I ended up having to take the afternoon off ... Daughter #2 is sick (nasty bug that started as a head cold, ended up with her spewing from both ends ... glad nobody else has been showing signs of it), so The Wife asked if I could take Daughter #1 (who is off of school this week) to Chuck E. Cheese since we'd promised that we'd take her there when she was off. I had actually intended to get some writing done while I was there ... but they've re-arranged things there and there was less "independent play" stuff that Daughter #1 was interested in than before (the big ball pit was gone), and so Daddy was drafted into the "token dispenser" mode. I did win the jackpot (200 tickets) on one machine and got over 200 on another ... whoopie! ... so she at least ended up with some loot at the end of the day.
Came back via the grocery store. Strange thing happened ... Jewel was having one of their typical "buy one get one free" sale deals and I was in search of ice cream. ... a lady there (also in search of ice cream) overheard my discussing ice cream with Daughter #1 and said "I'm getting one of these ... I don't need TWO, and hate to just have the free one go to waste ... would you like me to pick one up for you?" I don't know if the 86 months with no paycheck is starting to show, or what ... but the only polite thing I could figure to do in that situation was to take her up on her offer! The only problem is that I only have ONE container of ice cream, instead of the TWO that I had envisioned. I guess I'll have to go back tomorrow (they have a killer sale on tuna this week ... 3/$1 ... and we're stocking up for the cat) if I want to fill the freezer with more flavors!
There. I did it. I wrote a typical L.J. entry. Aint ya all proud of me? Bah! Back to editing!