I’m actually over it by now but I was really WTF about an hour ago. I checked my email at 9pm and found out that I’m going to this one client tomorrow. The situation on Friday was: I was scheduled to Client 1 who has not been giving us PBCs to audit so my senior has been asking me to do work for another one of her clients, Client 2. There was some mixup with my scheduling so I’m also on Client 3 next week, and they were discussing where I should go Monday. So it was down to three clients … and all of a sudden this Client 4, which is a client I’ve been on before and really hate because 1) it’s far and 2) I don’t like investment funds, comes out of the woodwork and wins the whole thing. So … already dreading Monday. Something always happens late Sunday night to erase the weekend refresh.
Listening to: actually I’ve just been listening to a bunch of random old music lately that I throw onto my shuffle. I feel like most of the songs I find now are songs I’ll like briefly but have no staying power. Whereas the music I used to find in high school and early college is still music I really love and will enjoy hearing every now and then. I think it’s because I had more time to explore music whereas lately I just dl whatever I hear on the radio stations I stream or just dl new albums from artists I already knew of.
Friday: I got off of work insanely early at like 5:30. I had made plans to meet up with Jon after work but when I called he was just about to go out to buy a car. I was on my way to his house with the intention of browsing Target to pass the time, when I passed the Oakland Rasputin and realized I have not browsed a music store in a very long time. I miss the days when I would just sift through used CDs for an hour on Saturdays when I was a student 😦 Music search was pretty successful … Oakland Rasputin doesn’t seem to have as many indie cds as Berkeley. I ended up finding cds for The Lovemakers (which I have actually been searching for for a while), and the new albums of Rhett Miller, Matt Costa and Patrick Park. Yay! Once I get sick of listening to my latest CD mix of Glee/London XFM/Chicago Dance hits, I can start listening to these.
I have never used those red dot listening stations but I did on Friday and was AMAZED. Basically you can scan a cd or type in a search and preview songs. I have always noticed them but thought the headphones were probably kind of gross. For some reason I decided to preview some albums on Friday and realized how awesome it is to be able to sample what you might buy! Now I feel like the next time I go to a music store I’ll end up spending two or three hours just previewing music.
Jon drove over to Rasputin and we were browsing the DVD section when I discovered SUPER cheap BSG dvds. So I ended up buying $50 worth of cds and dvds. I feel pretty proud of myself. HAHA Then we just sat in each other’s cars and talked since Jon had already eaten (that bastard) and didn’t want to do anything else. Lazy ass. I can say whatever I want about him because I can tell he doesn’t read my blog. Which actually works out for me because then I can just repeat stories I’ve written in this blog almost verbatim and he seems to think I have great stories. Anyway, after we parted ways I rock climbed until closing then drove home and watched tv with a pint of Ben & Jerrys. Yeah. 22 year old’s Friday night. Pretty awesome.
Saturday: Glee. That’s it. I went to Laura’s place at 11:30. No wait. I drove over to the Caltrain station at 10:30 to pick up Laura’s sister because Laura was too hung over to pick her up. Laura was also too drunk to relay the message that Jessica was coming in at 11:30, not 10:30. Instead of driving four minutes to Laura’s and kicking it for an hour, I decided to sit in my car in the parking lot and do misc. errands via my work laptop. I ended up writing a stream of consciousness “blog” in a notepad document, which I do from time to time with no intention of publishing or rereading it. That day I wrote about why I dislike my current life status. I just remember that in the beginning I tried to sound calm and logical and it somehow devolved into a long string of F-bombs.
I just packed up my lunch for tomorrow and despite having already brushed my teeth, decided “fuck it” and am now eating my Haagen Dazs chocolate hazelnut gelato I bought yesterday.
Anyway, Saturday! GLEE. Yesterday I watched the ENTIRE first season. Laura watched all but three episodes with me. She was too tired to continue past the twelfth hour so I just took her dvd set and finished it at home at 2am. HAHA I watched all the episodes but fastforwarded all the parts I didn’t care about (ie. any scene with adults).
Favorite Season 1 episode/musical scene: Power of Madonna, particularly Like A Virgin. Like a Virgin is the song that made me realize that Naya Rivera can actually sing. I love the cuts for the Like a Virgin scene. And, Naya Rivera looks amazing in it.
So yup, that was what I did Saturday. My eyes actually got really tired and I started getting a headache around 7pm because I had to concentrate when fast forwarding. I had that moment that I used to get when marathoning Alias episodes when episodes started to blur and I would be really surprised when title credits came on because I didn’t realize a new episode had started. After watching the entire first season in a day, I now realize how superior Season 2 is. Also, it’s very odd to jump from new episodes to Season 1 because sometimes it seems like a completely different show. I can barely remember a time when Quinn was pregnant and Finn and Rachel dated.
Sunday: Was actually super productive. Maybe not towards the end but I’m happy with a 60% productivity level on a Sunday. I woke up and felt determined to go hiking. Spent an hour choosing walking music to put on my iPod shuffle, then another half hour searching for a trail. I decided on McNee Ranch State Park in Pacifica, CA which was only like 40 minutes away. Funny, Pacifica is “only” forty minutes away but the idea of driving to Berkeley is freaking far, which is 50 minutes away. Makes no sense.
I thought that being a somewhat sunny Sunday, I would have a difficult time finding parking but not at all. The parking lot was like half empty! CA may not be as overpopulated as I made it out to be. I think I was just in shock because after living in Seattle I came back to CA on Labor Day weekend and I have since been scarred into thinking that there are way too many people around me.
I walked up the Graywhale Cove Trail then took N Peak Access Road. I randomly started talking to this one guy towards the top of the mountain and I think if I had kept talking to him a little longer he might have helped me figure out my quarter life crisis but we parted ways because I wanted to take Montara trail and he continued his way. I went about .5 mi on Montara trail before I realized that this trail was bordered by shrubs and rock and would have zero coastal views. I decided to cut my losses and go back to the trail I had come on. I think, right decision!
Pacifica is really gorgeous, I was really surprised. I am always taken aback when I realize that the CA coastline near SF can be so beautiful. I always think that I have to drive really far away from the city in order to see anything worthwhile but I was just 20 minutes away from Daly City and the views were amazing.
The downside is, there were no restrooms. I needed to pee within an hour into my hike, and I was out there for four hours. There was one point at the end of the hike when I squatted down to take a picture of a flower and immediately regretted it because I had to concentrate REALLY hard to make sure my body didn’t just take that as a cue to urinate all over my clothes right then and there.
The hike was pretty exhausting. Part of that may be because I had only eaten a pear that day. Later a banana. I drove to the Belmont rock climbing gym and did a few terrible crappy climbs. Basically if I ever go farther than Redwood City on the 101N, I feel obligated to go rock climbing in Belmont. I think I’ve started to lose what little rock climbing skills I had *cries* I need to go to the gym way more often. I then drove to Laura’s and after sitting around a little bit and dropping her sister off in Millbrae (which is my new favorite weekly tradition) we watched all of Season 2 of Glee! Ok, not all, just all the music scenes we like. Even though I now own the Brittany/Britney episode, we rewatched that too. HAHA I have been in a Glee craze lately. It’s actually really fascinating to watch the actors in the background during a performance. I find that Naya Rivera always looks SUPER HAPPY when she’s in the classroom. If you can’t tell, Naya Rivera is my new favorite character.
Good god it’s already 12:34 which means I will at most get six hours of sleep tonight. Because I have to drive to fucking Moraga tomorrow! I don’t think I’ve ever said “Moraga” without saying “fucking Moraga.”
I don’t know why but I always have to compare gross things I find while hiking to the size of my iPod. Remember this?