"We'll stay inside 'til somebody finds us, do whatever the TV tells us, stay inside our rosy-minded fuzz." ~the national
Even though I’ve been on winter break this week and didn’t have to work, to say that I’ve been busy is a massive understatement. I bought an apartment at the beginning of this year, and this week I finally moved into it. I’ve decided that I’m never moving again. If I ever get married, the guy is moving in with me. Seriously, I’m not leaving. Moving is that stressful. Some people have said things to me like, “Well, at least you’re not moving very far away.” Let me tell you something, whether you move across the globe or down the street, it’s still a difficult process. You still have to take everything you own and move it from one space to another, and although I only moved about ten blocks away, it was not easy. I have a LOT of stuff. I bought a bunch of new furniture from Ikea, assembled it all myself (with some lifting help from Nic and Roseann), moved all my stuff, and figured out where it all should go. I did a bunch of work before moving in, because it was easier that way. I painted the apartment and hung everything on the walls in advance so I had less to do when I actually moved. Now everything is basically set up, and I’m so, so happy about it. I love how it looks. I'm having an Oscar viewing party tonight, and I love that I can host it in my new apartment. I'm serving pineapple fritters in honor of The Descendants, Minny's chocolate pie from The Help, Hemingway daiquiris for Midnight in Paris, and mini hot dogs for Moneyball (those were some of my favorite nominees this year). I'm rooting for George Clooney, The Descendants, Viola Davis (I really, really hope she beats Meryl), but I guess I'd mostly just like a good show. I try not to get my hopes up too much, and even the nominations (or the lack of nominations for a few people, like Shailene Woodley, Ryan Gosling, and Albert Brooks) disappointed me a bit, so I try not to be too invested.
I don't have internet at my apartment and probably won't for awhile, so I'm posting this from Starbucks. I don't know how often I'll get to update; I can only eat so many Starbucks pastries (I don't drink coffee).
Here are some photos, and you can see more here (as well as a video tour).
And a couple of my Oscar dishes (Minny's chocolate pie, pineapple fritters for The Descendants):