Thursday, June 29, 2006

Suddenly vacation sounds like a good idea...

After going for half the year with only taking three total days off, I have decided to splurge and take off tomorrow through the 9th. This is partly because the holiday weekend means I can take that ten days off while using only four vacation days, and partly because I realized that if I don't use up some of my vacation soon I risked hitting the end of the year and not being able to use it all.

The good news is that I've got a ton of time coming, but the tough part is that now I have no idea what to do with all that time. I have things scheduled on both weekends*, and I have a bunch of errands to run too. I'm tempted to take some time during the week next week and go visit family out of state, so I'm taking tomorrow to run errands. But I'm also tempted to just explore the city more next week, as there are a ton of things that I need to take care of that I haven't been able to because my schedule's been crazy the last few months. Plus, the pool in my 'hood has been open for almost a month now...

I wonder if this is what it's like to be Brad Pitt? Always trying to figure out what to do with his copious free time, trying to decide between lounging by the pool, seeing the King Tut exhibit, exploring the Museum of Science and Industry, or driving over to take his grandma to lunch. Yes, I imagine it's pretty much the same.

If I do have adventures, I'll be sure to bring along the camera so ya'll can come with me.

* Really fun things that I don't want to miss

5 comments:

towwas said...

RE: "Suddenly vacation sounds like a good idea..."

Are you telling me there are times when vacation *doesn't* sound like a good idea?

grrrbear said...

Actually, I meant for it to refer to the phrase "suddenly vacation" - implying that the last-minute nature of the vacation-taking made it that much more exciting.

Granted, it probably could have been better wordsmithed, but I was typing fast over lunch break.

towwas said...

Ah. "Sudden vacation"? Let us all be reminded of the importance of grammar.

grrrbear said...

You're probably right. I'll be sure that my secretary is properly flogged for her lackadaisical grammar-tude.

J.Po said...

YAY for VAY-CAY! Perhaps you should spend the time resting up for the late-July weekend of funk.