So I’m sure you’ve noticed that things have been light around here lately. I apologize for the lack of content. That, however is changing. I’m going to give you a little recap of the past month.
Let me start by relaying a story from Thursday, because it’s a pretty awesome illustration of where my brain has been. I show up at a friend’s house for a “goodbye” lunch of sorts. My Nissan is about half loaded at this point, and I’d stopped to pick up food on the way. I hop out of the car, and in my haste, forget to pull up the parking brake. I’ve driven a manual for years, and never forgotten – it’s second nature. But alas. The car stars rolling backward down the hill.
I managed to drop my Blackberry and lunch on the street and try to open the car door to get in. The remote wouldn’t work – the door was stuck shut. So, in an effort to display my superhuman strength, I get behind the car and try to stop it. I cuss loudly when I realize that it was about ready to run me over and jump out of the way to watch helplessly as my rogue vehicle mows over the neighbor’s mailbox and my Blackberry, and parks on the lawn. It was glorious. But lunch was unscathed and I have a new phone, and all is well with the world. Well, my small and narcissistic world, anyway.
My vehicle and I did, however, make it up to the metro DC area yesterday, with my life in the backseat – packed from floor to ceiling to a point that is unsafe and probably not legal.
So, I’m here now. Semi-permanently I reckon. I literally hit a wall on my way back from Staten Island this month (a concrete one.. at 70 mph. Yes, I’m fine, God is good) and quit my job and accepted a new one with the Leadership Institute. I’m homeless. I’m excited. I’m a little weirded out that I managed to leave my life and start over all in the span of a few weeks. A lot of people have offered condolences on the DC move. And they can kiss my butt. It’s a gorgeous city and despite (maybe because of!) everything going on with our government, I’m thrilled to be here. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work from the “inside” so to speak, and to be able to kick liberal butt full time.
So there we have it. Thanks so much for putting up with me, and I’m glad to be back! Stay tuned for some vlogs, more writing, and a resumed Raisin’ Hale. Missed all of you, and hope to hear from you soon!