Wednesday, May 28

Thank you

It's been a tough couple of days trying to juggle packing, moving things to storage, moving things to the house, the job with the Festival, the online job..... I'm exhausted and was feeling rather mopey this morning as the movers shuffled our life together out the door in boxes. BUT I had some amazing phone calls today from people who helped cheer me up. For that and more, THANK YOU.

OK, back to work. No rest...yet.

Monday, May 26

Anyone else trapped in a movie today?

There's something strange in the air today. If I were living in a horror film, it'd be like the calm before the monsters attacked.... It's grey today and somehow the sounds of the city seem muffled by the grey, as if it's closing in on the city. People are acting strange on the streets....very strange. (there was a woman screaming in the streets today, which by itself wouldn't be too strange, but with the odd feeling in the air, her ranting about the visions and people in her head made it feel like David Lynch was running the show) Wonder what the deal is.

I'm going with a friend to see Indiana Jones tonight. I was shocked and not a little dismayed when I learned that two of my other friends have not seen ANY of the older Indiana Jones movies. Seriously. Did they live under a rock? And more importantly, can I help them see the error of their ways? Really, how have they made it all these years without the memories of cringing when the Ark melted the Nazis, or when the priest of that crazy cult pulled out the other guy's heart, or when Indy chooses "wisely" with the Holy Grail...? *sigh*

That's all for now. I'll let you know if I meet any purple people eaters on my way home.

Friday, May 9

Found the light at the end of the tunnel

So, basically, I've been enveloped in my job for the last 2 months. It's been quite an experience. Some fun, some confounding, some interesting....mostly time consuming. It's always interesting to come into a job and be an outside voice asking for efficiency and change. I think the comment i got most in answer to my questions was "Well, that's just the way we do it. It's the way we've always done it." It's amazing how afraid of change some people are. Grow a backbone people. Thank God for my assistant Vincent. We have worked really well as a team and it's been great to have at least one other person on the same page, who is able to laugh and who despises office drama as much as I do.

Anyway. The sun is shining in Seattle and I'm signing up for sculling classes. Miss rowing (did some in Boston on the Charles River - rumor was if you fell in the water you'd either grow a third arm or lose a limb) so I'm going to get back into it starting in July (the job will be over by then).

I'm also getting ready to move. My Soldier is going away and I'm going to housesit for one of the guys he works with. I'm really, really going to miss our water view and going to miss being in walking distance from grocery store, coffee shop, video store.... sigh. It all balances out with the money we'll be saving from not paying rent. Think we're going to start packing up this weekend.

Oh, and a little bus drama for all you who read my last blog entry. I was waiting at my Seattle stop and these 2 guys started beating on each other. It didn't last too long, but it was kinda bizarre.

Anyway. Need to get one more thing done so i can go home. :)