Archive for January, 2007

Sleep is for the weak

January 30, 2007

I take back what I said before about that previous week being really stressful. Though it did involve some serious life changing events, this week takes the cake. I usually spend a few hours lying awake in bed, thinking of all the things I have to do, occasionally turning the light on and adding an item to the list that sits next to my bed. At some point I fall asleep, only to wake up at 6am and not be able to stay in bed. I fell asleep in the chair at the doctor’s office last night. Entertaining – yes, embarrassing – even more so. I’m running on pure adrenalin right now, let’s hope it lasts until I get on that plane on Thursday. Phew.


BIG news!

January 24, 2007

I’m at the point right now where I’m pretty damn sure that all of this is actually going to happen, so it’s time to get blogging. Also, I’m way too excited to keep it to myself anymore.

I’m moving to California.

Are you still there? Still breathing? I did actually stop breathing for a few minutes when I heard about the opportunity. Rick wants me to work at another portfolio company that just happens to be in California, so I’m packing up my bags and going. It’s that simple. The timing couldn’t have actually worked out better if I had tried to plan it, after just having ended a 5 year relationship (again) and the lease on my apartment coming to an end at the beginning of March. So I’ll be leaving PlanetEye for now, travelling for about a month and then heading over to start with the folks at MusicIP.

I keep having these massive back-and-forth moments between sheer, absolute panic and just chilling out, thinking about how cool this is going to be, not worrying much about anything, with the idea that everything will just work itself out. That part of me might end up getting me into a lot of trouble 🙂

Did I mention that I’m going to Thailand? That’s the travelling that I’ll be doing. It was next on my world travel list, and the flight from LAX is considerably cheaper than from Toronto, so I’m taking off in a week or two.

How much does life ROCK right now!?!?

To move or not to move?

January 17, 2007

Just from reading the title alone I’m sure my parents are shaking their fists at their computer screens because they’ve moved me about 8 times in the last 5 years and I swore up and down that when I moved into my current apartment I’d stay there for at least 3 years.

But I’m getting the itch.

Just to be a little closer to downtown. I love my apartment and the area, but I could do without the 40 minute commute into work in the morning and the $25 cab rides home from the bar. My lease expires March 1 and the guys at work have volunteered to move me in exchange for my apartment becoming the place for them to party downtown.

Just a thought.

Stressful week

January 14, 2007

It’s been a while since I posted last, mostly due to a series of events in my life that no person should ever have do endure in a span of 7 days. To be honest, not all of them were bad, but each had the common theme of stress. Just tons and tons of stress. I have to admit that the upside of it all was telling some of my girlfriends the entire sequence in short sentences. The msn conversation kind of went like this:

Jenn: So [insert life altering event here]
Lisa: Oh my god. Are you alright?
Jenn: and then [one more]
Lisa: holy shit, you’ve got to be kidding me
Jenn: also, [another seriously important event]
Lisa: OMG
Jenn: oh yeah and [I think you’re getting it now]
Jenn: oh and of course [last one, I promise]
Lisa: Can you please call me?

I do sometimes get a cheap thrill out of shocking people. It’s horrible, I know, but it amuses me to no end.

Of course, the fact that my brain has given my immune system orders to “stand down” because it’s using valuable resources needed elsewhere, combined with the massive amount of viruses going around (despite the lack of seasonal weather) I’m laid up on my couch, fighting off what seems to be the flu. Ugh.

Oh well, I’ve got the entire second season of arrested development that I’m about to put to good use. Hope things start looking up soon.


January 3, 2007

This is hilarious. And true.

My parents make me laugh

January 2, 2007

This is a photo from the holiday celebrations at my house that very nicely shows the continual battle between my mother, who never throws anything away and my father, who dumps everything he hasn’t used in the last month. My mom thought it would be really funny if we wrapped on of my dad’s presents using only the small leftover squares of wrapping paper that he complains my mother never throws out. On the right is my mother…folding discarded tissue paper.

The battle continues…