Friday: the day of the week you used to anxiously wait for so you could get away from school for two glorious days and bask in your temporary freedom by making money and spending time with friends.
Well, now that summer has officially arrived and is in full swing, Fridays seem to have lost their former value. School is out for the next few months, so those seven hours of hell you used to endure five days a week are gone for a while. The weekdays don’t seem so bad during the summer, and you may find yourself wanting it to be Monday or Thursday instead of Friday (because you have Monday and Thursday off and you work on Friday). Basically, Fridays have lost their mojo that they used to have during the school year. They’re just like any other day of the week now– the phrase, “Same shit, different day,” applies now to Fridays during the summer (unless there is some super legit Friday-only event I don’t know about, of course).
That being said, today was a pretty lousy day overall. I had to be at work at 7:00 AM this morning, so I set my alarm (a seemingly rare thing to do during the summer) for 5:30 AM so I would have plenty of time to eat breakfast, shower and dress, and go to work, assuming that each of those three previously mentioned activities took a half an hour to achieve. I stayed up until around 11:00 or 11:30 P.M. last night, and waking up at 5:30 A.M. sucked. I smacked the snooze button, and rolled over for ten minutes. When it went off again, I smacked the other button to silence the alarm, anticipating that I would actually get up relatively soon. I closed my eyes for what seemed like a brief moment, and then looked at the clock. The clock read 6:26 A.M.
I instantly sprang out of bed after seeing the time, muttering a slew of obscenities while running to the bathroom so I could take the world’s fastest shower. I showered very quickly, got dressed even quicker, grabbed a Pop-Tart and a Diet Coke and ran to my car. I sped all the way to work and arrived five minutes early. That was probably the best news a clock informed me of all day until later when my watch later informed me that it was time to leave work at noon. Work was a relatively boring and painless event, aside from being forced to stand for five hours when all I wanted to do was go home and sleep. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, noon arrived and I left work. I sped home, and spent the next two hours lazily lounging around the house. The rest of the day was fairly uneventful aside from a quick trip into town with my mom, where I was allowed to drive her awesome convertible.
So today sucked, basically. I didn’t get to see my friends, and I really didn’t do much of anything. It was another uneventful day of summer vacation. I would consider using the word “wasted” when describing today, but I did make some cash today, so it wasn’t a completely unproductive day. There’s still a lot of summer left to go, so I can’t let a day like this keep me down.
Tomorrow is going to be quite hellish. I have the ACT in the morning and then work shortly after the ACT. Fortunately my work isn’t too far from where I’m taking the test, so I should make it to work on time, assuming the test doesn’t end after 1:30 P.M. because of some unforeseen delay. I doubt that will happen though, because these tests are regulated to Nazi-strict standards that require them to start at certain times and end at certain times, ensuring that there will be no delays.
Knowing my luck, something will happen. 😛 Anyway, wish me luck on the test. I’m going to go finish reading my Last Minute Study Guide for the ACT book and go to bed. Good night!
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