1. Waiting tables on Mother's Day Night proved to be as fruitful as I would have hoped. I made enough to almost pay off a very old parking ticket that I just found out about so I can get my tags renewed next month. So many bills right now...
2. Towson Trader Joe's continues to disappoint me. First, they discontinue everything that I love, from the dearly departed salmon jerky to the craberry vanilla fiber cereal to today's caramel yogurt. Secondly, those new bags they use in their checkout lanes are cheap and break every time I use them. Thirdly, those said checkout lines no longer have free samples. For a place that's ridiculously busy nearly every time I visit, it would be nice to see them not cut corners all the time.
3. I was happy, however, to see that they're finally removing those escalators in favor of stairs in the complex that houses Trader Joe's, Barnes & Noble, and Bally's. I still had to take the tiny elevator today, but hopefully those stairs will be done soon.
4. I'm heading to a concert on Wednesday night (I think) - Todd Snider and Dan Bern. Two of my all-time favorites, playing togther. I need some great live music right about now, and really look forward to the show.
5. Tomorrow, I've planned a rather involved stations activity for the closing of Their Eyes Were Watching God. A project, an essay, and the stations activity, then the film version after the HSA. I watched the film today, and was pleasantly surprised - it's a much better adaptation than I would have expected, right up there with Of Mice and Men on the list of great literature adapted into great movies. I'm generally disappointed, as most people are, to see novels I love turned into movies, but Halle Berry and Oprah Winfrey really outdid themselves here.
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