Things are going pretty well these days. I’m really happy with my job at the coffee shop. I’m really happy with my new apartment and roommate. Mainly, I’m just pretty happy at the moment.
Last Friday I saw the new Indiana Jones movie. I won’t say much about the movie, but its Indy and cheesy…but fun. I met up with a bunch of people I didn’t know to see the movie. My connection was the friend of one of my old middle/high school friends. We met at a restaurant called the Hungry Cat, which is right around the corner from the Arclight. I only had a cocktail, which was good, but also $12. Welcome to Hollywood.
Saturday was a pretty lazy day. I did some reading, watched a movie at home, and pretty much nothing else. Sunday was more of the same, except for church and buying groceries. I’ve been going to this new service at church. It’s cool, its an alternative eucharist, that looks nothing like the service from the prayer book. I like the service itself, and the people leading it, but…I think I realized whats been missing for me at Beverly Hills. I just don’t feel connected to the church community. I’m sure some of that is my own fault (and how busy I was during the school year), but still its just not working for me at the moment. I’m thinking that I’m going to check out Pasadena sometime soon. Since I already have some friends going there, maybe I’ll be able to connect easier.
Monday was a pretty full day. I walked over to Sunset and Vine to have a late brunch with a friend. It took about a half hour, a doable walk, but probably better as a bike ride. We went to The Waffle, a newish upscale diner. I wasn’t really that impressed. The staff/management wasn’t prepared for a busy day (it was Memorial Day), so they were all a little frazzled. The waffles weren’t that exciting and the portions were pretty small for being over $10. If they had been in the $5-7 range, it would have been ok. After, brunch I went to the beach for a little bit to read. I didn’t end up staying terribly long, because it was pretty windy and the tempature started dropping after 5pm. Later on, a friend came over to see the new apartment. We hung out and watched movies and drank wine. It was nice and relaxing.
Yesterday I was pretty excited to be able to work. I know…crazy…I was excited to work. While I was at work, my roommate texted and let me know she was having some folks over for dinner and asked if I wanted to join. So our first dinner party happened pretty impromtu like. It was great. Good food, good conversations, good time (and yes more wine). One of the guys who stopped by was a professional hula hooper. Now that is a niche job.
Did I mention that I’m happy?