Why You Should Thank Ray

I’m grounded. Yesterday afternoon

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RAY
Miss Pam.

PAMIE
Yes, Ray?

RAY
You call this an entry?

PAMIE
No, I know. I’m still sick and I was busy all day.

RAY
This is not an entry, young lady.

PAMIE
It’s better than writing nothing. That way everyone knows I’m busy and not dead. I don’t want anyone getting worried.

RAY
“Oh, wah! I’m sick! I’m busy! I have to work! Now click on something! Make me money! Make my content for me!”

PAMIE
Okay. Gah.

RAY
“I’m so wonderful. I don’t have to write my journal. I’ll just sit back and let you play on the forum. Now click on something.”

PAMIE
I got it, Ray.

RAY
Good.
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So, hi.

The weekend of crazy has started. Chris has just arrived and he’s soaking up the Hollywood sun and sipping on some Tivo. This trip I’ve promised to actually show him a few things in this town and not just have him help me move my stuff and unpack.

It’s also stee’s birthday, and so there’s some celebrating going on. I celebrate every single day that he’s alive, but I’m glad there’s a day where everyone has to give him some props.

I also have class tonight. These are not excuses; this is what’s going on.

Mostly I’d just like to say that I’m really having a great time lately. I’m feeling comfortable in this city, and I think I’m working it like I should be. Things are happening. Friends are good. My apartment feels like home. All grown-up stuff has been taken care of. I’m hoping the upcoming strike doesn’t hurt my potential for this summer. I’ll just have to find other ways to get seen. I don’t know. This is all new for me. I’m learning new things every day. That’s exciting to me.

I guess Spring has made everyone a bit busy, because other than Michelle and Nique (and a recent call to Anna), I don’t get to hear much from my Austin friends these days. But just in case one of you is still reading here: I miss the shit out of you. I hope you’re all doing well.

And now I have to get my party digs in order, as Ray’s having about twelve Texans over this weekend. Allison is on her way. Ray is throwing a weekend-long party. I hope all of my things survive.

I’m just sort of having a little Spring Break after working pretty feverishly over the past couple of months. I’m really enjoying it.

Time for some fun in the sun.

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