I worked tonight and honestly, I was very grateful for something to do. Somewhere to go, some responsibility. There isn't that much to do here in Detroit. Actually, since downtown Detroit is so dangerous, we are staying outside of Detroit in Dearborn. Um, there's a Walmart nearby...So...yeah.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
It's cold. The sky is an endless grey. The snow is beautiful, true, but since there is no possible chance of a snow day (the show must go on, people!) and being snuggled inside with my loved ones, it doesn't excite me that much.
We have a kitchen here, so I am making good use of it with the groceries I buy at Walmart. This is great--saves me money, you know--but it also means that there just isn't much reason to go anywhere. Not even to go out to eat. Actually, I think I have eaten a meal at a restaurant twice since I arrived.
There's a small gym right next to my room, and I am making good use of that as well...
Honestly, I am ready to get out of here. It is, I think, deadening to something that is very vital inside. There is no piano nearby, either, so I miss that. I started writing some lyrics today, and guess what kind of feel they had?
But, let's look on the bright side...I am going to be in Florida for the entire month of February. It's a balmy 75 degrees there on average right now. Drew will be visiting me in precisely twenty-five days and yes, I am counting. I saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire last night and was both moved and inspired. The story telling was fantastic, the love story breathtaking. You should definitely make the effort to go see it. Oh and it was only $5 admission--this can only happen in Dearborn, MI, I do believe...I am currently watching the new TLC show 17 kids and counting and the father's actual first name is Jim Bob. If that doesn't constitute a bright side for me right now well, you don't realize how very unbright I feel here in Michigan.
Really, his name is Jim Bob. How awesome is that?! But how does that work? Is it actually James Robert? I don't know; I've never been a double name expert and I was born and bred in the great, mostly single named North.
But I do have a fascination with the South.
Another bright side of life is that my roommate, Gabi, just adopted a kitty cat from the Dearborn shelter. Her name is Veronica and she is a black and grey tabby. She looks a lot like two cats I had growing up by the names of Simpson and Precious (my family will remember). She's a sweetheart and very affectionate and makes sweet little sounds that do my heart good.
Any bright sides you want to share? I am looking for any good news at all, here--no matter how small...;-)