the highlight of my weekends is walking downtown to my local mello joy (coffee) with my laptop, getting hopped up on free refills and loitering around whilst i surf the internet (basically what i do at home and work, only the people-watching is much better). this morning i get there and the place is dead as a doornail. apparently there's a 5k race (is it a race?) going on downtown which mandates that businesses in the area be closed. i was irked when i got there this morning, having walked with my heavy laptop (it's outdated and weighs about 80 lbs.) in the cold. it's not THAT far away, but it's the principle. i burned calories and got unnecessary exercise for nothing.
if you're interested you can see a panoramic view of the actual place i go to.