is anybody up?
a bit of a longer announcement…i finished my apprenticeship a couple of weeks ago now actually. there was some internal debate with myself on whether or not i should take the funeral director position offered to me, but i ended up taking it.
i always feel really bad about almost never posting here…but i never really know what to say anymore! if you’ve followed me for a long time, you know i’ve written a ton of these “i don’t know what i want to do with this blog” posts. this isn’t really one, though. i’d like to post more, but everything that i encounter every day has become so mundane that i forget “oh, maybe my followers would think this is funny or interesting.” i used to be able to see things differently, so i’d like to be less jaded in terms of my job. is there such thing as a mid-year resolution?
but there’s not much point in trying to tell you where i’ve been because that would take ages, is boring, and doesn’t really matter, so instead i’ll tell you what’s going on and what the next few weeks have in store…
in the very immediate, i dropped my box of triscuits on the floor right after typing that sentence.
tonight, though, i’m trying
VERY HARD quite hard pretty hard with some effort to complete my toast for my best friend’s wedding on SUNDAY. i have a lot of notes, a few choice lines, and the overall theme swirling around in my head and on paper, but i don’t have a thing actually written, and i’m a little nervous about it. i feel very removed and a bit left out of the whole thing, and it makes me kind of sad, but i also recognize that people have the choice to live their own lives however they want, including me.
i like triscuits because it’s just wheat, oil, and salt. three ingredients.
i’ve been dating a wonderful guy for a few months now called donald. anybody that knows me knows i’m pretty jaded these days when it comes to dating, so it really means something when i say that i’ve never felt so comfortable with someone so quickly. he makes great dips.
a brief trip to the near past: i very nearly drove 17 hours to meet up with vexenstraug and benanafishbones to pick up a mattress, but there were some logistical issues with van rentals. someday, hopefully sooner than later. (also, we no longer need it, if you’re reading)
socially, i’ll be in ann arbor seeing neil gaiman on july 7, and will maybe cry. july 19 i will be in detroit seeing courtney love and will most definitely scream. i have wanted to see both of these people live in the flesh for most of the important parts of my life. if you’ll be at either of these events, let me know, and if you don’t freak me out maybe we’ll get together.
we have yet another NEW APPRENTICE after the departure of the last one quite a few months ago. im not sure what his deal is. i like him though. he’s a good worker. he doesn’t try to engage in inane conversation in the car.
i’m going to spend july studying for my exams when i can/feel like it, then probably schedule my first (hopefully last) date in early august. or maybe once i start reading over the material it will seem easy and i’ll say “oh i got this shit” and schedule it earlier. i don’t really know!
i’m currently drying out this moth:
work has been fairly steady, which has been nice. starting in july, i won’t be on call on weekends anymore, which will be amazing for me, and will help with the “blah” i’ve been feeling towards my job the last year or so, and may possibly help this blog.
i’m reading stephen king’s joyland, tina fey’s bossypants, the disappearing spoon and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of elements by sam kean, and i’m very excited to start the ocean at the end of the lane by neil gaiman after his live appearance on the 7th.
my cat’s still dumb
other than that, nothing’s that new…i love you all. talk to me sometime. always happy to answer any ask you might have, professional or personal (to some extent…but there’s no harm in asking. as always, i don’t give out too much identifying info). i never check the FS email so talk to me here bbys.