so my irises at work are pretty much dead (i threw them away as a matter of fact). i think there's this regal beauty in a shriveled iris flower. it reminds me of aging, how we're beautiful when we're young and fresh, but as we age, we lose our good looks, we get shriveled, yet if you look hard enough, you can see the original beauty in anything that's tarnished and old. these dead iris flowers have actually taught me a valuable life lesson.
during lunch i went to fitcorp to freeze my membership for the 2 weeks that i'll be on vacation. it was complicated, the girl was throwing all these numbers at me. i'm definitely canceling my gym membership. i've only gone a dozen time in the almost 3 months i've been a member. i just don't have the time. not that i don't exercise, i do some running (although my noontime runs seem to be in jeopardy as the bosses are cracking down on office inefficiency aka slacking). i have to cancel my membership as soon as i come back from vacation otherwise they'll charge me $69 for the month of november. gyms are such a scam. when i get my own place, i'll have a little area where i can do some free weight work and that'll be it for strength training. you don't need nautilus machines and cardio workout you can do by running or biking.
when i got home my parents helped me pack up my luggage. i'm bringing two suitcases with me to istanbul, a smaller case fitted inside a larger case. when i come back i will have two cases, the larger one being able to carry some of the souvenirs i intend to buy while i'm in turkey. i'm planning on getting a small rug if i can and roll it up and stuff it into the larger suitcase. my father also wants me to investigate any sort of interesting teapots, since my parents own a cafe.
tomorrow morning: visit the camera store to buy a small tripod and a lensepen, and stop by a bank to cash out some money for my trip.