Friday, December 17, 2004

New Life

Oh my god -- now I remember what life is like when you have a real job at which you can't just sit and blog all day long. Look at how many days go by in between postings! I feel terrible about this, but doubt there's any remedy. I started this blog last June when I was still at my comfortable corporate job doing nothing all day. I'd get to work at 8:00 a.m. every morning, check my email, work on a writing draft, surf aimlessly, etc. Then my boss would hand me a stack of family medical bills and ask me to call and pay them over the phone with his credit card. After I did that, I'd go back to emailing or working on a new flyer for an upcoming performance, etc. Then lunch. In the afternoon my boss might need me to book a flight or research the best way to get from the Vail Eagle Airport to his condo in Beaver Creek, CO. Then more blogging, etc. You get the picture. If my boss was out of the office for the day, I woudn't have to interrupt my personal online time at all except to go to lunch.

But now I'm a server at a downtown Chicago restaurant and even when I'm not busy, there isn't a computer in sight. I like this job MUCH better than my old one because sitting in a solitary corner of the 30th floor of the Prudential building for two years, I just about died of loneliness and boredom. I never saw anyone and I'm a very social person. It was horribly lonely and isolated and gave me way too much time to obsess over my problems. At the restaurant I'm surrounded by people constantly interacting: servers and cooks and bussers and dishwashers and bartenders and managers. It's great. There are cute guys to flirt with and customers to chat with and Christmas decorations and happy music. I love it.

But I hardly have any time to blog anymore! I don't know what to do. I guess I'll just write when I can. Like right now. Oops, that's it, time to go to bed.

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