Nine Inch Nails Rocks Irvine, CA

My Friday in the new homestead was a pretty good one. Altho I’m still chin deep in boxes left to unpack, I managed to get a few more of the boxes unpacked, got my Direct TV installed and managed to situate (more or less) my living room area. I woke up late yesterday morning because I turned off my alarm so I did my best to make it up by working late. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to drive down to Irvine, CA to see Nine Inch Nails in concert but I managed to rally and make the trek. I’m so glad that I did. Even tho the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is a massive venue, I was able to walk right in and randomly stumble upon my group of friends. The show was amazing, just what I needed last night. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’

So … my Thursday … LORDE, was a lot. It was my first full day here in my new abode and thankfully I got the Internet installed fairly early in the AM so that I could do a full day’s work. In between, I unpacked a box or two here and there, set up my bathroom for my first shower (yay) and other odd and ends like that. I worked so late into the late evening that I totally forgot I had plans to meet up with some friends at the El Capitan Theater :( UGH. Still, I needed a mindless movie so I decided to go see Let’s Be Cops. More »

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Move-ment

Whew. What a day. Yesterday was my big move day and I’m happy to say that I’ve lived to tell the tale. For the most part, everything went off without a hitch. The moving company I worked with, Real Rock N Roll Movers, was fantastic. The movers really helped make my day much less stressful than it could’ve been. I spent last night in my new place and while I still have some things to get used to, I’m happily settling in. There is still work to be done at both the old place and the new but now that I’m online in my new home, I’m on the right track to getting this move totally finished. More »

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All Keyed Up

Yesterday was another full day of packing/purging here at my soon-to-be old homestead and I have to start out this post by giving a HUGE shout-out to my dear friends Emma and Josh for all their help. I honestly don’t know how I would’ve made it this far in my moving process without their amazing help. The both of them came by yesterday to help me pack and more importantly, help me purge before my big moving day tomorrow. They went with me to my new place to pick up my keys (!!!) and help me move in a few things. It was a long day. Oy! More »

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Running On Fumes

My Sunday was really hectic but productive. Even tho I really did not have time to run a race, I decided that I had to run my scheduled race yesterday so that I can remind my body that it has a lot of running to do very soon. With a 5K, 10K and half marathon in two weeks, I really couldn’t afford to skip on a race opportunity. After I completed my race, I returned home to resume packing/purging — only to find my air conditioner stopped blowing cold air! LOL. I managed to get a good chunk of work done AND managed to make some money selling CDs and DVDs at Amoeba Music. I rounded out my day with a quick hang with Tamar and managed to get to bed fairly early. More »

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Making Progress

So, this post is going to be a boring “I’m moving” update but that’s only because I don’t have anything all that exciting to share from yesterday. I’ve been making great progress with my packing, choosing instead to do it a little at a time, in different rooms, so as not to overwhelm and stress myself out. I was able to give a bunch of toys and books to a dear friend and her daughter which just felt so great. I swung by my new place yesterday to drop off a check and fell in LOVE with my new place all over again (it’s bigger than I remembered, which is good considering how much I’m bringing with me). I also got a haircut so … THAT WAS MY FRIDAY :D More »

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Adventure Time

I didn’t plan on doing anything fun last night other than packing but because the realtor that represents the condo I live in needed to show my place to potential new tenants, I decided not to be here when the showing took place. When I moved last, I had to deal with quite a few showing appointments where I was home working while potential tenants looked around my home on a realtor tour. I get that it’s necessary but it’s weird, awkward and can be uncomfortable. I got some work done yesterday afternoon with help from Emma, so I decided to meet up with my friend Jesse for a drink hang … wanna guess where we decided to meet? More »

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Calm In The Storm

The process of moving is slow-going for me but is progressing nicely … for the most part. This move is proving to be a particularly emotional one for me (on many different levels) so I am finding myself a bit overwhelmed from time to time. It’s natural, moving can be a very stressful time for anyone so I’m just trying to keep all of that in mind. I’m digging out things that I have to decide to keep, give away, donate or trash. It’s oddly freeing to just get rid of stuff that I’ve determined I no longer need. Invariably, tho, I have come across things that are painful reminders of happier times which tend to stop me in my tracks but, thankfully, those moments are few and a quick trip to the dumpster has proven to be very helpful :D In the midst of my packing last night, I decided I needed a break … and luckily, my dear Ollie was free for dinner. More »

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Leader Of The Pack

And so … the moving process has officially gotten underway for me. I decided to try a company called Repax that rents out plastic moving bins for my packing purposes and they were delivered earlier today. The idea is to not have to buy then discard/recycle old moving boxes after my move. With my moving day set for next week, I will be pretty bizzy in the next week putting everything I own into these containers. It’s quite possible that I’ll even need more boxes for my move but … ugh, first things first … I have to fill these bad boys first. More »

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A Friend Like He

News of Robin Williams‘s death hit me pretty hard yesterday, completely out of the blue and pretty much changed the course the rest of the rest of my day. I had started a bit of packing and was digging things out of my closets for packing and purging which, honestly, was already an emotional experience for me. It’s not fun to find old photos, cards, letters, etc. that one would rather not encounter all at once but it’s part of the process of moving on. I took a bit of a break and was met with the shocking news of Robin‘s death. Honestly, I couldn’t go back to the work of packing. I did meet up with Emma and Josh for dinner as a way to distract myself and we had a great time together. More »

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