6.22.2009

I miss you.

I had my first day at my new job today. I am so happy!
The pros:
- I only have to work four days a week.
- I watch videos with different educational content all day.
- Then to make sure I comprehend said videos, I transcribe, edit, code, and listen to them again.
- I take a mandatory hour-long lunch every day.
- My commute to work is ridiculously scenic.
- The chair is much more comfortable than the chairs at my old job.

The cons:
- I don't know anyone there yet.
- The headphones combined with my glasses gave me a headache. I'm going to bring different headphones tomorrow that should fix the problem.

That's it! I think I will really like it there.

I went to a bunch of social functions this weekend. I think I overdosed on socializing. Some pictures:






I was planning on going back to aikido today. I nixed that idea for several reasons. One is that I have to pay out-of-pocket for my insurance the next three months and am trying to cut down my expenses. Another is that I've sworn off my bike after today; I spent twenty minutes wrestling it onto the bike rack this evening. A third is that someone virtually said something to me that made me feel really bad about myself and my social skills, so I am embarrassed to face this person (I have a thin skin; so sue me). A fourth is that it's still far away from my new apartment and even further from my new job. :(

Did I mention that C originally found me the online posting for this new job? THANK YOU!

6.14.2009

I LOVE MY HAIR

Much better now. C and I worked on it with scissors and a razor, and now it looks pretty good!



We had a nice weekend full of sleep! I could probably sleep twelve hours a night given the chance. We watched some movies and went to a potluck, where we played some improv games. I made a homemade baguette and a kalamata olive dip. They were pretty much gone by the end of the night.

6.12.2009

I HATE MY HAIR

I hate it.


I totally feel for this kid.

I'm getting it fixed tomorrow. I will call every salon in the Bay Area if I have to in order to get an appointment tomorrow. I fixed what I could with my dull pair of haircutting scissors, so now at least it doesn't look like a droopy mullet fail. Now it just looks like a droopy bob fail. I don't understand how a request for an angled bob (slightly shorter in the back than in the front) turns into a mop that is two inches longer in the back than in the front. Maybe the hairdresser I was seeing was only good with long hair.

I am mad, if you can't tell. Especially since I paid a lot for that guy.
Once it gets into a style I actually want, I'm sure I can upkeep it. It's just molding it into that style that presents a problem for me to do. And right now, it just looks a bit too thick, a bit too flippy, and a bit too frizzy, too (but that could have just been the way I blow-dried it).

But moving on. Tonight I am home alone as C attends an A's vs. Giants game in the city. I watched CSI: Miami and played with Sadie. My appetite is practically nonexistent today.

The good news is I only have one week (five days) left at my job! Then it's on to my new one. I am looking forward to it (but only if I have a haircut that will make a good impression). Complain complain complain.

Complain to me if you want. Really. I deserve it. And I'll listen to you, I promise.

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Oh, if you want to see our Hawaii photos, the best I can do for you is give you these links:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2027488&id=1297818869&l=09c78edc6a
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2027490&id=1297818869&l=8077638fcf

6.11.2009

Been a long, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lone-ly time.

OK, I'm sorry. I have totally neglected this blog. I've had a lot going on:

1. Landed new job with Academy of Art University. Less cushy, more purposeful. Start 6/22. Anyone want to donate to my 90-Day Insurance Fund?
2. Went to Hawaii. Helicoptered, hiked, snorkeled, swam, luaued, sunbathed, and generally enjoyed the sights and sounds of the beautiful island of Kaua'i. Pondered whether all the consonants washed overboard during the ancient Polynesians' canoe trip. I tried to upload pictures last night, but Blogger wouldn't let me. I'll give you a link to the Walgreen's photo album instead once C uploads it.
3. Got fat. Diet and exercise program on the relaunch. Maybe I'll try to keep track of it on here to add some sense of accountability.
4. Entertained numerous guests. It's nice to be at the new apartment without anyone else here.
5. Got ugly haircut. This was just today, so it might be better once I style it myself. You know how they always do it weird at the salon.
6. Started Accutane. Shut up, I know how dangerous it is, but that's why it's a last resort. And it is mine.

I think that's it. More regular updates (and possibly photos... you know, if you want) to come sometime soon.