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busy.

insanely busy.

band.  good.  recording in the studio june 12.  can't wait to share it with you.

life coaching.  down to 2 pro bono clients which is good but need to have actual paying clients which is hard.

work.  blech.  but almost done.  june 18th is the last day.  oh joy and rapture...summer vacation!  disneyland, here i come!!!!!!

family.  moving june 21st to orcas island.  heartbreaking.  missing my nephews growing for a year out of their tiny lives?  bonecrushingly sad.

dating.  slowing down after weeks of seeing 2 to 3 new guys a week.  ugh.  (hey!  check out this ridiculous site: www.datetallmen.com  yes it's real but i can't believe these men are.....why oh why would they be on a dating site if they are physically perfect, financially more than stable, and mentally evolved?  i mean, i get why i'm there as i'm none of the above (snerk!) and don't meet men so easily in RL but these guys?  have a gander and you'll see what i mean.)

what i'm watching: treme (how i love this show!  it has my entire heart and soul at the moment as does new orleans), house (i'm a happy shipper this summer), doctor who (who? i miss la tennant!), parenthood (fantastic writing and all the characters and performances--lauren graham is a delight), supernatural (what a great though vaguely underwhelming finale!  i still think jensen ackles is the most underrated fellow out there--the boy can emote!).  need to catch up on modern family, himym, big bang theory, caprica, stargate uni, chuck, lost (yes i got behind and haven't seen the final 8 or so eps), spartacus (i know i know but goodness it's like if xena and hercules had pron babies!), and the good wife (i really enjoyed the first few eps but have let it slide).  this however, is partly what summer vacation is for, yes? 

oh dear flist, how are you?
love,
me

cheer me up, goldurnit!

 the mopes, the blahs, the ughs, the blues, the creeps.  call it what you will but i got 'em!   is it catching?  i hope not!  oh woe.

i need me some good cheer and huzzahing!

send it my way if you're so inclined......
thanks.
me
i can't tell you how deathly boring teaching persuasive writing is.  oh, i suppose at this point i could persuade you that it is, after teaching the same lesson 5 times to 5 groups of thoroughly unimpressed 8th graders but why do you need to be persuaded?  you can just take it from me.  yet another reason to hate my job.  stultifying.  that's where i'm at!  yeah, i just ended a sentence with a preposition, what? 

and to add insult to injury this year i was summonsed to the big boss's office last week to discuss my absences.  apparently i'm actually supposed to be here to teach and not use my sick leave on a regular basis.  so there's that.  i've been in my boss's office 4 times this year: once to discuss my tardiness (i was late to a couple of staff meetings by a couple of minutes), once to discuss how we are not supposed to show feature films in class, once to be told i was giving too many F's, and now once to discuss my absenteeism.  clearly a super-supportive boss who has nothing but my best interests at heart!   this place is like death to me.  and just as i'm starting to feel like i have my feet under me, i get a letter from my colleague in which he lets me know he has "concerns about my performance" and i'm threatening the "integrity of his profession" by my late of commitment and passion this year.  fuck him. 

sigh.  

other that those things, everything's super-peachy!  i've got a couple of pro bono clients happening though i'm wanting to shift them to payments since i need to make money at this too.  my band and i are going into the studio on june 12 to record as many tunes as we can before we run out of money and time.  i've been dating like a crazy woman...at least one new guy a week which makes everything just a little more fun!  and i am counting down the days to summer vacation!  this year i'll be road-tripping a lot: vancouver, orcas, southern california (disneyland!!!) and connecting with friends and family along the way.  i just have to make it through the next few weeks and i'll be golden.  

i hope you all are doing well as the spring progresses....
big love to you,
julia

supernaturally gay

 well, you know i'm not big with the slash, but i have to say that supernatural has gotten more gay than an ostensibly straight show could ever dream of and more incesty than even the, well who's incesty?  the osmonds?  i dunno.  but man it cracks me up and then makes me want crack fic!

i may have to troll around.  there's just something about sam and dean that makes me kind of drooly.  

poking my head in.....

just to say: i cannot wait for summer so that i can catch up on all these shows!!!  i'm missing 30 rock, the office, united states of tara, big love, mad men, cougartown, nurse jackie, bones, justified....what else?  man.  i miss the squee and the huzzahing of fandom.  no one in the world gets that like you guys do!  

speaking of which, how the heck are you?
xoxoxo,
j

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and the birthdays keep coming!

 i just had to sneak back by to throw birthday wishes at a few more lovelies!   abyssinia4077 , bangendedscoot chinesebakery , and wovenindelibly you're all in my thoughts as you celebrate another year on this nutty planet!  i wish you all days full of ice cream and cake (well, for chinesebakery, la glace et les gâteaux!) and sparkly, happy, shiny times and bright, sunny skies.  lots of love!

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oh hi!

 it's my once every 3 months yes i'm not dead and i miss you guys surfacing post!

i've missed all these birthdays and feel awful about it:  trinityofone , somehedgehog , irishmizzy , annerbhp , femmenerd , surreallis , annakovsky , damelola , bonorattle , trillingstar , jennyo , roguemarch , 65pigeons , oxoniensis , hollywood_song , apineappleheart , and imsanehonest .  you all got a year older and even more awesome without my saying how glad i am to know you and to have you even peripherally in my life.   and for those of you who've been way less than peripheral, i owe you apologies for my distance and distraction.  life has been way huger than it ought to be and it's taken all my attention to just surf the waves so to speak.  

things with philip ended as they do and i'm struggling with maintaining a friendship with him mostly so i can continue to have his musical presence in my life, but it's hard.  

my practice as a life coach is deepening and enriching my life, but it's also part of why i'm so crazily busy.   who knew launching a new business, training for that business, working full time, having a band, a family, friends, and a cat could take up so much time?  not to mention trying to get to the gym and do things that nourish me as well as my body.  man.  so you'll have to forgive my prolonged absences from the world of lj.   

my band continues to be a source of great joy and pleasure in my life and the exciting thing at the moment is our new presence on youtube which i'd like to share with you.  check us out at our new friend, richard's, youtube channel.  it's cool for us to finally be nearing/entering the 21st century by having some footage online.  aren't my boys cute?  

anyway, gotta run.  the worst period of the day has just walked in and i have to go pretend to be a teacher.  

have a fantastic next three months!  i'll try to be around again before then but......

much love to you all!
julia
 

omg it's been forever, again!

here it is january 15 and i haven't posted since before my winter break mostly because real life has been very eventful and i've barely been online at all lately. i've nearly stopped watching television because my glamorous life wound up snagging me a kind of boyfriend who's completely subsumed my normal life. and it's awesome!  who knew? i've also been a very regular visitor to my gym and have muscles i've never owned before. totally awesome! i hit the 100 pound off mark a couple of weeks ago and have really never felt better in my life! another awesome! i am made of awesome lately! my band has been going great gang-busters--our shows have been well-attended and well-played. plus i started my accomplishment coaching course on the path to becoming a life coach and began work with my first pro-bono client this morning. so in all that awesomeness, i've been a lame lj'er and haven't been around at all. although i did have fun beta reading for annerbhp before the winter break.  she wrote some really cool yuletide stuff that was super-fun to get a heads up on....oh yes, that's right the writing teacher and beta-reader just ended a sentence with a preposition!  go team me!

and so that's me in a nutshell (which every time i say or use that expression makes me channel austin powers: how did i get in that nutshell?  family lexicon).  i'm dragging myself through this day at middle school which just gets in the way of the rest of my life!  in a few minutes (finally, seriously i have never experienced the radical slowing of time more severely than i have here in this damn middle school) i will be out of here for 3 days during which time i hope to spend more time than actually exists with philip (yep that's his name), maybe get to see avatar, eat well, get some sleep (please!), see my performance coach, and do some work towards my coaching practice.  

so here's my plug: i am thrilled to announce that i am available for life coaching.  life coaching is completely different from therapy (which is such a valuable tool in life) in that we approach you from a whole/holistic perspective.  you are not broken and don't need to be fixed but there are obstacles in your life that keep you from reaching particular goals.  coaches can help you navigate around or even through those obstacles to create the life you really want to have.  i am so excited to be creating my own practice, and if you're someone who's considered coaching as an avenue to creating change in your life, let me know!  i offer a first session for free and we can talk about financial issues then too.  i'd love to work with you, if you want to take it on!  /plug!

well, all you darling peeps, what's happening in your worlds?  i do think of you and miss all of your delightful shenanigans.  oh and super wonderful happy new year to everyone!!!!!
xo,
julia



 


drive-by updating

life's been pretty good. which is awfully nice to write. last couple of weekends have been full of sweetness and fun. lots of good friends and going out dancing and cute boys who make me forget i have angst in tunisia.

yesterday, for example, my neighbor, david, and i went shopping, and he swerved me into kay jewelers where we pretended we were getting married and tried on engagement rings for 45 minutes! it was so fun! i can't believe i've never done anything like that before. i found a great down jacket at macy's for $31! and finished my christmas/hannukah shopping for the family. oh walmart. damn you and your sinister charms--which i'd never succumbed to before so i count myself...er, lucky? and also target.

and saturday, i spent a fabulous evening with my new bestie, jmack, eating incredible sushi and then seeing a truly wonderful play called holidazed by local playwright, mark acito (awesome!!!!) and then hanging out at my friend jesse's bar til last call and after.

i sound so glamorous!

this week i'm getting my hair cut and colored--yippee! (sidenote: i'm curious to know what the gray percentage of my hair actually is but i'm sure as hell not going to find out.) and this weekend, i have a party to go to on saturday night. i'm thinking i'd like to go to goodfoot on friday again because i seem to have my groove on there for sure! i'll see if my wingman will go with me....she's pretty much down for anything which is seriously what i need.

and the winter break is coming up fast. only 11 more days 'til i can forget about centennial middle school for two blissful weeks.

ok drive-by over and out!
xo
j

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