November 14th, 2008

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D.C.

I don't think I've ever heard traffic reports that mention street closures and traffic snarls due to "Transition Headquarters activities"... until now.  Oh, it's gonna be a fun few months.  And I say that with sincerity.  The other great thing about being in DC during this exciting time is that apparently I get Inauguration Day off of work.  Now, if only I could score tickets!

In other DC news, my Protest of the Week is hitting a very important chord this weekend, as the No on H8 campaign is taking it from the Capitol to the White House.  I haven't yet decided if I'm willing to brave the cold and rain.  I know it's important enough to.  I'm just feeling a bit under the weather and have been working like a dog and have to still for the next 6 weeks and a little afraid of running myself into the ground.  I know, a small price to pay for such an important message.  And yet, still bitter on the whole marriage thing, I'm having a little trouble motivating in general, despite the fact that this discriminatory proposition angers and saddens me so much at the same time.  I feel quite hypocritical and guilty for even considering bailing on the event.  And yet, something tells me I'll be watching on TV.

Update 11/15:  Heh, heh... Guess I overlooked a little economic summit also happening today with most of the world's leaders.  Indeed, a DC day after all.  Speaking of a DC day, I'm sure the protest against H8 must have been mostly rained out in the DC area, so I don't think I missed too much.  Instead I've been focussing back to L.A., where I hear my folks are as close to evacuating for fires as they've ever been before.  I think they're safe, but they're definitely breathing smoke.
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Better, sort of

Had an AWFUL work week, but I am feeling better after a friend forced me out last night after work.  That's twice I've needed the nudge to put work 2nd, and twice it's paid off.  If only I could recruit these friends to pester me every day, I might actually have a life.

In any case, I had a wonderful dinner last night with a friend and her friend and I felt like a million bucks when I got home at 11:30pm, even after a grueling week.  It was just such good conversation and exchnage of ideas, I can't wait to do it again!  And tonight I went out for dinner with my new roomie and she finally showed me what she's been constructing in the basement.  There has been a lot of woodwork and activity the past week, but it was supposed to be a "surprise."  I was sure she was making a platform to raise her bed off the floor, and she let me believe it.  But holy cow!! was I surprised when today I saw her new desk.  She made it fit into the tiny room like a built-in and re-arranged the whole room around it.  It's fantastic.  And she did it all by herself after work on her own... in a week.  I feel so lazy and untalented.  While I am utterly impressed with my roommate, man I wish I knew how to do stuff like that.  She said she just teaches herself.  Think of it, and then just figure it out.  My first problem: thinking of it.  It's fantastic! and yet I wouldn't have thought of it in a million years.  I lived in that dinky awful room for 2 years and in a week she made it an amazing living space.  I am so jealous! 
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