Life as a Washingtonian – Post 14

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July 23, 2012 by Natasha

Life as a Washingtonian

Only two more Sundays till I head home! Can you believe it? I’m ready to go home though. Got one internship almost under my belt and one more internship on the way! I CAN’T wait… this is awesome.

Most of my week was spent with a horrible, unbearable toothache… but we’ll get to that later. So, pause that episode of Hoarders: Buried Alive and check out my life as a Washingtonian.

———- Monday, July 16, 2012 ———-

Another week awaits!! It’s Monday and let me tell you… cinnamon rolls are wicked delicious!

I made some along with an egg white omelet this morning for breakfast.

There were some guys cleaning the windows at work today! I know it has to get done, but it was a treat to see.

I never uploaded an image of the front doors at the Mst building, thought I would do so.

Today,  at NGT I worked on conforming the script to match the latest output. It will be changing every day so… that will be on the work platter this week.

My orange juice has happiness AND double rainbows… what about yours? hmm? HMM???

———- Tuesday, July 17, 2012 ———-

Working on the signature… not really.

I didn’t take any other photos today. I conformed another script at NGT today and  I got my photos from tubing developed! Yays!

Check dem out!

———- Wednesday, July 18, 2012 ———-

Bring onnn the toothache!

I conformed another script today, and met with John about my filing job! Yay. He was pleased and gave me further direction for some files.

After work, I got an AMAZING smoothie from Robek’s. It is their new tropi-kale smoothie. Papaya Juice, frozen pineapple, frozen yogurt, and frozen kale. It was PHENOmenal! I will be making more of dat when I get home!

Tomorrow, I will be going to Baltimore for another shoot! Yays. I’m super excited about it.. but going  on a shoot on a week day with an intern…  So much bureaucratic nonsense. But if ANYONE asks you, I took the MARC train and met Andrew in Baltimore. That’s my story and I’m (and you) are sticking to it!

Yay! This tofu has been marinating for about 3 days. I made coconut encrusted tofu on Monday (I didn’t even think to take pictures!), and it was heavenly!

Yummy some toasted almond quinoa along with the tofu. Really delicious.

The only problem is that biting into the almonds was getting difficult since my tooth started hurting more… oh man oh man…

I had some trouble sleeping tonight. Waking up frequently, I would use my bag of frozen corn to cool down my face. This is sadness.

———- Thursday, July 19, 2012 ———-

This is my sad face with a make-shift ice pack in Baltimore. The day started out okay, I wasn’t in too much pain but during my tofu omelet for lunch, which was supposed to be soft, I bit into something crunchy and it sent pain signals from my scalp to my toes. It felt like a tow-truck tied a rope to my jaw and put the petal to the metal.

It was all downhill from that point. I had a lot of trouble sleeping. Woke up every 2 hours or so in horrific pain. I MUST go to the dentist tomorrow… I’m suffering.

———- Friday, July 20, 2012 ———-

This is my smiling- after dentist face. Don’t laugh at me.. okay.. you can laugh but be nice. I took it because my brother, Stephen, would always take pictures of me after I would have a dental procedure done. He LOVES to make fun of me by taking pictures of me trying to smile. So… this was for him. But also… to show you I’m feeling better!

It has been a super traumatizing day… and I’m not going to go into the details. But I will tell you that I have my antibiotics, vicodin for the toothache and subsequent migraines, and food!!!

Post dental meal! Yummy yummy Tofu pad Thai and sushi. It’s been 3 days since I ate a proper meal so… I think this is well deserved. Ah… let the healing begin.


———- Saturday, July 21, 2012 ———-

So, I’ve been feeling better The antibiotics and the pain medicines are helping, and I wanted to go to the store. I was relaxing on the bed, and then a migraine returned. Noo!! Go away! I took 2 5-10 minute naps and it reduced.

I deided, I need to go out! I’ve been trapped in the house for almost 2 days! So.. I packed up some ibuprofen, and headed for the store!

I went to Marshalls just because it was there, and did the same with Bed Bath and Beyond. I found this..

… and thought it was a cool idea. so I took a picture. It’s the only picture I took today… sorry about dat.

Now let me tell you, I was like a zombie in Target but I walked slow…. went down all the food isles getting what I needed and just took my time. There was no rush… and I just needed to take it slow. It was a success! I gots foods!


———- Sunday, July 22, 2012 ———-

Today marks 2 days since I went to the dentist and it’s even better! I only woke up once last night. Only once (and mostly because I was hungry). How awesome is that!!

When I woke up, I found this…

… in the bathroom a cockroach bigger than a penny and a cockroach egg. Need I tell you they both ended up flushed down the toilet?

Church went well, I think the mix of being on pain meds for 4 days straight and the stained glass and organ music, but it was awesome! Everything would have been perfect except for Kevin seeking me out. Come on dude! It’s been 5 weeks, at least, since I’ve seen you. Why are you bothering me? When he said “I was expecting your call” I said “I’ve been really busy and I can’t get involved. Have a good week.” and walked away. If THAT didn’t give you the message… then you are hopeless.


I painted mi nails today. Wootz! I did somthing before that was reminiscent of Where’s Waldo and the Cat in the Hat but I changed it because it was too ridiculous for the work place. I think this is much more sophisticated and sexy! I can’t wait to get back to my full nail varnish set! I miss painting my nails!

Dinner tonight is whole wheat spaghetti, and veggie meat sauce!

I actually had to catch myself while I ate because I was chewing on my left side! I shouldn’t because the dentist told me not to, but the fact that I could because it didn’t hurt was amazing! I rarely took my headache medicine… everything just gets better and better. You never realize how splendid it is to have no mouth pain until you have torturous mouth pain.

So… that was my week! Most of it was spent with a toothache and/or recovering from it… but that doesn’t mean it was a bad week! Only 3 more updates until I’m in MS!! What what?!

*~*~* The sunshine will return, even when you feel like it will not. *~*~*

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