June 3rd, 2008
I love Ellen. I think she's my favorite person in the world.
Anyway. I've been doing okay, better I think. I have a job interview today, but I probably won't get it, as it's a "group interview" with a bunch of people interviewing at the same time. But we'll see. This past weekend Henry and I went into the city and went art museum hopping, which was fun. We went to the Hirshhorn, Corcoran, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Holy crap. The headquarters are right in D.C., and they have a museum right behind it. It was incredible. They had an exhibit about the wastefulness of Americans. There were sculptures outside the building made out of trash in the shape of people. Genius! The photos inside were absolutely amazing. The best photographers in the world work for NG, and I saw some of the actual photos in real life. Also, in one of the exhibits in one of the museums were photos from the last 19th/early 20th century were photos from some of the most famous documentary photographers in photography history. I studied them in school and now I saw them with my eyeballs! Amazing. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorthea Lange, Paul Strand, etc. Anyway, I saw a lot of cool stuff. I was especially impressed with the Hirshhorn. Beauuutiful art.
Afterwards we ate lunch at a little place called Java Green, my new favorite restaurant in the world. All vegetarian, mostly vegan. I had the Temptation, a tempeh, spinach, avocado, tomato, soy cheese, and some amazing indescribable sauce on whole wheat bread. With an organic fresh fruit smoothie. Yummmm.
Henry and I ate some magic mushrooms the weekend before that, which was fun. We laid outside in the grass mostly. We fed the squirrels like we always do, but this time they took peanuts from our hands! They are our pets.
Chase came to visit a couple weeks ago, which was nice. Except she reminded me of Boone and how much I miss it! Garrr. For those of you in Boone, appreciate it, kiss the ground, and send me pictures.
Someone from my past who I had a falling out with (in the worst possible way) messaged me the other day. I haven't talked to her since I was 19, even though we used to be really close for a long time. Anyway, she messaged me to apologize, which was such a relief. I've gotten over the drama of what happened but it still bothered me from time to time that we never came to any closure over the whole matter. So, I feel relieved. We're not going to become friends again, but at least now I can put it all behind me for real.
Anyway. I think I'll go lay outside and read the next chapter in the book for our study group at the Shambhala center. We've been going every Thursday, and I'm in love. Hopefully the ants won't want to crawl all over me today when I'm lying in the grass.
Current Music: Ellen!
May 3rd, 2008
|12:37 pm - Peanuts!|
I have several neighbors that visit me all the time. Meet them:
Sometimes I have them over for dinner.
This is our beautiful tree we can see from our living room that lives right outside our balcony.
A few weeks ago we went to the zoo. We made lots of friends.
And here is us.
I'll stop. :)
Current Mood: giggly
Current Music: birdies
April 24th, 2008
|05:11 pm - another journal?|
So I decided to give this another go. Mostly because I enjoy stalking my friend's journals, but don't give them the same opportunity. That and I'm far away in another land (or state) and am quite bad at calling people. This way they can know I am still alive and perhaps get a peek at my new life.
Speaking of, I go in my new job tomorrow to sign papers and start the day after that. I'll be working in the Woodley Park neighborhood of D.C., close to the zoo and the Shambhala Center I want to start getting involved in. It will take me a shuttle and 2 metro lines to get to and from work every day, which sucks. But it's a new experience, living and working in a big city, and at least I'll figure out if I like it or not. My hypothesis is that I won't. I mean, I love all the cultural opportunities here, the music, art, people... but I still see myself settling down in the mountains somewhere, far away from city buses and sirens (which, btw, I hear 24 hours a day because we live half a mile from the hospital).
The apartment we live in is nice. Perhaps I will post pictures eventually. Our back porch overlooks the tennis courts and the pool, which will open soon I think. It's a minute's walk to the little gym they have, which I go to all the time. Perhaps not as much once I start working. No more being a housewife, no more daytime TV, and a paycheck! Hopefully I'll be able to save money, though I'm not being paid much. The money will either go towards traveling, or grad school. We'll see. It's hard though not to spend money, when there's so much fun stuff going on all around us.
We went to the animal shelter the other day and fell in love with a fluffy gray wonderkitty named Pop Tart. We had to talk ourselves out of getting him. We don't have the extra money and we both work all day, so he would be lonely. Plus it would make traveling hard. Sigh. I really love him though. It's hard to live without a kitty. Anyway. Enough of that.
Current Mood: awake