March 16, 2009 § Leave a comment

>On Friday, I was laid off. I’m not going to post the details here, but if you want to know more, feel free to send me an email and I can fill you in. This feels like an opportunity to be deliberate in my choices. It’s unfortunate that this happened during a recession, but I am going to be okay and I’m excited about what the future. My creative energy is bursting forth. I wish New York wasn’t so unreasonably expensive and difficult, but I’m going to try to stay positive and enjoy my freedom.

Saturday, Joe and I took ten different trains.

We met up with my parents at Sarabeth’s in the Whitney for brunch.

My parents and Joe talked theater. After brunch, Joe and I stuck around to see the new Jenny Holzer show. Her new work is almost traumatizing in its honesty, forcing the viewer to engage.

From the Whitney, Joe and I walked along Central Park. Then we headed to Dumbo to research our new business idea (a secret).

Then we headed back into Manhattan to attend Joe’s friend’s birthday party. Finally, we ended up in Astoria, where we crashed until 11 am today.

I don’t know if it’s flu-related, denial, or Aikido-based, but my anxiety has been at a much lower intensity level than I’ve experienced in a long time.

Relevant movie: We watched one of my favorite Coen brothers’ movies, Hudsucker Proxy, which parallels my latest work experience in frightening and hilarious ways.

Amish Friendship Bread update: Joe’s Ziploc full of starter ingredients opened in his bag and so he tossed his portion out. I gave away the other two bags. Joe made delicious French toast out of one of my loaves. I think I am finally finished with AFB for good. Next time someone tries to pass it off on me, I will refuse this evil “gift.”


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