May 02, 2003

can I go home now?

(sigh...) Another work-week has ended. Thank God! In two weeks I'll be leaving on a much-needed vacation. It's been over a year since I've had any "days off". Sure, I've taken my share of sick days, but those were taken because I was actually sick, and were spent either in a state of unconciousness or feeling ghastly and worrying about work at the same time.

But in two weeks I'll have a whole week to do as I please. At first I was planning on going to Vegas, and then road-tripping to Utah or Colorado, or some other rural location equipped with many dirtroads for backcountry driving. But now I'm thinking of sticking closer to home. I'm sure that has to do with the fact that I have zero dollars saved up for any sort of trip, but also, the road trips I usually take tend to be exhausting 2-3 day adventures where I drive 16 hours a day, by myself, listening to music at full blast, thinking deep thoughts, and taking in the scenery at 75mph. I don't think I could live through a week of that!

This time I want to unwind... completely. My weekends are far too short - it takes me almost two days just to unwind from the work week, and by the time that happens it's already time to go back to work. I have a short list of things I'd like to accomplish during my time off, but otherwise I just want to hang. I have a couple places I'd like to go: the beach, the Santa Monica mountains for a short hike... but I have no other plans as of yet. It's gonna be nice. And I only have 14 days left...

...if anyone has any ideas about daytrips in the general L.A. area (within 100 miles or so), I'd love to hear them.... post a comment!


posted by julie at May 2, 2003 07:06 PM


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