Quarter End

30 Sep

Yay my last quarter end I will have to go through again is over. Well, last one on my side at least. And in true quarter end fashion, I was there for a good 11 hours. Ugh. At least I got some over time which is great…..if they want to pay me time and a half bring it on! AND I just found out one of my best friends from college will be in Charlotte tomorrow since she is flying out Friday night. That means I can leave work early, meet up with her and catch up!

We had our team building outing at work yesterday. I was kinda hoping we would do the whole cross-your-arms-and-fall thing, you know the trust test? But no dice. We got to go bowling instead at the newer swanky Strike City.

Yeah, not your typical bowling alley. There were only a few people eating there and we were the only group bowling, which I thought was a little odd since it was lunch time and at the EpiCentre.  In a never-ending search to find the best nachos in Charlotte, I had to try theirs.

How could I not be a happy girl with a plate of nachos like that?? They were loaded and yummy. However I hate when they load up nachos with too much stuff that they get soggy and really don’t have a crunch. But on the other hand, I don’t want naked nachos. catch 22 I guess?Sadly I couldn’t finish them but with some beer and a nap after wards I could’ve!

I’m actually going to miss my team (excluding one person) when I leave, sigh. And wtf is up with my arm? I feel Carrie from “King of Queens” in that one episode where Deacon and Kelly get a portrait of Doug and Carrie painted and she has a monster arm and one puny arm.


I really need to invest in a good foundation. I shouldn’t be this shiny. But I am Italian and cursed with greasy skin so I guess it’s in my genes. Ulta is on my trip list!

Last night, I seriously did nothing. It was rainy and gross outside, which I love, so when I got home I changed into my comfy clothes. And once I change into comfy clothes, there’s no turning back for me. 99% chance I won’t get back into normal clothes and go out. Even though I was in comfy clothes, I ventured out to Chick Fil A to redeem a free combo meal coupon that’s been sitting in my wallet.

Oh Chick Fil A, you never fail me. And whenever I ask for something your employees always say “My pleasure” in a sincere way and you have flowers at your tables. I love you Chick Fil A.

I would love to say I had a really exciting Wednesday night but it consisted of me, Lincoln, the ABC Wednesday night line up and the couch. It was bliss. Very seldom do I unplug and just be but it was a nice change of pace. Lincoln got a belly rub for a full four hours so I think he was a happy camper as well.

And ok, it may consisted of a Cookies N Cream sundae as well

Maybe not the smartest idea at 10P but 100% worth it. And wtf is up with the tv this fall? I am loving every single show I watch, which is not a good thing. I really don’t need to be sitting at home tuning in each night but that’s what’s going on.

Since it was quarter end, we had lunch catered to us. We were supposed to have Carabba’s but our order somehow got “lost” (how an order for 60+ people gets “lost” beats me) so they ordered Jason’s Deli last-minute and it was a success. We all got to choose a sandwich with a pickle, chips, drink and dessert

Naturally, I chose a brownie and it was delectable

Mmmmm…..mmmmmm.mmmm….meaty!

After being at work for 11 hours, I needed one two of these bad boys

And a carbolicious meal

And yeah……that’s all I got. Life is pretty boring at this point and need to mix it up a bit. Any suggestions?

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10 Responses to “Quarter End”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness September 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    I’m still super jealous of the bowling outting. I’m trying to figure out how to sneak it into the expense reports… ha.

    And I shine all the time, too. It blows. And is one of the main reasons I refuse to use a flash on my camera unless it’s absolutely necessary. It sucks!

  2. genesis September 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    i need to move to the private sector. you guys get to have bowling outtings! we get budget cuts :S

    i love soggy nachos! we’ll share a plate where you can have the top and ill get the bottom bunch ;)

  3. Laury @TheFitnessDish September 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Have fun with your friend tomorrow!!!!

    ‘We have a bowling alley in Philly JUST like that called Lucky Strikes….it’s an upscale bar and restaurant with bowling….super cool, but super expensive!!!

    Have a great weekend

    Also, thanks SOOO much for the sweet words today, I really appreciated it :-)

    • simplyshaka October 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

      I heard of Lucky Strike and it sounds very chic and trendy–I want to check it out!

      So happy for your family :)

  4. dianacheung October 1, 2010 at 7:36 am #

    mix it up with your date stories..bahahaha I’m still intrigued. Anyways that bowling alley is supa hollywood..and everything you eat always looks so good..just letting you know I got some fake chickn patties that taste like chik fil a cause you make me crave it so much!! Anyways, be proud that you are one of the younger ones on that team..that means you are full of potential!

  5. christina October 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    I LOVE BOWLING!! and those nachos are so freaking cheesy! yay for free chickfila! i steal those flowers sometimes! ha

  6. monique October 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    Dude. i just ate my weight in thai noodles and tofu… looking at all this food made me sad…cuase it looks soo good and yet, i am soo full.
    tonight its red coconut curry again. the last of it. and hoping i make it to round 3 in this Foodbuzz competitioN!
    eh.
    your arm does look skinny… but yay! lol.

  7. April October 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    You want boring…cardio, work, and True Blood is my life right now :)

  8. Ashleigh October 3, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    As a fellow nacho lover, I completely agree. I get so pissed when my nachos are soggy or when there’s way too much stuff on them that you end up leaving so much deliciousness behind because you run out of chips!!

    • simplyshaka October 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

      I wish they would be all the toppings in a side bowl like they do at Qdoba when you carry out fries, so you could just dip and be happy. Sigh, in a perfect world.

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