Tuesday, November 24, 2009

a 2-day work week


On the way to work this morning, I saw a pudgy pigeon and a small sparrow bathing together in a puddle of dingy water, splashing around, making a great deal of their feathers and waving their wings about. [Where that water came from, no one will ever know..]

As I approached them, the skittish sparrow scampered away, but the phlegmatic pigeon stood its ground and warily observed me as I walked by. I felt the need to make a wide circle around it as to not bother it, but then felt silly for considering so much the feelings and irritable disposition of a bird.

Such is my source of amusement on a Tuesday morning in the city.. it's another sunny, warm, cool-breezy day in Los Angeles!

Monday, November 23, 2009

work and a latte



Monday + Caramel Brulee Latte + nice, sunny but cool weather = good start to this week.

Knowing this s a 2 day work week helps immensely [:

We decorated our fake palm tree in our apartment with ornaments last week; we felt it was an appropriate way to celebrate the holidays in SoCal where the prospect of cold weather barely exists.

Apparently, there is such a thing as a lifetime learning grant that is available from the government. Turns out if I really wanted to be a student for the rest of my life, I could get paid to do so! Amazing.

Also amazing: the difference between a 35 hour-per-week paycheck and a 40 hour-per-week paycheck.

There are so many ideas floating around, so much creativity, but there is nothing more to record, nothing left to write. It's a wonder how that works.. or how it doesn't.