what the...

New job: kicks ass.

First useful contribution at new job: today.

Taking the train instead of driving: awesome.

Girl: fantastic.

Re-establishing aikido routine: unbelievable.

Seeing ex being joyful again, and hitting it off like when we were dating, after the friendship being weird for over a year: disorienting.

Seeing little brother: great.

Failure to call parents and say how good new job is, and to mention I met my cousin from D.C. in the map store at Pike Place Market in Seattle: lame.

Need for sleep: substantial.

Days to birthday: 15.

Status: life is good.