May 30, 2001I got laid off at the end of March. The school semester ended shortly thereafter. I filed unemployment insurance shortly thereafter and cut my expenses dramatically by moving into a loft apartment with my pal Walter.
With the immediate money crisis averted I found myself with copious amounts of time on my hands. I started hanging out downtown almost every night and meeting tons of people on the Internet. It didn't take long before I made a whole bunch of really cool friends.
The other night was incredible. I met two ultra-cool chicas from an internet matchmaking service and headed downtown. I bumped into two other friends at the Velveeta room, and then another friend at Casino El Camino. The whole night was soooo fun and surreal. That was the first time that I ran into a bunch of people I knew when I went out. Austin is starting to feel like "home".
I quest to find a sweetheart is now on the back-burner. I'm just gonna chill with it, goof off a lot, and try the "not looking" thing for a while. Everyone says thats when it happens - when you least expect it. I thought they were always full of shit. ;)
The job hunt is going slowly. I'm visiting home in a few weeks. Gonna take a road trip, I think. I've never done that before. Not a big one, anyhow. I miss my parents soooo much. I haven't been home in about 6 months. That's too darn long. Albany in the summer is very nice and pretty. Visiting old haunts and old friends...I'm looking forward to it.