Today started out great. I had breakfast, went for a 4-mile run, showered, and ate lunch with my parents. I was feeling accomplished, but little anxious to get out of the house and go somewhere. The parents wanted to get some work done at home, so I figured, I could be independent, right? I have a GPS and a portable computer, so I’m pretty much set to go wherever I want, or at least thats what I thought. So, I grabbed my bag and my keys and set off to go do work in some “hip” location in Uptown. Little did I know, I had left my wallet in my smaller purse upstairs in my bedroom. However, of course, I didn’t realize this fact until I was in line at Uncommon Grounds Coffee Shop practically salivating at the prospect of slurping down their famous chai latte. So, when I realized I was penniless, although, fortunately not “checkbookless,” I kindly asked the girl at the counter, “Do you take checks?”
“No, sorry.” Ugh…. it figures. Stupid outdated currency. So I called up a friend who suggested going to a grocery store. They usually take checks and will give you cash back. Perfect. So I remembered the Lunds that I passed by a mile or so back, hopped in my ..ahem… perfectly parallel parked car, and scooted on over to the supermarket. I browsed the aisles a little until I picked up a perfectly ripe peach. Maybe this won’t be so bad after all, I thought. I have a healthy snack now and there’s a Dunn Bros. just around the corner, which offers unlimited free wifi, unlike Uncommon Grounds one hour free policy. So, I marched up to the counter where a very nice employee named Derek assured me that it would be no problem to get cash back with my purchase, until, of course, he realized I had no ID to show for my check. He called over the manager who suggested he hold my one peach so I could go home and grab my ID. Mr. Manager, don’t you see, the only reason I bought this stupid 61 cent peach was so I didn’t have to go home to get my wallet! Goodness. He agreed to let me use a check without ID for the peach purchase, but said I couldn’t get any cash back. I agreed and wrote a check for 61 pathetic cents.
Next, still optimistic, I walked over to Dunn Bros. Coffee. They might take checks, right? Wrong. There was a big old sign by the register informing me that, in fact, they did not take checks. So my plan to get out of the house and experience something new failed miserably. My last ditch effort to make something out of my drive was to work at the library. I typed it into the GPS, drove 1.2 miles, only to realize that, yes, it is Sunday and the library was closed. The free parking downtown should have been my first clue. So anyways, I drove home, and now I’m here, eating kettle corn from the bag and fantasizing about that chai latte that could have been. Ahhh #firstworldproblems.
But now that I’m posting, I might as well share with you my latest design project: a logo and website for my mom! She has decided to start teaching some quilting classes from home and needed some help coming up with some posters to put up around town. I suggested she put together a simple wordpress site where people could get some more information and sign up for classes and she agreed…eventually. Anyways, this is what I came up with! The website is still in the process of being completely finished, so I’ll hold off on posting a link to that for now.