Friday, February 2, 2007

A well appreciated day off



My alarm went off this morning at 6:30 and I had the pleasure of turning it off and sleeping until 10:00 because I had decided that today needed to be a day off. My supervisor was off today and there are 2 other interns who work with the other social worker on the unit, so my services were not needed today.

So I awoke finally at 10:00 and decided that I would go to PJ's and enjoy a cup of coffee on my day off. On the way there, I decided that I should take advantage of this day and get some links taken off of my watch. So I went to the jewelry repair stand in the mall and got 2 links taken off, so I can finally wear my new watch. While I was waiting for the watch to get fixed I went to look around Dillards and found some stuff. They're having a big sale this weekend, so I got 2 dress shirts which were normally $79 a piece for $10 and $14. Not too bad, eh? Also got a pair of khaki cargo pants that are nice and destroyed and came with a belt for $11, regular $40. Good deals!

So after all that, I started heading to the coffee shop when I realized that I needed an oil change. But if I was getting my oil changed, I needed a book to read while I was waiting for my car. So I went to Barnes and Noble. Picked up Charles de Lint's Greenmantle which is great so far and I'm only about 50 pages in. Urban fantasy has got to be one of my favorite genres. Also picked up Norah Jones' new CD, Not Too Late, which is ok so far, but I always like her albums best on 3rd or 4th listen.

After the oil was changed I finally made it to PJ's where I got my coffee. For some reason, the coffee shop was very smokey which was strange. So of course I asked if they had burnt the muffins. But they said that they hadn't and it had been smokey all day and no one knows why. Doesn't sound too promising.

All in all, it's been a good day so far. Funny how going to get coffee can turn into such an adventure. Random...

6 comments:

Carl V. said...

What a fantastic day off. Always good when buying a book is involved.

So glad its Friday and I am home for the weekend!

Chris said...

Nice feeling, eh? Did you get your internet back? I'm guessing so, duh.

Quixotic said...

That is so strange about Norah Jones - I'm exactly the same. :)

Sounds like a good day!

Chris said...

I always end up loving her albums, they just take time. Each song sounds the same to me until I get to know them as individuals.

Carl V. said...

Nope, it only comes on in brief increments. I'm at my work office now for a bit just to read emails, post a bit, etc.

Chris said...

That's so sad :( I don't know what I'd do without my internet, lol.