downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

NPM – 18 of 30

what do you make of a day that begins deciding if you’re well enough to return to work you do your ten years of working is celebrated with the head honchos and others who have also endured for a decade you eat mediocre pizza and must recount how you came to work there then share…

NPM – 9 of 30

there’s nothing quite like waking up late discovering that your favorite cafe is now open on Sunday watching a ballgame in the sun eating carne asada chips lounging on the couch to make you not want to go back to work tomorrow

NPM – 7 of 30

day in the sun/a night in the night there is nothing quite like the feeling you have after a lazy day in the sun your face warm your skin slightly salty your hair maintains a sun scent you decide to take a walk as evening comes to shake off the haze mix up the mindset…

it’s all good

Just checking in to say that the shine on this place is still quite shiny. Since I last wrote, I have taken many walks through the downtown neighborhoods. Last Friday night, I walked down to a bar at the Hard Rock Hotel where my friends were playing a free show. It took me 8 minutes…

November’s here

I realized that one of the reasons I have been so reluctant to write about my time in Spain is that it will seem like it’s really over. Does that make sense? I’ve enjoyed reading my sister’s and my mom’s posts about the trip, and I think of the time quite fondly. I just know…

settling in

I was so sad because I didn’t think I’d gotten any response to my last post, but then I realized I hadn’t updated my email address on my account! Thanks for commenting, Mom, Mia, and Sandy! Last week, on Tuesday night, I went to Cafe Cabaret for the open poetry reading. It was fine. I’d…

Juice Cleanse: Day 5 (almost done!)

I slept for about 12 hours. It was glorious. And when I woke up, I felt good. Han, too. It was a little later than I’d been used to having the first juice so I got up and had it right away. Han & I talked for a while, tried to think about how we…

Juice Cleanse: Day 4 (hungry)

I took D’s car in for an oil change this morning. Thanks to my dad for instilling in me good car maintenance. I had a juice on the way, and when I got home it was time for another. I’ve worked most of the day. Han had a gig. When he got home, he crashed….

Baseball is here

Happy birthday to my friend, Heather, who I have known for nearly 25 years. We’ll get together soon. Other than that, there’s not much going on. Went to work. Did that. I did listen to the opening day game for the Padres. They’re up in LA against the Dodgers. Dodgers won, boo! Yay, baseball! Came…

last day of November (long post)

My goal of NaBloPoMo went out the window. Ah well. I just published the wrap-up of my work trip to Atlanta (11/11-11/14). That weekend after the trip was okay. I was home by myself since Han was in central and northern CA to play a couple gigs. On Sunday, 11/16, I had my Third Poetry…

1/30

Somehow, the Giants won the World Series. I dressed as Willie Nelson for Halloween. I went to dinner with a vendor to a nice restaurant in La Jolla called Whisknladle. I feel lost & sad more often than seems normal. I turn 43 this month. I’ll try to write everyday this month. I got rejected…