Last night was a difficult night. I spent my weekend in our new apartment and was reminded of how much I miss just calling someone up to go out for a drink or watch a movie. Karolina, a girl I will discuss later, made a good point today that she could live anywhere in the world as long as she had good friends around her. California is great, but it's not very fun or exciting when you don't have different friends to enjoy it with. It makes it even harder when you realize your funds are getting low and can't just spend money on things to do for fun.
Today, however, was much better than 24 hours ago. We started out by making brunch for friends of our roommates. Shannon and I made crepes, and he also made a tofu scramble. Steph, one of the friends, made vegan banana bread. Katie, our roommate, made roasted tomatoes and polenta, roasted potatoes, a quiche that was unfortunately not vegan. There was also monkey bread. I can't recall what else there was at the moment.
There were about 12 people in the house today for brunch. A majority of us live in or have lived in this apartment. Karolina is from Poland, lived near LA, and now is a model/actress in New York. She came here with her friend who knew all of the roommates. He writes film scores and creates animation design (I believe). Steph, the bread maker, is from LA but lived in the apartment. She is also friends with Katie and Hanni.
Hanni, her boyfriend Sy, Katie, her boyfriend Jason, Carolina, her friend whose name I can't recall, Shannon, and I all walked to the park after brunch. We sat around, talked about knitting, modeling, hair, and Brazil, among other things. It was gorgeous outside today. I wore my MK outfit today, AND I didn't even need a coat or sweater. It was great and not Iowa weather. It felt good to be outside and talking with a group of fun and interesting people.
In other news, I went to another interview at an auction gallery. I definitely don't want the position. THEY DON'T EVEN HANDLE THE ARTWORK PROPERLY! Sorry if I come off as a snob ruined by academia, but you don't touch the paintings with your bare hands! It was offensive. As for the Asian Art Museum position, it was all drama. I was offered the job. I politely asked to wait to give a decision until the end of the week. The HR representative said it would be okay, then called me back within minutes to tell me she was rescinding the offer! She wanted to hire right away since it was a temporary position and someone was needed asap. I handled it well and explained my position on the need for a BART pass to be provided to me. She said I could call her Friday anyway to see if anyone was hired yet. How unprofessional? I think I was overqualified for the position, and I'm discovering what a good paying job is. The AAM one was not so great. Obviously, I did not call her back. I did, however, learn that the SF Museum of Modern Art is hiring in the development department full time and also is hiring an administrative assistant for the Architecture and Design department. Both pay over $20 an hour and have benefits. Both jobs would be perfect for me, but I have to admit, the admin job seems exciting since my focus in school was architectural history. You all need to wish me luck!
And to end this post, I need to start making some money so I can start going to the gym. Although I have been able to easily start my way to a more organic diet, I have been eating a lot of delicious home cooking, and dining out.
We all decided to be creepy last night and google Karolina after she told us what work she's done (and of course she left already). Karolina Wydra was on the cover of Elle magazine, did that Dockers commercial on the cable car chasing the guy thing, target commercials, a part in Be Kind Rewind (2008), Dooney and Bourke ads, and more. She's really beautiful.