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Hello, internet!

It's been a dog's age since I updated my LiveJournal, and I want to get back into the habit of updating regularly (man, how many times have I said that), but I have to get a recap out of the way first. I was reading back over the last few whatevers of entries, and almost everything is about a) work, and b) my cats. HOW BORING. Prepare yourself for some more of the same.

Work

So, hey, I'm employed! I was unemployed for six weeks at the beginning of the year, and this is my fifth week at my new job. It is, as I had hoped, in the geotechnical engineering field, as opposed to land development, which is what I was doing before. Sometimes it's a little frustrating to not be doing what I already know how to do -- I jump at the chance to do little civil things here and there, partly because it makes me feel smart again -- but I'm glad I'm learning something new, which could ultimately be more interesting to me. Right now the commute is a bitch (over an hour), but I'm already mostly used to it, I have a guy with whom I carpool, and theoretically in a year I'll be working out of the West Berlin office, which is just fifteen minutes down the road from my house. And I like the company -- it's far more laid back than the other places I've worked (I'm thinking this is largely because there are fewer freaking engineers here, a lot of guys are geologists), but not excessively so. Work right now is slow, but supposedly in the summer it speeds up a bit, and we'll be losing our two Drexel co-ops, which also makes me sad because they are awesome. What's sort of ridiculous is that I keep thinking of them and me as the kids, which is absurd, as I am practically thirty years old and have a PE (not that I've used it yet) and am really not a kid anymore. That probably means I should dress better.

Cats

It is with great regret that I must inform you (the internet) that I have given my kitten Edward away. I got him sometime in November, I believe, and for the past four months he's been living happily with myself and Henry. Henry, on the other hand, was not so happy. I was hoping that eventually they'd get over it and get along, and while Edward never held any ill will towards Hank, he did treat the orange behemoth just as he treated his furry mice and jingling balls and fuzzy yarn: he jumped on him, and hunted him, and wrestled. Henry was in turn making MY life miserable and impossible, and though at this point I like Edward better, I feel as though I have more loyalty to Henry, so I gave Edward to my wonderful and understanding parents. I'll miss him, but man, he'll have a much better time there. They have birdfeeders which attract about fifty birds at any given point of time during the day; a much larger house about which to run and explore; hardwood floors downstairs, the better to make hairpin turns upon; the option to eventually become a partially Outdoor Cat and learn to kill and bring home the aforementioned birds; and people who are home far more often than I am. I just hope he doesn't forget me. He's such a sweetheart, even if he did attack my eyeball whilst I was sleeping and make it look like I got punched in the face.

Okay, I think that's it! I want to talk about "The Riches," which I watched last night, and maybe even a little bit about R.E.M., who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, which makes me feel both old and nostalgic. Hopefully I'll get around to that. Maybe I won't. Anyway, hi again, LiveJournal! I've totally still been reading almost everything this whole time, even when I don't take the time to comment. Have a great Tuesday. It's warm!

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bakerloo
Mar. 13th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about Edward, but it sounds like it was for the best.

I missed you on the LJ. And WASN'T THE RICHES AWESOME!?
littlewashu
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
It WAS awesome! I want to watch it again. And how about that sex scene, am I right??
bakerloo
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
you are right! it was passionate and real. and pretty hot too.
prettykate
Mar. 13th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about Edward, but I think you did the right thing. Plus, living with your parents is a good compromise! You'll still get to see him!

... and congrats on the new gig!
littlewashu
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I kept saying, don't worry, Ed, I'll see you in three weeks at Easter! He kept staring at the birds and twitching his tail, but I'm pretty sure he heard me.
mordicai
Mar. 13th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
hello littlewashu!
littlewashu
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Hiya Mordicai!
rhino777
Mar. 13th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Good luck on your single feline household.
littlewashu
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
T'anks!
snowman
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
Hey, good to see you posting again. You've sort of inspired me to do the same, but...I don't really wanna say anything, cause I'll probably drop the ball.
littlewashu
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure YOU'VE posted more than *I* in the past few months! That is crazy. But seriously. I want to hear about the girl and whatever else that was making you so busy, what was it? A band? Three jobs? See, I already forgot.
petit_chou
Mar. 13th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad about all of the things you posted about (except Edward leaving, though I know he's going to lo-ho-hove being an outdoor cat)!
boomerkuwanger
Mar. 13th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
the puppy
The first night I was home, he was laying between my legs and moving around a lot. Eventually, he got up, jumped down, and about a minute later I hear him jump back up and go back to where he was. He seemed to be moving around and swatting things MORE, so I FINALLY feel down there, and he JUMPED UP WITH THAT BIG STICK TOY! Somehow, he had that whole awkwardly shaped thing in his mouth and jumped up with it and was playing with it, in the dark. Between my legs. I actually laughed out loud because the idea was so preposterous. He's silly. :) And he misses you.
littlewashu
Mar. 13th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: the puppy
Hee, yeah, he'll drag that thing all over the place! He usually holds the feather thing in his mouth and drags it around. He's even taken it into the tub; he likes to play with stuff in there, I guess he can get stuff to bounce around, and it won't end up behind a fridge or someplace else he can't reach.

Thank you for the update! I love to hear about him. And thank you for telling me that he misses me.
rxgreene
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new job, and I am sorry that Edward didn't get along with Henry (or vice-versa.)
fordmadoxfraud
Mar. 13th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
It is herself
Well, the return of the prodigal engineer! Welcome back!
onatopofthings
Mar. 14th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
hello there!
nutmeg2900
Mar. 15th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
"and we'll be losing our two Drexel co-ops, which also makes me sad because they are awesome."


well, one of them is!
nutmeg2900
Mar. 15th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
oh, and don't feel too bad, next year at the christmas party, i'm sure they'll sit you with rick, nigel and vinny at the Kid's Table...
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