On the bright side, I made ridiculous money. People were in a GREAT mood. I'm thankful that at least if I had to work, I was downtown in the heart of the celebration. Let me tell you, it was crazy for a while. A lot of people actually opted to stay at our bar and watch the parade from TV even though it was happening RIGHT outside our doors. I didn't quite understand that. I was happy too because most of my friends who came to the parade stopped in to see me at some point.
But man, am I beat. My coworkers kept asking me if I was okay throughout the entire shift. Apparently I looked pale. But people at work tell me that ALL the time. I was actually legitimately concerned when my sister told me I looked pale today. She's not one to alarm me unless she knows I need to be.
It's hard working such a crazy day like today. I started working around 8 and went non stop until 6. Not quite a double or anything. But when I know I have to work that long, I don't eat. And most of the time I'm too busy to hydrate myself. I really have a problem with drinking enough water when I work. When you are in an industry like I am and you are prone to dehydration anyway, it can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes I catch myself becoming lightheaded out of nowhere.
After realizing that I would NEVER get home on the train, my brother came down in the car because he was going out downtown and I drove home. That took at LEAST an hour, if not more. It was not a pretty ride home. I was hurting, badly. Extremely uncomfortable, stomach pain, and spasms. But I made it. And I have two days off to recover and hopefully....SLEEP!
By the way, Chase Utley=Best speech ever.