Friday, July 24, 2009

Where the Hell have you been?

It’s been ages since I’ve written here. Partly because I’ve been busy, but mostly because I’ve been on Twitter. So much has happened since the last entry. I’m not even sure where to start. I suppose I’ll give it a try, though.

  • Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Bill Mays and a few others died. Those that I named all died within a one week period, which made it kind of rough on everyone that cared. I found myself getting a little choked up whenever I heard a Michael song on the radio. And I ended up watching the funeral online while I was at work. My coworker and I cried through most of it.

  • Tracey and Amol now have an official wedding date and venue. We also have Tracey’s dress. Now we have to send out the “Save-the-date” and invitations. There’s so much more to do… but in their defense they did just buy and move into a new house. They had the housewarming last Saturday. We had a wonderful time! It was interesting considering that Erin was invited and actually showed up. Seeing as it had been more than a year since we’d seen each other, it was definitely different.
  • We’ve finally launched the website. It’s in blog form, but that’s fine as almost everything is these days. I’m not really writing for it right now as my schedule doesn’t really allow me to submerse myself in the social and stylized world of much outside of my immediate life. I will be doing light editing, though. I’m working on back editing as I was having issues logging in for a while. So I’m going backward before I go forward. If you get the chance, check us out here:
  • School has kept me pretty busy outside of work. Since I last wrote, we’ve done two plays. One was “Antigone”, a Greek tragedy in which I played the role of King Creon. Contrary to the name of the play, though Antigone is the title character, Creon is more so the lead. We then performed a Commedia dell’arte entitled “The Imaginary Autopsy/Doctor Arlecchino”. I can basically describe it as a more slapstick comedy. I played the role of the bumbling Il Dottore (the Doctor). That was probably the most fun I’ve ever had working or even performing a show. Right now, we’ve begun working on our Shakespeare play. We will be performing “Much Ado About Nothing”. We have yet to be cast, but I do know what part I want. We’ll just have to see if I get it.
  • I’ve apparently sparked enough interest with my coworker and his wife as they’ve invited me to join them for her for the third annual celebration of her 27th birthday. Their cool and interesting people so I do believe I’ll join them. I’m very much for expanding my social circle.
  • I’ve been writing fiction again and posting it online under a pseudonym. I won’t be revealing it, but I’m not disappointed about any of it.
  • It’s possible that I’ve had two accidents since the last time I posted. I can’t remember when the first one was. Regardless, that means I’ve had a total of three accidents, with only one being my fault. Luckily, my premium hasn’t gone up that much as a result of them not being my fault.
  • We went to see “The Color Purple” at the Kennedy Center the Sunday before last. It was okay. They changed some parts from the Broadway show, but left some things out, too. That definitely left me feeling not totally fulfilled. Like the things they added were good, but the things they took out, I thought added more to the story. Also, I wasn’t totally thrilled about the casting. Whoever played Shug over-sang everything. And Fantasia wasn’t bad as Celie, but she lacks the ability to really hold a note properly.
  • I know there’s more stuff, but I just can’t seem to think of it. My office has become cluttered with other people’s shit because we’re having the main part of the office redone and they need a place to store stuff for the weekend. It’s so fucking distracting and what really irks me is that no one really asked if they could, except for Camille. So because I can’t focus, I’m going to go play video juegos until some actual work comes up.

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Waiting for my Car

    I’m sitting here at Mr. Tire’s waiting for them to finish with my car. I’m bored and the battery on my laptop is at 29%. I wish I could find a WiFi signal… *sigh* I’m stuck watching ESPN on mute. Did Lebron James just pass the ball to himself? That boy is good!

    I should be doing homework, but my mind just isn’t there. I’m so tired. My supervisor at work just had a meeting with me the other day. She said my work performance was down. I can’t say I didn’t notice it. It really just a combination of being tired all the time and not wanting to do this job anymore. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that it isn’t what I want to do. So it’s not holding the interest the way I need it to. Unfortunately, I have to get it together, because I just don’t have it in me to turn tricks for a living.

    Tracey and Amol are getting married. He proposed on St. Valentine’s day with a pretty decent ring. I’m helping to plan the wedding. It’s going to be great! They’re also buying a townhouse in Accokeek. It’s really nice. We’ll most likely end up hanging out over there a lot. They’ll get tired of us.

    *eyes getting heavy*

    I stayed up late last night and had Tuey do my hair. It looks cute, but it really does take about 45 minutes to get from her house to mine. The only reason it even made it on the BCM is because of this guy who happened to move into the neighborhood across the street from her.

    I need this guy to get up so I can get that plug over there. Battery is at 22% now. The little caution sign is up.

    YAY! He’s up! The old Asian guy is looking at me funny because of how fast I jumped up to move over to the plug. Or maybe he’s just looking at me funny just because there’s nothing else to look at in the room. Regardless, I’m plugged in and a little more awake now.

    I spent the majority of this past weekend eating out. Like I do nothing else but go out to dinner. Friday I went to Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffle’s because Maria had apparently been craving waffles that weren’t Eggo and we don’t have a Waffle House around here. Afterward we went to this spot called Mezza Luna. I did some free promotion for them one night while I was helping the girls at a Tabi (Bonney) event. It wasn’t bad, but there weren’t a lot of people there that night.

    (Someone else has come in so creepy Asian guy finally stopped staring.)

    (Heh, so someone finally picked up T.O.? Good for him.)

    Saturday I spent most of the day in the house while the others went to the baby shower of this girl we used to hang with. Eventually they called and said they wanted to go out. We decided we’d head down to the Harbor and go to this ranch-type bar place that opened not too long ago. Once we got there, they said that there was about an hour and a half to two hours. We decided to go Busboys and Poets.

    We were actually in two cars. Tracey and I rode together and Maria drove with Kamaria and Carmelita. Tracey and I got there first and managed to find a space not too far away from the restaurant. It took us another 30 minutes to find a space for Maria. Tracey and I literally had to stalk a girl coming out of the restaurant to her parking space so that we could save it for Maria. In the end we got to the restaurant and had a nice table off to the side where we drank nicely and laughed loudly.

    Sunday morning is my usual brunch day. I always invite everyone else as a courtesy, but it’s something that I’d do on my own if need be. I find it very therapeutic. Nice quiet Sunday, good food, mimosas. This Sunday we tried to go to this place we passed a few Sundays ago. I forgot the name so I didn’t get to research it. Of course, when we got there, we found out that it served predominantly Mexican based foods, which is nice and all, but I really wasn’t feeling Mexican for brunch. Thankfully, it was on 18th St. not far from Adams Morgan. So we walked up (stopping to buy a couple of vinyl records on the way) and found a place that I had actually thought about coming to called La Fourchette. The food was delicious, though poor Carmelita found a hair in her eggs. But damn it, those eggs were good.

    *sigh* Some guy just came in and turned up the TV. I think ESPN is best viewed with no sound. Watching it was one thing… hear it, entirely different.

    After we left there, I went to pick Kristy up because we were supposed to be hanging out that afternoon and brunch ran a little over. She rode with us as we went to view the model home for Tracey and Amol’s house. We “Ooo’d” and “Ahhh’d” for a while, then I took everyone home and Kristy and I went down to Gallery Place and ate at this (African?) chicken place called Something Peri Peri (Nando's Peri Peri). I wasn’t really hungry so I just had a salad and a pitcher of Sangria.

    Is this all I have time for now? A series of meals with varying friends so that I can keep in contact with them? I suppose so. This is my life.

    Looking back at this I’ve come to realize that Twitter has obviously affected how I write out my thoughts. If they weren’t all over the place before, they sure are now.
    I’m sexually attracted to one of my classmates. What’s bad is that I don’t actually like them at all. Like they get on my nerves… but I’d totally go for a tussle in the sheets if the chance presented itself.