Conscious Catholicism

You would think that I fell off the face of the earth. I have written on LJ since the middle of December and here it is the last day of January. Lots has happened in that time. I found work, contract, but work none the less. I really like my job, I’m doing tech support at ATT Wireless. Christmas was low key, New Years/My birthday were also. I stayed in and was in bed by 10:30pm, is this a sign of aging? My goals for this year are pretty simple, get my ass into a stable job, payoff all my debt, save money, move in June and possibily go back to school. So far, I’ve paid off my student loan, 95% of all my debt, bought a new car and have a scouting trip planned for the end of February to LA. You can surmise from reading this that I’ve had NO social life, not that I had much of one to begin with. I’d really rather not have the spectre of an uncertain financial futrue looming over my head anymore, I mean I am 39.

As for Mike and I things are pretty much that same as usual, we are seperated, which hasn’t really changed the fundementals of our friendship, a good thing. He goes out more with his friends without me, which is a very good thing. I stay home with the kittys and my newest child, Tivo.

I’m looking forward to the trip to LA, it’s for 5 days. I’ll be staying at a really nice hotel, in Weho, not on the strip but close enough to walk. I’m going to catchup with old friends, take care of my things that I have in storage (for the last 5 1/2 years) , scout out the rental market, and the job market. I am seriously considering moving back to Weho at the end of June if all goes well. All of my friends up here have since returned to LA, the job situation here in Seattle, sucks like a toothless whore, and they have this thing down there called sunshine. It’s funny really because when I left 5 years ago, I really had the intention of coming here regrouping myself, of course the IT market up here 5 years ago was wonderful, big money, big perks, and I was newly single. I met Mike just about the time that I was getting ready to move back,and so of course I didn’t. I am glad that I didn’t I’ve had a chance to really get to know this area, and enjoy it. I think that it’s time for me to move back, to move somewhere else. I’ve toyed with the idea of movnig back East to be closer to my family, but the reality of that is that I’d move back to humid summers, cold/snowy winters, and probably see them just as much as I do now. LA holds nicer year round weather, I’m closeer to a lot of the people and things that I love. There is more oppurtunitys for work there than here. There are downsides to the move, I really do love it up here most of the year, there are way more people, more crime, bigger rents, and no smoking in bars (what a stupid idea). Well, I’ll just have to see how things go with my scouting mission at the end of this month. Now that I’ve caught up with life from the Holiday season I’ll have to keep this journal up to date.


Born in New York, Educated in the Berkshires, Became an adult in CA and found my Soul in Seattle. I'm a bearish middle aged, happy man who lives w my husbear in the OC.