June 29th, 2011 1:55 am |
Well I got up early today and had breakfast. My now usual bowl of Cheerios, low fat milk and fruit. I was watching the news on KTLA (big fan of their morning show for years…) and then went back into the bedroom. I made my bed, took a shower, dressed then I laid down on the bed to read and I fell asleep! I didn’t wake up until like 2pm! Yikes!
Not sure what happened there. I went to bed last night around 12 midnight and then woke up at 5:08AM when that damn sparrow that lives in a tree near my apartment started to chirp before the morning sun. It’s really quite annoying as it interrupts my sleeping pattern. I can’t tell you how much this bird has made my life miserable!
Anyway…I got up and freaked out! I wanted to get down to the State building in Santa Ana to submit my application for Short Term Disability with the State. Will there be traffic going Northbound on the 5? As Jeff Lewis from Flipping Out has yelled “it’s LA, there’s ALWAYS traffic!” I got in the car and headed North. Yes around the 55 interchange there was traffic, but it wasn’t because of the interchange, it was because there was a CHP officer parked on the side. Everyone was slowing down. So frustrating. Do the cops know how much of the traffic is actually caused by them?
I exit on 1st street and head towards the civic center. I finally find 605 Santa Ana Blvd and find parking. Luckily there is aprking sructure that is right next to it and the paring takes credit cards, for I had no cash on me (I don’t usually carry cash…). I got up to the 7th floor to the office of the EDD Disability Insurance Office. I expected to see a line or something – but was pleasantly surprised that there was only 1 person in line. You see, you’re supposed to MAIL the forms in, but I thought I would take a chance and try to deliver them in person. There is nothing on the website or form indicating that you can go in person! So I dropped off the forms, they checked it over and said if all goes well, my first “check” should arrive in 7-10 days. They don’t actually issue checks anymore, you get a BofA Debit card that the State deposits into an account linked to that card. Isn’t that kewl?
While I was there, I remembered that I got my Jury notice in the mail. I have already deferred from January. Since I’m on disability do you think I can get another deferment? Oddly in my entire life, this is the first time I have been called to duty. I have lived in many cities and three different states and never got called in. My reporting court is Santa Ana, which means I have a good chance of getting a doozy of a trial if I am picked!
After that I left and was temped to go down to the Artist’s Village and grab something to eat – I was starving. But I decided to head home. But before I do that I wanted to stop off at the main Goodwill Donation center and drop off some clothes. I wish I can say that I have had to ditch my current clothes due to the weight loss, but most of this was clothing that I never unpacked from when I moved back to Irvine from Seattle. After dropping it off, I decided to check out the computer recycling store at Goodwill. It used to be you could get a good deal on used equipment, but now its just alot of old, old electronics.
I stopped off at Ralphs to pick up some groceries and luckily I had some of my re-suable bags in the trunk. I picked up some Alaskan Cod, milk, bandages. I tripped at Goodwill and fell hands first onto the sidewalk, my iPhone was in my hand and the instant I hit the ground I heard a crack. I also scraped my knee. The back of my iPhone is cracked and it is totally scuffed. I’m totally bummed. Anyway, after grocery shopping I got home, made dinner with my Alaskan Cod and then watched some TV.
Im going on a tangent. I have always been a huge fan of NCIS. Well they franchised and started NCIS: Los Angeles. I REALLY like this show. The show has LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnel, Barret Foa (gay and cute!) and Linda Hunt whom I adore!
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