The day after…..

Typically we get around 150-200 kids who come to our house on Halloween.  It may seem like a lot but when you consider that most of them come in groups and some of the groups are quite large, it really doesn’t take that long to add up.

This year the younger ones started around 6:45 and by 7:30 the older kids started coming and they came in droves until around 8:30 and from then until 8:45 we got a few more until we finally turned off our lights.  I’d say we got about 120 kids last night and gave out 5 huge bags of candy.

Dachshun Chewbacca

Hank helped give out candy while wearing his Chewbacca costume.  Boomer wanted absolutely nothing to do with giving away anything edible.  I’m pretty sure he was disgusted by the notion of it.

By 8:45 Hank was exhausted.

sleeping dachshund

Cutest. Thing. Ever.

The worst part of Halloween for any adult I know is trying not to eat the candy.  Seriously.  I purposely bought candy that I don’t really care for in order to avoid the inevitable ‘grazing’ which for me, ultimately becomes a binge.  The problem is that MacGyver and I went to the store together over the weekend and when I mentioned I didn’t buy any Reeses Peanut Butter Cups he insisted we get some.  And then he pulled them out of the treat bucket last night and put them on our coffee table.

Now, imagine this little girl as an older woman with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and this is an accurate representation of me last night….

stuffing face

I was so overjoyed this morning when I realized that all of the ‘good’ candy was gone…and then I saw this.

WHAT?  Where is this magical mystery machine? 

I’m gonna be really busy the next few days.  I have a lot of running to do….

Did you over indulge on Halloween candy?

So much stress…..

On Tuesday I got a call from a client at 3 in the afternoon.  Due to a major issue with her computer she had to replace it and now couldn’t figure out how to set up her email.  Two hours later, I thought we had the problem resolved.

Yesterday at 1:30 in the afternoon she called again and after many hours, precisely at 5:30 or 4 hours later, I had to end the call.


Do you know how hard it is to set up email for someone over the phone when they have no idea which program or what versions they are using?  It’s fucking impossible.  If she doesn’t have it figured out this morning I’m going to drive over and set it up myself to save an entire day of getting nothing else done.

Next week I’m going to be doing a stress test that my cardiologist ordered, and it’s stressing me out.

Not the actual running on the treadmill part but the expectations my cardiologist has.  I asked him what to expect from the test and he said I’d be able to handle it.  But then he warned me that I wouldn’t be able to last for all 15 minutes because knowing that I’m a runner, he’ll be ramping up the speed every 2 minutes and higher than for someone who doesn’t normally run.

Great.  Now I feel like I have to run like it’s a race.



I thought that I would be able to give him some of my fitbit data since it tracks my heart rate all the time including while I exercise except, I still can’t get the damn thing to sync!

I spent an hour this morning going through all of the troubleshooting suggestions again and still, no sync.


It’s not my heart that is causing me stress, it’s freakin technology!

Are you tech savvy or tech shy?

Who is Kathy Kuo and why am I starting to hate her?

I guess it’s been awhile since I’ve updated.  Do you remember when I use to update every weekday?  Yeah, I don’t either.  Do you know why?

Evil app

This evil beast!  Dammit to Hell!

If you haven’t played this game do not start now.  It will suck you in and bleed you dry and you’ll be forced to decide between paying your electric bill or purchasing a Luxe sofa at $5,400 because it’s a requirement for the room design!  And who the hell is Kathy Kuo anyway?  Am I the only person who doesn’t know?

I downloaded the app a few weeks ago because I knew I was taking a trip to Ohio and I wanted a little game to play on the days the kid had to work.  It started out innocent enough, you pick some furniture from the items in your inventory and you design a room.  I’m a closet interior designer so this game sounded perfect for me.

Unfortunately it goes downhill quick because it becomes apparent quite early that you will never have enough money and unless you borrow items from all of your facebook friends you will need to purchase more diamonds and cash.  I spend 50 bucks in the first week!


I justified my purchases by telling myself that I was building inventory for all of my future designs but then I realized that after only 5 uses, they take your inventory away!  It’s gone.  Kaput.  Fuckers!

There are also the requirements which tend to be pieces that you don’t have in your inventory so you have to buy them.  Granted you get $500 when you complete a design and submit it but you can’t do that if you don’t have the required pieces so you need to buy diamonds and cash.

And then you submit your design and vote on other peoples designs because otherwise, how will you acquire the 25 neccessary keys to build more rooms?  Quickly you realize that no one really follow the design plan, except you.  I mean, I’m no expert but an adirondack chair in the living room of a mid-century modern room design is just fucking wrong!  Wrong!

But no matter, you submit your design and you’re so proud of it and all you can really hope for is that you score over a 4.0 because then you get an additional piece of inventory for your future designs, (that you can only use 5 times of course.)  Herein lies the biggest problem with the game.

Guess who votes?  You do.  And no offense but some of you don’t know anything at all about design.  Also, it seems like they always pit two of the best or two of the worst designs against each other, how can that be fair?

Let me give you an example.  Below are three designs that i did.  I followed the requirements of the room and spent a ton of diamonds and cash on the first two which I was perfectly happy with but they scored below four stars so I didn’t even get a piece of flipppin furniture for my efforts.

home design This next one was a design that I did when I was forced to use what I had because I had no diamonds or cash to buy extra shit and look at the score.


4.48!  Seriously?  Who in the hell uses the same two pieces of art in a room, right beside each other?  Seriously?  I must have been paired against the most God awful ugly room on the planet.  And so much purple…..UGH!  Welcome to the Barney room!

It’s so frustrating that you want to throw your phone against the wall but then you score a 4.86 and the quest for that elusive 5.0, or even better an overall score that beats all of your facebook friends, continues on.   And then you realize that you can make additional cash by going to the offerwall… and thus begins a whole host of other issues.

I won’t go into them all but lets just say that last week I spent every single spare moment that I had completing survey after survey and I was awarded another 5,000 plus diamonds.

Unfortunately I used them all in one design that landed me a score of 3.99.

what the hell

and yet, I continue to play…..

Have you downloaded this app yet?

More importantly, have you scored a 5.0 yet?