I went to bed around 2am and I've been up since shortly after 6:30. It wasn't a straight through sleep because every time I was actually asleep, I was having nightmares involving work. God, I hate Chili's dreams.
Well, its only a few days before Christmas and I am no where near finished with my shopping. I wish I had some idea where all my money went. Oh right, I had a few times this month where I went out with friends and over all between shopping, eating and drinking, it was around $70. I should be able to finish this weekend. Unfortunately, the money for my shifts for the rest of the week, I will not be able to get my money immediately, but up to the day after. boo.
Last Friday was Anthony's Christmas party. Kalie had to convince me to go out since I was in a pretty down mood. We ended up taking the bus down to Manayunk, the next section of town over, and tried to follow the directions, but ended up walking to one end, to the other, then back again (literally) trying to find the place. It really doesn't help that the neighborhoods in philly have streets that end for blocks at a time, and begin again.
So we left Gil's around 10:15, finally arrived around 12:15. What normally should of been a half hour tops trip. Since we were originally intended to try to take the last 61 back, it didnt happen since that was only about 10 minutes after we got there. A bunch of my coworkers were there making it a more exciting time. It was amusing watching them all got hammered while I chose not to drink. Some of their faces were so surprised.
Anyway, after an amusing evening, Kalie and I finally left around 4 am, where arriving home I went promptly to bed. By the way, it was so nice to be the only one who was not hung over from the night before Saturday night.
Monday, I actually had the car. Gil couldn't put in his contacts due to an eye appointment in the evening. After dropping him off at work, I went up and picked up Andrea before going to the Oxford Valley mall. I had to go to Joanne fabrics to get some stuff for Gil to make for him. Went to the actual mall, then went to Red Robin for lunch. We were about to order when Avy called all upset saying that she got laid off and needed a ride home.
So we left the restaurant without ordering and I drove out to Street Rd to pick her and Xavier up. Since Andrea and I had still not eaten at this point, and had decided what we wanted to eat, we actually ended up at the Red Robin in Neshemamy instead.
After lunch, I dropped Andrea off since she had to go to New York City that evening, and was driving Avy home. We were about to descend onto I-95 when we heard a big crack and suddenly the car started to become really loud. Like modified exhaust loud. I pushed the car, not literally, to Avy's house and looked underneath. It turned out that the other hose attaching the muffler had finally corroded away. So the muffler now hung about 6 inches below where it should. I lifted up the car and try to see if I could jimmy rig it so at least it wouldn't hang down so low, but with no avail. So I headed back towards home.
But I did take advantage of being able to go to the Asian Nail Supply. I swear there is no consistency with their prices since nothing is marked. But I'm happy to see that they finally have jars of crushed shells and glitter.
Then I finally went and picked up Gil from work. After picking him up, I told him what happened and we just had to try to see if the car would make it back up to the Northeast for his eye appointment. It did. Its more that we have to be super careful not to go over any bumps or holes. We got dinner at 99 Steak house and I went into the clothing stores at Northeast Commons. I saw that Bare Feet Shoes has really super long flannel shirts similar to what I saw and liked in Ranzuki a few months back. I was excited, I can't wait to be able to pick it up. :)
Other than that, I literally worked the rest of the week. Double on Tuesday, close Wednesday dinner (with the afternoon filled with laying in bed watching trashy tv and pbs kids all day), double yesterday, and lunch today. oi. No wonder I'm having Chili's dreams.
urgh, maybe I can catch in a nap before going to work.