I am happy to report that I am not being a wussy Californian. These are RECORD cold temperatures out here, people! I’ve had numerous people come up to me and say, “I’ve lived here for x amount of years, and it’s NEVER been this cold!” or “You picked a great winter to move here!” I get the feeling that anytime the weather is crazy, be it freezing or humid, everyone is going to come over to talk to the Cali girl to see what she thinks. Well, as long as people are talking to me!

I have a confession. I bought an iPod. And I LOVE it. It is the freaking coolest thing on the planet. Every night I go home and rip CDs and load them into my wonderful little jukebox. Before my iPod, I was lugging 6 CDs with me to work, along with a CD disc man, and it sucked. The CD player would skip every time my bus hit a bump or the subway went over rough track. My iPod never skips. It never stops playing my sweet, sweet music, unless I want it to. I listen to it on the way to work, then plug it into my stereo at my desk. It’s on random, so I will go from Rufus Wainwright to Fleetwood Mac to Blink-182 to Monster Ballads. I am telling you, an iPod is worth the investment. Especially if you have a Best Buy card and you can get no-interest financing! God bless it.

It’s a long weekend. I don’t understand you crazy people who have to work on Monday. My brother Kyle has to work on Monday, and that’s just silly. Embrace Martin Luther King, Jr! I’m trying to figure out what to do with myself this weekend. A lot of the people I know out here are going out of town, so it will be a bit lonely. It will be freaking cold, though, so maybe I’ll just kick it in the apartment with my iPod. Oh…that sounds sad. I’ll find something to do! I know I’ll go watch football on Sunday. Things will shake out, I know it.