Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Life of a transient

I have been dividing my time between:
Living with friends in Altadena, Long Beach and Santa Monica
Working in Long Beach 3 days a week, then working in LA 3 days a week
Adding to the mix will be school once a week in Huntington Beach, starting tomorrow

I'm here and there, back and forth, and all over Southern California.

It's been busy,
it's been fun,
life is crazy,
life is good.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Latest

Cousin Long has come and gone, and now I'm back to work and surfing couches. We had fun when he was in town. Just hung out, took him shopping (he was on a mission to find shoes), went to the movies, ate some chili dogs at Pink's, checked out downtown LA and Santa Monica and Little Saigon, etc. Good times, and he's growing up! Almost 18 and six feet tall. Boy, time flies.

Work has been great and I'm very happy with it right now. Registered for my Environmental Studies class, which will be starting up at the end of the month, and I'm looking forward to it. It will be a little weird, having been out of school for over two years and all, but should be interesting and fun--and I'll get to use and challenge my mind again!

Thank you so much to my wonderful friends--Micah, Wendy, Meghan and Liam--for letting me crash at their house while I'm temporarily displaced.

Oh, and remind me to tell you a funny little story about random coincidences and how small the world is! (just not tonight, i'm too tired...)


"The world belonged together like this. The pieces related to each other. There was no contradiction, deepest down. Complexity, yes, but not contradiction. Only connection." -Son of a Witch, Greogry Maguire

This is our current book club read, the sequel to Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. I'm only on page 57 of 329, and hope I can finish it before the meeting Tuesday. We've had about four months to read both books, and I had to wait until the week before the meeting to start reading. Yes, I am a procrastinator, I can't help it.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


"just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly." -anonymous

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Well, I've survived my first official day of homelessness, and it wasn't so bad. It's all thanks to Meg & Liam, though, who are letting me crash at their place while they're off adventuring on vacation. The reason why things have been so busy lately is because I've been trying to balance a new job, having cousin Long visiting from Switzerland, packing, moving everything into storage and figuring out where to be homeless. The weekend move was long, hot, and so very stressful. It didn't go smoothly, but it all got done, and I just have to say I don't know what I'd do without my wonderful friends. I can't thank Jake, Bennett and Ness enough for all the help they gave me, and especially for keeping me calm and grounded when things weren't working out the way they were supposed to. Thank you, thank you, thank you, I love you guys!

Since the packing and moving is over and done with, life will be settling down a bit. I've taken five days off work to hang out with Long, which is good because it's also serving as a little de-stress time for me.