I keep trying to write a post about last Saturday, which was my first day off since the end of June. For some reason, I keep tripping over myself in doing so (it involves the Office’s picnic, so maybe I should just keep quiet). So, instead, I shall write this: June 27th was my first day off from both my Office and Bookstore jobs since Memorial Day, which if memory serves, was May 25th.
It was very nice.
Thankfully, I don’t have to wait that long for my next days off (yes, plural): I just submitted a PTO request form for Thursday at the Office, and Friday is a Federal holiday (and we follow the Federal schedule). In addition, due to shortened Bookstore hours on Saturday, I have the day off (no point in them scheduling me from 4-6pm, I guess). My Thursday night is now covered by a coworker, which leaves me only with the challenge of getting off Friday night — I had requested off for the 3rd waaay back on June 6th, but my request was ignored. I have high hopes for a three-day weekend.
I plan to spend all three days vegging out on my couch watching re-runs of the Golden Girls and imagining the uses of Betty White’s tongue.
Truthfully, I have a lot of things I need to get done, stuff I just keep putting off and off. Like, for one, I still have my Maryland driver’s license, despite the fact that I’ve been living in DC for over a year. My plan is to get up at my usual time Friday morning and make the trek down to the DMV in Georgetown to correct this (you might ask, “Why bother?” Well, here’s why: my license expires in August and I do still drive on occasion). In addition, my apartment could use a really good cleaning. Like the one I did back at New Year’s, except with maybe some bleach on the kitchen and bathroom tiles.
But it won’t all be laundry and closet organizing and book reshelving, no! Because I’m also planning on doing a museum and monument crawl on the National Mall on Thursday. I think it’ll be a good day for it: hopefully, the tourists won’t be out in force, and most people in DC will be distracted by their last day before the extended holiday.
I also hope to catch up on some summer films: Public Enemies is a sure thing, I very much want to see it on the big screen, and even though Johnny Depp is no Sean Connery, and Christian Bale trumps Kevin Costner, I will still probably unfavorably compare it to The Untouchables. As for Transformers 2, while I enjoyed the first movie enough to want to see the sequel on the big screen, the reviews of a nonsense plot, and my own see-saw opinion on Michael Bays’ films will probably keep me from spending my hard earned cash on it. I mean, if the biggest draw is Meghan Fox, can’t I just watch the first one again?
Here’s a random fact: Metro train platforms are 600 feet long. You know what else is 600 feet? The Washington Monument. (Okay, it’s few feet short of 600, but it’s still close).
Meanwhile, I’m off tonight from the Bookstore. Although I do need to do laundry (apparently I failed to shut one of my dresser’s drawers, so most of my boxers and socks are now decorated with cat fur — thanks, Guy), I’m thinking I’m going to take a nice long stroll through the Zoo. It’s been a while since I’ve been, and I want to make baby noises at various big cats and see if they growl at me.