First thing’s first… I got a job! Well, a part-time job. I now work at a movie theater as an usher (tearing tickets and cleaning theaters) about 20 hours a week. It’s nice to have something to do and some money trickling in while I apply for big girl jobs and get my life in order. So far, the work has been easy, my coworkers are pretty sound and the benefits are pretty cool (free movies and snacks).
This month, I also started volunteering at the animal shelter by working at an adoption event at a pet store. I helped set up and mind the dogs for a few hours before I had to go to my real job. The dogs are precious and I’m glad I can give up a few hours of my week to helping this amazing shelter.
This month has also seen some fun events. I saw one of my favorite comedians and celebrity crush Jack Whitehall live at The Laugh Factory. He was one of half a dozen comedians performing that night so he didn’t do a full set, but he was magnificent as always. I was probably one of the few people in there who actually knew what a legend he is with several British sitcoms and Netflix specials under his belt. I was also lucky enough to meet him for a moment afterwards and get a picture! He’s so lovely.
I also made an evening out of seeing Senses Fail live again in downtown Los Angeles. I arrived a bit early to go to The Last Bookstore where I got a few used books and admired the other stock and have dinner at Veggie Grill (I was craving the fish tacos and there’s not one near my house). The show was great and if I’m not mistaken, I was recognized by the lead singer. I crowd surfed and when I was coming over the barricade he pointed at me and then made a comment after the song like, “We’re seeing a lot of familiar faces” and then when I crowd surfed during the next song he waved at me. To be fair, I have been seeing them about once a year since my first show in 2011, met them a few times and have been recognized even by other show goers before, so I wouldn’t be surprised!
After a few years of bring out of practice, I went skiing on Mountain High outside L.A. Long story short, I got in a few good runs before lunch when the rain started and the day was blown out. I got a full 8-hour refund and plan on going back in a few weeks and writing a full post about my outdoor adventures.
Other than that, I spend a lot of time with family and friends. In fact, my cousin, her husband and their four kids ages 2-11 have just arrived two days ago to spend the week with us. Needless to say, they’ve already worn me out.
What I’m listening to: Acceptance Speech by Dance Gavin Dance, Vile Child by Milk Teeth, The Blackest Beautiful by letlive., Night Time, My Time by Sky Ferreira, Queen Zee by Queen Zee, Spring by Wallows, Relationship of Command by At the Drive In
What I’m watching: Fyre, Swiss Army Man
What I’m reading: Check out Reading Wrap-Up post #03 for what I’ve read this month.