and i'm back. some quick news for this week. i found out that i don't get to go to memphis for upta like i thought, which was disappointing. i was looking forward to getting to see some of my obu theatre friends. to counter that, i got a bit of good news this week. i'm getting a tiny pay raise. it's not much, but when you make as little as i do, you take what you can get. another good thing is that i don't have to work tomorrow. thank you, dr. king. holidays like this one are funny. most white people, even if they respect mlk, might spend about a minute the whole day thinking about the difference he made in our country. and then they spend the rest of the day enjoying their time off. and trust me, i'm including myself in this. what silly selfish white people we are.
the inauguration is this week. i'd kind of like to go, but i have to work, and it would probably be too much hassle anyway. i voted for george bush (shh, don't tell anyone) with a good amount of reticence, but i'd kind of like to go because i've never been to an inauguration before. it should be interesting at the very least because of all the protesters. one cool thing i did when i moved up here was visit reagan's casket in the capitol rotunda. i stood in line for 5 and a half hours. whether you liked reagan or not, it was still a pretty historic event.
friday night, i went to see a preview for the play cloud 9 in dc on capitol hill. but by the time i got there, they were filled up. it's a small theatre. so i hung out in a coffee shop close by and waited til my friends got out. my friend clay is back in town, which makes me happy. i have a sort of volatile relationship with him, but i'm glad to see him nonetheless.
i spent most of the weekend watching movies and knitting, my newest pastime. saturday, i slept til 3:30 pm! then saturday night, or sunday morning really at about 2 am, i decided to drive all the way around the beltway. takes about an hour. i know. i'm crazy. oh well. i like being crazy.
well, happy martin luther king day.
i leave you with a quote from napoleon dynamite, quickly becoming one of my favorite movies of all time.
"i love technology, but not as much as you, you see. but still i love technology." -- kip, singing to lafawnda at their wedding