Thursday, July 13, 2006

There Is Just One Moon & One Golden Sun...

Now, my cousin, whom I have not seen in years (my wedding, maybe?) emails me today and via a series of blog linking has ended up here, at Eva Las Vegas, and thinks, "hmmm, that girl looks familiar" and "Hey, it's Kristin, my cousin" and so she emails me and I am all "DUDE!" because really, how friggin cool is the Internet!?

AND, yesterday afternoon my phone rings and the person says, "Are you home?" and there is only one other person besides me who starts conversations off in the middle and that is my high school boyfriend and so he came over and, despite the fact that I looked like HELL, I let him in the door and we had a great little catch up and really, I am the poster-child for amicable breakups because I am still friends with the 3 or so guys that I had truly serious relationships with, and he so didn't care that I looked like hell and I think that is because when we see each other it is with the blessing of teen-memory rose colored glasses.

When I called Hugh to tell him he sort of huffed and said, "I am sure you would be equally ok if one of my ex-girlfriends came over" and honestly folks, if they weren't all tweakers and nightmares, I would be. He had to agree. But, cute that he was a little jealous, right?

Today, I am counting on my college physics professor to pop up, or maybe that asshole who fired me for not transferring calls to him while he was in the bathroom.

Because, this week? It's a small, small world.

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There is a lot to say about yesterday, but since I haven't made a decision yet, or even really talked about it with Hugh (who is in Seattle, or San Jose, or Monterey... I forget) I am holding off... I will tell you this: it is a lot more than I bargained for. I thought if I was lucky I might score a monthly or bi-monthly writing gig, however, this is LOTS of writing EVERY month and, well, EXCITING, so just hang with me, ok?

40 comments:

Mel said...

I am totally breathlessly waiting to hear whatever comes next... and I'm rooting for you, woman. You deserve the jobs, of that I'm sure. :)

jennster said...

mercury retrograde= old friends come out. you reconnect with your past.
old things you've wanted to do, resurface.. etc etc.
among other shitty things that happen during merc. lol
fun that your cousin found you!

Beth said...

One of my ex's that was also my best friend emailed me a few weeks ago. He found me through blog world too. Funny stuff.
I am rooting for you too! I can't wait to hear what happens!

Melissa said...

Well good luck with whatever it is. I can't wait to hear.

On the other....maybe I need to close up shop for awhile. Just kidding.

Tweakers...hahhhahahah.

Motherhood Uncensored said...

Can't wait to hear about your new gig.

Tuesday Girl said...

Just send teh overflow of jobs to me, I can use them!

Lisa said...

WOw. It is a small world! Can't wait to hear what happens...

Bonnie B said...

This must be your week. Old boyfriends who aren't crazy visit, your cousin finds your blog and you get offered a super cool job-- how cool is that?

What did I do? Went to Spanish class, went to lunch with a friend and looked at furniture and took the kids to the park-- oh yes, I trimmed the trees.

Lisa said...

His ex's were tweakers - that's really made me laugh.

Ugh, I dread the day someone finds me that knows me. Everyone that's in my life is because I want them there. If I haven't found your ass, you don't need to know where I am.

Gen said...

if your column is anything like your blog - you'll having people either peeing their pants in hysterics or falling off their chairs from holding their breath to see what you have to write next.

So like, this whole paid gig isn't going to interfere with your time spent w/ us blogger peeps...because that just wouldn't be cool ;)

Heather said...

Ooooh yay new gigs. I actually emailed my first boyfriend a year ago just to say hi and see what was up, but I'm pretty sure he thought I was trying to get into his pants (I wasn't) so that was a pretty short stint. Yeah. Not intested, just friendly. Oh well!

Mommy off the Record said...

Came over here from the CHBM web ring. I think this is my first comment on your site. Just wanted to say "hi". I like your blog.

That is so funny that your cousin found your blog randomly. I'm off to pull all the pictures of myself off my site--asap. :)

Mrs. Chicky said...

Yes, the internet makes this a small world indeed. Its a little spooky if you ask me.

And if one of my ex's called me out of the blue I don't think my husband would be quite as cool as your's. He's not a jealous guy, usually, but I think that would push him towards the jealous camp. I wonder if he'd start showering me with diamonds because he thought he was about to lose me. Hmmm...

Mom101 said...

Oh that's so awesome. My cousins only find my blog because I send them the URL and say "please read me? please? I'm horribly insecure!"

Stephanie A. said...

I'm hangin' with you. I can't wait to hear the news.

I'll even let you write about my glam life, too. Like how on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I work from home I don't get out of my pajamas until 3:00pm when it is time to pick Hugo up from daycare. And that's just a teaser... there's more where that came from, dear.

Painter Beach Girl said...

I dread the day my mom emails me with a link to my blog and says "hey, is this you??????????"

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

It's nice to reconnect with someone from your past like that, especially at a time when so many exciting things are in your future.

Lisa

sniper_rifle said...

yes it is a small world , and the internet can be something amazing, and wonderful and also ugly.
when it rains it pours-job offers reminds me of someone

J.D. said...

Spit it out! I want to hear! And then I want you to get me a job there too.

lildb said...

sheesh. you couldn't shake me if you put a bevy of gorillas on the job.

and, yay you! so proud. *beams*

EmmaK said...

Wow, I admire you. I have never had an amicable break up. Ever. Apart from with guys I basícally wasn't all that into in the first place.

sweatpantsmom said...

Congrats on your writing gig! Did Mr. Leach ever show up?

Christina_the_wench said...

Would you hurry up already?!?! We ALL wanna read this stuff.

Jealous hubbies rock. *giggle*

Pendullum said...

Congrats on the job offer...Yeeeheewww!!!!
Can not wait to read about it...

One of my husband's ex's was SATAN!!!!
Makes for an uncomfortable meeting when we see her...
However, I have heard years later (She is married) she drives by our house to get a glimpse of our kid...

Terrible, as all of my break ups were amicable and when i bump into them we always end up going for coffee/lunch or a cocktail...

And goodness knows something is going on in the universe as my past certainly bit me in the butt this month...

Waiting with happy anticipation of what lies ahead for you!!!
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams Daaaaahlinggg...
Go For IT!!!!

Ann said...

It's amazing who you reconnect with throught the internet. And good luck with whatever the jobby job thing is.

Nikki said...

I'm so excited for you! ahhhh! I feel like a little kid (a very tall, oldish looking kid - does that make me a freak? I don't have a big head or anything)

It's cool that your cousin found you. It's a small world.

J's Mommy said...

I can't wait to hear what you decide.

Kristen said...

Wow. I actually got one of those "Small world" emails a few days ago too! A friend from 2nd grade through high school (haven't talked to or seen her in like 7 years) randomly googled me and emailed! I was thrilled!

Becky said...

totally hanging on. dont worry.

and i'd be way jealous if matts ex's just hung around.

well besides the fact that his BROTHER married his ex who was his only serious gf. lol. small world indeed.

i'm the poster child for a small world! haha

"M" said...

Wow, that is a small world for you! :) Sounds like fun... well, except the psycho boss, lol.

Melissa
LID 10/31/05

Stephanie said...

Too weird! Hope you didn't write about how evil your cousin is - he he he!

Jenny said...

Teen memory rose colored glasses. That is so damn true. This is why I can never divorce my husband. No one else will see me as the cute 21 year old I once was.

Suburban Turmoil said...

My husband would have a shit fit if any ex-boyfriends showed up. Weirdly, we watched Broken Flowers last night, which is all about that very subject...

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

Kevin Charnas said...

that ASSHOLE wanted you to forward his calls to him in the BATHROOM???

What an asswipe.

DeeJay said...

Wow! Great blog! Here from blogger chicks !

rubyiscoming said...

Your writing is sure to turn into a NY Times bestseller, baby! Write on!

carrie said...

You lucky, lucky girl!

Carrie

Minerva Jane said...

Good luck! and hey, weird coincidences have been happening to me alll week too--albeit not as dramatic as a cousin hunting me down online nor an ex-boyfriend showing up.

can't wait to read more,

InterstellarLass said...

WOW! It is a small world!

You'll end up with the job that's right. You will.

Dustin said...

your man mind if i visit tomorrow then?