It’s been almost 2 years since I posted on this blog. Despite the fact that a lot has been going on in my life lately, I actually have MORE free time than ever. I have a couple of motives for picking up ye olde blog again, which you, dear (probably) departed readers will be learning about soon.
Vic and I packed up the farm and moved to Los Angeles! We were pretty miserable in the Chicago suburbs (destructive level miserable). We put our house on the market, intending to move back into the Chicago city limits. Earlier this year I spent about 2 months in LA for work because my counterpart in that office had a child, then quit a few months later. We didn’t jump at the chance to move to LA at first, but when the first round of candidate interviews didn’t go so well, I sort of felt like I had been given a second chance to go for it.
So I went for it. The week I announced that I was interested in the position, someone put an offer on our house and the rest, as they say, is history.
Putting the house on the market after a long stretch of misery and then moving across the country was probably the hardest, longest process Vic and I have been through at this point. We’re still here and having a great time, so we must be doing something right. While you’re waiting for me to post more words words words, enjoy a picture of my kitty.
24 shootings in less than 12 hours
I’m probably strange, but I have this sick pride in the fact that Chicago is the murder capital of the nation. OK, so we lost the title in 2004, but apparently we’re back on track to the top.
This weekend we went to the Gay Pride parade on Halsted St. Here’s a couple pictures for your viewing pleasure. The second one is my friend Dave, baiting the crowds on his friend’s float. You can check out even more Pride Parade pictures on Vic’s website, which is linked in the sidebar.
Saturday we went to a friend’s wedding in Evanston. It’s probably one of the best weddings I’ve been to in my short, wedding-going career. Hope they have fun on their honeymoon in France! (there are some other people in there too)
Well, looks like the Midwest has finally caught up with the times. Finally, some temperatures higher than 82 degrees! It’s summer, vic’s almost done with school, and the CTA has decided to not go Doomsday. That means there’s an open seat on the Montrose bus straight to the beach just waiting to be occupied……
Now if only my pasty skin would stop getting inflamed and itchy when I go out in the sun for over 10 minutes, hmph.
So, it turns out Vic only has to cook me 1 meal. And no, I still will not see Episode III, I’ve never been a Star Wars fan.
In other news, if you’re into documentaries, check out the BBC’s Blue Planet, which is an 8 or 9 episode documentary set on the ocean. I’m in the middle of finding more episodes, but the episode on the deep sea is reeeeeeeally interesting. Not to mention that those fish are pretty scary looking. :p
Next up on my list, a documentary on an anthropologist that became a real life cannibal, titled Keep the River on Your Right.
It’s that magical time of year again when the White Sox and the Cubs play each other in a 3-game series. Of course, since Vic is the Cubs fan and I’m the Sox fan, we had to hedge a bet. If the Sox win the series, Vic cooks me dinner. If the Cubs win the series, I see Star Wars: Episode III with him. To make things more interesting, if my team swept, he would have to cook a second meal, and if his team swept, I would have to give him a backrub during Star Wars.
Well, as of today, I’m sure not going to see Star Wars, heheh. Tomorrow Vic finds out just how many meals he will be cooking me….