Well, tonight marks the end of a pretty darn good three day weekend.
Matt came over after work on Friday. We had dinner and then stayed out until the wee hours of the morning playing board games with friends. I played Cranium for the first time and, just as I suspected, I am a genius. One of my team's questions was to choose the definition of the word "fabulist." I used my English major skillz to pick up on the fact that "fabulist" shares the same root as the word "fable" and therefore, a fabulist must be a person who makes up stories.
And my answer was right, obviously. Four years of college = worth it.
So here's my advice to any college English students out there - don't change majors! You might not be able to get a job when you graduate like those crazy engineering or finance majors, but you will thank yourself three years down the road when you win Cranium.
Also, I'm pretty sure I've never laughed as hard as I did when I watched Matt draw "nest egg" while blindfolded.
I slept late on Saturday because HELLO 3 A.M., DON'T SEE YOU VERY OFTEN AND YOU SURE ARE LATE and then hung out with Emily while Matt was house hunting.
Yes, I said house hunting. He and some buddies are looking to rent a house, and they have pretty high standards. By pretty high standards I mean their wish list includes A YARD WITH A POND.
They were not English majors, so such a fancy perk could realistically be in their computer/finance/business budgets. BUT DID THEY WIN CRANIUM ON FRIDAY NIGHT? NO THEY DID NOT.
Matt came over after his house hunting escapade and we dialed down the wildness factor considerably because we spent the evening watching The Men Who Built America and eating nachos.
Our relationship was on shaky ground for a few seconds though when Matt looked at his nachos and said, "Hmm. I don't even know what this green stuff is."
It was guacamole.
My office was closed today for Veteran's Day, but all of my people were either working or in school, so I had the whole day to myself. I slept in a little bit and then watched Good Morning America while I drank my daily mug of White Chocolate Mocha Coffee Mate and debated whether November 12th is too early to put up the Christmas tree.
After lunch I decided to spend the afternoon doing some of my favorite things. I started off by cranking up the Whitney Houston station on Pandora and driving to the bank to cash in my change for dolla dolla bills. Then I vacuumed the interior of my car, got a gingerbread coffee from Dunkin Donuts, and went to the mall.
I strolled and browsed for a while and on my way out I stopped in an engraving shop to drop something off. I left my information and arranged to come back in two hours to pick up my order, and decided to go to Barnes and Noble in the meantime.
As I was walking into Barnes and Noble, my phone rang. It was the girl from the engraving store.
"Hi Laura," she said, "I'm calling because we're having a little problem over here. Our engraving machine isn't working."
Well, I'd probably classify that as a medium to large problem when your whole business is engraving, but SEMANTICS.
I was super nice and agreeable and told her just to call me when it was fixed and NO PROBLEM AT ALL I AM SO RELAXED TODAY BECAUSE I AM HAVING A DAY OFF.
Also because I got all of my customer service complaints out of my system last week when I fired my eye doctor in the form of a lengthy, not so nice letter.
WHO AM I?
As I drove home singing along with my girl Whitney, I thought to myself, "Wow. It is so refreshing to have a day where you have nothing to worry about but yourself and you can do whatever you want."
And then I realized that is pretty much every day of my life so it wasn't really that out of the ordinary. But it was still great. So great that I came home, curled my entire head of hair just for fun, and ate Italian sausage and Colby Jack Cheez Its for dinner.
Actually, maybe it will be good to get back to real life tomorrow.