It was June 29th, 1998 that I moved to California. As of today, I've lived here three years.
I get the urge to wax introspective about how far I've come, blah blah blah. I give a lot of thought to my state of being, and how I got here, and where I want to go. And I've found myself in a place that I'd like to stay for a long time. I'm almost afraid of the idea that things might change years down the road, which would disrupt my comfortable life.
The important thing is that I'm happy. I've got a lot of people in my life who I care about, and they all seem to care about me. My job challenges me and makes me proud. I live in a nicer home than I could probably afford under normal circumstances. Well, I could afford it, I just wouldn't be able to fill it with such cool stuff.
And isn't that what life is all about? Amassing cool stuff? I'm doing pretty well in that department.
This is my 449th post (comments included). Brad gave me a permanent account in exchange for the logo design. Not a bad deal. I still have the urge to redesign the site, but I think they have other people working on that. I know I could do a pretty good job with it, though.
We had some new people move in next door to us yesterday, and by some strange coincidence, they all use LiveJournal. Their names are eris, kalthrax and kendryk. They seem like an odd bunch, but they sure do make me laugh (especially Kal). Anyone who makes me laugh is cool.
I added them all to my friends list so I can keep a close eye on 'em.
You're supposed to copy this entire journal entry and paste it into a new journal entry. Change all the answers so that they apply to you, then post a comment here linking to your entry. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about your friends.
You never know what you will learn!
1. What time is it? 5:46pm PST 2. Name as it appears on your birth certificate: Jarrett Michael Heather 3. Nicknames: J-Money, Legend, JM 4. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: 24 5. Date that you regularly blow them out? September 14th 6. Pets: Pixel the Wonder Kitten (coming soon) 7. Eye color: Brown 8. Hair color: Brown 9. Piercing? None. 10. How much do you love your job? <---------- This much! ----------> 11. Birthplace: Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware 12. Hometown: Marydel, Maryland/Delaware 13. Current residence: Sacramento, California 14. Been in love before? Right now, in fact 15. Single: No 16. Been to Europe? No 17. Been toilet-papering? No 18. Been toilet-papered? No 19. Loved somebody so much it made you cry? Yes 20. Been in a car/motorcycle crash? Three car crashes... one serious 21. Croutons or bacon bits? I'll take both 22. 2 doors or 4? Four 23. Coffee or ice cream? Double mocha espresso, please 24. Blanket or stuffed animal? Was never attached to either 25. Salad dressing: Ranch on everything 26. Color of socks: White 27. Lucky number: pi (3.14159265358979323846264338...) 28. Favorite movie: Fight Club 29. Quote from a movie: "What do you mean? African or European?" 30. Favorite holiday: Arbor Day 31. Favorite foods: Anything greasy 32. Favorite day of the week: Fridays, because I love movie premieres 33. Favorite song: Theme from "Alice" 34. Toothpaste: Crest Tartar Control Gel 35. Restaurant: Fogo de Chão Churrascaria (Dallas, Texas) 36. Flowers: No preference 37. Least favorite thing: Boredom 38. Sport to watch: Anything on Playstation2 39. Fast food restaurant: Jack in the Box 40. When was your last hospital visit? Thursday, May 17th, 2001 (esophogitis) 41. Favorite drink? Mountain Dew Code Red (for now) 42. What color is your bedroom carpet? Whole house is tan 43. How many times did you fail your driver's license test? Once in California, but they give you three tries 44. What do you think of Ouija boards? Wood with letters on it 45. Where/How do you see yourself in 10 years? Who would ever want to leave Sacto? I love it here! 46. Who is the last person that you got mail from before this one? My baby, Julie 47. Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Well, no felonies, anyway. 48. What is your favorite store? Target! 49. What do you do most often when you are bored? Surf the web 50. What words or phrases do you overuse? "Bling bling!" (still not sure what it means) 51. Friend who lives farthest away: Chris Messina 52. Best thing: Running the pool table on my loser friends 53. Bedtime: Around midnight on weekdays 54. What time is it now? 5:49pm PST