I took a vacation day today. What the hell every happened to using vacation days to actually spend the day taking it easy?
The day began quite normally, with a morning walk, although the temperature was a bracing fifteen degrees, and with the hawk biting, I actually had to pull my watch cap over my ears. It was still good though â€“ except for having to constantly watch the ground directly in front of me to keep from stepping on the ice that was all over the farookinâ€™ place.
The next six hours was spent schlepping around a shopping mall. The crowds were tolerable, but it would not have been my first choice for things to do while on â€œvacation.â€ But, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Fa la la la la.
Next stop was, yes, the mondo liquor store to lay in the Christmas supplies. I also had to pick up some stuff for the Post. All together, it wound up being two shopping carts worth. They know me well at the mondo liquor store.
As promised in yesterdayâ€™s post, I picked up another bottle of 99 Bananas, and one bottle each of 99 Apples and 99 Blackberries (the store did not have 99 Oranges). I tried the 99 Apples, and it is more apple-y than the apple flavored vodkas I have tried (e.g. Friis, Smirnoff), which, again, could permit it to masquerade as something milder than apple-flavored vodka, when, in fact, it is higher in octane (99 proof) than typical vodka (80 proof). I like it fine.
Nothing like a restful â€œvacationâ€ day.