I literally cruised into my first day of work as a college graduate this morning. After waking up at 8:30 and taking my time getting ready, I hopped into my convertible, threw the top down, turned up the Animaniacs, and enjoyed the 82 degrees, 15 minute, no traffic drive down the freeway, getting three thumbs up along the way. :] Once at the office, I worked on a myriad of projects, although my focus was a logo for the 15th anniversary of Disneyland resort in Paris. Then, everyone in the office walked to the local French diner where our boss treated us to lunch. At seven, I hopped back in my Chevelle and cruised on home. Once there I worked a bit on a freelancing job for an independent movie my buddy is making. Then I sat down with a beer and some leftover pasta. I must say the worst part of my day was this morning’s discovery that Tony’s Cinnamon Krunchers cereal wasn’t all it was cracked up to be — it tasted terrible. It also left a film inside my mouth that made it virtually inedible. Seriously folks, don’t buy the stuff.

Flashback to last weekend…
My mom and I drove through the middle of the night against time as a baby struggled to enter this world. We were in a race to see who would end up in Vegas first. Alas, the newborn won. She pulled into this world and parked herself next to my sister at 12:20am on Monday — Memorial Day. My niece had been born. And yes, another holiday birthday — I think that now makes five in our family. So, I don’t know how many of you have held a baby that is only a few hours old or one that is less than six pounds, but it’s mentally transforming. What was even more amazing was this feeling that I’ve never felt before, a feeling of unequivocal love for this new little being of life that I am so closely related to. As I held her, I was overwhelmed. And my first thought looking at this helpless baby is that if I feel this way now, I’m going to be a total wreck when I see my first child! So, after two practically sleepless nights, I was tossed onto a peanut-less plane to fly back home, wherein I collapsed and proceeded to sleep for a few days.

On the other side of that side note, thanks to all that helped me celebrate my graduation Saturday night, you guys are the greatest, I had a blast!

Random link: Crystal Cave of the Giants


Current mood: sneezy
Currently listening: Last Action Hero Soundtrack