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Moving On

By back to renting, breaking news, condo, home improvement, milestones, packing 3 Comments

Guess what! I’m moving! =)

My roommate and I signed a lease this weekend on a two-story condo about a half mile from the beach. We move in October 1, and I seriously cannot wait.

It’s been about five years since I last moved, and since then, I think I’ve really improved my packing skills, so I’m expecting this move to be pretty easy. Over the last year, I’ve really paired down my closet and gotten rid of a lot of things I don’t wear. I’m also not very big on clutter, so I don’t have much miscellaneous crap to pack up either.

The new place is simply gorgeous inside — the owner has updated everything, and she has impeccable taste. I love the paint colors, the carpet, and especially the patio and balcony outside. It’s the perfect little beach house. There’s an L-shaped balcony on the second floor accessible from both bedrooms upstairs, and it overlooks a spacious, fenced-in, rectangular patio below. The first floor features a living room, dining room, kitchen, and half bath, and the second floor has a master bedroom/bathroom, plus another bedroom and bathroom in the hallway. Once I get there, I’ll definitely share some photos. In the meantime, I’m on the lookout for some new artwork for the lovely walls, as well as some furniture — a dining room table and chairs, new barstools, some patio furniture, plus a new coffee table and end tables. Oh, and maybe a TV stand.

It seems like I always move in October, so it feels like everything is falling into place perfectly. My first lease in Virginia Beach began in October, and so did my second. Even though I closed on the condo in August 2006, I took a few weeks to fix it up before I officially moved in, so that move was end of September/October-ish, too. Ironically, the air conditioning in my condo died shortly after we signed the lease this weekend — just one more sign that getting out of there is the best possible option. I feel like I’m saving myself close to another $5,000 since I don’t have to fix it.

A little less than six weeks until I move! It’s going to be an excellent year near the beach. =)

What’s Up

By being a computer genius, boys, employment, las vegas, little cousins, music, new jersey, packing 2 Comments

The days left in this year are dwindling. I have so much stuff to do before I go to New Jersey for Thanksgiving. I have to do laundry, pack some clothes, compile a CD and tie up a bunch of loose ends at work.

I’m finally loading all of my music back onto my computer. Remember when I changed my hard drive a few months ago? (I’m such a computer genius.) I’m also stealing Internet. It’s not that I’m too cheap to pay for Internet, it’s just that I’m still waiting for my apartment community to finish installing the wireless connections for our whole complex. They said it would be done by November 1st. They lied.

I got to go to St. Louis last week for work. That was exciting. I guess I have to take the clothes from that trip out of my suitcase so that I can put the clothes for Thanksgiving in. Damn.

After Thanksgiving, I’ll be home for two days and then I’m hopping on a plane to Vegas to visit my family. My other aunt and uncle and my grandparents moved out there. Crazy mass exodus of family members out of New Jersey to the desert and shit. Now who am I going to party with on Christmas Eve? Only a fraction of my cousins even live within 2,600 miles of me now.

Allison and I have decided that the terms “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” are obsolete. I’ll get into that some other time.

Anyway, I’ve gotten distracted from compiling my latest CD masterpiece. This one will be called Look @ the Stars. All good CDs need a name.

From This Moment On

By music, not ruling at life, packing 2 Comments

My parents came down to help me start moving my furniture into my new apartment this weekend. I can’t wait for this whole move thing to be over. You know how I feel about packing.

I’ve had it with this awful, sad, depressing emo music. I think it’s what’s driving me crazy. I’m cutting myself off temporarily to find out if I’m right. I’m tired of being in a bad mood all the time. I shouldn’t be in a bad mood any of the time. I keep getting everything I want, I’m moving into an awesome apartment, my football team is ranked #3 in the nation, I have an awesome roommate who I have a blast with, the dog doesn’t bark as much anymore, my ex-boyfriend and I are becoming close friends, I’m even accomplishing a lot of my New Year’s resolutions (which is totally awesome of me), and I’m wrapped up in this tragic emo crap feeling lethargic and listless all the time. Screw it. I don’t care if I have to listen to Shania Twain for the next six weeks, I’m going to be in a happy mood from now on. So there.

The Packing Motif

By fabio the hamster, packing 3 Comments

This morning I found out that I will be leaving Las Vegas on April 13th. I will be packing up my stuff here and driving back across the country to New Jersey where I will be faced with the enormous task of packing up my stuff there because my parents just sold our house.

Hopefully, my room is pretty neat – I can’t really remember how I left it – because I find packing to be a dreadfully boring task that often turns into a fiasco. I’m sure you remember my past packing experiences, such as this one, as well as my lack-of-packing experiences, such as this one. Apparently, packing has become a recurring theme over the past few months.

Well, I only have 15 days left here in Vegas, so I’d better get out and enjoy the desert sun and spend some quality time with the little cousins. Of course, leaving Fabio will be devastating – perhaps I should consider packing him, too.

My Day

By packing 4 Comments

Today I watched three episodes of JAG, researched the Bermuda Triangle, IMed a few old friends I haven’t talked to in awhile, ate several pieces of two-point chocolate cake, downloaded a few bad songs, did 31 push-ups (21, then 10) and 100 sit-ups (75, then 25), had an interesting two-hour phone conversation, and drank enough water to float a battleship.  I packed nothing.