He bought lunch at Kid Shelleen's, an establishment which I can describe only as "perfectly serviceable in every way for lunch." However, sitting outside on a perfect day like today with just the right amount of sun hitting me while I ate these AMAZING asian chicken faux-thai lettuce wraps, it was downright delightful. Besides that, my boss, as a human being goes, is a good egg and fun to yap with about what makes good guacamole, house remodeling, cgi scripting and such.
Anyway, here's the conversation lowdown (which is also the latest craze in country line dancing):
I'm being RIFfed as of 6/15. Since I'll be in SanFran on said day, my last official day will be this Friday, and I'll take vaca days for Monday and Tuesday. Rock!
I will get paid for all my unused vacation time. Rock!
We're looking at a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet severance package. Super-rock!
My old employer wants me back for phatty chunks o' change, so I'm gonna start back with them on either 7/5 or 7/12 or maybe if I'm feeling super-gluttonous, 7/19. Rizzock!
I will go on the big roadtrip with drjohn without having to work or worry about finding a job upon my return. It's pure roadtrip perfection!
From the time I return from said roadtrip until the time I start new job, I will suckle off the governmental teat and enjoy the unemployment benefits I have worked so hard to accrue. I will spend some quality time with my family, maybe do some boating with my dad, take my niece and nephew to a Blue Rocks game, just generally reconnect with folks.
I can't wait!
In other news, tomorrow morning people from the Cathedral St. John's Next to New Thrift Shop are coming over to whisk away John's couches and various kitchen equipment, as well as about 20 bags of clothes and kitchen stuff from me, too. It'll feel soooo good to dump all that stuff, knowing that it's going towards a good cause. On Thursday day I have a hot date myself with the Resale Shoppe on Philly Pike to consign my nicer clothes; they said they wanted them all to be freshly dry-cleaned before I drop them off. Uh, let's try freshly Febrezed, methinks. ;-)
Lastly, we've got dinner reservations tomorrow night at Moro to celebrate John getting through his big scary Radiology oral boards which he's taking between 7-10am on 6/9 (send good vibes). Anyone ever been to Moro? Does it rock?
What else... tonight I spent the evening cruising Roadside America trying to find quirky screwy things to see while roadtripping. Some enticing places (which I need to research a little more to make sure they're actually en route):
Roanoke, Virginia - Mini Graceland
Smithfield, Virginia - World's Oldest Edible Cured Ham
White Post, Virginia - Dinosaur Land
Angier, NC - Gourd Museum
Bailey, NC - Country Doctor Museum
Belhaven, NC Memorial Museum (featuring large, pickled tumors retrieved from the local hospital (the biggest weighs ten pounds and fills a ten-gallon aquarium), a ten-inch-wide ball of string, 30,000 buttons, a flea bride and groom (may be viewed with a magnifying glass), hideous ingrown toenails and cataracts)
Crystal Shrine Grotto in Memphis featuring "the Most Beautiful Head in History"
The World's Largest King Kong (Beaver, AR)
Shorty the Squirrel's final resting place (Shorty was a squirrel which people liked to feed in Tyler, TX)
Amarillo, TX - Huge Pair of Legs
Stonehenge II (Hunt, TX)
Toilet Seat Museum (San Antonio, TX)
The Valley of the Moon in Tucson (which actually sounds really wonderful, a la Pacem in Terris in Warwick, NY).
There's so much more I wanna see, but alas, I have to get back (red-eye, no less) for Knappuccino's.
Fortune Teller Miracle Fish today tells me that I am: A Dead One. Ha, sucker hardly moved. Must sleep.:-)