Thursday night turned out even more fun than I expected. Worked the door for my friends' nonfiction reading series event, read a brand new essay during open mic (and didn't choke, and people laughed at the right parts), met some cool new people, went to the "afterparty" & drank delicious wine.
A friend I haven't seen since high school is vacationing about 1.25 hrs away. She's invited me to dinner tomorrow night. That $50 from my tax return that I couldn't decide how to spend? I think we have a winner!