Damn. I’ve been so busy the past few days that I haven’t had time to post anything more about the car, or anything for that matter. Let’s see, where to start…
It’s a Mazda Protege 5, which for those of you who couldn’t figure it out on you’re own, is the 5 door version of the Protege. Believe it or not my mom actually asked me that, so I figured I’d state the obvious. It’s officially “laser blue” and has the optional “sport package” that includes the allow rims, fog lights, body trim, etc. It’s got a 6 disc in-dash cd changer, 100w sub-woofer in the back, sun/moon roof and “premium” cloth interior, whatever that is. I already love it. It’s my baby.
It’s costing me $200 a month, $50 cheaper than the matrix would have. The only thing I miss is the 120v jack in the dash. Other than that I’d say it’s a better car all around. It’s actually much sportier and more fun to drive. Plus it’s a 5 speed, so it really zooms when need be.
Other than that it’s been 99% work. Every day it’s something new and different. Today we had 2 engagment portraits, tomorrow we’re doing charity work for a catholic school downtown. Things are going pretty well and I’m learning “the buisness” as break-neck speed. I’m not sure all of it is absorbing but there’s not much I can do to slow the pace down at the moment. In a week and a half my boss is going on a mini-vacation so I’ll have time to catch up on office work and re-organize the studio so that I know where everything is. The last assistant they had organized by “crap pile” method so it’s taking me a little while to sort through things. I might not have a clean bedroom in my personal life, but professionally I like to keep everything nice and neat. It makes life so much easier when you’re looking for a sync-cord and can find it on the cord shelf rather than looking through random drawers until you find one.
Personal wise, wedding plans are pushing forward and everything is fine on all fronts. Lauren’s brother leaves for college tomorrow so I won’t have to sleep on the futon any more. Yippee! That’s about it. Besides not having anything in the way of clothes, music, electronics or personal items from NH, life is pretty good. I’m still living out of a suitcase but it’s given me a new perspective on how much I actually need to survive. My conclusion is: practically nothing. Just a pair of sneakers, a clean t-shirt or two and a camera and I’m good to go. Of course life just wouldn’t be completely without Lauren, so we can’t forget her.
Speaking of which, she’s making salsa downstairs, I think I’m going to go have some. Later.
Nice car – and a good choice too. I like the idea that you have three pedals to push and you can always get a $20 inverter at Radio Shack if you really need the 120v – or buy a 12v adapter for your laptop! Either way, it costs less than $50/month!