Over the past few weeks I have been doing so much stuff, that by the time I sit down to write about any of it, I can’t focus on any one thing. All are blog worthy. All have passed me by. I can’t decide whether to blog about them or to just start fresh with the new day.
Life has been so crazy. I almost never know what will happen when I wake up in the morning. I like it that way though.
Here are some interesting things I’ve done in the past few weeks:
– take on a bunch of new responsibilities on Patch. I’m now the calendar editor for Albany, El Cerrito, Piedmont and Alameda Patches. Eeek! PLEASE, if you know of any awesomeness happening in those four cities, send it my way. I’m especially excited to get into the art scene in Alameda. I think I’ll do well in this position, but I do feel like I’m in a slight stupor about the whole thing. I have all these work tabs open and I keep clicking around and trying to do things, writing emails to this editor and that editor and above all, worrying, worrying, worrying, but not accomplishing as much as I would like. I think the dust will settle by next week and I’ll get a handle on all these new duties. I’m excited to keep paying the bills, to tell people where to have fun, and to have a bit of time to do my own stuff too. But first I need to organize: work and other life.
– start taking an introductory jewelery class at The Crucible. I’m making a sterling silver ring with a paisley design. Fucking hippie… Sounds weird, but I think it will look pretty interesting. Will blog the whole process when it’s finished.
– host a birthday party and bake a favorite childhood cake for my best friend. I asked her mom for the recipe and surprised her with it. The whole thing was pretty sweet, in all senses of that word. The party, the cake and the subsequent San Francisco outing all turned out quite well. This was a great time, and if I had better pics of the cake I’d totally blog the recipe. I iced it right before I brought it out, so there wasn’t much time. It looked gorgeous and I kind of couldn’t believe that I had accomplished this Martha Stewart-esque feat.
– visit the California Academy of Sciences for Nightlife. Pretty freakin’ cool, but… I don’t know if I wasn’t in the mood that night, but it didn’t blow me away the way I expected it to. Didn’t make it to the rainforest and really wanted to see the tropical birds. There was an artist there named David Tomb who does these amazing drawings and paintings of tropical birds. This might be worth blogging about.
– meet other great writers and freelancers and feel validated in what I’m doing with my life. This would be more of a whiny ohgodamidoingitright sorta entry and I might spare you all.
– go to a couple of great parties, one at a wonderful new gallery called Zughaus that my friend William DJs at (great mix above). The manager, Douglas Cain, is one incredible and creative guy, as are his two roommates. I’m not talking rough-industrial-cool creative… that stuff is great (I partake at the Crucible on a weekly basis), but everyone and their mother is doing that in Oakland. I’m talking true, discerning taste. This guy’s got it. I talk to him and I think, “Oh, hello Andy Warhol 2.0.” I don’t know. Maybe I’m exaggerating. I’m easily excitable, but I’m not that easily impressed. Doug impresses me to no end. Blog coming.
– finish Eat, Pray, Love, which really deserves another blog entry once I’ve thought about it some more.
– vow to do yoga every day of February, then fail miserably. I seem to be all or nothing about certain things. Like this blog. I need to just commit to every day. And yoga. With my schedule I can commit to every day for at least a month. Just to develop the habit and convince myself that I DO have time for it, if I MAKE time for it in my day. Same with photography. Same with music. These things are possible, but they require focus. Not my strongest suit.