June 04, 2003

i've got to get out of the house

So, I'm back. Sort of. My internet is back up (thank gawd), but I'm still in a slump. Haven't left the house in two days. This has become a habit. I tend to just venture outside a couple days a week. I spend a good deal of time sleeping - on a schedule that is totally fucked up. Now I usually cannot get to sleep until around 5am (or until I start seeing the glow of impending sunrise through the shaded windows), and sleep until around 1pm. I get up, check my email, eat some cereal (Frosted Flakes is the cereal of choice nowadays), try to find something to watch on the boob tube and then take a nap. Get up at around 6 or 7pm and continue to veg out in the house until I eventually tire.

I know, it's all very healthy.

The job search has taken off, though I must admit I'm not pursuing it very enthusiastically. I sent out a few emails and have been browsing the online classifieds to sort of get an idea of what the job climate is like. It's definitely not a boom time.

I cannot help thinking that I am wasting such an awesome opportunity to get out and do things. When I was working, I was always bummed when I couldn't leave until after the sun had set, and that I only had weekends to go out and explore (though admittedly I didn't put those weekends to use, either). Now I seem to have all the time in the world, and I've become a hermit. What fun!

I've gone out a few times (only a few - countable on one hand). I went to visit the family last Friday - did some laundry there, had a fantastic dinner, and enjoyed my brothers' willingness to be the subject of over 150 new photos (one of them can be seen directly above). And on Sunday I hung out at my friend Rie's house to watch the season finale of Six Feet Under and had a delish veggie chicken burger. It's the little things that please me.


posted by julie at June 4, 2003 01:06 AM


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