Wonderful Stuff Wednesday: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I don't know about you, but here, we are being rained upon, it's cold, and it definitely does not feel like it's going to be May tomorrow. However, we are soldiering on, and tomorrow is technically my Friday, as I am leaving at the crack of dawn on Friday morning to visit one of my best friends and most-awesome college roommate, Emily! Hurrah! Let's get to the wonderful, shall we?

First things first! If you know me at all, you probably know that I quote Mean Girls on the daily. Perhaps a little too often. No, there is no such thing as quoting Mean Girls too often. Today is the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls being released, which means that I am officially old, and now I have even more of a reason to work movie quotes into my day today. Also, it's a Wednesday, which is even more fitting because "on Wednesdays, we wear pink!"

This text exchange took place today between myself and one of my best friends, Jenn:

Then, I got this reply from Sarah, another one of my Mean Girls' loving best friends:

Clearly, I am friends with the right people, and they happen to be awesome. So, Happy Anniversary of Mean Girls, everyone. Don't forget that you can't date your friend's ex-boyfriend, because that's like, the rules of feminism, and if you have sex, you will get pregnant, and die. Oh hell, here's a collection of the best quotes from Mean Girls, aside from, you know, the whole movie.

Anyway, on to the next wonderful thing!

Yesterday, Kenzie of Chasing Happy tweeted a link to Noisli, with which I am now totally in love. What is Noisli? According to their "About" page, Noisli is a "a fantastic background noise and color generator ideal for working and relaxing." There's also a text-editor for distraction-free writing, and the background changes colors. There's a nice option of sounds, including rain, thunder, wind, and ocean waves, among others. I love that I can throw it on in the background, which blocks out the outside office noise, but also doesn't distract me like music occasionally does (can you say "office dance party"?) I really enjoy the rain and wind sounds, which I find especially amusing today, because that's actually how it sounds outside at the moment.

Also yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking both of our cats to the vet. Fortunately, Ken was around to help me because I don't think I could have done it without him. Gershwin has yet another upper respiratory infection, so he definitely needed to see the vet, and Luna just needed vaccines and a check up, since she hadn't been examined in... years. (Yes, I'm a terrible cat mom, I know.) Luna hissed at the carrier as soon as she saw it, and Gershwin wasn't too happy either, but in the end, we got them contained:

As you can see, they were less than thrilled. Unfortunately, what you can't hear is the pathetic meowing coming from both carriers. Gershwin eventually stopped because he's done this a few times now and probably realizes that resistance is futile (and he's also just a way more relaxed cat than Luna), but Luna meowed pretty much continuously for the entire trip to and from the vet. It was pathetic. At the vet, Gershwin was a perfect gentleman, although I'm pretty sure he's giving me the side-eye here:

Luna, meanwhile, was so upset that she peed all over herself in her carrier and proceeded to cower on the exam table and in my lap. She behaved for the vet, got her vaccines, and fortunately, got a clean bill of health (minus some tartar on her teeth). Gershwin got his antibiotic injection and an intranasal vaccine that actually works to help his immune system clear this chronic upper respiratory junk. He wasn't thrilled by that, but hey, I wouldn't be thrilled either if someone injected a bunch of liquid into my nasal passages either. As usual, he purred through his entire visit and loved on the vet and all of the techs. He has to see a kitty cardiologist because his heart murmur is getting more severe, which makes me sad. Hopefully, the cardiologist will be able to give us some meds to help him stay stable and comfortable for many years to come.

After the vet visit and the oh-so-traumatic car ride home, I had to give Luna a bath. I give you sad, wet, cat burrito:

Poor thing. It was a hard day to be Luna. But... why is this wonderful? Because she's adorable, and also, I survived taking a trip to the vet with both cats, didn't empty my entire checking account, and didn't die of blood loss while giving Luna a bath. I think I win!

Some other wonderful things:

- Ken and I are seeing Eddie Izzard on Monday, and beforehand, we're going to The Melting Pot for dinner. Ken's never been, and I haven't been there in a long time, so we're very excited. Also, we're finally celebrating our 5 year date-iversary. HURRAH!
- As I mentioned before, n Friday at the crack of dawn, I'm traveling to the foreign land of Madison, Wisconsin to visit one of my best friends and most-awesome college roomie, Emily! We are going to eat all the cheese (well, not all of it), and go to House on the Rock, and... I'm not sure what else we're doing, but I'm sure it will be fun. Side note, Emily was researching the patron saint of ice cream last night, and while there doesn't seem to be one specifically for ice cream, Saint Brigid of Ireland is the patron saint of all things lactose. Clearly, she should be celebrated.

- I just bought this amazing Groupon for a date night that includes 2 movie tickets, a $100 gift certificate to any restaurant on restaurants.com, and a credit for an 8x10 from Print on Canvas... all for $34.99! I'm pretty stoked to plan a fun night out with Ken! (I also discovered that I have a $25 credit on that site, so that's also pretty cool.)

- Coffee exists. That's something wonderful to be celebrated every day.

- Ben Folds + The Philadelphia Orchestra? Where do I sign up?

- For the month of May, I'm a Florken Friend! Kate and Adam write what is one of my favorite blogs. I especially loved their Q&A vlog on buying a house (for obvious reasons).

- Today is my friend Amy's 30th birthday! She doesn't have a blog, but she IS one of the most awesome people that I know. She was my theater mom my freshman year of high school and we've been friends ever since. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMY! I'm so blessed to have you in my life... thanks for being born!!

I hope that you're all having a wonderful Wednesday, even if it's raining where you are. Anything wonderful in your life that I need to know about? Leave it in the comments!

We're halfway to Friday! We can do it!

- A


  1. awww, i made the wonderful things list :) you're welcome. i'm glad i was born too.

    1. I hope that you had an awesome birthday! Dinner and ice cream date soon! <3

  2. This post combines two of my favorite things: Mean Girls and cats. Well done.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

    1. ::hat tip:: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Mean Girls and cats are two my my favorite things as well. :)

  3. So, confession: I've only seen Mean Girls a few times... I can't quote any of it! I'm super lame. But I'm glad you had a fun day :) And I hope you're having a great weekend!

    1. You are not lame! There is always time to watch Mean Girls, haha. It's not too late! (Just don't forget to wear pink on Wednesdays!)


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