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17 June 2005 @ 06:25 pm
I was lying on my bed thinking just now, and realized with a blurry little *ping* that my posts today maybe weren't so much reflecting the erratic yo-yo mood swings I've suffered in the past, but were--I think--a kind of thrashing, like a butterfly trying to work loose from all its stifling stickiness. The thoughts in my head today were "quitting my job" and "Prague". And the second one seemed a bit random, just the results of poking in my images folder. But I was thinking just now, and there's a connection there. I may really do it. I may quit the company sometime this year or early next, cash out, and do some traveling. I feel like I *can* do it. And I could visit people I've been wanting to see for a long time, in New York, L.A., England, Sweden (waves at flambeau). And then in six or seven months, or whatever, maybe I'll be rested enough to figure out what next.

ETA, I think it was that Steve Jobs speech too that put me onto this train of thought. He said good stuff--the possibly trite but also true kind of stuff. Live as if you were going to die. Which we are.

This weekend I want to do laundry, clean my closets, work out, eat crumpets with anaxila, watch some Stargate Atlantis, and write.
inapickle on June 18th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
You should come see me, in Vancouver.
Again and again!
Anna S.: rodney-mckayeliade on June 18th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: You should come see me, in Vancouver.
I totally could! I could do that now! In fact I'm getting in my car! I know your street address--for the power of Scientology and telepathy will guide me to you!

But seriously. That'd be cool. This summer maybe? :)
inapickle on June 18th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Re: You should come see me, in Vancouver.
I'm here for you, hot mama. You might think I was being facetious but I was not. 'Cos I love ya! Keep me in mind.
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on June 18th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
Re: You should come see me, in Vancouver.
I'm serious too! I suspect your cow of being facetious, but not you. Except for when you want to be. *g* It'd be very cool.
inapickle on June 18th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
Re: You should come see me, in Vancouver.

Well, you're welcome anytime. If you should decide that you'd like to pay me a visit, you can write me at torgoluvr@gmail.com, or, you know, if you forget, you could drop me an LJ comment. It's been done before.

I won't take offense if you change your mind, so don't worry about that.
julia_herejulia_here on June 18th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)

That's some plan. I like that plan. I wish I could make a plan like that, but at the moment my travel and personal growth plans are all shuffled in a folder labeled "When both of them have their BAs".

Miss Perfect came home today wearing a crown in the school colors, labeled "Class of 2006." Then we ate sandwiches at Wagner's and bought things.

Julia, in denial about the part of the day whre my SU is still at work on what's allegedly his day off...
globalfruitbatglobalfruitbat on June 18th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
Prague...ah, Prague. As in, "Ah, Paris!" but as in Prague...beacause I love Prague. I fell in love for the first time in Prague. Still in love with Prague.

Prague, Prague, Prague..the word has lost all meaning!

(And if you go, you can visist the Museum of Communism [located in the same building as the Red Star Casino, hee hee hee], the Torture Museum and Europe's "largest" collection of scorpion and spiders! Plus, beer by the litre! Wooooooo Prague! Woo!)
Anaxila / Babbles: art primavera graces by amyzoncomanaxila on June 18th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
There is *so* space for you on my couch in Hyderabad. Please, come!

Yay, crumpets! Is that tomorrow or Sunday? I can't remember, but I put it down on tomorrow's list just to be safe... I am so deeply into List Mode right now.
Anna S.: baltareliade on June 18th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Tomorrow! What time? :D
Anaxila / Babblesanaxila on June 18th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
Mmmmmm... early-ish? 9AM? 10AM? 8AM? Something in an AM before 11. Unless it was supposed to be brunch and you think later is better. Help! There have been too many decisions to make lately - tell me what to do! All of my other List Items are flexible in timing, so I can be too.

Hey, maybe we should take this to e-mail rather than continuing to spam your LJ. Hi, everybody! ::waves to Anna's 9000 readers::
bdbdb: Martin Sheen by bdbdbbdbdb on June 18th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
::licks your icon::

Yup. That was all I had to say. LOL
Sylvikefishsanwitt on June 18th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
Sounds like a plan :)
Merry: you are heremerryish on June 18th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
So, um. I'm not sure what your financial situation is like these days, I may be off base, but -- what happens when the money from cashing out runs out, and you're broke and have no job? This still isn't the greatest economy to be unemployed in, even if it's not as bad as it was two years ago.

Having actually done it twice now - quit my job, packed up, and moved across country, figuring I'd deal with the job stuff when I got there - all I can tell you is, the first time wasn't easy, but the second time sucked. I lucked into the job I have, which isn't as good as the one I had in Seattle and isn't as secure as the one I had in Seattle. I got lucky - I love Chicago - but I was unemployed and steadily leaking cash for months. I had no insurance and various health/dental problems that couldn't be solved without it. And I had continuous gnawing stress over whether I'd ever find a job or be a freeloader all my life that made every single problem I had seem about forty times worse than it had in Seattle.

So, I'm just saying. Think long and hard before you make a decision about giving up your financial security. Getting it back is no picnic, these days.
Anna S.: liam-hands-wesleysgirleliade on June 18th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
Yeah. All of that's pretty much the sacrificial dice roll. :>)
Fandom: karass or granfalloon. Discuss.sherrold on June 18th, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
Um, skipping all of the important parts of your post...
to reply to this:This weekend I want to do laundry, clean my closets, work out, eat crumpets with anaxila, watch some Stargate Atlantis, and write.

1) I didn't notice the Bash on your list. *looks entreatingly* Please?

2) I have a huge desire to watch SG:A, too, and I would love to do it with you, if we can find a time.

3) Crumpets! Damn you both -- now *I* want crumpets!
Anna S.: jack-and-sydeliade on June 18th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: Um, skipping all of the important parts of your post...
1. I haven't decided yet. I'm sort of "meh" at the moment. Not so much in an antisocial negative-bash way a a possibly positive-laundry and positive-writing way. If that makes sense. You know? Not sure yet. *tries to resist your puppy eyes*

2. Yes! :D

3. And you may have them! You could always show up there at 9:00 a.m. *waggles eyebrows like a crazy woman*
torch: thoughtful heeroflambeau on June 18th, 2005 08:20 am (UTC)
You're always welcome here - I have a mattress and a spare room. Well, not a spare room so much as a room full of all kinds of neat and useful things that could probably include an Anna for a while. But like merryish up there, I'm cautious by nature. Ponder what kind of radical change might get you somewhere, as opposed to maybe getting you stuck somewhere.

It should be noted that my idea of radical change is to take up yoga.

This weekend, I'm going to do laundry and write. But there will be no crumpets.
the_shoshannathe_shoshanna on June 18th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
Mmm, crumpets! ohgoddicanstilltastethatpesto

Um, I echo everything merryish said, because I too am fairly cautious by nature and have never done anything like that and would be pretty terrified by the prospect. Don't dig yourself a bigger hole just 'cause it's a different hole. But having said that -- you are always welcome to visit me! We can go to the Old Port of Montreal and pretend it's France.
Herself_nycherself_nyc on June 18th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
I think that's a totally sensible idea. You're unattached and still young and there's no reason to expect you couldn't have some walkabout time and then get another job. Travel is good!

And you can come and see me.