Friday @ 5: Twenty-FIVE things I could be doing while my boss is at a meeting

I love Fridays but damn, yesterday went by so SLOW! I felt like I was at work for 15 hours instead of 8. But anyway, Ursula met with our sales manager to discuss the major marketing campaign of the year. Was I included? Pssh of course not but it doesn’t bother me that much anymore. I, instead, thought of things that I would rather be doing while being excluded from a meeting…

1. Be at my sister from another mister’s wedding in the Dominican Republic. (Congratulations to you two!)

2. Online shop for a new satchel 

3. Getting sun burnt by the pool (it’s 80 degrees outside)

4. Look up J. Law GIFS, interviews, and pictures. We’re BFFs

5. Creep on old friends and exes on every social media site

6. Instagram food from Weight Watchers diet #healthy #clean #eating #gagme

7. Working out… Sick joke. I mean looking up potential workouts on the internet

8. Watching Pitch Perfect interviews, deleted scenes, and best moments. When J. Law is filming movies, Rebel Wilson is my BFF.

9. Browse puppy websites from my future dog

10. Book a vacation to some place near an ocean, one of the downsides to AZ

11. Babysit Honey Boo Boo

12. Have tea with Kate Middleton… offer babysitting services

13. Apply to jobs

14. Be on Pinterest 

15. More shopping but this time for dresses for Spring and Summer

16. Sleeping, duh

17. Happy hour, second duh.

18. Stop world hunger

19. Plan my parents’ anniversary party

20. Shop at Ikea or Hobby Lobby — though that could be HOURS!

21. Hang out with Giuliana Rancic (one of my idols) and offer my babysitting services

22. Play volleyball. I miss it SO much!

23. Finish reading my book on my sNookie

24. Snapchat all of my contacts

And last but not least…

25. Maybe be a part of the meeting? Maybe? Perhaps? Possibly? Because we’re the marketing team? Just a little bit?

 

Happy Weekend y’all!

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Friday at 5 (or 10, depending on time zone): 5 ways to make a horrible day better

Today’s post is going to be on the short size because after this hectic week, I’m exhausted, mentally, physically, spiritually, and any other “ly” words. 5 ways to make your day better is not a scientific post and it doesn’t include any credible links because these 5 ways are all based on my personal feelings, opinions, and experiences. After the week I’ve had, these are more than just 5 ways to make a horrible day better, they are 5 ways to keep my sanity.

1. Music. My headphones are attached to my body when I’m in a bad mood at work. Music surrounds me and I’m in my own world. The lyrics speak the words for me and help me feel better. Music passes no judgement and puts me at ease. I have my own playlist on Spotify appropriately called FeedGood.

2. Go for a walk. Exercising release happy endorphins so scientifically walking will help you feel better. However, I always prefer to take a time out from a horrible situation and recollect, regroup, and reexamine. Taking a step back helps me figure out what my next step forward will be.

3. Call a friend, family member, anybody, and tell them how much you appreciate them. Making someone else’s day better will help you feel better about yourself. Knowing that you made someone feel good will make you feel good.

4. Google memes, gifs, YouTube clips, anything that will make you laugh. I prefer Sofia Grace and Rosie on Ellen, Jenna Marble, and of course Honey Boo Boo. Buzzfeed.com is also a great site for a good laugh. Taking my mind of the bad and focusing on laughing and smiling (two of my favorite things) helps me feel like myself again.

5. Speaking of Buzzfeed.com

I believe happiness is a choice and these 5 things help me remember why I choose to be a happy person. The fact that it’s Friday and I do not have to set and alarm tomorrow also make me happy.

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Friday at 5 (belated): 5 reasons to go to happy hour

My apologies for my the delay of this post. I was caught up in a wedding weekend, even though there wasn’t an actual wedding. I have the honor of being a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding, which is in June, so bridal shower and bachelorette party planning have commenced. Clearly I’m the most helpful bridesmaid as I’m in Arizona and everyone else is in a 3 hour radius of Delaware, where the wedding is. I was also honored to be a part of my big sister from another mister’s first wedding dress fitting! Andrea is one the of the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen and she was covered in pins and clips while the seamstress did her thing. Now let’s just hope her dress will be ready in time for her March 1 wedding in Punta Cana!

Anyway, even though I wish I was in Punta Cana right now, I’m going to take you back to Friday at 4:54 pm. You know the feeling, the seconds on the clock creep on by like an 89-year-old crossing main street, you reread the last email you received to take up time, and after you read it 10 times, you begin to refresh your Twitter feed every other second. Finally the clock hits 5 PM and you’re outta there like a bat out of hell on your way to the happiest of hours.

I’ve always been a fan of happy hour ever since I turned 21. My senior year of college consisted of many happy hours. Whether we were just there to pregame or to complain about school, work, or boys, you could find us at Bill Bateman’s every Thursday from 4-7. I’ve learned that happy hours are a necessity in the real world. Here are five reasons why everyone should attend happy hour:

1. A study from Japan shows that moderate drinking and socializing is good for cardiovascular health. Take that treadmill! We all know it’s about moderation but come on, the word ‘happy‘ is in the phrase. The happier you are, the better you feel and the better you feel, the healthier you can be!

2. Laughter is the best medicine. Laughter releases endorphins, or the “feel good” chemical. The average person laugh about 17 times a day. Add some good company and good brews and you’ll be laughing your @$$ off to a healthier, happier you!

3. Aside from the health factors, happy hour is a major networking event for business. Many business transactions begin at happy hour because it’s casual and outside of the work place. An introduction, conversation, or question may open new doors for your career. Just be sure not to get white-girl-wasted and follow these networking tips.

4. For those people whose New Year’s resolution is that beach body 2013, listen up! Your muscles need an average of 48-72 hours to rest and recover post work out. Why not work on your biceps by lifting a 16 oz. beer the day after a nice leg work out? Since we talked about not getting sloshed at happy hour, you’ll be able to wake up Saturday and get in a nice morning workout.

5. Alcohol has health benefits! And no I’m not drunk. Studies show that alcohol can help fight belly fat, decrease risk for diabetes, and increases our brain flow. That’s it. I’m done. Game over. After reading that article, I just have no more to say.

Wait, no I lied, a couple more things, don’t drink and drive or as all the signs in Arizona say “Drive hammered, get nailed.” I honestly think Bob the Builder helped the state come up with their DUI prevention campaign. But just remember folks, you have a permanent meeting every Friday ay 5pm. Cheers!

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