osaraba: (brick brendan bleedatyou)
I want to comment on everyone's posts! I missed you guys so much and I didn't even realize. Sorry, that sounds so shitty of me. =/ But it's been so long since I've been around I feel slightly awkward about it. Like, "Oh hi, yeah, it's been a year and a half since I last exchanged comments with you. Maybe you don't even remember why we friended each other."

So many people on my flist are talking hockey and it's SURREAL. At the risk of sounding like a hipster, I've been into hockey for longer than I've been on LJ, and the relatively recent hockey(RPF)-fandom explosion of the last few years still boggles! It's awesome though, don't get me wrong! It's exciting and I CANNOT FREAKING WAIT TIL SATURDAY! I'll be watching the Kings/Hawks opener with two hockey fandom fangirls at LA Live (next door to the Staples center) -- do I wear my Kings shirt or my Hawks shirt?! And then going back to my place after to watch the NYR/Boston game on NHL Gamecenter Live. CANNOT WAIT.

Sad things happened this week with Pekoe. See previous posts for clarification. I compartmentalize reeeeallly well so I'm doing okay. Other than when I talk about it with my sister Liz or my bff Maryann, it's still sort of unreal. I always have severe delayed reaction with these things, I think. =/

Going to a metal show tomorrow (Friday) night to see Down with some guys I met at a Sword concert back in... November? No, mid-December. Won tickets so I didn't spend money I don't have. Also carpooling so I can DRINK!!! Which is good, because I needed the excuse.

Oops, sorry for the quick ups/downs! I feel like I'm reporting on what I've been doing while away from LJ, as if I have to catch you up on what's passed. Hah, I assume this will change into more organic posting soon enough.
osaraba: (sara skydiving)
Some things of note, though:

It's been almost a whole year now since I moved to LA! I can hardly believe it. It feels simultaneously longer and shorter. I've made some new friends! No one super close but it's been great nonetheless.

In September I FINALLY found a job! I'm now a research assistant at a commercial mortgage brokerage. My favorite coworker, Olga, is also a big hockey fan, so how could it possibly get better? Well, I could really be making a bit more-- that's something that I'll have to face soon. I wouldn't mind staying at this job for a considerable time but I'm barely making ends meet right now so something's gotta change.

Anyway, because I got a job, I finally switched my car title, registration, and license over to CA, which made me feel like a super-amazing adult (for like a week or two). (Previously the car was still titled to my parents, so.)

Back at the end of July, we adopted two adorable kitties from a shelter and they have been the sweetest (and the most annoying), but they've been a constant of awesome in my life.


Dublin is the dark tabby; Pekoe is the calico.

Unfortunately, Pekoe was just diagnosed with FIP, a disease that presents in cats under two (Pekoe will be 9 months at the end of January) and is terminal in pretty much all cases. She's hanging in there but she hasn't got much longer. I'm so glad to have had her but I'm so sad I don't have more time with her. She's just the sweetest kitten. <3 It's all extremely bittersweet.

In other happy news, though, NHL LOCKOUT IS OFFICIALLY OVER! It's been sad and boring without hockey. I miss the Rangers so much. I went to a charity game here in LA, which was fun, and then to the (more serious) charity game in Atlantic City when I went back to NYC around Thanksgiving, and then to an ECHL game in Ontario, CA (60 miles away from LA). But it's just not the same. I MISS MY BOYS! These last few weeks I'd even started to watch football! (I'm currently watching the Denver Baltimore game as I type! Ahhhh it's been so intense!)

BTW, it's also been a little over a year since Rich & I started dating and ahaha, it's still going well, considering it's a pretty long-distance thing. I'm really happy about it. =D

Anyway, I don't do New Year's Resolutions, but if I did, this year's resolution would be to get back into posting and reading on LJ! So I hope to be around a lot more than I have been!

Soooooo, let me know what's going on with you guys! Or ask me questions about moving to and living in LA, or whatever else you're curious about! At the very least, go check out the SEX IS NOT THE ENEMY FICATHON! (It's a 500-word minimum, so you KNOW you have time to contribute!) Sign-ups are still open, and prompts will be assigned on Wednesday!

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