Friday Fun! (On Tuesday!)
I realized that I missed Friday Fun last week, and given that my current read is pretty long and a lack of movie watching, I haven’t posted since Thursday. My bad!
I took last Friday off of work and had Monday off for President’s Day. Yay being a non-essential employee of a hospital! I spent Friday running errands, shopping, and cooking. I discovered a Stop n Shop that is closer to my apartment than the Shaws I had been frequenting, and let me tell you, their prices are insanely low! Plus they have more vegetarian options than Shaws does. I’m a total convert.
Although I don’t really observe Valentine’s Day (silly made-up holiday), it just so happens that mine and my boyfriend’s anniversary was this weekend, so we went out for dinner and pastries in the North End (along with the vast majority of the Boston populace, apparently. It was a Twilight Zone of couples, folks). It was lots of fun, plus he got me a Richard Alpert of Lost bobblehead, which will camp out in my apartment until things settle down at work.
Also this weekend, I paid my first visit to the Apple Store’s Genius Bar. It wasn’t for me; it was for someone else’s iPhone. I haven’t dared to bring in my baby, erm, MacBook, even though it does this freaky thing where it restarts if I close it. It took observing someone else using the Genius Bar for me to realize that they are totally awesome! They’re like librarians’ nerdy twins, and you guys should totally make appointments to use them. It was some of the best customer service I’ve ever seen. Just be sure to make your appointment online before you go, or you’ll wind up waiting a while.
For some bizarre reason, even though I had the longest weekend ever, my IBS decided to kick in on the first morning in 5 days I was supposed to go to work. I seriously actually wanted to go to work today, but it was not to be. Although I’ve told my boss about my IBS, I still feel bad every time I have to call in sick for it. It happens around once a month, and sometimes I wonder what that seems like to people who don’t have IBS. Do they really understand that I genuinely cannot come in to work? Do they think I use it as an excuse to slack? If any of you guys have any thoughts on how to discuss this with employers or coworkers, I’d appreciate it. I’ve informed my boss that I have IBS, but sometimes I wonder if that was sufficient.
Hope you guys enjoy your evenings. Don’t forget there’s a new episode of Lost tonight and a new Wolf Bite Wednesday tomorrow!