Saturday, March 31, 2012

Attempting Kickboxing...

This morning I went to the gym and tested out a class called Body Combat, which I think is just a fancy name for kickboxing. It was a great class, but HOLY COW, I don't think I will be able to move tomorrow. Being sore all day tomorrow will at least remind that I got a good workout in today!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Just a couple wires...

Ok, 35 to be exact, 13 of which were on my head. Among the other leads were 4 for the EKG, 4 on my legs, 2 bands to measure breathing, 1 thing that could tell what direction I was facing, an oxygen-ish thing in my nose that measured the air I was exhaling, a snoring microphone attached to my jaw, pulse-ox on my finger, plus the others that I already forgot.

It wasn't AS annoying to sleep as I expected with all those wires attached to me, but it was a pretty restless night. But no more restless than a usual restless night in my own bed, so hopefully they got some good data. The technician was awesome and answered all of my questions, and this morning he could see when I was in a light enough stage of sleep that it would be easy for me to wake up. And it was. HOW COOL IS THAT?! Based on every other day this week, I should have been exhausted and falling asleep on my desk, but I wasn't... Not to be misleading, I did have some caffeine and felt tired.

There was a gentleman in his 50's or so getting all wired up at the same time, and he seemed pretty bland. While I was asking a million questions, he sat there like a bump on a log and didn't seem the slightest bit interested in it. When I looked at him, all I could think was "wow, you're life must be pretty boring. I'm glad I'm not you!"

As the technician was leaving the room last night, he asked if I had any other questions. I said yes, and asked how he got into this field. Apparently that wasn't what he was expecting, but he found it entertaining nonetheless and answered my question.

Unofficial results from the technician (who is not a doctor) were that my legs twitch and I occasionally clench my jaw. Everyone always jokes about having restless leg syndrome when they feel the need to get up and walk around, but I may actually have it! And if so, thats something that (I think) can be easily treated so I can maybe get restful sleep! I'll get the official results from my doctor next Friday, and of course I will share them with the world.

Oh, and the technician could tell by my brain waves that I didn't dream (or at least I wouldn't be able to recall any), and he was 100% correct. SO COOL!

Final interesting fact: of all the leads on my head, there were 2 that were special and were the "command centers". If either of those came off, the computer wouldn't be able to see any of the data from that entire hemisphere of my brain, even though all of the other ones were still connected. And if a non-command center one came off, it would just lose connection with that particular part. Now that I'm thinking about it, its a bit like an on/off switch in a room with several lights. The switch has to be on to get any light, and its possible for a single bulb to burn out while maintaining the other lights. This stuff is FASCINATING!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sleep study tonight!

I'm having a sleep study done tonight so we can hopefully figure out why I am always so tired... I didn't sleep at all growing up (no joke... just ask my mom!) and now I get more than enough sleep but wake up exhausted. I'm excited by the idea of hopefully having restful sleep someday, but I'm even more excited to see what they attach to me and what they measure and all the nerdy medical details... the technician has probably never had as many questions as I plan on asking!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I met Megan at soccer practice on the last Wednesday in March 2011, and I started my new job at Knowland (where Megan already worked) that Friday. Ironically, we had practice tonight (the last Wednesday of the month) and it was even at the same field. Obviously we have become very good friends over the last 52 weeks and even share a brain... scary thought, I know!

Here's to finding one of your best friends by the most incredible circumstances!

(Its a bummer that the picture came out a little blurry, but our awesome soccer photo pose makes up for it.)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy (early) birthday, Megan!

Tonight we celebrated Megan's birthday at Comet Ping Pong in DC and had a great time. Good food (pizza), fun games (of ping pong), and lots of laughter made for the perfect evening!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tasted better in my head

Fraps seem to be hit or miss for me, and today was a miss. While it was a bit of a letdown, my wallet appreciates that I won't crave it again for a while!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Of COURSE we have the same one

Turns out, Megan and I share a mind AND good taste in soccer balls!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

T-minus 2 months

I really need to hurry up and secure a place to live... moving in 2 months!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Free Facebook shirt

A bunch of people at the office signed up and streamed the Facebook Marketing Conference in February, and our free shirts came in the mail today! Thanks facebook!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Grilled Cheesus

I made a grilled cheese for dinner and it was nothing short of amazing. In fact, it was so delicious that I went back downstairs two hours later and made another.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Crazy marathon design project over the last 3 days. 35 hours of work. Woke up at 4 am and couldn't fall back asleep so I did more work. Scooby snacks and go-gurt got me through the next 8 hours. Deadline was tonight and it was sent to the client on time. Now time to (hopefully) crash.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday dinner

Tonight I "made" a frozen pizza, but the salad makes it look a little less lame... that is, until I tell you that the salad came from a bag. And not just any bagged salad, one of those salad kits. It was on sale and I was feeling particularly lazy (translation: working crazy hours on massive projects and not knowing what day of the week it is). It happens.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Need. Sugar.

It shouldn't be news to anyone that I am a poor sleeper, but sometimes I am more tired than usual and crave sugar like you wouldn't believe. This week is one of those times.

The yellow tootsie roll irritates me because based on the color combination, it looks like it should be banana flavored, not lemon.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Magazine clippings

I'm not entirely sure what this means, but it sounds promising.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Big Girl Bag

After significant wardrobe coaching (and judging) from Ingrid (and no, I am not even kidding), I finally bought a big girl bag. I didn't consult with her before I purchased it, but luckily she approved when she saw it tonight!

Thank you, Kate Spade sample sale!

Monday, March 5, 2012


If only I could look this adorable in a sweatsuit...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Finally working

Although my chest was tight during my hockey game tonight, I didn't have to sit out for an entire period or take any extended breaks. Still not 100%, but getting closer!

Mardis Gras

No Mardis Gras party (at the Shultz house) is complete without hand grenade punch.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Funday

One of the most laughter-filled and entertaining Friday Fundays so far! I haven't been in that much pain from laughing in quite some time- a great way to end a long week!

Human bites (whatever that even means), Bellotti bait, viral photo ideas, the list goes on...