I think I’m going to be back on Tumblr. I am still in Albuquerque but I’m done with massage school. I’m going to be working for pay ($20/treatment) in the student clinic at my school starting this week. And my mom is giving me a free iPhone, I guess, it comes with the new cell phone plan. So I’ll be online! And can send funny pictures to people! And have a ring tone that sounds like wind chimes! And txts will come in those little thought bubbles! I’m always behind in technology but I have to admit I’m a little tiny bit excited about having an iPhone - although it will eliminate adventures like how I drove around for 2 hours looking for a venue that was having a “solo weirdo women’s music festival" because I had the address as SW instead of NW on Friday. I never got there, but I saw a lot of Albuquerque that I hadn’t seen before.
Today is my first weekday not in school since I graduated - I’ve spent the last 3 weeks learning Core Synchronism, which is the truly the best thing ever and I kind of can’t believe I have this skill and I want to practice it on everybody.
The last month I’ve been out of school and not working for the first time since, what, summer break of my sophomore year of high school? Except, I was still going to school 4 hours a day, until today. It has been a strange transition. It has also been hard for Slim Volume, because he was used to a lot of time to himself. He said it feels like I’ve been on a weird vacation for these weeks and he had to spend time with me, but, he really needed to do his own work. So I am at the UNM Art and Design Library (which has the best view in Albuquerque), catching up on 6 months of internet.
I’ve been trying to get the nerve to call a phone number in the local weekly to do paid nude modeling. If they want someone 5’3”, 110 lbs, 34-30-36, who doesn’t shave. I might be willing to shave if the money was awesome, but I figure I have an asset as a hairy model, too.
Slim Volume is going home to the NW to defend his Master’s Thesis in October or November, but I’m probably going to stay here. To save not only the price of a plane ticket and lost wages, but also the price of us eating and drinking in Olympia, Bellingham, and Seattle. Besides, I went home without him in June and July. We’ll be moving back to Olympia around March. And I’ll likely never live anywhere else again. Albuquerque only has one bar that’s not a brewpub or restaurant or rock venue.
Oh yeah and also been obsessed w/ My Own Private Idaho.
The best part of my totally perfect weekend was smoking weed that my friend cultivated, in bed (after dancing for two hours and spending the rest of the day sitting in the warm sun reading “Taipei” by Tao Lin while making $105 bucks at my yard sale), writing on neon green paper in my Slingshot planner and tripping out on the different shades of green made by the shadow of my hand when THE PRAM SONG* FROM B. Cox’s micromix 9 CAME ON THE RADIO*!!!!!!!!!!! It was like, the best moment of my life.
*”I’m a War”
**it was on KAOS, the radio station of The Evergreen State College