Thursday, January 30, 2003

Ok, here's the deal. It's 80 degrees today, which in Los Angeles you might expect at any given day. This is generally good, and it makes every season beach season and gives men and women alike the motivation to keep themselves looking nice. It affords women the luxury of showing lots of skin and men the luxury of leering. Of course, you could argue that most of these people are here wanting to be celebrity types of some sort, but hey, we're accenting the positives here.

80 degrees fahrenheit does nothing for snowboarders though, especially when we were teased with a good few days of heavy-ish rain early in the season. Heavy-ish rain equals heavy-ish snow, and that equals good snowboarding. I should have never made fun of the people who made the "stormwatch 2003" jokes. I should have never said "Hey, it looks like it's gonna be a good winter for snowboarding!". That's like saying "Hey look, there's no traffic today!" I jinxed it. Sorry everyone.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

i'm afraid i can't really tell you how to stay sane at a large advertising agency, hence the delay. on with the regularly scheduled program.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

The Moving Post
I'm making it happen, y'all. I'm moving to Venice in a few weeks, and I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am. A block to the beach, right off Main St. and all its stores and bars and restaurants, Abbot Kinney Blvd with its slightly more artsy stores and bars and restaurants, there is no shortage of things to do. If that wasn't enough, I'm saving upwards of $500 a month by doing this (it means having a roommate, which I really don't mind all that much), Ingrid will have her own little parking spot (no more street parking!), and my commute will be cut by 20-30 minutes each way.

Moreover, it's time. It really is. I've lived in Los Angeles for pretty much my whole life (save 4 months in Manhattan, 1 month in Seattle, and a couple of times I was out of this world stoned in college for who knows how long), and I've never lived by the beach, so there's that, but that would be oversimplifying things.

If you've been paying attention in the slightest, you'll no doubt have noticed some ennui here and there (and if you haven't noticed, then my subtle cries for help were maybe too subtle-- d-oh!). It will be good to move away from all the posturing and hullabaloo of the middle of the city and get in some fine beach livin'. I've been threatening to do this for a while, and it's finally happening.

Oh yeah, I was walking down Main St. after looking at the apt. for the first time and noticed that even though I wasn't in Whole Foods, 95% of the women looked like they were coming from yoga class. Hmm, is that where all the chicks are?

Next: How to stay sane whilst working for a very large advertising agency.

Saturday, January 11, 2003

ever notice that at any given moment, 50% of all the people that are in Whole Foods Market (any one, take your pick) look like they came right from yoga class?

Friday, January 10, 2003

Tonight, I went to a party that URB Magazine put on for Scion. Lots of people, open bar (which should explain the lots of people thing), really good music, old friends, good fun vibe.
My reaction: "Oh yeah, that's right, this is fun, I like this, here are my people. Duh."

Sometimes it's all you can do to put one foot in front of the other, not making any noticeable progress, but moving in the right direction is better than not moving at all. And when you expect it, you find without noticing that you've gained momentum rather quickly. Damn, that's a fine feeling.

Thursday, January 09, 2003

He learns to lighten up.
No epiphanies, no ultimatums by friends either long-standing or long-suffering, and no medication was necessary, but I'm lightening up. Actually, I'm on the atkins diet and I'm melting away, but that's not what I mean.

anyway, guilty pleasure:
look at what you get with my last post when you run it through, par example:
Sunday, January 05, 2003 �

fo' sho, so i like totally take that last post back n' shit. i so totally 'n completely take that last post back n' shit. that shiznit's da sort of weird thing that happens when da new year falls on a weekday 'n yo' ass has go back work n' shit. knowwoteyemean? da new years-y feeling is finally sort of taking hold, replete wit honest feelings of "i'm gonna so totally do this better next year, i promise" 'n whatnot."
in any case, i've had this weekend reflect n' shit. i will update shortly n' shit.

Sunday, January 05, 2003

ok, so i like totally take that last post back. i so totally and completely take that last post back. it's the sort of weird thing that happens when the new year falls on a weekday and you have to go back to work. knowwoteyemean? the new years-y feeling is finally sort of taking hold, replete with honest feelings of "i'm gonna so totally do this better next year, i promise" and whatnot.
in any case, i've had this weekend to reflect. i will update shortly.

Thursday, January 02, 2003

the new year
maybe you noticed that "the new year" is in bold above, maybe you weren't paying attention that closely. if i could have used the blink tag i probably would have, but you know... too much work. my resolution this year: cultivate arrogance.