Playing Hooky

by M. Lizabeth Currain

I called out of work today. I was supposed to go to the Processing and Distribution Center (it’s where they sort all the clothes that get sent to all the different thrift stores) in Long Island City today; but I called out. Problem one with going there is that I have to get up at 6am, in order to be there at 8. It’s not fun. I don’t like 6am, and 6am doesn’t like me. Anyways, I woke up around 5:30 with some sharp pains in my stomach and decided, “Hey! Fuck this! I’m callin’ out!” Turns out it was just gas (ha! so lady like) so I was basically fine by 10 and had the rest of the day to myself. I went for a 2 hour walk up and around my neighborhood. I ended up at the Cloisters. It was beautiful up there. Being up there made glad that I called out of work. Call out work if you can, that is my advice.

I’m having a hard time keeping a steady update schedule for this blog. I really want too, but like most things in my life, I lack the motivation. This is a problem.