TGIF, For Real

What does TGIF mean when you don't have a 9-5, Monday-Friday job? It means you wish TGIF to your friends who're still doing a 40 every week in cube land. You send them good vibes and joy knowing they'll have a tiny bit of freedom for a couple of days that will go by way too quickly.

Friday has become the day I make sure I get all of my errands done before the weekend. Doing errands during the week is mind blowing. I never knew. How could I? Parking isn't a problem, no bumper baskets in the store, and no lines at check out.

I've discovered, at least in Austin, the sweet spots for getting errands done during the week. Go to the grocery store Tuesday-Friday (they're out of everything on Mondays after the weekend rush), 9:30-11:30 and from a little after 2:00 to almost 4:00.

But it's not just grocery stores. Go to the Apple store on the weekend: it's a mass of humanity, you have to sign in to get someone to help you, you have plenty of time to play with the new products (I am not wearing a watch, btw, says the woman who will probably be wearing an Apple watch in three years and can't recall what she did without it). Go to get an iPad at 10:20am on a Tuesday morning: you're in and out in 20 minutes. That includes the whole set up thing and looking for a cover. Honestly I wanted to stay longer.

So TGIF my friends in cube life. T.G.I.F.