alex, i feel like if you were my boyfriend [NOTE to world: he is not. (people still constantly think you are. and then when i mention ryan, they say what about your blog boyfriend? haha. alex is lovely and loving, but not my boyfriend.)] ANYWAY i feel like if you were my boyfriend, you would be so mad and like leave me for not blogging. but instead you are just such a good good soulfriend. and you are peeved, a little, but you understand, i know. i am living on buses, sleeping more pressed against a megabus window than in my brooklyn loft bed, and i spend time in places without internet connections, or i *gasp!* choose to disconnect every so often.
jeeze you blogged so much good stuff. sorry to hear about your plants! i have no foresight for stuff like that. sad. but, maybe a blessing in disguise bc now you dont have to get them to portland. they probably wouldve hated portland anyway! (i have no idea. just saying that so you feel better.)
and yes the Australian tourism board thing! we were all talking about that at work one day, and i was totally like that is for alex and me! for sure!! can two people do it? tell them they can pay us just as they would one person.
i have to read that article on gigs. im so all about gigs right now, and forever i guess. i cant get over how much i love the excitement of a new project, a new job to complete, a new challenge. and how much i dont like visiting the same office often. although… i do like my coworkers. but thats the only thing thats really that good about my perma part time official job.
so- the inauguration was amazing. it felt sort of like a gigantic concert, because everywhere you looked all day it was just crowds and crowds of people, lines for port a potties, and thousands of people all cramming into one spot to try to get a glimpse of a superstar. but thats where the concert feeling ended, bc not that many people were overtly drunk, even though it was really really cold, no one was pushing. no one was mean. everyone there just seemed so overjoyed about this day, and about the fact that america seems like its on the right track again, for the first time in such a long time.
i brought a milkcrate tp stand on which was the only way i could see the jumbotron in front of us. well, many many many feet in front of us.
dave has great friends in DC that we hung out with all weekend, and all in all it was very fun, and also exhausting.
and speaking of exhausting- DC to NYC to work right away in my office. some long hours there but nothing crazy, but most days were followed by modeling. and then fri as soon as i was done work, i jumped on a bus to philly, met ryan there, drove to collegeville to see a friends new house and catch up with lots of college friends. which lead to playing beer pong in a garage until 5 am. haha. then to nj the next day for my moms bday, followed by going to everybar in my small town, with a bartended friend from one of the said bars. he got us into afterhour situations, so i partied until 5 am sat night too. somehow going out more and longer in the suburbs than i do in nyc. odd.
its so interesting to go to my married friends houses. hang out in their really nice living rooms that they own, and sit and chat with their husbands, who they are committed to. its like the opposite of my brooklyn life. everyone renting some sort of bedroom situation, dating someone and in some kind of relationship, buts its often not clearly defined…
and finally back to ny today, where i will need to do laundry. i havent in so so long.
and i will need to unpack a suitcase, bc out of my three suitcases, they are all packed still with things from trips in the past month. i havent had the energy or inclination to unpack. but today, i will. today i conquer the suitcases and the laundry. and then probably apply for some gigs;)
i love you for not blog breaking up with me alex.