Monthly Archive for June, 2004

midnight confessions.

well… it’s been a crazy few weeks. work has been utterly crazy. people going on vacation…. having to cover more than my own job…. people wanting things done yesterday. it’s a mess. i need a vacation.

i got a phone call today to let me know that my apartment has been painted and cleaned…. and it’s ready for move in. wu!! i’m so ready to get out of the house…. and into my new apartment. i bought a disposable camera that comes with a free digital disc when i have the pictures developed…. so i’ll have pics of the place sometime next week, i would imagine.

this past weekend was great. jessica flew into baltimore on thursday night…. we drove back to philly…. and then we promptly went to sleep. friday jessica slept for about eighteen hours…. while i went and signed the lease for my apartment. then she, my folks, and i went up to the apartment so everyone could check it out. it was bigger than i remembered…. and everyone seemed to really dig it. then we went to my brother’s house to hang out…. and so jessica could finally see the baby. my nephew. ian. he’s so adorable…. and he LOVES jessica. of course. that night jessica and i met up with some friends to celebrate vanessa’s birthday. we all ate indian food then drove up the road to the new britain inn for the after party. that place is sort of scary. VERY local. but to my surprise…. they had victory hopdevil and guiness on tap. not so scary after all. good times.

saturday was our one year anniversary….. and we hung out for a while at home. then we ran to target for some things. we didn’t have any real plans for dinner…. and we didn’t feel like going to the city. i was racking my brain trying to think of a place we could go to hang out for a while and eat good food…. then i thought of the general lafayette inn. so we drove there….. ate awesome food…. drank awesome beer…. played good tunes on the jukebox…. and talked about everything….. and got a little drunk. then it was off to the drafting room for more beers and karaoke! well….karaoke for jessica, that is. her voice is so beautiful!! and i’m not just saying that. i’m impressed every time she sings. she should be in a band. for real.

sunday was ian’s christening….family stuff all day. church…. which was quick. thank god. pun intended. then back to my brother’s house for food and fun. jessica finally got to meet a lot of my family…. and it wasn’t so scary…. was it sweetie?? 😉 anyway….then we went back to the house to pack and stuff…. then off to baltimore. i hate that part.

it was a great weekend. i wish i had more like that….

did peter send you anything?

shock's board

Again, I have a life again. Two weeks in a row. Wild.

Tonight I am going on a date with Emily to see Spiderman 2. Can you go on a date with someone you are engaged to? The first one was pretty good and I love me some Kirsten Dunst and Emily loves her some Tobey Maguire. So it all works out. And tomorrow night we’re hopefully going on a double date with Eric and Erika to see Fahrenheit 9/11 at the AFI Theatre in Silver Spring.

And wednesday we’re going to Lowes to pick out our paint for our new house!

Oh yeah, and our yard sale this weekend ruled. We made just about $200. We sold a lot of the big things we wanted to get rid of. We sold a ton of CDs too… “WOODSTOCK ’99 – HELL YEAH!” I even sold two cracked cymbals… “I guess I’ll hit them harder then!” The yard sale was pretty cool. And we’ve been on this Takoma DC listserv for over a year and people actually came out just to introduce themselves. Takoma DC… Yum yum.

at san quentin

eliza ruth - hannah's kiddo

I just want it to be August 2nd. We would have settled on the house. And we would moving all our stuff from our other house. Well actually the movers will be doing that. It will just be settling time and studio relocation time. We are taking a week off from work. And come to think about it, I never filed my time off with the powers that be. But it’s still on the calendar. I might have just received a free ride. Yes!

But yeah, I am getting very antsy about moving. I am getting very antsy about rebuilding Olympus Mons Studios. I wish my fast forward button would work. I wish we were all ready to start this today! But we have 30+ days left until the move. Thankfully we actually are having lives these days so the time is actually going by fast. Wednesday we went to Local 16 with Maria and Bill and some other friends and tonight we’re going to see that movie The Hunting of the President in Dupont. That is the move that IMDB claims is about, “The ten-year campaign to destroy Bill Clinton”. It looks pretty interesting. Tomorrow I have a client (Zander) coming in for some studio time and Sunday is our Yard Sale. And the next time we have a second to come up for air, we’ll be sitting with the lawyers signing our name 500 times and settling on the house.

What About Love by Heart just came on my Launch Cast. Goddam they are so awesome. Baracuda. Hells yeah.