Friday, July 31, 2009

The future

I haven't yet mentioned this, but I got news from my boss last week. They would like me to stay on as a regular employee. Yes, folks. I now have a permanent job. I can stop worrying that I would soon have to start seeking employment elsewhere. As you can surely imagine, this is a great weight off my shoulders.

So let us raise a glass to my good fortunes!

Also in the future is the arrival of my Boston buddy, Brandon. He was one of my first grad school friends and I am excited to be reunited. He will soon begin an epic road trip from Boston to a new life in LA. He will be finishing up his schooling on the West Coast and then, life allowing, stay on indefinitely.

I feel really guilty though. Another great Boston friend also came to LA to finish up grad school and is still living here. I came back from England, but have not spent a single moment with her. At first there were legitimate reasons for not driving up to visit her. There was that month where I had the neverending flu. Then one thing or another got in the way. And then my fruitless job hunt drove me into a depression that took me away from even my best friend for a very long period of time. I don't think any of these circumstances are my fault, but maybe they are. Life just kept getting in the way. I just feel guilty that I'm in a better place with this friend as opposed to my other good friend. On the plus side, they'll both be in LA and I can make up for lost time with the both of them. I'm sure everything will work itself out.

And now I raise my glass to your good fortunes!


- R


  1. *Glass raised* Congrats Berty!

  2. Yay! Congrats!

    Yes, scared, excited. A whole bunch of things. The whole job question still remains. But, if Taiwan taught me anything, we're really privileged simply by being from the US and we could always travel the world and live comfortably. :P

  3. thank for tasting my'Bluff poppins'
    hope you visit again....

    cheers too !!!


  4. Congrats, man! Keep up the good work.

  5. I lift up my glass of red wine and say, "Cheers to you, Roberto!"

    I'm so happy for ya, buddy!