Saturday, June 05, 2010

Why Am I Blogging? I Have 2 Much 2 Do!

Due to the fact that I had waaaay to much sangria, margaritas and wine last night, my Saturday is starting out a little more slowly than planned. I have lots to do before 6pm-which is when my B1 gets here. I hope to get motivated very soon. It's hard to do though, when you're still a little foggy in the brain and hungry.

I have to make an appetizer for a party that we are going to tonight. It's a party for a friend of mine who recently got married. They are having another ceremony in July but the people coming to this party, for the most part, have not been invited to that-which is why we're going to this party. Weird, I know...but it's in their honor and she's a good friend, so it will be fun. (I hope!) I've helped her sort through all of the ups and downs of the planning. Her husbands boss offered to throw this party but has made her do all of the work. And has changed her mind several times about food options and what guests should bring....very frustrating. I'm just hoping it's not a shit show.

I also have to clean up, get a hair cut, do my nails and go shopping. I only have about 7 hours to do that. I better get my ass in gear.

One last thing before I go...I am moving again. I know I mentioned this, but I found a place and applied and got accepted hours after that. It's closer to the city (I can see it from the top of the hill...and it's right there!) and very close to work. It will only take me about 10 minutes to drive there each day or I can walk, if the weather isn't too hot or cold. I can also take the bus.

I feel really good about the move and the new place. It did take a lot of imagination to think about living there because it's dirty and dingy and needs to be painted. But B1 and I are going to make it pretty and spiffy and it will become home very quickly. And yes, there is a very strong possibility that at some point (and yes, we know when that point will probably be) he will move in.

How did my life get to be so kick ass?

Friday, June 04, 2010


Yesterday was a somewhat crazy day. I took the day off to look at apartments. My thinking was that because this weekend is packed with social obligations I would not have time to run around looking for a place to live. B1 was over the night before and asked if I wanted some company and that pretty much sealed the deal for me.

After a lazy morning and breakfast I started calling around to realtors to see if they could set up appointments. Most of them were not available (even the ones that I had talked to the day before all of a sudden could not meet me!). Just as I was starting to feel like I had wasted a vacation day to do something productive I managed to find one realtor who had time. He turned out to be a weirdo who showed me apartments that didn't fit the description of what I wanted-or needed. All of them were more expensive than I could afford. One of them was cute and in a cute area but the bathroom was not even in the apartment! I wouldn't have to share it with anyone, but anyone coming into the building could basically walk up and come in. It's a shame too, because I really liked the bedroom and it had a little deck which would have been lovely.

Oh well...

At the end of the day I asked B1 if he'd be willing to come with me to see the place I was on the fence about. It's 2 stories and huge...but it needs a little work. The landlord is fixing some of the things that are broken and is having it cleaned, but it's still a little dingy. BUT it has potential and I asked if I could paint. The thing that made me stop to really wonder if I'd take it is that the landlord said that she'd take $200 off of the rent if I wanted to paint! So we went back to see it one last time.

I have to say I feel better that B1 saw it. I have a tendency of looking at broken things (people too) and seeing what they could be with a little work. And I have a tendency to think, "I can fix that!" even if I might not be up for the task. So I was worried that I was looking at this place with rose colored glasses and that I'd move in and regret it. But B1 saw what I saw too and said that he'd help me paint if I moved in. I feel better knowing that someone I care about and trust feels like it would be OK for me to live there.

This morning I applied. I'm worried about my credit, but I told the realtor that I could get a co-signer if need be. I did manage to buy a brand new car in January with the credit I have, but you never know...sometimes landlords are really picky. I should know hopefully by the end of the day or by tomorrow. I really hope I get it!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Searching for apartments is tiring...especially when you don't really want to move...but have to move.

I am still amazed at how different life is today than it was this fall...if you remember, I created a secret blog to write about my broken heart. It feels good-really good-to be past all of that.

Also on that blog is a complete list of things that I wanted in an ideal mate. B1 matches 66 of the 70 things I wrote down!!!! That's pretty darn good, I'd say. :)

When you only have a certain amount of money to spend, it's a lot harder to make choices.

You should not eat a tomato like an apple. Especially if you normally get food all over yourself anyway.

It is almost my birthday. Not really. But almost.

5th floor walk ups are only OK if what you walk up to is awesome.

I really hope my medicine starts working soon. I already had to tell B1 about my face and I really sort of wish I didn't have to.

Some bats are hot. Even if they scare the poop out of you in a dark bedroom. And even if they aren't really bats.

A fireman's pole would not be a good way to enter a kitchen.

Cooking with a cute boy is absolutely wonderful. Especially if said cute boy is just as insanely in love with you as you are with him.

UTI's suck ass.

It is fun to talk about the future.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Toosdae ?'s

Good morning! Sorry I'm posting this weeks questions a little later than normal...

1. What did you do for Memorial Day weekend?

2. Are you best when you lead, follow or when you are out of the way?

3. What do you value most in people?

1. I spent the weekend at my parents house in CT. We played in the pool, drank beer and tequila and had lots of bbq''d food. It was great fun.

2. I think it depends on the situation. I feel like I am a good leader and enjoy it, but I also love following a good leader and helping them be the best they can be. Either way, I like being a part of a team, so staying out of the way isn't my style.

3. Honesty/Trustworthiness