Thursday, February 15, 2007

Home Sweet Home

I have been living in the DC area (meaning I don’t actually live in the city, but out in burbs of Northern Virginia, which means I get all the joys of DC traffic and all the yuppie-ness of living in one of the highest income communities in the country) for just under a year now and I think I am finally starting to get used to life in a big city. There are, of course, some things I will never enjoy. Driving anywhere during rush hour, which is pretty much always, for example is a lesson in patience I will never learn. And there are nice bike paths, but you have to be willing to share the road with dog walkers incapable of picking up dog shit, packs of power walkers, joggers, kamikaze squirrels, other bikers, homeless people, and hordes of sullen teenage boys who seem to think that it’s far better for bikes to ride off the trail and into a bush instead of moving over 2 feet to let you pass. But there are some nice things about being here too. My new apartment fucking rocks. Cherry blossoms in the spring. Quirky stores. It’s not Juneau, but I could have done a lot worse.

7 comments:

DwizzyRizzy said...

That looks like a pretty sweet apartment. What? no more psycho-roomate?

In particular I like the tile backsplash, setting that black tile in a diagnol fashion is not cheap. And are those 42 inch cabinets? You should see my kitchen (complete with a raised skylight), i put a lot of money into it Owning a house gives me a new outlook on kitchens, and yes apparently I am that not interesting now.

valorie said...

completely off subject - i took the muppet test and got animal. yeeeoooww yeeeaahhh!

DwizzyRizzy said...

I sooooo got gonzo, im satisfied

becca said...

I'll cherry your blossom, if you know what I mean.

Em Cee McG said...

I got animal too! That's funny. And I hope you didn't sign a long lease on that apartment because we are really going to need some people to take over my sweet job, and the other 3 sweet jobs that people are giving up in the next month.

julie said...

Your description of city life reminds me why I live in the middle of a rain forest in Alaska. But your house reminds me of the luxuries of city living. I bet you don't have any plumbing problems or leaky walls in that palace.

I wanna take the Muppest test!

I watched "Flight of the Navigator" in Angoon yesterday. I think I should have watched it 20 years ago when it came out to appreciate it.

Kadonkadonk said...

JULIE!!! YAY! I'm looking at mid-August for my Alaskan getaway. Will that work for you? That means I'll get to see you twice in two months!! :D Let me know if you need anything from REI, I just started working there part-time for the SA-Weet discount. 50% baby!!