I would have thought with school being done that my life would have maybe slowed down a bit, but if anything, it has only gotten busier. I'm working full-time while simultaneously trying to find another job and get back on track with having a social life again. Honestly, this is turning out to be one of the best summers ever though, so I really cannot complain.
As of right now, I'm anxiously awaiting hearing back from the editorial assistant position I interviewed for last week. Out of 90 responses, they narrowed it down to myself and five other people. I went in for my in-person interview and did some exercises last Thursday, and the head of the company told me I would be hearing back by the end of this week. It seriously is the ideal job for me and super close to my house; I will be seriously upset if I don't get it. Other than that, I interviewed for a job at a non-profit organization yesterday, and while the interview went well, there is no way I will take the job. It's for a great cause, but I can't handle 70-80 hours a week on $24k a year. It looks like it will be back to Craigslist/Monster/CareerBuilders/whatever I can find if the editorial assitant position falls through.
I finally found a record player on eBay, and I love it! It sits on my bar, and depending on my mood, it keeps a steady rotation of either the Beastie Boys' "License to Ill" EP, Nick Drake's "Pink Moon"EP, or Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Cosmo's Factory". I've never been to Kudzu, which is kind of inexcusable, seeing as how it is right behind my current job; they are supposed to have a good selection of vinyl though, so I think I may go over there tomorrow and just browse.
I was hoping I could get back into photography now that school is out, but when it's 95 degrees at noon, I have a really hard time motivating myself to go shoot. I went to The Camera Doctor the other day to have my first roll from my Holga developed, and the owner and his wife were super helpful. I keep leaving the bulb setting on, resulting in almost all my pictures being blurry. I put a roll of black&white in there the other day, so I think I may just bite the bullet and venture out into the heat tomorrow. I want to go shoot the train yard & the mural on Dekalb Ave; they have reopened Oakland finally so I'll be able to go over there as well.
John Smoltz had surgery the other day and is done for the rest of the season - kind of broke my heart a little bit. I hope he can come back next year. All the injuries on the Braves team this year makes me wonder if we did something to piss someone off somewhere - is this karma? I knew things were bad when Peter Moylan had to get surgery early on...then Smoltz and Diaz and Kotsay were placed on the DL...and now Smoltz is having surgery. What is the deal? We have the worst road record in the MLB too - come on! I'm trying to go posteason here, Bobby - whip those boys into shape.
I feel like I have become much more self-aware since the year started. I have had the most time to myself in the past four months than I have ever - living by myself has taught me that it is okay for me to just hang out at night on the futon with Drake and that if I want to go out and have a drink (or two or three) with the girls, that's okay too. I even mustered the balls to tell my mom about my tattoos, and she was surprisingly cool with it. I feel the most content with my life right now than I have in a while, and it really is a great feeling. I just can't believe I will be 22 next month. It seriously blows my mind. I need to go get my license picture changed finally because, needless to say, I no longer am 18 with long brown hair, ha. I just wish I didn't hate the DMV so damn much.
In closing, this is all I have to say: