quite unexpectedly (although i had about a day’s warning), today i was laid off from the job that i’ve had for over a year. at first i felt sort of confused about how to feel, but i’m feeling pretty good about it now. i was completely miserable at that company, doing incredibly tedious, boring, not-at-all-what-i-want-to-do-with-my-life tasks, and i was planning to leave before the end of the year anyway, so this just moves things up a bit. and plus, now i get unemployment! all around, a win. plus i get to enjoy my vacation to argentina (i leave tomorrow!!) for real, because i don’t have to worry about coming back to The Job. word is there’s going to be a celebratory pub crawl when i get back in town. see pat for details.
since i was right by the mall to see ‘quantum of solace’ anyway, tonight i took advantage of the 7 for $25 sale at victoria’s secret (usually it’s 5 for $25 – it’s like two pairs of underwear for free!). after i checked out, the guy at the register handed me my bag and:
me: oh no, i don’t need a bag – i’m going to a movie so i’ll just put the underwear in tissue in my bag.
guy at register: ok
[he takes the tissue-bunting-ed underwear out of the bag and puts the bundle on the counter]
guy at register: [friendly/proudly] here is your panty taco.
me: [wtf??] uhhhh well, it’s more like a burrito really…
eric sent me this and…well. it shifts between adorable, disturbing, weird and crazy so quickly i don’t know what to think. if you only want to see the adorable part, maybe only watch the first few seconds?
today i purchased my tickets for the holidays and OH MY GOD am i glad that’s over. so many variables. so complicated. but – i’ll be home for a week around christmas, fly to NYC on the 30th to hang out with travis for new year’s, then i fly back to LA on the night of the 1st. whew!
yesterday i knocked out another item from my Big List Of Things to Get Done, and now i just have smaller less terrifying things left to do.
oh! the weekend! i drove up to san francisco (well, oakland) friday night and came back sunday night. i ate tacos or burritos (or quesadilla with mole) for every meal except my last one there (because i was kind of mexican-ed out) and it was fantastic. i went to the new california academy of sciences museum and saw some neat fish and cockroaches and an albino alligator. i saw ‘repo! the genetic opera’ which was good, but not as campy as i thought it would be, and thus not as great as i thought it would be. ian drove up and i had lunch with mike and met his girlfriend. all around, a good trip. also i got to see zump. and was introduced to ‘world of goo’ for the wii. and got to fiddle with eric’s awesome a/v setup. and petted cats in eric’s courtyard. and saw adorable kittens in berkeley. so yeah. i’ll be back.
best election ever! i can’t remember the last time i cared about politics or actually believed that things in this country could change for the better. i can only hope that everyone in the US, no matter who they voted for, will do their best to move the country forward, help neighbors and communities, and help to improve our standing in the global arena. congratulations USA!
thursday: cameron made pumpkin pies and toasted pumpkin seeds. some people came over, and we watched ‘the nightmare before christmas’. yay!
friday: walked 5.5 miles around west hollywood and hollywood. went to pat & asa’s, went to glen & kristina’s, walked to the street party, crashed some house parties, walked all the way back to pat & asa’s. the weho street party was definitely a spectacle, but now that i’ve experienced it, i think i’m good for the next….forever. the ‘death note’ costumes turned out pretty great though, and i’m already excited for halloween next year.
saturday: was supposed to go to the dia de los muertos celebration at hollywood forever cemetery, but ended up spening the whole day and night at morgan’s boss’s house. pool, hot tub, giant tv, cute dogs, awesome tacos, pumpkin ale. it was like a mini vacation and i was so relaxed when i left. then i got rear-ended on sunset so the inner calm was pretty much blown.
sunday: had lunch with maria and meghan, hung out at maria’s and watched ‘true blood’, went to elaine’s for ‘gossip girl’ and cocktails. ended up shockingly drunk after one martini. drunk-texted a lot of people. watched one episode of ‘gossip girl’ 2.5 times because i kept losing track of what was going on. finally sobered up enough to drive home and collapse into bed.
today: totally hung over but excited because my new macbook is delivered today! i can’t wait to hold it and stroke it and mercilessly test that ultra glossy screen. i have 14 days to return it, and i’m really hoping that screen is not too bad of an annoyance. also today – have to review my propositions and measures booklet and figure out which ones i will yea or nay tomorrow. and renew my car insurance. also probably take a nap.