Guess what guys? I spent yet another day stuffed in the freezer room at work. Kelsey, my partner, and I got through 4.33 boxes of samples, roughly 415 samples. Oh my, oh my. Today was fairly bearable though because we had a Bazbeaux pizza party for lunch thanks to our PI. He got us seven pizzas: 3 quattro formaggio (2 without mushrooms, 1 with), 2 margaritas, 1 Hawaiian, and 1 bayou chicken. I had
a bit a bunch of each. =D
The rest of the work day went fine, if not a bit slower than the morning. I ended up leaving at 4 o’clock and walking home in the lovely 55 degree weather. It was a very nice and sunny walk. Once home I played around on the computer, read some e-mails, and went through my mail. A bit later, again in shorts, I hopped over to the fitness center and did 18 minutes on both the elliptical and the stationary bike followed by some weights:
- Bicep curls: 3 x 8 reps x 15lb dumbbells each hand
- Olympic press: 3 x 8 reps x 15lb dumbbells each hand
- Tricep press: 3 x 8 reps x 15lb dumbbell
- Inverted pike on an exercise ball: 3 x 10 reps x own body weight
When I got home I had some string cheese for protein but was completely not hungry otherwise (apparently my lunch was just that large and in charge) so I didn’t eat anything else. That was hard for me. I always eat dinner, it’s just a routine and I enjoy eating. I feel awkward not being hungry. Blah, tea helps a bit but not super much.
Fun thing tonight: I came home to find that I am a “Top Yelper” this month. Cool huh?
Well, now that you’ve heard about my day I’d like to debut my new feature Friday French. In concordance with my second new year’s resolution, this feature will be a recap every Friday of my adventures in getting reacquainted with the French language so here we go:
Phrase: Je t’aime.
Translation: I love you.
Story: This one doesn’t really need an explanation. Jack said it to me early in our relationship and, in that moment, I learned he spoke French and we haven’t stopped saying it since.
Phrase: Qu'est-ce que c'est?
Translation: What is it?
Story: Not much of a story but basically it’s easy to remember and infinitely useful.
Phrase: Quelle heure est-il?
Translation: What time is it?
Story: One of the easiest phrases to say and remember. Harder to answer though…
Phrase: Où est la télécommande?
Translation: Where is the remote?
Story: One night I wanted to ask Jack where the remote was because I wanted to change the channel. I figured this was a simple request so I should do it in French as my one phrase for the first week of the new year. So what did I say you ask? “Où est…the remote?” Haha. I couldn’t remember what “the remote” translated to in French so Jack and I looked it up and I giggle because “télécommande” is like the commander of the television. I’ll never forget it now!
Questions: Do you speak another language?
What is your favorite kind of pizza?