The incredibly cool company I work for had a "kidnap" yesterday, in which they loaded all 300+ employees onto buses at 12:15 and took us to an entertainment complex and mall. We each got a $100 gift card that we could use to play video games at the party location and/or go shopping. There was an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, so you could also choose to sit on the patio drinking, snacking and chatting all afternoon.
Party pooper that I am, I weighed my delicate stomach and 6:15 vocal lesson against the alcohol supply and decided that it would be best to keep the drinking to a bare minimum. As soon as I read through the list of businesses enclosed with the gift card and discovered that they had a Converse store, I knew it was going to be all about shopping.
Accompanied by a friend who is due to give birth pretty much any day now, I walked the outdoor mall and popped into any shop that caught my eye. I got two pairs of sneakers (buy one, get one half off...using someone else's money!) and eventually decided to keep the last $40 for a later shopping trip or perhaps a dinner sometime.
Today, half the company gets the day off and thus a four-day weekend (I'm working because I chose to take my four-day weekend over Memorial Day), so it will probably be very quiet at the office. That's good because I have a LOT of work to do.
Tonight we're doing some recording and planning to take a break to go to our favorite pizzeria for dinner. Saturday is open and I hope I can rouse myself to complete some serious housework of the closet cleaning, cupboard straightening and basement mopping variety. The Cowboy is spending the weekend with us and we're going to the rodeo on Sunday morning and afternoon to watch him compete. We have a party to go to on Sunday night and another open day on Monday. Whee!
Have a great weekend, everyone.