Saturday, September 22, 2007

Summer's End

This is the last day of summer. Tomorrow brings the Autumnal Equinox and the beginning of Libra. It's starting to feel like Fall already. Cooler during the day--even a bit chilly at night. I love this weather! So much nicer than the hot, humid stuff we had to suffer with just a couple of weeks ago. All in all, it was a pretty decent summer weather-wise. I bought a second box fan from CVS and between the perpendicular cross breeze I was able to go most of the summer without cranking up the air conditioner.

We've had rain the last couple of days. It's been nice--since we haven't had much this year at all. Still, it reminds me of when I first moved out to L.A. I thought the weather was always sunny and 80 degrees. And it was the first couple of months I was here. It was like that Hammond and Hazelwood song, "Seems it never rains in southern California..." And then came March and it rained. Incessantly. Heavily. Every freaking day. Leading me to recall the rest of that 70s song,

"It never rains in California,
but girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours."
And does it ever! The gray weather and impending equinox have made me a bit pensive. A little reflective. So I thought it would be a good time to look back at the last couple of months and see what I did on my summer "vacation."

Hmmm....not much.

Went to a lot of movies: Shrek III (blech!), Die Hard IV (awesome!) , The Bourne Supremacy (ditto!), Inland Empire (if you're a die hard Lynch fans, see it...)--as well as Manda Bala, Talk to Me, Sicko, Stardust, The Nines, December Boys and let us not forget Trail of the Screaming Forehead. In addition to all the films I saw in the theater, I Netflixed even more...

My friend Stevie had two parties at her gorgeous beach house in Long Beach. There's always a good mix of nice people at her parties--as well as tons of food and Stevie's famous 'tini-type mixed drinks. Last time I got to catch up with my friend Sheri and met Stevie's friend Trish and her hilarious fianc&acuttee; Eric. We got on the subject of how Google has changed our lives and it turns out that Trish is a Google-aholic, much to Eric's chagrin. You see, back in the "old days" (B.G.--"before Google"), Eric and Trish would have little bets on trivia subjects. Eric used to be able to bluff his way into convincing Trish that HE was right. But not anymore. In a blink of an eye, Trish is online googling the factoid. Eric has lost many a bet since Google. God, I love the internet!

In addition to Stevie's parties, I attended my friend Jack's Blue Moon shindig (so named to celebrate the second full moon in June) and my friend Ari's birthday party. I also got to hang out with my friend John down at the Santa Monica Pier a couple of times and my friend Dave came over for our semi-regular Entourage marathon.

Let's see--I celebrated my half Birthday by getting some new tattoos. I got a new cell phone, my quarterly checkup with my endocrinologist went well. (My cholesterol is awesome, but my globulin is a bit low. Whatever the hell globulin is...) I was rejected by the Mentorship program I applied to--and apparently did not make it to the semi-finalist round for the screenwriting contest I entered. Although that contest didn't even bother to send me a "Dear Applicant" letter to let me know.

Basically, my biggest accomplishment this summer is setting up this blog and posting to it consistently. I also helped Stevie with some issues she was having setting up her blog and uploading podcasts and last weekend I helped my friend Jon set up a blog for his documentary, Angel from Hell. One of my other comrades, Tami, refers to me as a "blogging goddess." Blogging Goddess. I can live with that.

Onward to autumn!

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