Okay, not really vomit.
So, in retrospect, this past weekend was not ideal for a getaway - work has been a steady special brand of insane and little things needed to be done around the house. But I'd booked the trip almost 2 months in advance so nothing doing, I headed to the big city.
There are a lot of things you can say against working a 9-5 job- it's tiring, it's a monotonous routine, it doesn't leave enough free time, it's inflexible, etc. etc. But having the ability to take paid time off, guilt-free, with enough money to do some shopping *and* pay for a little sister's fancy meal? Well, that goes firmly in the "pro" column. I feel very lucky.