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Take away this snow and bring me a passionfruit iced tea.

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I’m not feeling very creative at the moment, but I feel like writing. I’m sure that won’t make for a very interesting journal entry, but oh well. I wish we had passionfruit iced tea in New Jersey.

I’m typing this on my brand new laptop.  You may be wondering how a jobless underachiever such as myself can afford a new laptop, but you already know the answer to that question – I can’t.  I am now $2,000 more in debt than I was this time last week.

However, I was rather thrifty and refrained from spending all my money shopping in California (which was insanely difficult considering the excellent shopping conditions – warm weather, lots of sales, tons of surf shops – in Orange County).

Returning to New Jersey from southern California was not an exciting experience for me.  When I boarded the plane yesterday afternoon, it was sunny and 75 degrees.   When I got off in New York, it was dark, windy, and 17 degrees with a wind chill well below zero.  My visit to San Diego definitely made up my mind about whether to ever live somewhere cold again.

Thank you to everyone who gave me advice after my somewhat-psychotic entry about my lack of decision-making capabilities.  My post-California plans for relocating are not finalized, but I will be driving to Las Vegas in February and playing it by ear from there.

I cannot wait to have an income of some sort again.  There are only 19 more days until I leave for Las Vegas, and since I’m staying there for at least a month, I will definitely find a job there – hopefully in a big hotel.

Until then, I’m still stuck here in Jersey with absolutely no hope of drinking any passionfruit iced tea…but, at least I can keep myself busy with packing and reading and playing on my new laptop.

One more month…

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Have I mentioned how much I desperately need to get out of this state?  New Jersey is seriously lacking in decent people.  Everyone has an attitude problem.  Crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge is like crossing into a do-not-EVER-hold-the-door-at-the-mall-or-say-nice-things-to-strangers zone.  Just the other night at the movie theater, I watched a few 13-year-old girls almost get into a fight because one was “staring” at the other.  I must say, I never witnessed this sort of atrocity while I was in Blacksburg.  Southwestern Virginians would never behave that way toward each other – ever.  As scary as it was to be in the middle of nowhere at first, I think I got addicted.  Life in the south is just so much nicer than life up here.

Don’t get me wrong, New Jersey is good for all sorts of things – driving 85 mph in rush hour traffic, being close to the city, Beat-the-Clock Night at Bar A with Lifespeed, traffic circles, getting dressed up in heels to go to the mall, the beach, etc.  But, this state is definitely not known for its hospitable residents.  I’m sure all the girls with the big hair and long, fake fingernails are nice in their own way, but… I don’t know.  That just doesn’t do it for me.

To make up for my lack of a social life in New Jersey, I have developed a new habit of adding random people with similar interests to my “friends” list.

I’ll be most-of-the-way across the country by this time next month, and I can’t wait!