Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Look Who's Talking Again

Whoah. Kind of weird to be writing in this format again. So much has happened (cliché!) since the last time I bothered to make an entry back in... when? August? That sounds about right. Guess I'll just start from the top:

I got fired from the Cathedral, which was actually a good thing, since I was miserable and hating life and cursing God every morning when the alarm went off. Overall, the Episcopal Church is a beneficial force in the world today, but I was not happy with the part I was playing in it.

Even though I hated the job, getting fired is not a fun, happy thing. What I really wanted to do was crawl into bed, watch cable and pretty much hide from everyone and everything, but that usually doesn't solve too much, so I wallowed in self pity for a week, and then went back to Lobo, this gay bookstore/coffeeshop/discount porn outlet I used to work at when I was in grad school. My job is to sell the porn. And it's odd, but working there has done wonders for my self-esteem. I'm feeling needed, and good at what I do, and so what that I'm only making retail hourly wages. It's fun, dammit, and I wasn't getting enough fun.

I am still looking for more gainful, less porn-riddled employment, and I've had a couple of interviews with communications outsourcing firms, but I'm still waiting to hear back from them. I'm not worried, though. I've got a cash flow, and I'm learning to budget, so I'm comfortable and slowly learning to relax.

Oh yeah, and I stopped eating meat. I'm not really sure what brought this on, but I just started craving soy protein and salads. Jack took this reasonably well, but was a little concerned, mainly because he's had some bad run-ins with vegetarians in the past (Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips once called him a murderer at a tony Austin restaurant), but once I assured him that I wasn't going to force him to stop eating pork rinds, he was happy. So now, I'm vegetarian and he's on the Atkins diet. We're just the wackiest neighbors ever.

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