Saturday, March 10, 2001

Ahhh...only 5 1/2 days more to go before I officially start my leave of absence. (Not that I haven't already started.) I went to an erotic fair in Stockholm today. I saw ads for it last week in the free daily newspaper, so I was curious. I was going to go last night, but I couldn't convince anyone from my project to go, so I was by myself. When I got there, there were tons of people in a queue outside the place, and I had a severe attack of not wanting to wait there alone. So, knowing it would be less crowded, I went there this afternoon. It kind of sucked, but I'm glad I went because I otherwise I wouldn't know it sucked. There were lots of couples there, which made me pretty jealous. Then I remembered that my girlfriend would love going to shit like that, but I'm about to break up with her, so I'll never be the one she goes with.

They had a peep show and lap dances. I paid $4 for 5 minutes in the peep show booth, but it rather sucked. Then I asked how much lap dances where, and after the peep show, I decided $60 was a little pricey. I am definitely looking forward to going to the Yellow Rose in Austin though.

I'm still somewhat drunk from going out to a club tonight, so that's the best excuse I can muster for having the writing style of a 4th grader.

Thursday, March 08, 2001

I haven't officially started my slacking yet - that happens next Friday. I'll be taking a five month leave of absence from my company. Right now I'm wasting time, not doing anything productive. Next week I have a bit of work to do, as well as packing up all my stuff in preparation for my move back to Austin. If you want some reading material, Salon.com has a great article on the new slackers. The article focuses mostly on laid-off dot-commers, but I feel I have a great deal in common with them. I can't wait to see my first daytime movie, sometime week after next.