Despite not really having any money, I’ve had a decent enough week.
Tuesday through Thursday of last week, I had a short-term temp assignment at the corporate offices of the Metro YMCA. It was a nice little break from the joblessness, and its especially nice to have some money coming in this week.
Saturday, I went for a short hike in Topanga State Park. On the way back out of the park, I even hiked barefoot for awhile. It was nice. When I got home, I took the bus downtown to catch the evenings show at Grand Performances series at the California Plaza. The artist was Rachid Taha a French-Algerian artist, most famous in the US for a Arabic version of The Clash’s Rock the Casbah. There was a small dance area, packed to the brim, with many French and Arabic speakers around. I had a blast dancing.
Sunday, I went on a hike with Progressive Christians Uniting in the San Gabriel Mountains. We went up to a spot on the San Gabriel River, that is quite popular with the latino population of the San Gabriel Valley cities. The sections alongside the road are a bit overused. We hiked aways down a trail towards the wilderness area, and were eventually able to find some space without other people. We even took a little dip in the river, which was really nice on a warm and relatively humid day.
I’m officially helping out with the 10:15 service at church now. I’m still not that sure how I feel about church in general, but I do like this service…and its nice to be helping make it happen. I’m in charge of making sure things are set-up before the service this coming Sunday.