July 13: birthdays birthdays and ya know!
Today is my grandmother's birthday. I believe she is 74 or 75, i'm going
to call her in a few minutes, but i'm sure she'll be on the phone talking
to scads of people.
*****|||: just called her and she's 77!!!!! oh my!
I spoke with her on sunday and she said that she'd been thinking about
about me. We hadn't seen each other since memorial day weekend. she's
off on her trips and me being stuck in chapel hill and not really wanting
to go home.
she did piss me off a bit though because i told her that i cam home for
aunt mamie's funeral and she laughed and said "you won't go see her when
she was alive, but you went to the funeral."
how could she have said that...well, i know how, she's my grandmother and
that's the type of relationship we've had for most of my cognizant life.
she apparently won't go to the funeral of someone if she didn't visit them
regularly in real life.
So yeah, that was a great...here's why you're a fuck-up again moment and
good way to start my day.
Though she did seem very happy to know that I asked about her birthday. I
apparently was the first this year. DING DING for me. oh and i know her
anniversary is coming up soon. as is my dad's birthday or something, but
who realy cares about that. he went to FRANCE. oo let's not start that
There is bad news on the homefront. apparently, my cousin has taken after
my footpaths. he was asked not to come back to the camp that my aunt had
placed him in (an exclusive tennis camp in maryland) for the summer
because of shoplifting. he said that he simply forgot that he had the
t-shirt on his back. okay. but this wasn't the first such incident. my
aunt wanted to keep him in baltimore for the whole summer, but i'm not
quite sure she's going to do that now. he's going back with her. damn.
I'm jealous, but not really because she does a HELL OF A LOT OF STUFF for
me. I mean a lot. A LOT. and i think the invitation is still open for
me to move up there with her to stay for a while. the option is getting
more and more tempting (though she doesn't know about my sexuality, i
oooo and apparently, he's getting a little mouth on him. he's thirteen
and was talking some definate smack to a couple of the more shall we say
"impressionable" campers. good lord.
he's not holding up his end of the "LONG" legacy. all of the
grandchildren on my father's side have been of the "brilliant" nature.
Two Pogue Scholars, a Morehead Scholar, a budding "real" journalist --
not me, bankers, and whatnot.
Mar is a washout at 13...just like his father. I feel for him.
and today is my friend jasme's birthday. she's turning 26. and now she's
singing at the Artistic Escape. she's no longer working or singing with
the Refugee Camp...but word is that she may be able to good to WoodStock
'99 with them.
I don't know what to do with her sometimes...she's great, but can be very
demanding in certain ways.
it's funny to have her back in my life again at such a close proximity. i
told jasme about having my triangulation of strong black women. eris,
stephanie, and jasme....and all at the same time. this has been a first
when all of their pulls are on full throttle. Well, except for eris, but
that's a whole nother story.
She called them "TeKay's Divas on I-40."
I think that's an apt title.
So I don't know what to do for her birthday either.
and i still haven't gotten anything for sabrina's daughter. ugh. ugh. i
wanted to get her a teletubby or something innoucous like that.
On the job front. I was "not hired" last week from the current assignment
that i'm on. sketchy. but i've applied for a couple of jobs online at
Monster.com. i've been turned down for two administrative/marketing
positions so far (well one had already been filled and the other my
skillset apparently didn't match their needs.)
I can't lose hope. I can't. I don't want to be in this office next week
when the new girl arrives. I just don't. I thought about taking those as
vacation days, but if i don't have something lined up by then, i'll need
to take that last week off of july anyway.
I'm sure there are other things I'm forgetting...but check out the subtle
changes to aquarius. and I'm waiting to hear if i have the go ahead on
the site move. and i'm going to ask for the journal background from iko
so that i can start using it. oh and i'm designing a new logo for the
helios-rising splash page.
gotta use this free time somehow.
You have to remember that a club is not fodder for picking a lifemate.