12 October 2004

surfer girl

So, I have some exciting news.

Are you ready?

It rained here.

Yes, water fell from the sky and wettened things. Do you know how long it's been since that happened? April 18th. Just let that sink in for a second. I don't mean that it just sprinkled a little here and there and we haven't had a real rain fall. I seriously mean it hasn't rained in months and months -until yesterday.

I think a lot of people didn't notice, but I happen to be wide awake at 1:30am having a coughing fit when it happened. There was also some thunder and lightning. Very exciting stuff. But, my spirit was swiftly crushed when, after the fun weather had stopped, I couldn't get the "What Kind of Hipster Are You?" quiz to load.

So what's been going on this past month? Well, I bought a surfboard (see photo). Barry did too. We still totally suck, but, now we at least look the part. On land.

My board is a 8' 7" squashtail "mini" longboard. It's made by a shaper called Wegener. I put mini in quotes because, for someone as short as I am, it's the equivalent of a 12' board for a guy, so, I don't really consider it mini.

We've been keeping a close eye on the election despite the fact that California is not a swing state. I have made the very gutsy move to wear my "John Kerry: The Lesser Evil" button on my bag at work and have been happlly surprised to see the ratio of JK to GW bumper stickers down here evening out. Now, for every 8 Porsche Cayanne SUVs with "W" stickers. There are 5 or 6 kicked-in-the-back Hondas or (god forbid) domestic SUVs with a Kerry/Edwards sticker.

The best I've seen so far is "Bush/Orwell '04" and "Enron/Halliburton '04." Both of those were spotted in the Long Beach area, however.

I applied for a promotion at work, which it doesn't look like I'm going to get because they want an MBA. But, for the salary they're offering they're going to get someone who went straight for their masters out of their undergrad. with no real work experience. How do I know? We have two of them already. GRRRR. Oh well. The upside is, I like the job I have now, my boss is pushing for a raise, and they plan to send me on some fun and exotic trips next year to places like: Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Bonaire and/or Curacao.

I guess that's about it. Hope you all are well.


P.S. I am jealous that I am missing out on all the Mt. St. Helens excitement.

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