Happy Humpday! Here we are at the midpoint of the week, 12 days deep in the month, and just shy of halfway through this challenge. Today was good and today was different. Let me preface the rest of this entry by reiteratin the mission and goals of our “Month in the Amazon”: if we need to buy something it has to be purchased through Amazon as possible. At the end we will identify the shortcomings of Amazon’s services and what gaps would need to be filled in order for someone to be 100% relient on them. Depending on your lifestyle, not everything can be provided by Amazon. Today was the first day we had to face this fact.
We broke the streak over lunch. Today was the birthday for one of those friends and we decided to corral a few people together to celebrate over some Indian Food. After 12 days of not eating at restaurants it was glorious. It was also weird to pay for something and not have the Amazon app open. Regardless, it was worth it to see friends, celebrate, and to prove that we haven’t lost our minds just yet.
The second phase of our Wednesday brought us face to face with a networking happy hour. As it happens, the draw to arm yourself with a little liquid courage snuck up on us. Whether we actually needed to buy drinks to blend in, or if we just wanted to make the most of one day of non-Amazon purchases, we went ahead and grabbed our libations.
Fear not! Post mixer, we still went home and dined on our leftovers from the beginning of the week.