This morning I woke up to a startle. Habitually upon waking up, I walk over to my kitchen window and peek outside to see what the weather has decided to do to us poor, unfortunate Portlanders. On this particular day in March, Portland decided to grace us with the presence of snow. Not pretty snow, not rain, not anything that you would expect to see around this time of year--just sick, wet, slush blanketing the streets and the path that I would be walking on to work. Mind you, this was at the god-awful hour of four thirty in the morning. It wasn't particularly the sight that I wanted to wake up to, but I was prepared to brave the storm and head to work anyway. I don't own a car and the buses on this part of town generally don't run at hours of convenience regarding my schedule. So I was stuck walking through the mess.
Or so I thought.
Just after I went to kiss Dean goodbye (he was still sleeping), he emerged from the bedroom and offered me a ride to work. This allowed us some precious time before I had to go in to sit and have a few cigarettes while enjoying our morning brew. Oh, how I love surprise mornings like these. It was during this blessing of extra time with my love that we decided to attempt to track down a Sega Genesis because, let's face it--there really isn't anything much better than a night of beers and the original Sonic the Hedgehog game played hours into the night with the one you love (at least that's our thinking, anyway).
It's occurrences like these that make me increasingly grateful that I fell into the arms of a guy like this. Never did I ever think that I would be so lucky, but here I am, writing what seems like the hundredth post about this man I ended up with.
In other news of a grateful nature, I don't remember a time when I was so excited to have a day off. I'm running on seven days straight and tomorrow is the first day I've seen off in a while (seven days, to be exact. Oh you picked up on that? Good for you, trooper). The days at work just seem to be stretching into long abysmal holes punched into my life and all I look forward to is Dean and my futon. At least tomorrow gifts me with a day off with Dean and some relaxation to boot. With this extra time on my hands, I plan on getting the first two issues of my zine hashed into my computer so I can start playing with the formatting of my ePub files. Any tips on how to sell these in a legit fashion? Because I'm still slightly clueless.
I'm also going to print up some zines and fill an order and a trade, both of which I am very excited about. There's still time before I go to print tomorrow to get an order in if you'd like!
Anyway, I'm looking forward to an evening of relaxation, classic video games, tacos, and beers. Today is just one of those days that it's simply great to be me.