When the “Where are youuuuuuuu?!??!?!?!?” comments start rolling in, that’s how I know it’s time to blog again.
My apologies for disappearing for a couple weeks. Honestly, I’m touched that you missed me. Or at least, pretended to miss me. Or didn’t even do that. But all that aside: here I am!
Some stuff that’s been goin’ on:
1)I’ve been plugging along on Christmas knitting. I’m not sure if I’ll hit that arbitrary “by Thanksgiving” deadline, but I’m definitely in good shape to get it all done (and then some!) before the holidays: just 3 moderate-sized projects to go! It helps that the weather has been cool and rainy, which only encourages me to curl up with knitting and ignore everything else I could/should be doing.
2)This weekend I’m going back to Allstar to talk to Nate about my next tattoo. That’s also going to (probably) be my final tattoo for a while. I’m super excited for it, and can’t wait for to get it and share it with you. I think you’ll like it too 🙂
3)I hosted a tea party for work people. We had scones and tiny sandwiches and fruit salad and pinwheels and cookies and candies. It was all quite elegant. And fattening.
4)Halloween was cool this year. I wore my costume to work (a first for me). Can you guess who I was?
How about now?
(That was Jeff’s costume. He refused to dress up, but I have MS Paint so I didn’t need him to, anyway).
I was Jen, from IT Crowd! (And Jeff was involuntarily “my boyfriend who looks like a magician”)
That was supposed to be a group costume – the Roy-ish guy in my department was going to dress like Roy, and I’d been begging the Moss-ish guy to dress like Moss. I’d been nagging him for weeks. I’d offered to procure the costume myself, all he had to do was show up and wear it.
So, of course, the Roy-ish guy did wear his costume, and the Moss-ish guy let us down. “Crestfallen” doesn’t even begin to describe it, let me tell you. What could’ve been epic was only just awesome. But still. Halloween FTW.
5)I went to Kampai last night. This isn’t especially noteworthy or anything, but I just had to brag. Damn I love Kampai. My most favorite sushi ever.
6)Jeff got a clerkship and we’re moving to LA next summer.
OK that’s all I know. Love and puppykisses!
…OK, OK, I’ll elaborate on that last one. Remember the job interview I mentioned in my vlog? Turns out that went pretty darn well (like we all knew it would; that’s what happens when you’re a Rockstar Law Student). Jeff got an offer, we accepted it*, and next summer (probably just after he takes the bar in late July), we’re moving to LA for a year.
Y’all know me: I am NOT an LA type of person. Like, at all. At all. I can confidently state that, based off the advice of multiple friends who are acquainted with the city. And also with me. (And no they’re not imaginary). So in a bid to make me feel better about the whole year-long adventure, a Pinboard was created. Now I have stuff to do in California, and a bunch of things to look forward to, and it’s only for a year, and then it’ll be awesome.
You (read: I) can do anything for a year: even live someplace with no appreciable winter and where rain is a Weather Event.
And with something like a 364-day growing season, I’ll be bringing my pressure canner, with plans to CAN ALL THE THINGS!
See? I made a picture:
That’ll be me.
I also made this picture:
1)I hate palm trees. I think they’re freaky and ugly and unnatural.
2)I REALLY hate palm trees decorated with Christmas lights. It’s sad and pathetic and not at all funny or pretty.
I have agreed to follow Jeff to LA, on the condition that we absolutely DO NOT decorate a palm tree with Christmas lights. And also on the condition that he not make fun of me when we leave LA, and that he fully indulge my need to purchase a couple hundred pint and quart jars. And fill them with jams and preserves and salsas and who-knows-what-else.
And really, is that so much to ask?
But really, I am still feeling a bit of anxiety about the whole thing. I’m excited for Jeff’s opportunity and a year’s time to do touristy stuff ‘n’ stuff, but I still have no sense at all for the culture, or the neighborhoods, or anything. Jeff’s going to be working at the courthouse downtown, and I know that public transit kinda sucks out there (eep! my lifeline!), but I don’t know much more than that. I’ve heard good things about South Pasadena, FWIW. And I know that the sushi and vegetarian food is plentiful and good.
We’ll be going out probably sometime in April or May to find housing, but in the meantime…
Any advice, m’dears?
*The firm that Jeff worked for this past summer is holding his job offer for a year. This is one of the particulars of the whole Law thing: firms love it when their associates have the chance to clerk, and are more than happy to let you go do that, while still knowing that you’ve got a job there for after. Pretty badass, if you ask me.