Like I had said before, I knew I was going to be too busy this last month to post. And I was. Working, shows, friends and travels had me all tied up. And cleaning. Lots of cleaning. Hokdaddy and I decided that if it wasn’t coming to New Orleans with us, we didn’t need it. It felt good to get rid off all that but most importantly Mama Jane gave me this big drawer system that I put all of my fabric into so now instead of having things in boxes and suitcases all around my desk, I have it all in one place out of sight. (NOT out of mind). But you don’t care about that. You care about boobs, booze, my new job and the adventure with my Bean, GIIIIIIIIINA!!!
Now I started writing this a while ago and didn’t finish it. In order to not have this be a million pages long, I’m going to go through it and just leave whats important. Because so much has happened, I have a lot to tell. So…
My sweet, sweet honey rented a car for us to have while the Bean was here. (Seriously, how fucking nice is that!?) She flew into Little Rock because she had found a very inexpensive deal that was just too good to pass up. Hokmayen and I drove and got her. Just as she has always been, so beautiful and shiny. I cried. Such happy tears. People even clapped for us because Gina and I have a way of letting everyone know when were excited. I’m sure it was obviously apparent that we were over due for a visit. It actually was the longest we have ever gone without seeing each other. A year and a half. Way too fucking long and that never will happen again.
As soon as we got home we immediately put on matching yellow dresses and tap shoes and danced around the house. Eventually we ended up just stomping around laughing and trying not to pee our pretty yellow dresses.
Here’s a picture.
Aren’t we cute? Can you see that happiness in our eye’s? I bet you can.
The next day we were anxious to get her aerial fabric’s up. Since we have a big tree in the back of the house, we called Adumb and he came to our rescue with a giant ladder, climbed up a 20 foot tree and hung it for us. What a guy. We decided since we had a day, we might as well throw together a duet to rock for the show. So we did. ‘Cause we just mind meld like that. I have video’s I need to upload onto youtube and then I’ll post a link. But it’s safe to say that we made it our bitch. We went over it like 10 times before we performed it. BOOYACASHA! Flawless. Like we bosses and stuff.
After she showed me her number, I bawled. Happy tears. Gina and I both started dancing after I moved away so I haven’t had a chance to see, in person, her play on the fabrics. Holy shit y’all. That bitch is gooooood. I was so proud of her, all I could do was cry. And for us to be able to perform at a show together was a dream come true.
We thanked Adam with dinner that night. And Zman came too. We all drank and did dangerous things. Like, me playing on a piece of fabric hanging from a tree.
The show was in Little Rock so I made my second trip up there in a week. Our other best friend, the oh so talented, OxiLox came with and I couldn’t have cared less about driving. I was just so happy to have us all together. It was magical.
Gina taught a workshop before the show and was a shiny little star. She is such a good teacher and I’m so happy that she has found her calling. We all had so much fun and it was great to see everyone so happy to get to play around on the aerial fabric. That shit worked muscles we didn’t even know existed. Gina is like the Hulk. But cuter. And smaller. And not so green.
The show was amazing and flawless. Big ass props to the Diamond Dames for a perfect show. They even let us stay at there house and we all stayed up way to late having way to much fun. We got up early and had a kick ass brunch before we took off. This drive back wasn’t as exciting with pre show adrenaline as the day before but Oxi stayed up with me and talked to me the whole time so I wouldn’t want to close my eyes till I got home.
But once we got home, I could smell Hoksghetti before I even opened the door. My Sweet man cooked and stocked up on booze for us on our arrival. Damn! I’m a lucky girl. We drank, watched videos, looked at pictures until the anticipated season finale of The Walking Dead. It was neat that we got to watch it with Gina because we can watched the show premier at her place and then we got to watch this one here. Oh, how sweet. So HOLY FUCKING SHIT MICHONNE! When we saw her standing there kicking ass like she always does, you would have thought we were watching the fucking super bowl and our team won or something. We got up screaming and dancing like crazy, rewound it, and did it again. Then repeat when they showed the prison. What a great way to end the season. I’m glad they didn’t leave us hanging.
The rest of the week was nice to finally get to relax and enjoy each other and not have to work on show stuff. I’ll leave it at that because her leaving sucked. Except for that we decided to have a “stay up all night party” the night before which was a terrible mistake she and I always seem to make. The drive to the airport sucked. It rained, that sucked. She was gone, that sucks. But most importantly, we had a great visit. As always. I like having her here because (no offense to my Cali friends and family) when I go home, it’s so hectic trying to catch up with everyone that I never get good solid one on one time with people. It’s always rushed. Moral to you Bay Area kids: Come see me.
Next off: As most of you know, Hok and I have been planning to move to New Orleans. I was sold the first time I went there and after getting Hokmayen there in October, he was too.
It just makes sense. With Hok being an artist and me working in animal rescue, we both can really take advantage in a place that thrives on that stuff. Hok can tattoo amongst other things and I have tons of options.
So I set of some interviews and Hok and I went down there, stayed with my sister and my Mama came out for her birthday. It was a short but sweet visit.
For those of you who are unaware, I have been working my ass for the the last 8 years in animal rescue and a couple Vet offices as well. Not trying to brag too much buuuuuut, my resume is pretty damn impressive at this point.
I got 2 job offers in the 3 days we were there. Not bad if I do say so myself. One was at a all feline practice. An absolutely stunning clinic on Magazine st. The vets were great and everything there was state of the art. Right next door there is a tattoo shop and behind that is a scooter shop. Hok and I plan on putting a flag in that block. Because holy shit; how could it get any better?
Oh yeah, I know. With the job that I am getting. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER FOR THE LOUISIANA SPCA. ALL CAPS!!!!
This job is a dream come true. I have wanted to be a A.C.O. for as long as I can remember. I always loved the idea of adventure, rescue AND animals all in one. Yes, I will be seeing some sad and frustrating situations but more of the reason for me to take that position. We need tough yet caring people to take on those situations and I feel like I am the perfect person to take on that role.
It’s also not the easiest job to land. Most folks that take it, keep it. Also, you need experience in the field as well as the smarts to show up in court, write tickets and do some heavy paper work.
Luckily for me, the position opened right as I was needing it to and I really hit it off with the woman who hired me. She said she was very impressed with my resume and application and hired me in the first 5 minutes of the interview.
The shelter is amazing. Katrina took down the one they used to be in so the ASPCA donated 3 million dollars for the new one. It’s state of the art, huge, and the staff is amazing.
I balled as I was leaving because I was so relieved to have all the blood, sweat and tears over these last years pay off. This is a great job with great benefits and with a great company. This is what I will be doing with the rest of my life. It’s quite an over whelming feeling. I’m very proud, a little nervous and extremely excited! Everyone has been so supportive and I really appreciate it, most of all from Hokmayen. He knows how special this is to me and I couldn’t do this without him.
I start June 6th and will try to be down a weekish before so to get settled. I will go and stay with my sister and then find a place. Hok and the kitties will join me the end of June/ beginning of July.
I will miss him so much but hopefully I will stay so busy it will help keep me occupied.
I’ll use my sister’s car but will have to get my own. The shelter is on the other side of the Mississippi and my scoot scoot wont be good for the highway and bridge. But I of course will only use it when necessary. Mopeds for life. Scoot or die.
So these next couple weeks are pretty crunch for me. I’m training two new people for my position at the clinic. (BIG UP’S SARA!) I have to pack and get in as much face time with friends before I leave. Especially Kreszin. It will be sad to leave that sweet little girl of mine. She has been such a big part of my life and it’s been so fun growing up with her.
She’s here right now. We’ve been watching Disney movies all day laying on the couch. She is good for cuddling. 7 total to be exact.
So I advise you to bug me to hang out if you’d like before I leave. You have a month. I leave June 1st. I will be kind of crazy pants but we also will be having a going away party. I’m thinking something Jazzercizey perhaps? We’ll see.
I’ll make sure to keep you posted on that.