Happy belated Fourth! My plans didn’t quite work out the way I had hoped. I went on a run in the sweltering heat yesterday morning (seriously, I thought the summers here were supposed to be mild), and when I came back my roommate let me know that she had decided to go on a spontaneous trip to NYC with some friends. I can’t really blame her. Watch fireworks with a near stranger or take a 4-day weekend road trip? But I felt a bit friendless nonetheless. There was no way I was going to go downtown or to the beach yesterday. I can’t even handle Fair St. Louis so the crowds here might send me into a conniption fit. So, I channeled my inner Tim Gunn and decided to make it work.
In this case, “make it work” ended up translating to “do a whole lot of nothing.” I did walk down to the downtown area of Jamaica Plain, which is full of a lot of cute stores and restaurants. Unfortunately, most of them were closed. But I got to treat myself to dog-watching and some rum raisin ice cream from JP Licks. Then, a quick run to Whole Foods for some dinner groceries, a ginger ale and grapefruit spritzer, and watching Bridesmaids for the 17th time. It wasn’t a bad day, but I’m looking forward to being more productive today: running some errands, watching training videos for work, and maybe sitting on the beach with a book.