So much to talk about on this weekend, but has I look at my room and my bed, I really need to clean it before I sleep. Mainly so that I have a place to sleep. So I will clean and maybe after one more entry about this weekend
So after Fry’s, I head back to the freeway and I notice that Hwy 80 is just packed (it is 3pm by the way). So I decide to head up Hwy 99 to Chico and then cut across the mountains to Susanville.
Overall it was a good drive, if a long one. It took about 2-3 hours to get up to Chico. The only problem was an accident somewhere in the middle of the trip. It’s a 2 lane road where the accident happened, so they are letting traffic go a little at a time one way. Anyway, there is this old couple in a Mercedes behind me and the guy driving is just yelling at me cause I am not going. He tried to pass me and almost gets hit, and starts yelling at me again. I know he is yelling at me cause he is pointing at me. And his ugly ass wife with her feet kicked on the dash is yelling at me too. Her socks were so dirty, like, “Bitch, wash them dirty socks and shoes.” Eventually, getting to Chico, I was able to turn onto Hwy. 36 and cut across to Susanville. All there is out there is rocks and more rocks. There were farms scattered about, but I couldn’t understand how they could go anything cause all there were was rocks and more rocks. Well, I stopped at this vista point to call Lesa and to call Suzanne. There were two cars there with 2 guys and a girl. The girl was sprawled out on the lookout point with her flab hanging out of her tube top. The two guys were talking and giving me hard looks has I walked around. “Uh, like I ain’t looking at you fat beached whale of a girl and I’m not looking to steal your beat up mustang.” Anyway, after rocks for an hour, it turned to trees and forest and I drove into Susanville around 7pm.
Current mood: tired
Current music: Natalie Merchant – Kind And Generous
Started the trip by heading out on Hwy. 1 up to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was such a beautiful day, so I decided to stop by and take some pics. I stayed for 30 min. just being a tourist and looking out at the beautiful bay. Then I hop into my car and headed north for Susanville. On the way I was passing by my old community college and decided to stop by the bookstore to see my old coworkers.
I parked in the back of the store and when in through the back. OMG, it felt so weird being in the store again. Thomas (the guy who took over my job was there and he has made changes to the back; I hardly recognized it. And all of the new people there, they were looking at me like, “Who the fuck is this?” I headed up to the front and saw Terri and Juan. They were really happy to see me. Terri is a grandmother now, that I couldn’t believe. Juan cut his hair short and has a goatee going on. That was weird. I showed them my grad pictures online and caught up on things. They have upgraded everything and do the inventory with Palm Pilots. That, I could not believe. After a while Frances came in, and I went over to her corner of the store to talk to her. She is a grandmother too. There were a couple of “old-timers” who worked at the store when I did that came up to talk to me. Little Justin is a 1st grade teacher and he is going out with ditzy Karen, who is going to be teaching middle school. Gene was there also. And I found out that Valerie is back in town and is getting married and that Neil and Cezner were also in town. Unfortunately, Carol wasn’t there so I missed seeing her. I will have to be sure to send her an e-mail this week. After an hour, Juan had to take off, so I gave him a ride to his car. He is still working on his various projects, but is looks like his comic book is almost ready. I told him that I would ask Suzanne and Angie if they would be interested in helping out. Suzanne is a good artist, even though she isn’t drawing much these days. And of course her photo shop skills. And Angie mentioned to me once that she is looking for projects to build up her web portfolio. We’ll see if they are interested or not.
Anyway, drove up to Vacaville and stopped off at the car wash to get my car cleaned (can’t show off a dirty ca, now can I) The car people did a crappy job though. There were several spots on the car and I didn’t leave a tip. Not like I am coming back to Vacaville just to get my car cleaned, so I won’t have to worry about it getting keyed or anything.
After that, I headed up to Sacramento and stopped off at Fry’s up there. Sac’s Fry’s is so sad though. All of the other Fry’s have some kind of theme going on (Egyptian temple, wild west, train station) while the Sacramento one looks like a Costco. It’s sad really. Well, I went there looking for Dance Dance Revolution for the PC.. But I asked a sales person and they said that the release date got pushed back. Their web site didn’t have any info either. Why do I want to get this? Well, Suzanne friend Jason has been playing this with his friends, and he has lost a lot of weight playing this. So besides loosing weight, I’m hoping that it will teach me some rhythm (since I have none). I think that I will try calling to see when it will be released. I guess I could just buy a PSX and the game but I don’t want to by a game console, esp an old one. And with my budget, PS2’s are still too much.
Current mood: calm
Current music: The Fugees – Manifest/Outro
I got a shitload of gifts today in the mail. I found out that it was Shawn and marie that got me the Harry Potter DVD & Book, not Mary. Jason’s Mom and Dad sent me a card with money. And I got a letter from my aunt and uncle with a present worth more that is priceless. Such a good day that totally offsets the fact that I am working alone today. Will def. have to get pictures up tonight when I get home.
Current mood: cheerful
Current music: Listening to 92.7 on the radio