Vacation Countdown: 8 days! Monday, Feb 20 2006 

In 8 days, I’m leaving the “fabulous” state of New Jersey and heading down south a bit to Virginia — somewhere really close to North Carolina. For five days I’ll be away from family, work, and most of my friends. My dear comrade Debi & I are the travellers and everyone has to stay here. Now, the trip does have a purpose, a couple actually. Debi’s “cool” sister lives there, so we’re visiting and all that, and, Debi and I are photography enthusiasts, so you know what that means. Goodbye New Jersey flatness, hello mountainous Virginia!

I do have a few very generalized fears though. I briefly lived in Virginia back in 2004 (March – June, basically) and when I moved out of the house I was sharing (with 2 other women, slash wrists … NOW) we didn’t exactly part on the best of terms (oh really now!). Most roommate situations end badly though, I suppose. Then again, I’ve only witnessed roommates parting on good terms, except on the ol’ idiot box of course. But I digress, now, where we’re going to be in Virginia is not really at all close to where I used to live, but still. We still have to take some of the same general highways and I may just get a little brave and crave some of the delicious vegan food served at this quaint little restaurant I used to live 3 minutes away from. Shut up, everyone loves and run-on sentence.

I suppose I’m just looking far to into things. I still can’t get over the fact that my boss actually let me take off 6 whole days. However, my hours over the next 8 days seem to be much lower than normal.

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I Got the VD! Tuesday, Feb 14 2006 

And it’s Valentine’s Day yet again. Oh my gosh, I’m just, just so excited, really now, I can’t even bare to hide it. I shit you not. Okay, honestly, when I woke up this morning I had dinner plans to look forward to. Not with an actual date mind you, I had dinner plans with my best friend, Debi. After all, both single ladies with no chance of even last minute plans are also entitled to a little fun. When I arrived at work, Debi came strolling up to me and said “You’re going to be so mad at me”. She cancelled our plans. Instead, we were going up to a tattoo shop for a brief consultation; Debi is adding color to her currently black & grey chest piece. Afterwards, she realized she was hungry and we went out to dinner after all. The holiday barely even made a blip on my “Amazingly Horrendous/Awesome Holiday Scale”. Really, it was just that boring.

I suppose this holiday (if you can even call it that) is really only meant for couples. It’s meant to shun us single folk. Good, remind me that I’m alone. I won’t forget next time to remind that you’re an idiot for sleeping with that ugly motherfucker.

Nooo, I’m not bitter at all. As much fun as it is to spend copious amounts of time with my friends, I must say, the highlight of my day has been right now, watching David Cross hanging out on the Colbert Report. Seriously, it’s made my night. And with that, I pledge my undying love to David Cross and urge every one of you out there tonight who are emotionally alone to just say no to love. It only makes you get fat.