Monday, 07 November 2011
Today is Monday, and tomorrow is Tuesday. Today I was off from work, tomorrow I must return. Sigh.
Ah well, it was a decent long weekend. On Friday I went to the eye doctor, made a (different) doctor's appointment, for next Monday, went food shopping, thought about going to the gym to check out their free trial (didn't go, but I think I get a point for thinking about it, I think), went back to pick up the new glasses, did some writing, stayed up late, and yeah that's about it.
On Saturday I woke up earlier than intended thanks to the time change (which reminds me I need to reset my alarm clock for tomorrow). I took the groceries I had picked up for mom (Snapple and paper towels) to mom. Brother and I went out for Starbucks. Went back home. Mum is still recovering from oral surgery so she can't really eat anything, so Brother and I went out again and picked up some Chinese takeout for ourselves and Uncle #1, who is working on redoing the walls in Brother's bedroom...which somehow morphed into redoing the faucet in the shower because Mom never liked the first one because I don't know why.
Then, we went back out again to the bookstore so that he could buy this stupidly expensive car magazine at Barnes & Noble. I managed to resist purchasing any books by reminding myself that I still have like 3 or 4 on my Kindle that I have not read and also reading will cut into my writing time, which, oh yeah, I'm supposed to be writing this month. I did browse through the fantasy section to see if any of my fave authors had come out with anything new - after I'd spent a few minutes trying to remember their names. The one guy had, Brandon Sanderson (and now I see from his Amazon page that there is More?!...oh but it is not released yet. Phew. My resolve was tested for a moment!), but it was a really huge book and even I, who often enjoys long novels, was rather intimidated by it. I looked through the bargain book section but didn't see anything terribly amazing. If we'd been at the B&N in Paramus I would have had difficulty, since their used book section is quite literally the size of some other bookstores, which is why I do not go there often.
Sunday I did basically nothing. I went to Starbucks and then had a drive around, looking at some of the pretty fall leaves and detouring around the branches that still litter the streets after last week's freak snowstorm. I went past the apartment complex that I'm thinking of moving to (if it's affordable) come April, and then drove around in some other places, got a little detoured and then almost lost, but managed to find my way back. I like to do a drive around on Sunday afternoons basically to listen to the car radio. There's a guy on the oldies station that specializes in rarities and I always get to hear something interesting. This week was an unreleased, totally different version of Good Vibrations, that I actually think I might like better than the one that was released.
I went back home and decided to do some drawings (will post them later, when I'm motivated to scan) and started sneezing like crazy. At last I took a generic, imitation not-benadryl-but-the-same-thing allergy medicine and started to feel a little sleepy. I played some video games (Mario Sunshine, on the Game Cube) for the first time in ages but maybe because of the drugs I didn't get very far and finally gave up in disgust. I flipped around the television and found Apollo 13 on one of the movie channels, so I watched that.
Today, I again considered going to the gym to check out the trial offer, but got distracted reading the archives of Bug for a while. Went to the laundromat and did like 4 loads of wash, savoring the fact that the only children present were quite well-behaved and quiet. There was one young woman in there with two little boys, one of whom was in the stroller and the other of whom stayed quite near to his mother rather than running around like a banshee the way many of the children ordinarily do. I brought my Kindle and was all set to read it, but alas the battery had died. Instead, I listened to the Killers on my iPod and failed horribly (again) at solitaire on the same. For some reason, iPod solitaire kicks my butt. I don't recall regular solitaire being quite so difficult.
Ah, for reference, this is the gym that I've considering trying out for the last month. When I was off for my long weekend last month, I went to one of the many, many shopping malls in Paramus and someone was handing out these little pieces of paper saying "bring this in for a free trial!" right in the same shopping center which was quite surprising since I hadn't seen any signs for the place. Turns out it was on the lower level, and I had to wander around for a while before I found it. I looked in the window and it seemed nice and clean and new but I didn't go in because I didn't want the employees to pounce on me and start offering personal training tips. (I seriously hate helpful people in stores). So I've thought about going back for the free trial, which is basically, you get to hang out for a day without paying. According to the website, it's only $15 a month (plus some kind of small sign up fee) if you don't sign a yearly contract, which is great because as I mentioned I plan to move in April and I'm not sure if this place will still be convenient then.
Well, that's enough rambling. Tomorrow, it's back to work. :P