I'm out of work for the next 13 days until I start my exciting new job.

What will I be doing?

Today, I went and got a haircut (unfortunately, not bangs--I decided I needed a more grown-up looking cut to go with my big-girl job, especially since twice lately I've been asked "How old are you?" and when I responded, "27," the people gasped. "Really, I thought you were waaaay younger than that.") and then I went to the Social Security office to get a new card, as I lost mine. If you need a lesson in patience, head to the Social Security office on Santa Monica and Vine in Hollywood. My my, the people in that place! All ages, all backgrounds. THE WAITING IN LINE. There was me, and then there was a guy with a tattooed face, even his nose was tattooed. But I don't judge. Then there was the guy yelling, "You think I have time to WAIT for you to send me my money!?!?!" Yikes.

Then this afternoon I baked cookies (speaking of cookies, did you know one of my bloggie BFF's Elizabeth is having a Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar Cookbook GIVEAWAY?!?! GO ENTER NOW!) and then I sat around in my cozy pants watching Tivo'ed episodes of Grey's Anatomy and stuffing my face. I figure I'll lose weight with all the traveling I'll be doing with my new job, right?

Tonight, The Boyfriend and I are going to our friend Jill's comedy show (Isn't that cool I have a friend who is a stand-up comedienne? I could NEVER do that! And she's newly engaged! Lucky girl!) and then tomorrow I'm headed to the beach for a one day vacation. I'm bringing beach towels, trashy magazines and my Ipod loaded with great beach music. I'm going to pretend that I'm in a tropical paradise, even though Weather.com tells me it's only going to be 64 tomorrow. Oh well. I'll bring a hoodie too.

Then, on Friday, I have a dentist appointment to fix a chipped tooth (stupid tooth grinding!) and then I'm having a lunch and shopping date with my girlfriend! I'm so excited. Being unemployed can be so much fun!

And Saturday, I'm heading out East to visit family! My grandpa has been very sick this winter, and I haven't seen him or my grandma or my other family out East for years. I've been a bad granddaughter. So I'm heading out now, before I get too busy with my new job and can't make it back for a while.

I know it's all going to go by so fast. Too fast.


  1. That's life... so great to be doing nothing... well, nothing in the sense that this are not work-related stuff. Enjoy these 13days! xoxo

  2. Thanks for the phone date, love!
    Have a wonderful night tonight; I hope you laugh till it hurts!
    Enjoy these next two weeks.
    Brush up on your Chinese. :)

  3. That sounds so so fun!! And gosh, I am even more intrigued about your new job knowing it involves travel! That's awesome. Can't wait to hear all about it. Enjoy the time off :)

  4. it's true, you do look young! i get mistaken for younger too all the time. a good problem to have!

  5. Congrats on your new job! Enjoy the next 13 days off, because you deserve it!

  6. congrats on your 2 week vacay!!!!!!! SS office sucsk. When i legally changed my name 5 mos ago, and skylar's last name, too, we had to get new id's, passports, ss cards, etc and boy oh boy the fun we had :)
    girl i am so stoked for you!

  7. yay! i was once unemployed for a while and even though it sort of sucked not earning a bit, it was great too...iw as buys all the time!!!! ;)
    good for you and your trip back home. take lots of pics and enjoy yourself with your family. :) it is important. i got to learn this a long time ago. i'm so stoked for you and your new adventures!!!! wish i was over there so we'd celebrate now. haha. ;)
    and yes, sorry you had to go through the ss office thing...that's never lots of fun. :(

    happy thursday. xoxo

  8. Enjoy your time off...and your time out East!!

  9. I was nervous by your title, but am glad it is just some fun time off...

  10. Good luck to you Erin!


  11. congrats girlie!!!!! travel sounds fabulous. we should definitely meet for a drink at some point so i can hear all about this new job!

    the one week i had between my last job ending and this one starting was awesome. i rarely get vacation time it feels like, and it was so nice to be "unemployed" knowing that i would be employed in a week. enjoy it!!

  12. Ok so maybe I missed it but did you ever say where your going and what you will be doing?
    I'm out of the loop =)
    I hope you enjoy it no matter what it is and have fun with your family the next few weeks.

  13. You're such a busy girl. But it all sounds like so much fun!! Have fun visiting your family on the East Coast!


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