I just applied for my first passport! It should arrive in November! Now all we have to do is decide Ė Amsterdam, Spain, or Japan for New Yearís Eve? So many options when the world is your oyster.
I had a lovely lunch with an old coworker today. We headed down to Little Italy, and then I popped in to the office to say howdy to people. It was great to catch up with a few, but Iím so happy I no longer have to go to an office every day. As with any office, thereís always a sad case present. I felt bad for one today when she demonstrated yet again how much power I have over her psyche. As sad as I found it, though (I couldnít imagine being such a miserable wretch!) I had to laugh when I left. In the office that is my living room, the only pathetic thing I encounter is an occasional pimple on my nose.
So lunch with the beautiful woman was fabulous, and Iím looking forward to another lunch with beautiful people for a former colleagueís birthday! Iíve got a lot of travel coming up, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Marthaís Vineyard, all before December, at which point weíll be heading to another country (as previously mentioned) Ė racking up those miles with United! I really need to work on some traveling essays Ė eventually, Iíll put them together into some kind of book for the novice traveler who happens to care about the same things I do when abroad. Seeing as Iíve never been abroad, I have yet to discover what it is Iíll care about Ė more for the adventure aspect! M.s. and I are having such a fun time with all of it, the planning, the traveling, the loving, and more.
I forgot to mention that Iíve had the honor of watching my baby-girl niece, Isabella, these past few Mondays (and again next Monday). This week, Dad came over and joined Jane, me, and the baby for dinner and conversation. I canít wait until Isabella is old enough to join us in our talks.
Tonight weíll be heading across the street for dinner with a friend from Encinitas and her guest. I look forward to a relaxing evening close to home, and Iím dying to have a quiet night with a movie. Perhaps tomorrow night, after we spend the day choosing upgrades for the floors of the penthouse. This morning, I received in the mail a gift I purchased for Spider Monkey. Iím so impatient, I want to give it to her NOW, but sheíd rather wait until Christmas (thereís no way I could wait until her birthday, which is in January). Iíll just have to bite my tongue and hold on to it until then.
My life isnít half bad right now. I kid, I kid, itís fucking fabulous! But how could it not be, with all of the wonderful people I have in it?