Sunday, April 18, 2010

Of Travel and Trees and Tip Jars.

Ugh.  I'm not really a pack rat, and pretty much everything I own is contained in my bedroom, but the idea of selling my furniture and packing up my car is just daunting. Ugh.

 Add to that the fact that I LOVE my bed & dresser.  I know they're just things but the bed was the first adult furniture purchase I made, my dresser is so cute & vintage, and it's gonna be sad to part with them.  Ugh.

"How do I cram it all in!!??"  Ugh.  (from

AND Teeter, Chick and I have lived together for 5 years - we've made some purchases together, our kitchen stuff is all entwined - I'm breaking up the awesomeness trifecta.  We call it the "divorce."  Luckily they don't have to divorce just yet; they're getting two friends to move in & cut down the rent.  That's right, two; I'm too awesome of a roommate to be replaced by just one person!

 I have around two months to make this all happen.  I need to get my ass in gear.  UGH.

 Anyway... looking on the sunny side of things...

Last night I bartended an event for Tree People up on Mulholland.  If you're in the LA area, care in the least bit about the environment & don't know about this organization, go check it out.  Awesome group.  They plant trees and educate people on the importance of a green city; you can volunteer with them every weekend to help plant or maintain trees around LA.  Even more fun, they sustain a beautiful public park with great hiking trails - check it out!


Anyway, the building I worked in was built out of recycled materials, including jeans - what!! - and showcased interesting artwork made from natural and recycled materials.  They had a live band, it was a beautiful night, and everyone was so friendly.  They even invited me to have dinner & drinks with them when I was off the clock, and I totally would've but I thought it would've been a little uncomfortable & maybe against the rules.  :)  And on top of all that, I tripled my actual paycheck in tips!  You just can't beat a night of work like that.

 They also take people on Full Moon Hikes; the next one is April 28 at 7pm, and I'm gonna do it.  Who wants to come with?

On a different note, I want to send out a hugenormous thank you to all the friends that have been so supportive of my decision to move.  I've gotten so many facebook comments, comments here, emails, and even a few phone calls, all of them sad but excited.  It means a lot to know y'all are rooting for me.  Thanks, loves.

Today I am so happy & grateful for:
~ lovely, amazing and supportive friends
~ green organizations
~ tips!

xo! n.

1 comment:

  1. You're such an ethical bartender! Seriously, your cross-country road trip needs to cross the pond!


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