June 23, 2003

Depressed in Dana Point

What is the worst possible way to spend the precious few weeks of summer you’ve been granted before going back to grad school!?! “Ooooh ooh, I know,” yelps the overly eager kid in the back as he strains to reach his arm as high into the air as possible because he KNOWS he’s right. “The worst way to spend your few precious weeks of vacation is stuck in Orange County, with a family that makes you miserable, sick with mono so you don’t even have enough energy to leave the hell hole you’re trapped in.”

“Yes Johnny, you’re right! You get a gold star!”

So that’s pretty much my scene. You would think Southern California would be the PERFECT place to spend your summer vacation. It’s warm and sunny and full of fabulous beaches to scamper about on. And it would be, if I didn’t already have a fever from the mono, making additional warmth from the sun unbearable.

I have managed do pump myself full of Dayquil long enough to go out a few times (at night of course). Last night I went to visit Scott G. Miller at his new place in Brentwood (so fancy). We went to dinner at this Pub type place in Santa Monica called Ye Old King's Head. It kicked ass. Then we went to see Spellbound, a documentary that follows 8 kids at the national spelling bee. It also kicked ass. I highly recommend it to those of you who are fans of American Movie, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, and other hilarious shit.

Posted by j*2the*olie at June 23, 2003 12:34 PM

not to mention the crappy weather we've been having...i'm sorry jolie, i feel you're pain. at least, unlike myself, you don't live here full-time.
listless in lake forest

Posted by: jade on June 23, 2003 01:25 PM

jolie, i feel that posting within an hour of each other is pretty much a million times weirder than saying things at the same time. especially since we're hundreds of miles away from each other. get out of my brain! out! out!!

Posted by: erica on June 23, 2003 01:33 PM

jade - you live in the city formerly known as el toro? i lived there as a child! woo! olivewood! go mustangs!

Posted by: holohan on June 23, 2003 01:50 PM

I hope this here mono thing isn't related to spinning the bottle.

Posted by: sean on June 23, 2003 02:19 PM

yup. you should see how they've divided the city all up...el toro, lake forest, laguna beach, laguna hills, laguna niguel, laguna woods, leisure world, mission viejo, aliso viejo...aren't very creative with their names either, are they?

Posted by: jade on June 23, 2003 02:21 PM

Sean, thank you for your concern about the San Francisco lesbian population represented at the spin the bottle party. The internet tells me that I actually contracted the mono 4-7 weeks before playing spin the bottle with the lesbians. So I think the girls are safe. To be honest, I have no idea how I got this ridiculous illness. I'm pretty sure Aurea is the only person I made out with 4-7 weeks before I got sick, and she appears to be mono free.

Erica, help me out here... is my memory failing me? Was I kissing other people and I just don't remember?

~clueless and contagious

Posted by: Jolie on June 23, 2003 02:36 PM

you can get it from someone who doesn't actually have it. some people are just carriers.

Posted by: michele on June 23, 2003 05:07 PM

I am nothing if not concerned about the lesbian population of San Francisco.

Posted by: Sean on June 23, 2003 05:33 PM

i still dont trust dayquil, fwiw...

has a horrible flashback to that house jason S and jolie and erica and laura and all those people lived in a few years ago when i would walk in and there would be these bottles of dayquil all over and i wanted to die

Posted by: jason R on June 23, 2003 06:04 PM

Are you serious about that carrier bullshit, Michele? Well crap, that is quite the send off. Sorry for wasting the last year and a half of your life...oh, and by the way, here's mono. Just kidding. I'm not really bitter. I have a red heart, remember. I'm good to go!

Posted by: Jolie on June 23, 2003 08:05 PM