Daily Archives: May 22, 2006

busy weekend….kind of

The architect & I spent a lot of time on Saturday looking for apartments, emailing apartments, talking about apartments….We contacted approximately 20 places, have had two nos (no vacancies) and one phone call putting us on a waiting list. For a 2-story townhouse. 1,000 square feet. A washer & dryer. for about half of what we’re paying here.

I also found a job to apply for that would pay decently, offer benefits for, and that I’m qualified for. I just hope they’d be willing to wait for me. It’d only be a little over 2 months. I’m worth waiting for, aren’t I?

Saturday evening, we went to a fancy dinner for an architectural firm that the architect used to work for. It was much fun. Good food. Free (really crappy) wine. Fun people. The principal came to our table, and before he spoke to anyone else (including the president of architectural services), he hugged my architect. That is mad respect there, y’all.

It was a bit strange — the crowd was probably about 90% black, but everyone at our table & the table next to us was white and/or Asian. I think we were in the separate but equal section, or something.

Yesterday, we didn’t do too much, as we were afraid of the rain. I played my new game, which was fun. I’m not sure if I’ve quite got the hang of it yet, but I’m rocking with my new geekiness.

shhh…..I’ve got a guilty secret
On Friday, I stole a half roll of toilet paper from the work bathroom because we were almost out. and then, I felt guilty. So guilty, that I kind of want to replace it now. Although we still haven’t bought new toilet paper. Which is why I have to remember to pee before I go home. I think there will be a trip to the store tonight. The architect thinks it’s a bit weird that I feel so guilty. He’s probably right.

So – that’s it. Busy week today. It’s my friend Brad’s birthday today, and the architect’s bday next Monday. I need to get my bridesmaid’s dress hemmed. And get my hair cut.

Only 4 more days until another weekend…although I don’t get next Monday off, so that kinda sucks a lot. 🙁

Sign of the Apocalypse #3,256

It rained today. Heavy, heavy rain. And once, I even heard thunder.

“Big deal,” you might be saying to yourself. But, if you did say that, I would like to remind you that you have forgotten one key, important fact.

I live in Los Angeles.

It does not rain here. We were a little freaked out by the rain in the beginning of April. This just doesn’t happen.

Yesterday morning, I woke up and the architect told me that it had rained overnight (Saturday night). I scoffed. “You’re pulling my leg!” I said to him. He insisted. I told him he must have dreamed it.

Then, to prove him wrong, I accessed the internet, sure that if we had gotten rain, someone, somewhere would be talking about it. Because it’s May!

Before I could even find any information corroborating his story, I saw the Weather Channel. With the thunderstorm and flash flood watches & warnings for Southern California.

This changed our whole plan for the day. The rain, it was supposed to come by 10 AM! We cancelled our hiking & biking plans, and went to breakfast close by, so we wouldn’t get stuck driving back in a rain storm.

The rain, it did not come. It was stalled over Santa Barbara.

Finally, at about 10 PM, it did arrive. The cats were both fascinated and a little disturbed. Pretty much the same reaction I had.

It was still raining this morning. I had to use my umbrella! I got pretty wet. It rained hard. Like South Dakota in August hard. At one point, it sounded like it was hailing (it wasn’t).

Everywhere I’ve gone today, and everyone I’ve talked to has said the same thing. “I can’t believe it’s raining. It’s May!

So, obviously, the end is near. Prepare yourselves however you see fit.