So I signed the lease on an apartment on Friday. Small studio, but I completely fell in love with it. It's about a 20 minute walk from the RTIP offices, in a building called The Castle Apartments
. (Yes, I'm well aware the decor on the inside falls on the side of kitsch, but I don't care. It's sort of cute.) The main point is that it's mine
. Yes, it's also probably a little more than I wanted to spend, but in the long run, I think it'll be woth it. The building and neighborhood are quiet, utilities are included (though I need to get internet and cable), I've got a kitchen (gas stove!), a decent amount of storage space, and so on. Hell, it's not like I'm planning on hosting any major parties in the future...
So a word to the flist who lives in Tucson - come early June, you may be asked to give me a hand moving things from my dad's place to my new one. I"m getting a couch, chair, table, tv, etc... The couch and the table are the main things I'll need help with. It's a 6 ft couch and the table's large and heavy. I'll need a hand or two... *grins*
I also need to book my flights to and from Providence. Only going back east for a few days (three or four, leaning more towards three). I intend on getting down to New York and the Met while I'm there. The Armoured Horse show I've been dying to see stays up until January 2007, and there's also one of Tibetan Armour right now. Between those, the permanent armour, Islamic, and Eastern collections, and the Cloisters (which I've never been to), I can make a good excuse. Hell, it's the frakking Metropolitan Museum of Art
. The excuse I've not been there in a long time alone is enough to warrant a trip.
Now I need to look up bus fare down there, as the MU will be working and Pippa will be in school (not that she could drive). RI flisters - possibly feel up to a weekday trip to NYC for the Met in mid-May?
I also gave my two weeks notice at work. I'm sorry, but the amount of money I've been making there isn't worth it. Besides, I won't have work study this summer. Don't get me wrong, I love the job (even if I do complain), but I just don't think I can manage it. I'll miss seeing Pickle though. Need to make sure I stop by and see her.
Friday also meant I got to see Dr. Who. *SQUEEE!* I wish I had SciFi in my room, but nooo
. It's pretty andd shiny, and YAY!
Anyway - Saturday I saw the Santa Anita Derby. Went off just before I headed to work. Hrrmm... wish I saw the Wood as well. Brother Derek looked nice, no doubt about it. Jon appears to be backing Point Determined as a longshot in a few weeks. Dad said the Wood was a better race - I'll need to watch the replay when I get a chance. My schedule has meant I've not been able to watch any
of the preps (bad Willa!) and so have just been absorbing the relevent information in the Office as I go along. And much thanks to Jon (who I know won't read this) for keeping me informed.
Sunday was WOWTBG at nicodeamos
's place. Such a fun game. Sadly, the Horde (nicodeamos
, and hamner
) beat the Alliance matterntm
, and myself), but it was pretty close. I'm fond of the Night Elf warrior I played both times, but I think next game I may like to change... Of course, being a magic user would mean no mail, and I do love my mail...
On a final note - The Fray isn't half-bad. I'll admit that I fell in love with the single and then downloaded the CD off of Demonoid. Their lyrics aren't as complex as I tend to favor, but still aren't as insipid or simple as most pop stuff out there. I will admit that, as of late, when I pick up new things that could be considered of the "popular" they tend to veer more toward the stuff that comes across the pond. Seems to be of a better quality, even if these guys won't stick around beyond a single album or possibly two. But then again, how many pop bands do...?
I've also downloaded Adium. Works the same as Trillium or any other program that allows you to have multiple messenger systems (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, etc) open at the same time. So now I'll actually be on MSN sometimes! (lightpoint, this means my on MSN time will reflect my online time... You'll actually be able to talk to me real time. I expect you to be around sometime... *grins*)
And on a final note - my braces come off a week from tomorrow! I thought it was
tomorrow, but that's what I get for not looking at my calender. *sheepish grin*