Thursday, August 19, 2010

Last post

So this is it for the 'burg. I've left and am back in the north. We're still in Rochester (no internet, so I'm at a cafe right now while C continues to unpack), and will head to the city Sunday. It's been a crazy week with packing, visiting Brandi and the kids in DC, moving and unpacking, and I haven't the energy to go through it all.

I haven't decided if I will continue blogging, but I probably will. It's at a new place, so check with it in the near future. I'm sure something will appear there when I appear in the Bronx:

Uptown and to the right

Now I'm ready for a nap.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Alright, you win, SYTYCD

I have to say, we were skeptical about last night's finale for So You Think You Can Dance. They kept hyping up some "big special guest," and the entire time we were ready with the fast forward button, to skip the stupid guest that was going to show up. But then, it happened, and we saw this:

In other news, I turned in my keys yesterday, so I'm no longer going into the office. We are doing so well with the packing that there's not much more to do. This is good since we're heading to DC tomorrow for the day to see Corbett's sister and her fam. Good times.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Coming so fast

Our place is looking rather depressing. The pictures are (mostly) off the walls. Bookcases are empty (and in one case, taken apart). Boxes line every room, and all tables are covered with things to go into some as yet unspecified box.

Have I mentioned I hate moving?

The worst part isn't even the packing. It's somewhat fun (except seemingly endless, since we've started really early so as not to rush, it feels like all we are doing is packing), and I like it second to the unpacking part. That's actually really fun because you get to set everything up.

It's the actual moving. Next Monday we have people doing all of the loading for us (yay!), and Tuesday we drive to Rochester. Wednesday there are people unloading Corbett's stuff and we then unpack for a bit before driving to the Bronx on Sunday. (We're going that late because although my stuff may be in the Bx on Friday, it's unclear as to whether or not that is the case, so we'll just go when we're assured of it.) Once my stuff is unloaded on Monday, the 23rd, I'll be happier. There's still a million things to do after that, but the rest is not reliant on a bunch of things all falling into place.

Of course, the part that sucks is that once that happens, shortly after Corbett will have to leave me and Dante to go get ready to work. I don't really like thinking about that part, so let's give you a little fact. The congressional district that I'll be moving to is the second poorest in the country, first is you exclude Puerto Rico. This is as of 2008, where the poverty level was at 39.7 percent. Comparatively, the 'burg is 406th (including Puerto Rico and other territories, out of 437), with a poverty level of 6.4 percent.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

To miss or not to miss

There are so many things I will miss here in the 'burg, and quite a few things I will not. Of course there are a bunch of friends and coworkers I will miss (and a couple of coworkers I won't), but as for things uniquely 'burg-ish:

Things I will miss:

  • Going into stores that are huge and never ever ever crowded (grocery stores, Target, etc).

  • Air conditioning by default everywhere you go.

  • Seeing 18th-century "folks" doing 21st century things.

  • Being able to show up to a movie right as it starts and still get good seats.

  • Having a car.

Things I will not miss:

  • Hyper-air conditioning everywhere you go.

  • The drivers and their insistence on going less than or equal to the speed limit.

  • A speed limit of 25 everywhere.

  • Not walking anywhere.

  • Driving.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Listen to that voice...

You know there are those days when you should listen to that voice in your head in the morning. The voice that says, "Just stay in bed. Nothing good is going to come from you getting up." I admit I hear this regularly, but every so often it's correct.

Today was one of those days, and that's all I will say for now.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wrapping up

Things are just getting depressing now. This weekend was filled with things we did because the end is near.

On Friday we had a group "happy hour" and then dinner with Kostas (and Andre, Erin, and Stefan), to say goodbye and have one last "hurrah." Of course afterwards we had our Psych viewing, which is just a necessity, even though I think Corbett will be happy to not have to watch it every week.

Saturday was a Monticello day with Chris & Sonya. We had never been there before, and it's basically one of their favorite places. Since it's a two-hour drive, it's not something we were motivated to do on our own, even though for three years we'd been talking about it. We couldn't get tickets for the "behind-the-scenes" tour (sold out), but it was a pretty awesome day. We had a lunch of all-you-can-eat fried chicken (with a humorous exchange between Corbett and the waitress when he asked if she had small breasts, then was disappointed to realize that, as he said, "no, you have huge breasts"), and a fun time just walking all over the grounds and getting a tour of the house (with someone who looked just like Rose from Lost).

Yesterday we began packing and then went to Will's house for a barbeque (that I jokingly suggested he have when we had drinks Friday night). Of course it rained so it was an indoor BBQ, and it lasted a lot longer than expected....we didn't leave until half past midnight.

Now it's work time again. And it's kind of freaky that in two weeks, we're gone.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I have work to do. And really, I want to do it. But right now, it's extremely hard to focus. For one, there's the impending move. Things are irritating with that, also. I'm someone who likes everything planned perfectly, and sadly since I'm the one doing the planning, everything becomes messed up, overly complicated, or just changed on an hourly basis.

The other problem I have is that I can't focus when I have things that are just waiting to go wrong. This is why I hate flying. The actual flight is fine, but I fret over everything before and after. Like, I'll be caught in traffic that'll make me miss my flight (this has never happened, and is practically impossible when flying out of the local airports as there is no such thing as traffic here), my name will all-of-a-sudden appear on the no-fly list, I'll be detained at security because of the fact that I looked snarky, or of course the standard, I'm at the gate and the flight is severely delayed so much that I miss a connection or whatever.

Then of course there's the stuff that goes wrong on the other end of a flight. In fact, I'm not truly relaxed until I get to my hotel and check in (because there's a lot that goes wrong there, too, you know). Sadly, there's a small part of me that always hopes for something to go wrong, and that way I can complain and maybe get free stuff.

Anyway, that's all on my mind, so work is falling by the wayside. Alas. Oh, and fair warning, this blog will actually disappear upon moving. I'll probably continue posting but on a new site, for all three of you that read this. The problem is that the address for this site is too specific to this location, and I should have made a more generic name. Making "burg" stand for something else just seemed too complicated (and honestly, lame)...