I’m learning all kinds of new interesting words since I’ve moved to LA, and "Angelenos" is the one I learned today! I’m assuming that it refers to people who live in LA and not people who are native to LA … either way I don’t like it as well as "Chicagoans." Don’t get me wrong, I love living here so far, but "Angelenos" sounds kind of girlie. I will say to LA’s credit that our neighbors backed into John’s truck yesterday and left us a note claiming fault for the accident (and they’re going to take care of all the damage too). These same neighbors also brought us a box of chocolate-dipped eclairs when we moved in so we’re pretty sure they’re NOT native Angelenos. Hee hee.
I am doing some things that are SO Los Angeles lately, though, such as getting mani-pedis twice a month. I went yesterday and I missed my sister so I got her favorite nail polish color, "Lincoln Park After Dark." And I can prove it. 🙂 Another LA thing I do? DRIVE. A LOT. Yesterday I was in traffic for an hour trying to get home. Suck. And I know it is SO REPREHENSIBLE but I talked on the phone the whole time. I KNOW! I’m becoming one of them! AHH!
I also got a new pet!! His name is Fussy. He’s very active and he is the only one of my pets that likes the camera. It’s probably because he is a NATIVE Angeleno. Hee. Actually I think that he HATES the camera and is trying to beat the crap out of it but it makes for good pictures.
And here’s our living room. We have a fireplace. SWEET! I’ll put up more pics of the house someday.
Anyway, I was included in a group email today which insinuated that I was on a staff that I have not yet been hired to. Think that’s a good sign? I hope so. If it was a mistake…UGGGGHHHH!
I might get The Office season 3 today. Oh please Lady Fortune smile on me!! And speaking of irreverent DVDs … you know what movie is really good? 9 to 5. What is it with me and cheeky entertainment? I have watched Grumpy Old Men so many times I have it memorized but it STILL makes me laugh so hard. I guess it’s just because I’m a buttoned up pastor’s wife. OK, so I liked impertinence of any kind before I was a pastor’s wife. And by the way, what is with everyone introducing me as a pastor’s wife now? How about a "friend" or "youth minister" or "person" or heck why not go crazy and call me "Manda"? Since when am I defined by my husband’s vocation? When he was just a college professor no one introduced me as a "college professor’s wife." I don’t mind "John’s wife" because it’s my favorite way to be defined but you should see people’s eyes widen when they hear I’m a "pastor’s wife." They must be imagining the large collection of decoupaged sweatshirts and jean jumpers I have at home in my closet. RIIIIIGHT.
At least some things never change, eh?