The day started out bad and went downhill fast. I will say this, though--It was a beautiful, warm, pleasant day (nature-wise).
First of all, I had to get up earlier than usual, a bad thing in and of itself, because I'm definitely not a morning person. So I got up, at like 6:40, and went to take my shower. The towel closet was empty, so I had to use what was at the bottom: a very thin, old, not too absorbent towel. Then, when I went to get in the shower, the water was way too hot, so I turned it down a little to preserve it, because the hot water runs out fast in our bathroom. I got in the shower, and five minutes later, the hot water runs out, despite my preservation efforts.
I finish getting ready, then go to the orthodontist appointment I had gotten up early for. They adjust my braces, and I leave with a sore mouth. On the way down 250 South, on my way to get onto 64 so I could go to school, I get pulled over and given a speeding ticket for going 71 m.p.h. for about five seconds in a 55 m.p.h. zone. Did you get all that?
So I'm miserable by now, trying not to cry because it's a stupid thing to do over a speeding ticket, even though I can't afford my insurance as it is, and I decide, "You know what? I don't want to have a lousy day, I want to have a good day." so I force myself to fake a smile, thinking it would help lift my mood, and I also made myself sing along to the music I had playing. It worked, and by the time I got to school, I felt a lot better. Still not 100%, but better.
I go to first period, where I get heckled by people who don't know what they're doing but think they do, and then went on to English after getting chicken balls with Cheddar from the cafeteria. I say chicken balls, but really it was popcorn chicken. I just like chicken balls better, because it brings up some great visuals. Anyways, while I was in English class, I got called down to the office. Apparently, Mrs. Loser wrote me up for skipping class on Wednesday. No word on whether she wrote me up for doing the same thing on Friday. So let's recap the bad stuff:
- Got up early
- Had to use a thin towel
- Shower went cold on me
- Went to the orthodontist
- Got a speeding ticket
- Got heckled by stupid Freshmen
- Got in-school suspension tomorrow for skipping Wednesday
One thing led to another and finally it was 5:00, time for Shorty to leave and Paws to arrive. I think today was like the most productive day I've ever had at work, because I juggled doing shipment with following the Pac 10, something I've always had trouble with. And there's another thing: I did actual work. Not the whole time, mind you; I mean, I worked while Shorty was there, but once Paws arrived, I finished the shipment and went back into slacker mode. I did still pay attention to the customers, though. I hope we got secret shopped.
So at one point, Paws let me go get food. I got a #1 with Dr. Pepper from Chick-Fil-A, and one of the guys behind the counter gave me a quarter because I only had a $5 bill and no change, and the total was $5.22. So I got my food and went back to work. I finished my Dr. Pepper and got a refill, and by the time I was halfway through with it, I was feeling the effects of the Caffeine on my system. It's never affected me that way before, but I got so weird! I couldn't stop moving, and I was bombarding Paws with disjointed mile-a-minute monologues that made both our heads spin. Precious came in an hour early to pick me up, and he had a bouquet of tulips for me from Mom and Dad, because they knew I was having a completely unlucky day. It was really sweet, but I was way too buzzed to fully appreciate it at the time. I do now, though. It's awesome.
So now, let's recap the good stuff:
- It was a beautiful day
- I sang along with Ashlee Simpson on a magical, musical joyfest journey of a lifetime
- I ate chicken balls
- I made a new friend (Shorty)
- I followed the Pac 10
- Somebody at Chick-Fil-A "spanged" me
- I ate a really, really good dinner
- I remembered Paws' exact coffee order (Tall nonfat light-whip decaf peppermint mocha)*(actually maybe it's not decaf, I can't remember now...dang it)
- I got a caffeine buzz
- I got TULIPS!
Oh yeah, and Paws half-mooned me. Add that to the top of the list of good things. Haha just kidding.