Playing Hooky

Because this 3-day, President’s Day, weekend was just a tease, I decided to take today off as well from work.

[One day off and I find out single (and/or not so single) men in NY are being auctioned off… (see Michael’s post below for more details, ladies…) I forget how much you can miss in one day in NY.]

Meanwhile, wanting to see how the other half of the City lives, I wake up well after Noon today as opposed to my usual 7:30 am routine. Turned on my computer, but didn’t want to go near it as I didn’t have to. (This is how you miss out on things happening in your world.)

Had 2 cups of coffee leisurely, instead of inhaling it 5 minutes before running out the door – something I would do on a normal work day. Then, I decided to take a shower at 1 pm, the time most work people are picking up lunch to bring back to their desks. I know only because I’ve become one of those scary lunch types myself.

After a 35-minute shower, I made lunch and watched daytime TV. Sammie and Carrie on Days of Our Lives are still fighting over Austin. Lily is pregnant with Holden’s child (maybe?) on As the World Turns.

Bored with that, as I’ve seen it like 10 years ago, I decided to go to Macy’s and visit the makeup counter. (It’s free gift time at Estee Lauder!)

Shopping during the workday is whole new experience! No lines, no pushy customers, and what you need is actually in stock! And this was all at the H&M store in Herald’s Square.

I’m in love with this whole non 9-5 way of life. On the Manhattan-bound L train today, I looked around and realized I must not be the only one.

But, party’s over, it’s back to work tomorrow. The weekend’s 3 more days away, but then again who’s counting (besides me)?

3 Comments so far

  1. Ian Canino (unregistered) on February 21st, 2006 @ 8:42 pm

    Granted, I am still a student and haven’t followed the nine-to-five schedule on any consistent basis (with the exception of a couple month in summer). I thought at first I would enjoy it but it wreaks havoc on your social life during the week! :P Glad to hear that you got a chance to join the rest of the non nine-to-fivers today and you got to enjoyed a cup (or two) of coffee leisurely as it should be!

  2. Stella (unregistered) on February 21st, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

    Social Life?? What’s that again? :) No seriously, I’m a self-affirmed (is that a word) workaholic. I rarely take sick days or any days unless I’m traveling or hungover , but I decided I didn’t want to burn out before March of this year.

    Students though, have it best, except for the homework and exams… which if you don’t like to study, like me, then school kinda sucks. At least, you still have goals and a purpose, but you’re not chained to one schedule. Oh do enjoy!! 9-5 life will still be there… Once you join us, you’ll appreciate the meaning of Happy Hour, After-Hour or any hour that gets you away for a little while.

    Good luck in school!

  3. Ian Canino (unregistered) on February 21st, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    Haha.. You are certainly right about the 9-5 being there. And, yes, I will admit that I am not much of a studious person until exam period. Fortunately, this is my last semester in school before the bar this summer and Real Life©. Thanks for the good-wishes.

    Oh and hon… from the great philosopher of the 20th Century:

    Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it
    –Ferris Bueller

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