I am moody. This, despite the fact that I met Spiderman. *sigh* When I feel this way, I tend to avoid people because I'm no fun to be around and I don’t know what to say. I'm trying to get back out there, though, because I'm making it worse by isolating myself. I keep apologizing to my boyfriend for being a bitch and complaining about my ever expanding badonkadonk. (I’ve gained weight since I moved here. Too much eating out and driving everywhere, I suppose.) He assures me that he disagrees with both characterizations, which is nice of him.
I think I'm in a rut. I just want to lie on the couch and watch Mythbusters, except that Discovery keeps showing Survivorman instead. I can't stand that show. We've had a "heat wave" here, which did not help my motivation. Last weekend it got to around 110 degrees (Fahrenheit). Thankfully it's cooled down in the last couple of days. The San Fernando Valley is especially hot. I work in El Segundo, which is on the coast about 20 miles south of Reseda (in the heart of the valley, where we live. It's also the home of the Karate Kid, and that Tom Petty song, and countless movies are filmed around here and not just pornos either.) When I drive home, the temperature gauge in my car creeps up about 15 degrees. You can definitely feel the heat.
The first day of school was yesterday. That may not seem relevant to someone 15 years out of high school, but it means the traffic just got even worse. On a positive note, I got to see gaggles of valley vampires headed to school in their first day finery. When I told my boss how cute they were, he asked, "Don't they wear uniforms?" I replied, "Yeah, tight black pants and studded belts." They're so adorable. They remind me of my teenage years.
I'm getting sick of this whole feeling depressed thing. I don't want it to get worse. I'm too old to feel like a Black Flag song. I started working out again; that usually helps. It makes me feel better just to listen to my iPod while I sweat it out on the cardio machine. I stopped eating meat at lunch. Meat is murder, you know. I'm trying to call and email people, even though I feel whiny and boring right now. We've done some fun stuff lately, like we went to an L.A. Galaxy game and saw Beckham play! He got injured after a half hour, but it was a very exciting game that went into double overtime and a shootout. I've seen some fantastic movies, like Superbad, Sunshine (loved it), The Simpsons Movie (loved that too), Live Free or Die Hard (one of the craziest action scenes was filmed on the freeway outside my work, along with a car commercial I just saw on TV), Stardust (very sweet and entertaining), and Ratatouille (cutey rats!). My boyfriend has a talent for knowing where movies were filmed, so he took me to the place where the karate kid was beat up, where the cops did donuts in Superbad, and the mall at the end of Superbad. I also visited New York for the first time (for work), and read a Shakespeare poem at my friends' wedding in Seattle. I got to see my bff (best friend forever) in Seattle, who is probably moving to England soon! I'll go back to Seattle to see her before she leaves. Until then, I'll just keep on keeping on, I suppose.