I had a bit of a rough start to the day, but it was pretty great in the end. I knew going into work that my access to the University's computers and internet had been shut down. I also knew that I wouldn't be able to file my timesheets so that I can finally get paid for the work I've been doing for the past month. On the drive in, I discovered my phone was dead, so I couldn't communicate with any of the people that I needed to. I was basically on media blackout all day, which turned out to be not so bad. And hey, I got some work done and my boss bought me a coffee cuz she felt bad that I was po'.
When I got home, I discovered that I didn't have my housekeys and I had no idea when Hugh might be home. But I knocked on the door in the hopes that someone was around, and Hugh's adorable face answered it. Well, his face and the rest of his body, too. So that was a nice surprise.
To cheer me up, he took me to the pub for dinner (mmm, fried foods). I tried crocodile burgers! They tasted like chicken but with a texture in between chicken and seafood. Not amazing, but I might try crocodile again in another form.
Then I went to finally cash in my WINNING ticket from the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is the nation's big horse race. It was held back in November and I did nothing to celebrate. But E and J went to the pub to place bets, and I gave them $2 to put on a horse called Jakkalberry. (Why that horse? Because his name was Jakkalberry!)
Jakkalberry actually had quite good odds, so it wasn't that surprising that he came in third! We calculated that I had maybe won, like, $4, $6 at the most. So I was a bit surprised when we cashed in my ticket tonight (yes, only 3 months later) and the girl handed me $31.40! Awesome!!! I'm not quite as poor anymore! I think I'll buy knitting needles...