October 03, 2005

"Yyyyeahhh, I feel grrrreat!"

Another invigorating weekend spent in Santa Barbara with Erik. I don't know what it is, specifically, about getting out of Simi for the weekend, but the last couple weeks I've been almost excited about going into work and getting the week started.

This weekend was spent taking a nice Saturday morning walk around the lagoon at the UCSB campus. There's nothing like the ocean in the morning. We spent a lot of time watching movies (Girls Just Wan To Have Fun, War Games) and many, many hilarious episodes of Arrested Development (that show gets better and better every time I see it). We also ate... a LOT. But I've burned out on Freeb!rds, so I guess that's a good thing.

We walked out to my MINI yesterday, which had been parked since Friday night, to find that it had been assaulted. Either from sap from the tree it was parked under, or a mess of very sick birds that might have parked up in the tree, but my MINI is looking very, very dirty. Mix whatever the current crap on it is, with the soot and leftover ash from the recent fires down here, and it makes for one grotesque display. I'm going to a nearby handwash place at lunchtime today to attempt to salvage it before the toxic materials on it make waste of the normally-stunning paintwork. Note to self: no more parking under trees.

So yeah, a good time was had, and I'm ready for the week ahead. As much as I get sort of sick of my job, or I feel under-utilized, or feel that the job is so frickin' mind-numbing sometimes I might rather fry burgers for the same stimulation - it is my job right now. And I want to do a damned good job here. I want that feeling that I'm providing a service to my employer - a valuable one. No matter how much I might think I would be better suited for some more creative work, or something more technical, even - I'm not willing, right now, to sever ties with REALITY and start again from square one.

So here I am, entrenched in a pile of work orders, but liking the fact that I'm busy, looking forward to getting the work done, and making it through the week and to the weekend, when I can again hang out with my favorite person in the world.


posted by julie at October 3, 2005 10:25 AM


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