Another day off has come and gone so quickly, and I must admit I didn’t accomplish much. But when you’re already low on funds, there’s not much else to do. I did spend some time working on the website, adding more pictures to the photo album and doing a bit of editing. It wasn’t a major overhaul, just some small tweaks. Currently, my parents are out and about; they went to the casino in Rotterdam for the Chinese New Year festivities. I initially considered joining them, but later I lost interest. I figured it might depress me since I can’t gamble without any money. Who knows, what if I hit the jackpot, right? My mom asked me for some lucky numbers for the roulette game, and I suggested 8 and 11, although I’m not sure why.

Yesterday at work was incredibly slow, and I ended up spending most of the evening on MSN. Unfortunately, no one seemed interested in chatting with me, so time crept by. I started my shift a bit frustrated, dealing with annoying people and their irritating cases. It got me a bit worked up initially, but I managed to get through it.

Soraya and I are absolutely thrilled about our upcoming trip to Los Angeles next month. It promises to be a lot of fun! We still need to find a hotel, and I need to arrange my standby tickets with Northwest. We’ll be flying via Detroit, the home of Madonna. There are three flights from Amsterdam to Detroit, so we have three chances to catch one. I’m confident it’ll work out.

Soraya bought a book called “He’s Just Not That Into You” by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. It’s meant for girls, but as a gay guy, I’m interested in reading it too. It’s a witty and entertaining guide to understanding men, authored by someone connected to “Sex and the City.” I can’t wait to dive into it, given my not-so-great luck with men. Soraya will lend me her copy once she’s done, but I’ll probably get one for myself too.

Tomorrow, it’s back to work with a late shift from 3 pm to 11:30 pm. It’s all about the money! I just woke up from a three-hour nap because I dozed off a bit after dinner.

What else did I do today? Well, I was waiting for Soraya to come online; she was supposed to regain her internet access today. She waited all day for the UPC people to show up but, as she messaged me via her cellphone, they didn’t because she wasn’t on their list or something. How frustrating is that? It’s not a great start for UPC if things like this happen. I would have been furious, wasting your time waiting for them.

Anyway, I think I’ll wrap it up here. I’m just not into it at the moment. Ha!