I'm off to Joshua Tree and then to Idyllwild with the lovely Jen. Although I can't get to my old posts, I believe my first post in my blog was about going to Joshua Tree at the end of last year. Happy one-year birthday to CaptainKaya.com (a X-mas gift last year from my brother)!
--Having old friends in town is a blast. It's amazing that as a 28 year old man many of my best friends are friends I've had for over 20 years.
--I'm linked in a friend's site with the description, "Nice fella, even if he is a California hippie vegetarian." I laughed out loud - I love it. I'm getting that quote on my business card.
Another reason to travel to Europe... Germany approved a measure that legalizes prostitution. The oldest profession now has unemployment benefits, health insurance and pensions (penisions?).
What does one have to do to get prostitution unemployment benefits?
At a office gift exchange, a friend brought a manicure coupon (that he won) to be his gift. When he opened up his randomly selected present, it was a fingernail grooming set. Cruel, cruel irony is hard at work.
But, as the saying goes, "If you give a man a manicure, his nails look nice for a day...if you teach a man how to take care of his nails, he's well-groomed and made fun of by his male friends for a lifetime."
(And who brought a fingernail grooming set to the gift exchange?)
I'm so un-punk rock.
Yesterday, Jen and I walked around the neighborhood delivering cookies (that we baked and decorated) to the neighbors. And it was fun.
I'm still a little bit punk rock. I *did* bake some that were in "adult-themed" shapes. Heh, heh.
I went ice-skating on Friday. Yes, in downtown San Diego they have a ice-skating rink powered by precious California electricity. It was...a good experience. It's really not that much fun. The reward/risk ratio is not that good. If I push myself in this one-time a decade activity and fall, I'll land on hard, cold, wet ice. I said, "Oh, I see, to be good at this you have to practice. Hmm. Yeah, this isn't really for me."