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Posted on 2002.02.26 at 01:09
Mood: tiredtired
Music: NIN - In A Lonely Place
the lives of my friends are starting to parallel my own. (i think we all need to get the fuck out of here.)

deuxmacht (12:46:42 AM): idunno. when i came back on the airplane from phoenix today, we were flying over morgan hill and there was this brown haze over the entirety of the bay area; only visible until the plane entered it. that seemed like a very literal representation of the way i feel about it here.

can't find better words than that.

when i got off the plane at the airport, for some reason my sense of direction was reversed and i caught a northbound train at the caltrain station and got two stations farther before i realized my mistake; and even after switching trains it still felt like i was heading north until we got to the san jose arena.

something tells me that's a strong indicator that my perception here really has become skewed, and i needed some time away to... recalibrate? i hope i can find a decent job out there- i just saw a listing on monster for a level-II position that required 7 years of experience and a degree. *grimace*

i'm level-III and have been for 2 years... i hope my quick career ascent hasn't given me unreasonable expectations for the "corrected" job maket.

i'm visualizing very good news when i go into work tomorrow while having my bedtime bowl. (ah, sweet california green.) night.


super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis
skrape at 2002-02-26 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
I've always wanted out of here, but .. I don't know. I can't help but think (perhaps from my failed experiment at independence in San Diego) that the kind of happiness I hope to accomplish cannot be attained just by leaving this place. Its more than that. Its getting my shit together and finding myself just enough stability that my head stops spinning.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-02-26 11:22 (UTC) (Link)
personally, i don't think the bay area's cost of living is conducive to getting my shit together.
super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis
skrape at 2002-02-27 04:27 (UTC) (Link)
It used to be, when we were fairly compensated in with salaries that reflected this markets higher cost of living.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-02-27 12:09 (UTC) (Link)
i'm gonna argue semantics here and say that i don't think either of us was ever compensated "fairly", at fatbrain or mercanti.

but yeah, shit was a lot easier when i was taking home $8k/mo, or even $3500. *sigh*
alceria at 2002-02-26 09:08 (UTC) (Link)
Jason, court tomorrow!

The bedtime bowl is becoming my new nightly ritual. :)
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