Tuesday, November 18, 2008

These Are the Days of Our Lives...

I feel one of those Variety Show posts coming on. There isn't one big thing to talk about, just a few little things.

* This week was the paycheck week that I felt was going to sort of bring me back under control. Of course on Thursday morning I had a tire basically fall apart. I knew a couple of them were not in great shape, but naturally I was putting off doing anything. It became non-negotiable and the tire place gave me enough of a financial incentive that I decided it would be worth it to replace the whole set. While I'm relieved to have it taken care of, I am once again paddling harder to keep my head above water for the next little bit.

* If there are any Pixies fans out there I'd like to recommend the documentary "loudOUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies". Actually, if you're a fan, you've probably seen it, as it came out in 2006. I didn't see it when it originally came out, but happened to notice it was coming on cable. I recorded it and was able to sit and watch it on Friday evening. That was good Friday evening!

* Saturday I worked and it was a really busy day, so it went quickly. Then after work I took Kick Back Dude and his family out to dinner. We've all been on financial lock down for awhile, so this was our special little treat.

* Sunday was a quiet day. I took Girlie Girl to get a couple of clothing items she'd been pretty desperate about. We went to Mervyn's, which is going out of business. At this point they're offering 40% discounts and their stuff still isn't that cheap! No wonder they went out of business... In the evening she and I went to WTG's house because he was doing a birthday dinner for his mom. This was the first family thing I'd been invited to since I moved out. It worked out fine and it was great to be able to leave when it was over :-)

* Monday, blah blah blah, I gots nothin'. Back to work. Worky work work.

* Today was actually nice in that I finally got to meet The Activist I've been talking to from The Onion Personals. Took long enough, but he finally gathered his momentum, borrowed a car and came over here. We met at the Arcadia Historical Museum as he was interested in seeing our Tongva exhibit. It was really nice to talk to him in person and we hit it off as I knew we would. Unfortunately we didn't have a great deal of time. I had to get to work after only 90 minutes or so, which had gone very quickly. He did come to the Library with me and hung out for awhile, but you know, that couldn't go on for too long. I think we'll definitely be getting together again and I have a new friend if nothing else.

And so time is passing...so, so, so quickly. It is the middle of November, feels like July, looks a little like a war movie with all the smoke in the air... Whew! Thanks for letting me lay it all out for you!


Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

You have been very busy.. so tell us more about this new guy.. He sounds very nice..Hopefully things will trun around for you soon.. we are under the financial crunch these days too..you are not alone..


Churlita said...

We should start a poor people's club. I think I'd be the president.

I'm glad that everything is getting better in other areas, though.

Isn't it great to see your ex and know you never have to live with him again?

The guy sounds promising. It's always a good sign when he actually makes an effort to see you.

Tara said...

I'm so glad you and The Activist were able to meet up! And what a great place to meet, at a museum! Definitely more interesting than the standard coffee, although those are nice too.

Also relieved and glad for you that the birthday went well and you were able to leave afterwards! Good times indeed.

laura b. said...

Mrs: He is very nice, but there isn't much yet to tell. It's a slow starter.
Not that I want anyone else to be poor, but it is nice not to feel alone :-)

Churlita: I will be treasurer! haha! There isn't much there, but y'all better be careful ;-)

Tara: It was a really relaxing place to meet for the first time. It was a built in interesting activity where talking is good...and it was free!