Good Stuff

#Eureka - Adult Field Day

The party duo strikes again.

Staci and I decided to have a small gathering a few weeks ago that we called Adult Field Day. We instructed a group of our friends to head over to Staci's house (In Omaha), pick up a sack lunch, and walk over to the elementary school field near Staci's house.

Staci and I had set up a Field Day at the park like we used to have in elementary school. We dressed up as gym teachers or at least tried to dress up in that way. I ended up looking a divorcee from the 80's going to Bingo night in Long Island.  We had a megaphone, stopwatches, whistles, and even a scoreboard to play the part.  

We spilt up into three teams and had the events that are listed on this official scoreboard. Before each event we would announce (on the megaphone) the rules and how the points would be distributed for that event.  

We also had a parachute that I ordered off of Amazon to play with as a reminder of how cool PE was in elementary school. 

Here are some highlights of the events. 

We handed out participant ribbons to everyone who came because it is America. We also had Field Day dog tags that the members of the winning team got to take home. The ultimate prize was a trophy of winged shoes that said "Adult 2014 Field Day Champion" that I ordered from Crown Awards one of my favorite websites on the planet. (I somehow didn't get a photo of it) We had a few little kids at the event so we ended up giving the trophy to one of the participant's son because how could you not?  

But don't worry, the trophies are cheap so when I ordered them I made sure to order a few extra including this one I made for myself. 

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It was an awesome afternoon, it reminded me of how important it is for me to have friends who are up for anything. When you have a group like that, you can have a such a great time! 

Monday Musing - Mondays

Mondays have always been tough for me as I know they are for many people. A few weeks ago a friend posted the following message about Mondays. I think about it every Monday now and it puts the day into perspective so I thought I would pass it along.  

 

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I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but according to statistics there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 childbirths, and 42 million hugs occurring today throughout the United States. Also today, there will be at least 4 people that will win the multimillion dollar lotteries, 600 people will get promotions at work, and 3,000 people will lose their virginity. There will also be 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 balloon sold, and 800,000 skittles eaten. Plus the words “I love you” will be said over 9 million times.

So again, I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day.

That's My Jam - Buying Glasses Online

I would estimate that I stare at a computer screen for approximately 75% of my entire day. Most of my job is working on the computer and then I come home and do research, homework, shopping, and of course blogging on my laptop. I wore my glasses all week to work to help ease my eye strain that I have been feeling from this lifestyle. Many co-workers asked me where I got my glasses. People were very surprised to hear that I ordered them online. Yup, it's true. Best part is, ordering glasses online is much cheaper than getting them at the store. Here are my current spectacles.

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I ordered this pair last year at Coastal.com The first pair of frames you get from the website are free. So for these glasses I ended up paying a total of $80 because I got the frames for free and upgraded to thin and most protected lens. I just took a few measurements of my face, uploaded my current prescription, and picked out the frames I wanted; super easy. You can upload a picture of yourself to virtually try on the frames and you can also send back the glasses if you don't like them. Highly recommended.

Because of the eye strain I have been feeling, I went to the eye doctor this week and found out that my prescription has changed a bit. I decided to try to order new glasses from Warby Parker with my new prescription. This is another online glasses company that I have heard great things about. They are also very affordable and podcasts always advertise coupon codes for money off. The big difference with Warby Parker is you can select glasses to try on at home. I selected 5 frames online and they sent my selections to me for free to try on. I got them Thursday packaged in this beautiful box.

I  tried on the frames I selected this weekend to get an idea for shapes and colors I liked. Below are some photos I took of myself in the frames to help me decide what I should choose. I also ordered  some for Bennett to try on at home as well because I was so impressed with the selection, price, and customer service. Let's be honest, he needs a pair of funkier frames to look the part of a psychiatrist.