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Work, Music, Sushi=Life?

My problem with blogging is that I think too much. I need to just go at it. It’d make me do it more, and it wouldn’t feel like work. Speaking of, thanks to my boss I got to see Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige from the 10th row, at the perfect angle to the stage, this past Monday. “Which car is more hip hop? The BMW or the Lexus SUV?” When his wife rolled up in the Lexus to pick us up from the dive bar close to work he informed her, “We’re gonna take your car. Brittany said it’s more hip hop.” He then went on to give his wife props for “lookin’ all hip hop.” She did too, in her black knee-high boots. With my printed hoodie I was going for the street hip hop look, no stilettos for me.

When we were downing our double drinks, I learned a lot about where things are headed with work. It’s pretty huge so I’m definitely hanging on to this job. The most exciting thing is that in a week from tomorrow we’ll get our regular pay, plus the extra at the end of each month (which I’m hoping should be pretty hefty, I mean I’d settle for just a $100 and it’s already going to be way more than that). Some purchases I’d like to make (okay, I should use some towards credit card debt): A FULL BED for a REAL WOMAN! (A real “ladycat” deserves nothing less, afterall, and I’ve been without a real bed for too long), a new digital camera, and some new clothes/shoes, because I’ve been in the same ol’ duds (more or less) since who knows when.

Pants just visited and it was a good time, but I spent way too much money. I realized how much I talk about my boss, and this means two things. One, work is life, especially when you can work from wherever, whenever. Two, I’ve already got a lot of good stories from partying with him, hearing things through the grapevine, and just dealing with him. It’s entertaining stuff, because it’s a unique kind of work environment, and I feel really lucky for it. I don’t know many other people in their office “career” job who can relate as much. It goes for every job, but you just don’t know what it’s really like unless you actually work there. Of course there are times when I feel like I’m fucking everything up or he’s being way too demanding or ADD, but overall, the good outweighs the bad (and the perks help too- monthly full body massages with a top-notch masseuse, free concerts and albums for my reviews, a Trader Joe’s-stocked kitchen).

Another thing on my mind lately is music; I never buy it anymore. I think this is why my taste in music is feeling so outdated. I have old favorites, cd’s accumulated when Mom was actually paying for it. They nearly make me sick to look at now. I want new, new, new. No looking back! I need soundtracks to launch me into the future!!! Up, up and away. I do have new (or new to me) favorite bands/artists, but I just don’t have their albums:

Hot Chip

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy



Sly & The Family Stone

Nick Drake

Rolling Stones

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings



St. Vincent

Vampire Weekend (I feel like such an indie-scenester toolbag cuz of them, so I might start hating them soon, if they start becoming even more overhyped)

Dengue Fever

So yeah, I guess that extra bread will, in part, end up going towards some hefty music purchases.

I’m waiting for A to come over. I think he’s finally taking me OUT to dinner. We never go out, the closest we come to that is when he rides his bike down to the sushi place and brings back a feast for us (bean curds, mmm), which I think is so sweet. I can picture myself a year ago imagining my boyfriend and saying, “He should be the type who will go ride his bike in the rain to get me sushi!” It’s a tiny detail of a “requirement” I would come up, because I love sushi and boys on bikes. Tonight though…sushi out could be extra nice.


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Right when Dylan and I got into the city we stopped into a sushi place that advertised $1-$2 rolls served on boats. Inside, we found ourselves sitting at a counter with boats of sushi going by in the water. Boat after boat, after boat sped by, while I stared wide-eyed! The waitress let us know we could just grab anything we wanted as it floated by. Tempura shrimp rolls, rolls topped with avocado, seaweed rolls, and other unknown morsels of goodness. I have never experienced sushi like THAT before! “You don’t even understand. I LOVE sushi!” I look forward to doing that again.

Last night I couldn’t stop snacking. Dylan made a crepe with a burrito wrap, peanut butter and banana. We smoked a few times on the back porch at Jessica’s house. I tried to put together the pieces of the border of the puzzle, which pictures an eagle or two flying over a waterfall. If I’m to finish it, it has to be done tonight, as we are done staying there tomorrow (..wait, maybe it’s Thursday that we’re out).

I met Juan yesterday in his apartment near the Haight. We were ganging up on Dylan. Juan’s a sassy one. “I thought I was going to be getting some ass,” he said about Dylan’s 420-seeking Craigslist posting. Juan has three cats and a housekeeper.

The BART ride in was long today. I don’t have music to listen to but Dylan played a few songs for me. After hearing a song on Becky’s mix cd I’m really feelin Keyshia Cole again. She a bad broad! For most of the ride I was sitting there thinking about everything I haven’t written about yet. Things keep piling up, and then they slide too far out of view. What a waste.

A week ago when it was 4pm in Boston I was lying on D’s chest watching “Apocalypto” and getting my back rubbed, like a happy cat. It’s only been a week and I already miss spooning. “Summer I” was a spoon-filled time. “Summer II” the exact opposite. Wahh-wah-wah! I’ll shut the fuck up now.

I’m glad to be in another city that’s near water.

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