My Life in 3 Easy Steps
1. I'm back from LA. It was fun, (if stinky) although I was actually outside the city and didn't get to do any real sightseeing. However, not only did I stay right on the beach, I got to have dinner and cocktails with the vivacious Littlest Rebel. She had the 'Schooner', which wasn't all that tasty, but made up for it with the fact that 'Schooner' is really fun to say. Schooner. Try it: Schooner.
1.1 Scratch that - I did do a LITTLE sightseeing. I drove up part of the Pacific Coast Highway, which is a seriously beautiful drive, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. The coastline and beaches are beautiful, and Malibu has some totally rediculous real estate. Plus, after spending a couple of days at the conference eating three meals a day with those joyless hippies from UC Berkeley, seeing some conspicuous consumption was kind of a relief.
2. It seems that, due to a MASSIVE f-up on the part of the human resources department here at California College, I may owe the state of California a trillion, bajillion dollars. I noticed this fact while doing my California taxes yesterday. This was AFTER a three-hour unsuccessful attempt at doing my New York taxes, which required no fewer than THREE separate forms just to demonstrate that I no longer live in New York City.
3. I've made it no secret here that I'm a big fan of Jared Leto. Oh yeah... I could watch him not talk for HOURS. That means I'm a semi-big fan of his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.
Whenever they come on the MTV, I tell the BF to be quiet, so I can watch me some Jared Leto. He, of course, considers JL to be a prancing, pigeon-chested nancy-boy, but there's no accounting for taste, is there? I was a little bewildered, though, when I saw their video for the song 'From Yesterday'. For those of you who haven't seen it, it's sort of a homage (read: rip-off) of 'The Last Emperor'. Seriously, I haven't seen anything this bloated and overwrought since looking in the mirror during my last period. I suppose he has to spend all that 'My So-Called Life' money somehow. For your edification, I've posted the video below. Yeah, that's niiiice.