With the onset of the holiday weekend, I have Friday and Monday off, so I decided there was no time like the present to get the maintenance on my car completed. Ever since I started going to classes on the weekend, every other weekend is a complete wash, and I wanted to get the required things out of the way ahead of the weekend, so I focus on the rest of the weekend.
I attempted to drag myself out of bed at the normal time, but settled for an hour later. There's a TRX class at the gym by the house on Friday mornings that I rarely get to take because normally I would get to work afterwards when there is no parking left on base. It is not the best class, because it only lasts for 30 minutes and only 1/3 of the class is TRX, but something is better than nothing.
Back home for a quick shower and the next stop was for some coffee. I frequent the local Starbucks, which never ceases to amaze me about the volume of people buying coffee. This the begs the question of where is the trouble of the economy everyone cries about if there are so many people buying $5 cups of coffee? I know that it is not like that everyplace in America, but I'll wager that it is in a lot of places. When was the last time anyone reported a Starbucks shuttering a store because of lack of sales?
Last stop of the morning is to the local Kia dealership to get the oil changed on the old Saturn. This place used to be a Saturn dealership but the people and the service here keep me coming back even if the place is filled with Kias. They just spent the better part of the year rebuilding the showroom, and now that it is open, I almost long for the old waiting room that was off the lot in the used car building. There is just too much going on around the new waiting area, and the piped in CCM is as bad as a mosquito buzzing in my ears. I wonder if they would notice if I moved outside to wait…