Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lady of Leisure, Day One

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.

Yummy! This is a great downtown destination for office folk when you don't have the time to make the short drive or train ride to Langer's.

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.


  1. I think it's way cool that you are taking some time off to just decompress and do nothing.

  2. say hello to "the spread." I keed, I keed! someone is just a little bitter.

  3. the one thing I'm SOOOOO incredibly jealous of: you waking up at 11:30am. Oh how I love me my sleep! Congrats on making it to your last day at the firm!

  4. I love our lunches, too!! Thanks for meeting up on such short notice! It was definitely the highlight of my day, too!!

  5. Sounds like a great day. Plus, it's only two weeks. Sleep and lounge while you can

  6. Yup. I'm jealous. I've never been a lady of leisure. Sounds cool. :)

  7. Did you put the lotion in the basket?

  8. aww i miss the trophy wife schedule. Boo to work! but you'll be bored in a week and a half :)

  9. TOTALLY thought of you today. I had lunch with an account...they took me to Tiara Cafe!!! I had no idea it was so close to them. we walked! I loved it. Just thought I'd let you know. :) How come I even looked for you when we walked in? haha!

  10. Enjoy every moment of these ass growing 2 weeks! They'll go so fast! Yeah to having a break!!!

  11. YAY! i'm caught up!!

    (that comment had absolutely nothing to do with this post, but whatever)


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