4 in a row

I have been buying a lot of plane tickets again lately and my year’s worth of holidays is pretty much all figured out with a couple of little holes here and there…

Jan 1-3 was in California still
Feb 15-Mar 8 Orange County and San Francisco
Mar 20-29 Bratislava and Vienna
Apr 10-13 Amsterdam
May 9-20 Romania
Jul 25 – Sep 20 Orange County and Central America
Dec 12-28 Orange County

That, my friends, appears to be 120 days worth of vacation this year. My highest was in 2005 with 126 days so that record is definitely in jeopardy. I’m most definitely still out of control…

One of my roommates had a going-away party two nights ago and she’s on her way to Australia for 8 months. I saw Assiyeah there for the first time socially since we’d broken up, like in a social setting besides her coming over to watch LOST with the roommates and it went okay. I’m glad that I cleared that hurdle, it’s a big one in some ways. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t easy skeezy but I did it and it was fine.

I organized a dinner last night for 11 people from 5 countries. We all spoke in English and German and it was great going from one language to another fluidly, definitely a casual cultural experience I never got too much back home in California, a place I will be in 6 days!

Sorry, let me repeat. I’m going to be in California in 6 days. That’s a magical thing to be able to say. It’s been so good for me that I can go home so often because it helps me keep in touch with my people and also my homeland because somehow I have made it seem that my Californianess was something that set me apart and in order for me to be able to walk the walk, I’ve got to go back a lot to prove how fucking great it is. And I don’t want to live there right now, no way, I’d have to work too much and not get enough holiday, have to have a car and drive to/from bars…no thanks! But to go there and hang with family and friends and eat out every night and get free drinks at my buddy’s bar, perfect weather, my parents’ kick ass house, of course it’s a huge treat to go home.

I had only planned on talking about the holidays booked but I guess you got a little more…


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