I have worked weekends for the last 6 or 7 years. It’s a good excuse to get out of things I don't really want to do and I could always take a vacation day to do the things I really had to do. Lately though, it was harder and harder to take weekends off because of our reduced staff at work, so I was kind of hesitant about what I was going to do yesterday because I was super excited to go the Rally for Sanity and/or Fear. I’m not usually a rally person, but this seemed like a lot of fun and I love watching Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I also had signed up to give blood at the Washington Capitals blood drive. So, I figured it was just going to be a long 24+ hour day and I'd just sleep on Sunday when I got off at 6AM before heading back to work at 5PM. As luck would have it, I didn't have to do that. I started a new schedule last week where I was off Fridays and Saturdays. It’s a strange thing to get used to but good timing.
My day off started with me leaving the house at 6:30AM to go give blood in Arlington. Finished about 8:30 and headed into the city. Parked at L'Enfant Plaza and walked over to the Rally. Had enough time to explore a little, get some fun free stuff, and head to our Special Guest Entrance.
Had tons of fun at the Rally, but I think it had a lot to do with the fact I was in the "Special Guest" section. It was pretty crazy in there, but from reports, nothing as crazy as the rest of the crowd. We got there about 9:30 and stood there till 3:01PM. It was a good show and a good message, "Listen and be reasonable."
So this is what people do on weekends. Guess I have been missing out on a lot. I better find something good to do next weekend too because I get an extra hour. It's a lot of pressure and stress finding cool things to be a part of, it was a lot easier just working.