A vacation about nothing!

I’m doing the unheard of… I’m taking time off from work. Not only that, but I’m taking it as a… stay-cation. I am horrible at planning getaways and doing research for travel and accommodations and knowing what’s a good deal or where’s a good place to go, so I rarely go on vacation, not even for a long weekend. Unfortunately the office is just not leaving me at my best lately and I need some time away from it, even if that time is spent in my home city or apartment, the important thing is I’m not busting my ass to get into work for a little while.

The other night, I was out with friends for dinner and I wasn’t feeling in the best of spirits beforehand, and even after some good food, drinks and conversation, I was still pretty low. It was at that point, I realized I needed to just stop for a while. So even though it was completely short notice, I asked my manager for next week off. Being the wonderful and understanding person that she is–she’s been nagging me to take time off for ages now–she said sure. Just asking for the time off made me feel a bit better and now that a pre-vacation Friday is here, very little could derail that. Not that I’m sure the job won’t try, it always does, but come this afternoon I’ll be pretty care-free.

Come this evening… I think I’ll be ready for a drink! Anyone? At the very least, I’ll need to wash the word “staycation” out of my mouth. :mrgreen:

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6 Responses

  1. Bustersdad says:

    I will be taking my mini-vacation, I can’t use that “S” word, the week of Labor Day. I am referring to it as a mini-vacation because there will be less travel, less planning, and less stress than getting ready for a “regular” vacation. I hope you enjoy your time off and look forward to reading about your adventures–maybe it will give me ideas for my time away from the office. HAVE FUN!

  2. Mark S. Jungmann aka Laffingbuddha says:

    Heh. I like the word staycation, despite its over use. I start my own at the end of business today. Mine is for two solid weeks. I just hope I don’t become bored and lonely which often happens if I get too much time on my hands. Enjoy your week!

  3. lacochran says:

    Good for you! A day doing anything else is better than a day at work. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

  4. William Mize says:

    I know you don’t watch Corner Gas, but they were the INVENTOR of the staycation.
    If you want to watch the episode, here it is:

    http://tinyurl.com/5tm3or

    Now you just need to get your cooler full of mai-tai mix and your lawn chair and you’re all set.

  5. kyle says:

    This year was the first year I didn’t have a staycation, and I went to Texas, in the spring just before air travel got dramatically worse, and the folks helped with the tickets. Normally I stay in town. Favorite things to do: spend an afternoon at Murky Coffee in Clarendon; hit the NMAI, the Hirshhorn, the Sackler and the Freer; do shopping in the middle of the week in the middle of the day; people watch downtown (hurried suits look even funnier when you have the day off); hike the longer trails, also mid-week (Capital Crescent, WO&D, Rock Creek, etc.).

  6. Derrick says:

    Hey man, mine starts next week. Can’t wait. Planning on taking on the craziness that is my garage, and cleaning my gawd-awful room. How am I supposed to get hot boys over if it looks like it was hit by a hurricane? Hope you got well-rested and caught up on the DVR. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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