Tuesday, November 27, 2001

I have thus decided to drive across the country. Happily and thankfully and potentially disastrously, one or both parentals might well accompany for various bits of the trip. There are many details to work and much money to save up! It's gonna be an interesting trip, that's for darn sure. Friday and Monday were spent at this other temp job. It was interesting. I did more than just file. I highlighted. Woo!I can't believe it's almost the end of November and that Christmas is less than a month away and the way time has flown since June.

Saturday, November 24, 2001

Happy Post-Thanksgiving. My holiday was pretty quiet, not very exciting. I'm not a big Thanksgiving fan, mostly because of the ignored inherent racism, but also in large part due to the fact that I don't eat any Thanksgiving food. Last year I had two rolls and dessert. This year I really pigged out, with two rolls, a yogurt, and dessert. Whew, I was so full.

Yesterday I got an unexpected call to go to work, with the other temp agency. So, with the prospect of much-needed money luring me out of bed, I agreed. Yay.

Oh! More news regarding Julie's future. I finally got the information packet from Americorps. I am going to Maryland at the end of January, which we knew already. But now I have more details about what to bring and what's going to happen. Not the missions or anything, that doesn't happen til we get there, but the structure of things. They're gonna make us do a lot of physical training. Which, perversely, I am looking forward to. I need discipline to get off my butt and get active.

The car thing is my current quandary. There's no point in keeping it at home for ten months, and it would be wonderful to have a car in Maryland, seeing as how the campus is in the middle of nowhere. With a car, I can explore the entire Eastern seaboard, which I've never seen. So I should take the car with me. The problem is how to get it there. Driving across the entire country in the dead of snowy, blizzardy winter would be dangerous, especially as I'll most likely be on my own. Shipping it would cost way too much money. So we need to do some problem-solving, and quickly.

Friday, November 16, 2001

Happy Friday the 16th of November. I saw the Harry Potter movie this afternoon. It was pretty good. Especially for a book adaptation. Thanksgiving is next week, and I didn't even know it until yesterday. Time moves too quickly upon me, I get confused. They are showing the Buffy musical again tonight. Did y'all catch it last week? I liked it. Cheesy but in a good fun way. I am "proctoring" a test this weekend. Exciting, huh? At least it will get me out of the house for awhile.

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Good evening. It is November 14.

While out yesterday, I locked my keys in my car. Somehow they flung themselves out of my hand before exiting the vehicle. No idea. So I panicked for awhile. Then I sought the help of the University Police who were at QFC. One kindly decided to help me, and he successfully jimmied the door for me. Thank you, kind sir!! So today, I prepared to counteract any future stupidity. I plan on giving everyone I know a copy of my key in case I lose it (my key, not my mind. What's wrong with you?) or lock it somewhere useless again, and I have a hideakey thing too.

I was supposed to pick up a paycheck today, for my hard work of last week. However, due to somebody's oversight, they mailed it instead. So who knows when I'll receive it. Oh well, I should just be happy that I almost have some money. Yeah, that's right.

Oh! We have a serious winter storm on our hands. It has been raining for two days straight, and there is standing rain all over the roads and freeways. Thankfully, none of my families live near any of the local rising river. It's turning out like Hard Rain, but without Christian Slater. Thank goodness.

I made another trip to the King County Library, this time in Mercer Island. I had to call my mom, who is working in Utah (I heard someone call it Ootah the other day on the radio-funny! Like Canadia), to tell me where the Mercer Island Library was. I have been a library fiend recently, going like three times a week. God Bless Free Books. That's got to be one of my Happy Thoughts.

Tuesday, November 06, 2001

It's November 6. All of November is exciting for me because it's my birthday month. Woo. I can't believe how anticlimactically pathetic my birthday was. I'm forgetting it even more than usual. Sigh.Anyway, there is hope! I have found some work! It is temporary work, and thus not exactly my dream job, pretty dull actually. But this is what I decided: 1-it's WAY better than doing nothing; 2-it's DEFINITELY an improvement on continued barista-hood; and 3-it's paying me money, more than I've earned before at any job, and thus it's GREAT!

Thursday, November 01, 2001

Happy Birthday, Julie, I say to myself sadly, while a lone harmonica tinkles in the background. You know how cool I am? I have no one to celebrate with and I'm going to go to a movie by myself and then a restaurant by myself. Yes, I rock. Me and my rock-star life, we're superstars. I am twenty-two years old. That sounds like an intimidatingly responsible, grown-up age. Eek. At least I'm not 21 anymore, that age, to other, older people, is synonymous with a Dionysian instinct that I've never personally nurtured and/or found. So I don't have to answer to that. But whatever. There's good television on tonight, and that will be my big night IN.