In the newspaper industry, it’s normal to work Christmas Eve, Christmas, any holidays, really, and weekends, so you learn to take advantage of time off when you are able.
I worked Christmas Eve and Christmas, so my “holidays” were just random days. Random works, especially this hectic time of year. It’s been really nice to catch up on all the things you mean to do but don’t have time for normally (cooking, setting up appointments, Florida Press Club planning — and yes, hanging out with friends).
My graphic designer friend Monica, her husband Kurt and I all went to St. Augustine. (Amir had to catch a plane.) We ventured over to The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, where a former co-worker of works as the vice president of media and marketing. (Isn’t it interesting how many fun, creative types you meet when you work in journalism?)
Unfortunately, she wasn’t there, but we enjoyed the museum. It had been moved up from Key West because the town’s more of a partying destination than family one I think it was a wise move. The museum was certainly packed and even had its own pirate! I especially liked how interactive it was.
We also went to Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort; toured two art galleries; ate at Pizzalley’s, my favorite pizza place anywhere; and took in the St. Augustine Nights of Lights. Altogether, it was a great day, and a great balancing act for working all of today!