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Staycation

So I haven’t written anything in a few days because I was on my staycation. A staycation is like a vacation in that you get time off from work, you relax, you do fun things, but you get sleep in your own bed at the end of the day. I’m lucky that I live in San Francisco and I was able to spend the last three days drinking and dancing and partying at Outside Lands. Most people don’t have the privilege of a major three-day festival a few blocks from their house, so their staycations involve a lot more yard work and trips to Home Depot. A staycation is a great way to take some time for yourself, to rediscover your sanity, and chill out without having to deal with all the hassles that come with planning a trip out of town. You don’t have to worry about locking the front door or forgetting your toothbrush. You don’t have to worry about transportation. A staycation is the ideal vacation for lazy people. It’s fun, it’s cheap, and you don’t have to think about work.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Forgetting Why You Requested Time Off

Every once in a while when my work schedule is posted, I’ll notice that I have a few consecutive days off. I work 5-6 days a week, so that usually means that I requested the time off for something. But I don’t always remember why I requested it off. My boss requires a few weeks notification for time off requests, and I don’t have a planner/datebook/calendar to keep track of important dates, and Facebook usually handles my appointments, so it will occasionally slip my mind if there’s not an FB event for it. But Facebook can still come to the rescue for when you forget why you request time off. All you have to do is make a status and say: “I requested July 5-8 off, and I can’t remember why.” Before you know it, you’ll have five responses reminding you about the camping trip that you planned at the bar. And it’s like a bonus vacation from your drunk self. Forgetting why you requested time off sucks, but at least you have time off now. Even if you can’t remember what you were supposed to do, you could always do something else instead. A vacation is a vacation, and a vacation always beats work.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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