter.  Plus he was sick and I got puked on twice.

This is another one that I thought, "Oh, I should write a satire post with all our amazing how-tos for traveling with a baby" but I'm so freaking tired I just don't even wanna try to be clever.  Suffice it to say Orion was unusually fussy the whole trip but especially so for the plane ride home and we had no idea if it was being sick or teething or ears popping or just being bored.  I tried talking, I bounced him until my arms felt like they were going to fall of, I played the Troll movie, I gave him little bits of airplane snacks.  It was just miserable.

Salty B

Maybe I haven't recovered from our trip yet (I only JUST put my suitcase away and did my laundry) but I feel so tired and cranky and cynical.  It's an effort just to be peppy and anyone asking for a favor, no matter how small, makes my brain feel like it's melting out of my ears.

On the note of the late client project, I have three.  Three that really, really need to get done, both because we're edging over the deadlines and because I need to get paid.  I'm so exhausted and overwhelmed and it's a huge chunk of work to get these done and they've been going on so long that I no longer feel like, "The end is in sight!" because I was wrong the previous times I thought that.  But in all honesty, the end might actually be in sight and I don't have a backlog of work and this might be a problem.

But the idea of actively trying to recruit more projects right now is just no.  I can't do it.  It's the smart thing to do, I'll be stressed when the work ends and I don't have anything new coming in, but I just can't.  A break would probably be nice anyway, and then I can finally update my own website with the bajillion things I've been wanting to do to it for ages.


On a more positive note, baby's first day of daycare was yesterday!  For now, Ryan's doing the dropping off and picking up (we'll see how long that lasts) and I'm going to enjoy every scrap of time I get to myself.  I'm going to run and get shit done and hopefully next week there will even be reading time.  I've lied and told myself this so many times but maybe this really is the last week of all-nighters!!!

That's all I've got.  What's going on with you?

Jenn signature graphic | Optimization, Actually


  1. That's awesome that you took an eclipse trip! I hope you get some shit done with the baby going to daycare. I will sent all the positive juju!

  2. Definitely cross bulletproof coffee of my list! I mean, I only drink coffee black as it is, but I don't think I want to make it greasy, that just does not sound pleasant at all.

  3. Your line about rooting for incest cracked me up. I don't watch GoT but there's enough on the internet that I've educated myself about the Jon/Dany relationship for the sake of understanding pop culture references. Hahaha.
    Bummer about your trip not going well... I'm sure the next one will be a little better. Sounds like it can't be worse... lol. And yay for daycare working out!

  4. i don't drink coffee but hot and greasy sounds gross lol. sorry travelling with baby was not fun. KC and I have talked about going home the christmas after we have a kid (whenever that is) and i am already dreading it lol. i haven't read that book yet but it's on my list. hope you get some time for you soon!

  5. That's so cool that you saw the eclipse! Although I am sorry that Orion was fussy and the plane ride didn't go smoothly. I always think that's so hard. Sometimes I see little babies who sleep peacefully throughout the entire flight and other times, errr ... not so much. Fingers crossed your winter trip goes a bit more smoothly!

    Bulletproof coffee does not appeal to me and it sounds like it tastes exactly like I imagined it would. Yay for daycare and hopefully it means Mom will be able get some rest and me (or read) time. :D

    1. It was very cool! I should have shared pictures but none of mine turned out. Traveling with a baby is stressful for 2 reasons: 1) I don't want my child to be screaming and unhappy and 2) Constant worry about how all the other travelers will react. We had one cranky lady eye-rolling and complaining before we even got on the plane for one of our flights and then, as luck would have it, she sat right behind us. Blegh!

  6. The bulletproof coffee has never appealed to me. I tried coconut oil once and that was bad enough. Glad daycare is going well so far, and hope it continues to do so! As far as reading, is it possible to try audiobooks? My library as ACOTAR on audiobooks and I will probably try it soon :) Used to hate audiobooks but have definitely come around.

  7. Why would I want my coffee greasy. That is completely gross to me. I do drink it black tho - no sugar.


Talk to me! I'm friendly. I won't bite.

P.S. If you use Blogger and you want to get email replies to your comments, use your blogger profile instead of Google+ and make sure the box is checked next to "show my email address."