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This was our last full day in Austin. Sheena had plans with Eva so Alex and I started the day with a trip to the post office. I had some button orders I finished on the road that I needed to mail out and Alex had a bunch of Lemuria shirt and record orders to send. Despite being thousands of miles away from home, being at the post office was oddly comforting.
After the post office we headed to the mall because I decided to buy an iPhone 4s. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while and I decided to treat myself to a new phone because I had just worked 80 hours in 6 days. Plus my HTC Droid Incredible had been acting up a little. When we got to the mall, there was a line outside of the Apple store which I quickly learned was just for people waiting to buy the iPhone 4s. I waited in said line for about a half hour until it was my turn.
The employee took my info and then I found out I needed the last 4 numbers of my mom’s social security number (I’m on a family plan with her). I tried calling her to no avail. I thought for a while if she had given it to me before, but I couldn’t remember it for the life of me. Then I thought of a way I could get it! My grandpa does taxes for everyone in the family so he would have it. I gave him a call and with a little digging he was able to find it. I gave it to the woman and all was set, until a notice popped up on her screen. Apparently my mom hadn’t paid her current bill yet and the account had to be paid up in order to upgrade a phone. Seeing as I couldn’t get a hold of my mom earlier, I decided to walk down to the Verizon kiosk and pay the bill since I had the extra money at the time. When I came back to the Apple store I didn’t have to wait in the line again which was nice.
But there was one problem. I had to start the registration process over again and I had forgotten my mom’s social security number. I tried several things but I couldn’t remember it at all. I tried calling my grandpa but he wasn’t answering the phone (I later found out that he had gone to a school function for my cousin right after we got off the phone). As a last ditch effort, I called my mom’s husband to see if he could find something around the house with the number on it. He couldn’t and I could tell the employee (a different one from earlier) was getting impatient. I decided to give up and come back the next day. I felt defeated. I also felt like an idiot for forgetting 4 numbers in the span of 10 minutes. I felt so bad for making Alex wait the whole time and I apologized up and down.
Feeling hungry and bored, we decided to go see Tower Heist at the Alamo Draft House. I think we were more excited about going to the Alamo Draft House than the actual movie. Getting to the theatre turned into a huge ordeal due to horrible traffic, glitchy GPS, and horrible Austin roadway systems. We finally made it and managed to see the end of the trailer for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which I’m really excited to see).
The Alamo Draft House is awesome because there are long tables in front of every row of seats and you can order food from your seat. I just got a soda and a basket of fries, but being able to get free refills without getting up is awesome. The movie was pretty good too. I’m a big fan of heist movies and while this was more on the comedic side, it was still good. After the movie we went back to the house and finished counting and organizing all the merch. Tour started again the next day so we had to get ready. I was having a good time in Austin but I was ready to hit the road again.
This was a very relaxing day, and it was much needed. I didn’t do much at all. I helped Alex with counting Lemuria shirts and then we went out to get burritos at Freebirds. It had been recommended to me a bunch and it definitely was really good. The only other highlight was meeting up with Sheena, Eva, Max, and Natalie for Indian food at Clay Pot. We had tons of food and it was all delicious. Max’s raves about the place were well deserved.