I signed a lease for an apartment in New York.
Well, Brooklyn to be exact, but same difference. This makes the whole "My Life Is Here Now" thing seem very very real. I move in Sunday and will probably be internetless (ha, like I've updated this in ages, so I'm sure that means nothing to you guys!) until I get back from Boston the weekend after, at the earliest. My major goal right now is to have my furniture in NYC before my birthday. I feel like that's a totally grown up thing, to have the couch I've owned for years actually where I live and to have a real bed for the first time in over 6 months on my birthday. This means making a decision on a mover by Next Wednesday and getting the truck set up ASAP. It's super scary to put your stuff in someone else's hands and expect it to arrive. Also super expensive. I think the hiring of movers and the actual moving of things is what's making this whole adventure seem so official. I'm a real New Yorker, or I'm well on my way to getting there.
(The place is lovely, by the way, on the F train in Brooklyn in the quiet, safe, upcoming area where I could see myself settled for a long while. It's the place where you raise a family and come home after work and go to the nice little neighborhood restaurant. I like it.)
I turn 24 in two weeks. Here are some things I want:
- my furniture to arrive
- american apparel socks
- a lot of people to show up for my birthday party, especially special out-of-towners
- a new computer
- new panic at the disco album
- time to go back and visit Georgia
- my mother to come visit me in NYC
- a massage
- lessons in how to apply makeup and some nice new Mac makeup to play with
- an idea for how to decorate the huge white wall in my cubicle
- a wardrobe and dresser that are affordable
- a trip to Philadelphia to see Mira and her family
- to make Vegas happen at the start of December
...and some things I am not going to mention here ;)
I keep thinking about updating here and then I don't remember what I wanted to say. Went to Atlanta, came back. It was such an unsettled trip, with a show every other day and frantic packing at the apartment otherwise. I had an amazing time at all the shows, though, and post-show hangs are my favorite. My mother is an amazing packer and I would be insane without her. I miss my Athens people all the time.
Since I've been back in New York it's mostly been tons of working, writing reports, fixing things before Warped tour. The next two weeks don't appear to be any less hectic, but then I do get my weekend away as a de-stress.
PS - Oversized drinks are totally in this summer, because I say so.
...you know, random comments on my entries just makes me want to go on lockdown or something. It's really annoying to get spam comments on your journal. Who is down for me to go on a lockdown? Are any of you reading without logging in and thus would be missing out? Let me know.
It's raining like crazy today and reallly dark outside. I baked brownies for the office and they were a hit. I fly out tomorrow night to visit home for the weekend and finalize graduate degree number 1. Still a few weeks until the trip I really care about: Milwaukee. Know good things to do there? Let me know.
I still don't have real internet here, or at the office. I still miss all of you in a million ways. NYC is fun, exhausting, amazing. I keep thinking in another week I"ll be more settled, but probably not.
Sometimes staying out until 3;30 in the morning on a Sunday night is the best idea ever. Pictures and real updates about life coming sometime after Wednesday when the cable man comes (finally!)