Daily Archive for February 27th, 2008

Near exhaustion.

Why do I do this to myself?

It’s almost midnight and I still have so much to do. Yikes.

I swear I don’t know what day it is, either.

Um… let’s see…

Yesterday (Tuesday, 2/26):
-Returned to work after being on real and mental vacation since the previous Wednesday night.
-Tired and jetlagged
-Got called by Bossdude around 1pm to join him at a client meeting in the afternoon
-Client meeting in afternoon
-Returned to office after client meeting
-Team event (with Bossdude & more) in the office. (Did I mention that the office is tres small, especially for 9 people). Food, drinks + screening of HELVETICA. Did not know a movie about a typeface would be so utterly intriguing to me. But then again, I have always been a typography (font) nerd, so it does kind of figure.
-Home late
+Bonus: My car got broken into. The window got bashed in but nothing was taken. Afraid to drive the car out in public

Today (Wednesday, 2/27):
-Woke up early to call and see if I could get glass people to fix my car window today. The answer is NO! My car had factory-tinted windows, therefore the glass has to be ordered from the dealer. More $$$ and more time. Oh and my deductible is like $500, so I’m out some $$$ out of pocket to fix the glass. Still grateful that nothing was taken, that the body of the car wasn’t damaged and that they didn’t take the entire car.
-Worked from home since I had to keep an eye on the car. Busy, busy, busy! Meetings (conference calls) all day and I had an assignment that I couldn’t finish tonight so I will have to pound it out in the morning.
-Dinner with Yoshi, C & J at La Serenata di Garibaldi in Santa Monica. I ate way too much. But we did get some eye candy by way of a Mark Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris!) sighting at the restaurant. He is HOT! (But I think he could have used a haircut… I like him better when he’s clean cut)
-EB came over after dinner. I convinced him to hang with us instead of taking a crazy trip to NY or Vegas or something. He also provided me with the cable to sync my iPhone (finally), which is what I’ve been doing since I got home.
-Did you know it takes FOREVER for Outlook to sync 6500+ contacts into my iPhone? Imagine that! Man, my rolodex needs some major clean up work.

Still to do:
-Blog about amazing Washington trip: Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
-Renew passport (seriously need to do this or else I might not be able to travel this summer)
-Do reading for class tomorrow (Thursday)
-Begin working on paper due next week (Thursday)
-Work, work, work

A Lovesong for Anna

I flew into LAX the other night (2/25) around 11pm from Dulles and when I climbed into my car to drive home after a long day of travel, my station was tuned to Lovesongs on the Coast on 103.5 KOST.

I can be such a cynic and usually think that the show and the love dedications are completely saccharine and the songs totally cheesy, but I was too weary to change the station.

Sometime shortly before midnight, a gal named Anna called into Karen Sharp, asking if she could play the ultimate cheesy love song: “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. I lifted my arm to switch the station.

But Karen asked Anna who the song was to be dedicated to and a flood of emotion came tumbling out of Anna, who had obviously been holding it in while making the request. “My fiance Jason,” she said. “He died last week.” Jason had an aneurysm and though the song didn’t have any particular significance, she said that it felt appropriate because she wanted him to know that she would be ok without him. Karen asked what her favorite memory of him was and Anna said, “Probably a road trip we took together to San Francisco. It was the best week of my life.”

Sometimes I wonder if anyone still calls in to dedicate songs to others and yes, they do.

And sometimes a dedication will reach through and touch others who are listening, as well.

I send my best to Anna, who is somewhere out in this crazy city of LA. May your memories of Jason bring you comfort in this time of mourning.

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