I’ve been feeling depressed again lately. Now that it’s officially colder fall weather, I’ve been having trouble getting motivated to do much of anything. Before the race on Sunday, I did feel some motivation to get out and train for it. But now that it’s over, I just feel like staying inside and hibernating.
I keep postponing my deadline to get my online retail store up and running. First it was supposed to be September 1st and then October 1st and then November 1st but something always came up that got in the way. I hate being such a procrastinator. Now I’m thinking that I should just give up for 2014 and just aim for 2015. That’s the ultimate in procrastination for me.
Long Transit Ride
I couldn’t get anybody to go with me for lunch on this mystery shop today. First of all, I didn’t give people much notice and then it is pretty far away. Nobody wants to spend the extra time going there and back just for lunch.
I considered driving and then thought that since I wasn’t really making any money from this, I shouldn’t waste my gas. If I’m working on a movie, then I’ll drive because at least I know I’ll be getting an 8 hour minimum. I considered running there but then remembered the exposed highway on the way that might make it too dangerous.
So I took transit. By myself. The bus was pokey and I had to get off to transfer to a train. From there, I had to wait 20 minutes before I got another bus. At least it was nice and sunny out. The last bus ride was not that long, I probably could have run it if I knew where I was going.
When I finally got to the restaurant, I was surprised to see that it was packed and that I’d have to wait 20 minutes. I never thought that a suburban restaurant that seems to be out in the sticks would be hopping busy on a Wednesday afternoon for lunch, but it was.
When I got seated, I was a little dismayed to see that they seated me at a large booth table. You could have seated 8 people around it. I’m not sure why they did that. I wondered if they might have guessed that I was a mystery shopper and wanted to keep their eye on me.
The lunch went well. Aside from a few minor issues, most everything was fine. I got to order a larger entrée because there was just me as opposed to the usual shop, when I have to order two entrees, up to the same maximum amount. I was glad that I was able to do this shop before the end of the month.
I went home to check my machine and computer before setting out again for downtown. I thought I’d be able to use my bus transfer but it had just run out of time. It was a nice day for a run so I ran downtown.
Free Movie Preview Screening, Nightcrawler
My friend gave me a free movie preview screening for Jake Gyllenhaal’s movie, Nightcrawler. It was delayed because there were so many people for the preview so they had to open a bigger theater. I was a little worried because when the movie is over, I have to write up my mystery shop report as soon as I get home.
It was a different movie and Jake Gyllenhaal gave a really good performance. He played creepy sociopath really well. Rene Russo was also in it and did a good job. Two hours later and I was heading home. I started in on my mystery shop report as soon as I got home and I was glad that it only took me two and a half hours to complete.