Internet! I missed you! I hope you missed me too, but I’m trying to play it cool.
To be honest, this was the first break from the internet I’ve taken that wasn’t 95% motivated by angst. The #VEDA requirement of being on every day did not get to me this year, my current relationship with technology is pretty healthy, and I wasn’t trying to get away from anyone or anything. So I just had a really nice and quiet week+ free of the normal distractions.
School started last week, and even though I’m no longer in coursework, I get swept up in the whole thing. I’m back to working late hours after a Summer of working days, and it has been so nice. September is my favorite month of the year, and even though Fall isn’t really Fall here in California, the start of a new school year is enough to fill me with optimism. Eventually it will be cold enough to wear cardigans.
On Saturday, I went to LA to see The Thrilling Adventure Hour live. I bought a ticket, because I was dying to see Paul F. Tompkins, and his show isn’t until October. I’d only listened to the podcast a couple times before, but in the week leading up to it I listened to several episodes and fell in love. It was my first show at Largo, and I had an amazing time, and Paul F. Tompkins remains my favorite comedian.
I started a secret project back in August that I want to tell you about! After reading Steal Like An Artist, I was inspired to start a blog where I answer the question, “What’s the best thing that happened today?” Variations on this idea have never moved me to action, because I don’t really struggle with perspective, but I like the idea of recording the single best thing that happens to me every day. You can find me at totesthebest.com. Feel free to subscribe or follow on tumblr.
After a Summer of staying here in California, I am off tomorrow to go home to Washington state. I haven’t been home since Christmas, which means that this is officially the longest I have ever been away. I will have a couple days with my family, and then Ashley and Nicole will be coming up to stay with me. That’s right, I am bringing the internet home to meet my family. We have some awesome things planned, but as usual, I’m just looking forward to spending time with the girls. They make my heart feel light.
And then I’ll be back in California for a couple days before I GO TO GERMANY. That’s right, finally! I’m not even sure what to say about it anymore. Ahhh. So excited.
I don’t know what any of this means for the blog, but I am totes here. Hi!