After quitting my job I still haven’t been able to remain in one city for more than 5 days at a time. It’s been a few years of this, though for good reasons.
Last weekend I flew to Miami for the day (!) for my cousin’s wedding, which was fun. Welcome to the family, Lilly! It was awesome to catch up with everyone, even for a brief moment. Suheil and Lilly drove across the country since they are leaving on a cruise from Long Beach, so we got to see them again this weekend. Their rental, due to unforeseen circumstances, was a hummer. So we drove down Sunset and Hollywood blvd in a white hummer. If you know me, you know that’s weird.
Some tidbits: if you’re flying, that liquid-security-thing is for real. I had to dump my whole bathroom bag on the way back to LA: toothpaste, aftershave, shaving cream, conditioner. Funny enough, they left my razor in there. Go homeland security!
On Friday Ben and I went to check out a new gallery that opened up in Korea Town, Mobius. They had a pretty cool show with some familiar faces, books and vinyl toys. They’re also right next door to a Pink Berry, which I’ve heard so much about so we were hard-pressed to leave without trying it. I didn’t realize that it was actual frozen yogurt… like, not the ice-creamish kind, but actual plain yogurt that is just cold. I had some with chocolate chips and strawberries. It was pretty tasty, but also very weird for me because I’m so used to plain yogurt with dinner (an Arabic thing). But yeah, it was tasty.
This weekend I drove to the parents’ and we went to oceanside for some beach-side lunch for father’s day. Happy father’s day, dad – you’ve taught me by example!
Today I went to Art Center with Khang to watch him and Kazu give a presentation to a class about color theory. Even after being around them all the time (and helping paint Amulet), it was cool to listen to and I learned a little. Go see them talk somewhere! Ok, enough plugging friends.
Other than all that, I’ve been very much enjoying my new-found freedom and self-employment. My plate is completely full but I love being able to tackle the tasks on my own time. I’m keeping busy with the new Nucleus system (this thing is major), various freelance design & development projects, painting for Amulet (more this week), decorating the studio space (pictures to come), wrapping up another issue of Kotori and drumming.
Next weekend I am not going anywhere. I resolve to stay in town, somehow.