Friday, May 30, 2008

Hit the Road

It’s my last day of work and I am ready to be done. The move is going pretty smoothly, but I am sick of packing and planning and cleaning and saying goodbye. I’m only taking what I can fit in my Corolla, and of course that means I have to go through everything and decide what can be left behind. I sold my furniture and spent all last weekend moving it. That was super fun. My grand plans to hit up all the touristy stuff I’ve spent the last two years avoiding didn’t come to fruition, but that is fine by me. I figure if I haven’t done it by now, it can’t be all that important.

Sadly, after a year and a half without a single fight, it looks like I am going to be moving out on a sour note. My roommates want some girl they sort of know (and when I say that they ‘know’ her, I mean they just met her this past weekend) to move in, but she can’t move in until July. And there are two other girls that can move in right now. I understand that they would prefer to know the person moving in, but this is totally last minute and I don’t think it’s fair to make me pay an entire month’s rent when there are two perfectly fine people ready to move in right now. And there’s nothing I can do about it because they have veto power over anyone and that’s it. End of story.

Obviously, it kind of sucks to pay rent somewhere I am not living, but it’s not even about the money. It’s just annoying that they have been dilly-dallying this entire month and I don’t feel like they made any effort to help me out at all. I try to tell myself that they don’t owe me anything and that I did sign a lease and that if the roles were reversed I would want to be picky about a roommate too. But I also think that if I was in their shoes, I wouldn’t have put off showing the room until the weekend before one of them was leaving. And that’s the part that I find annoying.

And the real kicker is that now they are mad at me for being annoyed. I didn't even say anything to them, they just saw my stupid facebook status message and decided that my irritation was totally out of line. Well, fuck that. I refuse to get into a fight with them over a facebook status message, one, and two, I'm outta here on Sunday so who cares what they think anyway. It's not like we're going to keep in touch. We got along, but we weren't BFF or anything. But my anger makes me wonder if I am totally out of line. Sometimes it’s hard to judge if I am just being selfish or if I have a legitimate complaint.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

You Think You Can Dance?

It's that time of year again!! Time for the best show EVER!! And I already have a favorite this year - Robert Muraine. He'll never make it very far, but he is by far the most entertaining dancer so far this season. How can you not love this show?!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Pass the Climate Security Act Now

Seriously. Call your Senator. The bill hits the Senate floor JUNE 2!!!

I'm usually not political on this blog, but this bill is just too important...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Random DC

Last weekend I met up with my friend Vinu. I think we were going to see a movie. Anyway, she was driving and I started snapping pictures out the window since I'm not going to be around much longer and I don't really have any pictures of DC. Granted, taking pictures from a moving car is probably not the best way to document a city, but it was fun nonetheless. I've never lived anywhere like DC before. I don't think there are many cities I would have lasted in this long. If I could afford to live in downtown DC, northwest is definitely where I would have wanted to be.
Vinu almost ran over this guy and I snapped his picture right before he gave us the finger. Well, I can't be sure he gave us the finger because Vinu was going pretty fast at that point and by the time I turned around to look we were about 2 blocks away already...
Some random church I will never go to.
Ah, Georgetown. I must admit, the history of this place is impressive. I might not be an East Coast kind of gal, but I can still appreciate it.

Friday, May 09, 2008

It's all in the details...

The ferry ticket has been purchased, the route pretty well fleshed out, the notice has been given, and all that is left to do is pack up and find someone to take over the last two months of my lease. Keep your fingers crossed.

The moving whirlwind hasn’t hit yet, but I can feel it coming. Considering how big this move is and how many little things I still have to do, so far it’s been surprisingly easy. Did I just jinx it? Crap, I hope not.

Pretty much the most time consuming thing I need to accomplish over the next few weeks is to come up with the perfect road-tripping playlist. My stupid computer is acting up, so that’s making life more difficult and I’ve only got about a dozen songs so far. I’m taking suggestions.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Answering the Call of the Wild...Again

After 2 years, 3 months, and 4 days (or 824 days or 1,186,560 minutes depending on how you want to think about it) I have decided to say adios to DC. That’s right - I am getting the hell out of dodge and heading back to the Last Frontier! I finally found a new job and I am hitting the road on June 1. And I am taking a full month to drive up there so I will have plenty of time to stop and smell the roses.

I can’t believe I’ve been in DC almost as long as I lived in Juneau. How did that happen?!