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I’d have a more relaxing day if I was at work December 22, 2008

Posted by Kimmothy in Holidays, Money, Shopping, The Man, Walmart.

Wanna see my to-do list for today? Sure you do!

1. Post office – What’s that you say about waiting til the last minute? Shut up. I thought I was going to be in Florida to hand deliver these gifts, but I’m not. And I’ve been busy. Shut up.

2. Pay cable and water bills. I suppose I could mail them, but I’m going to stop into my favorite thrift store to visit the girls there and it’s right across the street from the cable company. And I keep forgetting to pay the water bill, so I’m scared if I mail it, it’ll get shut off. It’s happened before. Sadly, our water bill is the cheapest bill we have, but I usually end up screwing it up somehow. And the City of Columbia’s website is so lame, you can’t pay your bill online. They’re in the process of trying to change that because everyone has been telling them how lame it is. But they haven’t changed it yet, so hello water company. That reminds me –

3. Put change in wallet for parking meters. It is because of this fair city I learned how to parallel park for real and not just fake it for my driver’s test. There are meters everywhere and they are strictly enforced. One of my most favorite things to do is put an extra quarter in when I’m leaving so the next person has some free minutes. Good parking karma is very important.

4. Bank. Have to deposit a Christmas check that came early from his dad. Last year he got me a Barnes & Noble gift card. Brian told him to just send us money this year. But I think I’ll stop at Barnes & Noble for a book anyway because I know that’s what his dad would want me to do.

5. The Deathstar. I swore I wouldn’t set foot back in Walmart until after January 1st, but the combination of having to return something, running out of garbage bags and toilet paper simultaneously and needing a few grocery items, well, there you have it. That is the evil genius that is the Mart – having everything you need at prices cheaper than the more civilized stores. Why didn’t I realize about the garbage bags and toilet paper when I was at Target two days ago? Because I’m an idiot.

6. Gamestop. This will be my favorite chore of the day. Brian had his PlayStation 2 stolen a couple of years back, when some asshole broke into his truck. He hasn’t missed it too much since then until now. He saw a commercial for this war game called Call of Duty and lost his mind. I thought about buying the PC version of the game, but the graphics are so amazing, our computer wouldn’t do it justice. I thought of getting him an Xbox or PS3, but then found many more things I could do with the four hundred or so dollars that would take. So I contacted all my gamer friends and asked where I could get a good deal on a PS2 and Gamestop was the suggestion. The store I’m going to is .4 miles from my house and has both the PS2 and the game. They open at 9:00. I’ll be there at 9:05. Yay, Christmas! I can’t wait to see the look on his face. Which is pretty much why I love this time of year so much. Well, that and candy canes.

I hope everybody has a fun and productive day. If you need me I’ll be standing in line somewhere.



1. iamheatherjo - December 23, 2008

Crap! I wish I’d have known you were going to the post office! I needed stamps. 😉

They locked me out of the lobby of mine the other night. The bastids. WHO DOES THAT?!?!

They are working on “alternate methods of payment” for our water/trash removal bill as well. Still not there yet.

2. morethananelectrician - December 23, 2008

Our psot office has a station for packages and you don’t even have to talk to a person…it is so cool and open 24 HRS. It is amazing.

I guess we have bills…my wife does that. I just work, coach kids, beat on kids and blog…oh yeah…and wash clothes.

Customer service at the Deathstar this time of yer was not a smart decision.

3. Kim - December 23, 2008

I kind of cheated and went to the campus post office, knowing it wouldn’t be crowded because all the students are gone. It was beautiful. And I’ve learned the secret of the Deathstar. Go before 9:30 in the morning and things are not nearly so bad.
But then I had to back to pick up a prescription at 5:30pm and it was like a scene from Dante’s Inferno.

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