Looks like I’m a couple days late on posting my weekly sketch again. This week I don’t even have a good excuse, I’ve just been lazy. I did end up making it to the Getty Villa last Saturday. It was a cloudy morning, threatening rain the entire time. The Villa holds the antiquities collection of the Getty. Its designed to resemble a Roman villa from Herculaneum. Most of the collection consists of sculptures, however there is also some jewels, coins and frescoes as well. It is of course much smaller than the main Getty Museum, but still quite interesting. Afterwards, I picked up some cupcakes from Sprinkles and stopped for lunch in Little Ethiopia.
I had to take my car in to the shop, it was making a rubbing noise anytime I turned. Turns out it was just that the power steering fluid was low. Apparently the power steering box could use to be replaced, because its got a small leak, but its also $750 for the part. So the mechanic said, just make sure to top off the fluid if it starts making noise. With an oil change and a few other minor maintenance things, I managed to escape for under $200. That made me happy, I was expecting something closer (or exceeding) my $600 budget (which I didn’t really have either).
One of my friends posed an interesting question last week. Which is worse: getting drunk or pre-marital sex? As I was thinking about my answer to this question, I also thought about how my answer has changed from when I was in high school to now a few years out of college. My simplistic current answer would be getting drunk is worse. Not only does heavy drinking damage your body, it has the potential to damage people around you in both your actions and emotionally. Pre-marital sex…well my views about the institution of marriage in our current political environment effect my answer on that. I personally have issues with the “civil” side of marriage. I don’t think we should be regulating who people can or cannot marry, I mean, if two adults love each other and want to commit to each other, than they should be able to. So back to the pre-marital sex thing, I believe that sex is an important part of our expression of love towards our chosen partner. It is still something that is very special and should only be done in the confines of a committed relationship. So for those people that marriage isn’t an option or that have problems with the institution of marriage, should they not be able to express their love physically?
This weekend I’m going to focus on working on my resume and looking for jobs for after the semester is over. Right now I’m focusing on three places for my job search, 1)Santa Rosa, 2)LA, 3)Eugene/Portland.