Today I got the sweetest e-mails from several of my former (former!) co-workers.
T-West sent me the coolest Top 10 list of why she loves the Monkey. (I actually got a little teary-eyed reading it.) Both Perfecta and Talksa sent me several e-mails with sad emoticons. And Pescado lamented the fact that he had to go buy cigars by his lonesome.
Ironman asked, "So what did you do today? Whatever it was, I'm jealous."
Well, it turns out, when you get up around midday, you don't really get much done. Here was my mundane (but relaxing) day:
11:30 a.m. Wake up. Ha!
1:00 p.m. Meet Jen for lunch at Yorkshire Grill. Clearly the highlight of my day.
Jen ordered the Yorkshire Special (turkey, pastrami, swiss cheese, cole slaw, dressing), while I had the New York Special (same sans turkey -- it's pretty much #19 at Langer's).
As we always do, Jen and I swapped our latest firm life stories, good and bad. I love my lunches with Jen because it's so wonderful to talk to someone who gets it. As well-meaning as some people may be, it's difficult for them to understand just what firm life entails. It's great when you have a friend like Jen who knows exactly how you're feeling, yet is removed enough from your particular situation to have a fresh take on things.
I enjoyed my sandwich, although my heart belongs to Langer's. Nevertheless, I would still go back to Yorkshire Grill for the sake of convenience. Sandwiches range from $7 to $9, and service is fast and friendly.
Now back to my "schedule."
2:30 p.m. Deposit check at bank.
2:40 p.m. Pay mortgage in person at another bank.
2:55 p.m. Pick up Mr. Monkey's dry cleaning.
3:05 p.m. Pick up mail downstairs.
3:07 p.m. Sit on couch, watch recorded TV, play on Internet.
3:30 p.m. Send e-mails to old work friends.
3:34 p.m. Repeat activities from 3:07 p.m. Add glass of iced coffee.
Since then, I've been sitting in pretty much the same position. My ass is going to be huge at the end of these two weeks.