I'm back. This is my first significant blog post in a long time. I've been busy, and also I haven't been doing anything. Wha-huh? Yeah. See I've been working really hard, and I haven't done anything blog-worthy of late.
But get this! I am now unemployed. For the first time since the fall of 1996, I do not have a job. It's great. As I envision it, I'm going to spend two weeks really getting my shit together. I'm going to finish my novel and my screenplay and my short story collection, throwaway/giveaway/sell at least 30% of my stuff, lose 15 lbs, and go to the zoo at least once. After those few days I figure I can just head out of the house in a suit and pick up one of those job things.
I'm hoping that's how it works out. I'm kind of worried if it doesn't. I don't have any savings, but I have a lot of credit cards all with like a 30 cent APR and that's probably pretty good right? 30 cents is nothing.
If I had to attach words to last weekend, those words would be "cute things." Like this lil' bears Iris made.
and Michelle's new best friend.
and Marsha's new puppy.
Speaking of cute things, I saw Slumdog Millionaire on Friday. Actress Freida Pinto (not Mexican) is so beautiful she makes Aishwarya Rai look like Aishwarya Why. I liked the movie, but Indian Regis sure is a dick.
Iris is finally back in town, so Saturday night I went to see the Crate-Lung Cooperative at the Kilby.
I bought a hand-painted Crate Lung matchbook which will come in handy next time I need to light the grill for burgers.
Later that night I got into an argument over whether or not Garlic was food. It's going to be hard to rebuild that burned bridge. Also the moon was really big or something so I tried to find some Wiccans to talk to about it but I don't really know any Wiccans.
Sunday was the last day of Body Worlds. My employee Tara drew this. I'm the best boss ever.
After the last guest left the exhibit there was a bit of a celebration.
Is there anything more symbolic of closing time than some guy vacuuming?
I'm proud of the fact that I never had to wear the uniform. Or maybe I was supposed to and just refused.
Kersten was really happy. She has been with this thing since near the beginning and worked 48 straight hours
I spent most of my time at Body Worlds holed up in my office so there was all this cool stuff I missed out on, like the wall of secret confessions.
After the celebration I went socializing with a few co-workers. Caitlin stole my glasses and looked really cute.
But guess what Caitlin: you'll never be more than the second-cutest person in my glasses.
The celebration rolls on. Monday night was the official Body Worlds wrap party. From the stories I've heard, I was hilarious at the party. Makes me wish I had been there.
I ended up falling asleep somewhere in the building. As you might suspect, passing out in an exhibit full of plastinated bodies can lead to waking up to a startling sight.
Anyway. Here's to the future. Excelsior!