Well, not entirely: since I last posted I had a great trip to SF for a wedding in Mendocino. While there I got to see lots of good old friends. Then I was the witness at a little civil ceremony back here in a LV for a couple other good friends. Everyone’s getting married! Despite my warnings!
Michelle and I did only one Halloween party as Mickey and Mallory Knox of “Natural Born Killers”. We did these outfits, but I did this hair.. I think we looked pretty great, but somehow we failed to get any pictures. Lame.
Other than that, things are just dragging. I tend to waste my way through the day. The election has me nerved up. I can’t wait for it to be over tomorrow night, whichever way it goes.
I’m pretty convinced that thanks to the economy and its effects on Zappos, I won’t be able to continue the “live frugally off stock and do something great” lifestyle I’ve set up. I’m going to need to get a job. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t seem to go from life-crushing to creatively-inspired fast enough, and soon my time will be up. So it goes.
Today I got a call from a close friend who’s had recurring problems with domestic violence. I mentioned it somewhere along the way in the South Africa journal. Anyway, after what seemed like her hitting rock bottom a few months ago, and a subsequent new beginning, I was hopeful and supportive on the condition she never let it happen again. But somehow in the past week or two she managed to let the guy back in the picture for the umpteenth time. Within a few days he had broken her collarbone and has been arrested again.
It kills me to walk away from someone I love who is so obviously in need of help, but it doesn’t seem I can help, and I just can’t be connected to it any longer. She told me she’s going to move into a shelter. I wished her luck and goodbye. So it goes.
On a more positive note, I went dancing at FreeZone this past Saturday with some great people, which was a lot of fun. I hope California’s prop 8 doesn’t pass.