My apartment is better than yours

You heard me. 😉 I’m starting to move in to my new place, and it’s really, really great. The model apartment I looked at wasn’t this good– I have brand new carpet, paint, sinks, shower-doors, doors, tile, you name it. Plus, all my stuff is gonna fit well. Then again, I’m scared shitless, being in a new town where I don’t know anyone. But I’m trying to keep looking on the bright side.

Man, the car trip here was crazy…I’ve never driven a truck before. So that was the first excitement– the view is great (I can see over freaking SUVs). The handling is not so great– sea barges have a better turning radius. Then cranking it up to 75 mph and driving cross-country? Hoo-boy, let me tell you. 😀 It’s also the most driving I’ve ever done straight through– roughly twelve hours each day. Wow. I honestly didn’t think that I was capable of that.

So, needless to say, I’m glad to be here, not driving around anymore. *happy sigh*

Plus, my apartment is better than yours. (joker)

17 Responses to “My apartment is better than yours”

Don’t worry Andrew I am sure that in a few weeks you will have managed to damage and degrade the value of the apartment to a reasonable level. I am sure of your abilities.

Gilvoro - August 7th, 2004 at 9:51 pm

Wow . . . I didn’t know that you’d driven a lot of sea barges.

ShortSpeedFreak - August 7th, 2004 at 11:22 pm

*laughs* Okay, ShortSpeedFreak, you win– I haven’t driven any sea barges. But I remain sure that they have a better turning radius.

As far as damaging and degrading– I claim that my previous apartment was entirely defaced and degraded by Laika, who is moving now and won’t be able to defend herself for a while yet. 😀

Hopefully, I’ll be posting a big thing of pictures of the apartment in a few days. Man, I can’t wait to get my internet access tomorrow (I’m in a coffee house right now).

Paradoxdruid - August 8th, 2004 at 1:51 pm

Well… as I haven’t moved yet so I can still defend myself… the apartment actually looks pretty nice after spending a couple of more hours cleaning it. (And I got all the nails out of your bedroom walls) It looks like humans might actually be able to live there, although there are still feral crickets that I think will soon eat the spastic squirl. Glad to here you like your apartment. I give it a month 🙂

Laika - August 8th, 2004 at 7:13 pm

Crud– found out already. (blush)

Paradoxdruid - August 9th, 2004 at 12:13 pm

laika, you must be a saint to be pulling nails out of druid’s walls….i woulda hauled him back to CO and make him do it himself! 🙂

And sorry, Druid, but my apartment WAY beasts yours 😀 Can I post pics here too? Or are you going to prevent that cause you know I have a way more wicked apartment than you do?

Course, since it’s currently covered in boxes and packing paper, I don’t think I have any more room now than I did in Boulder!

For those of you out there who care (don’t worry, I’m not taking a poll…yet), I’ve made it to St. Louis, Muhsourah and boy, is it scary around here!

Some moving anecdotes:
1) On the way out here, Mom and I stopped at Sweet Springs Muhsourah for lunch. We saw a sign for Sonic and thought that would be pretty safe. WRONG! We walk in and the place is literally SWARMING with flies. So much so that they’ve hung a bug zapper on the wall (not that it was doing much good). The people were pretty scary too. Every male in the room from age 4 to 60 was wearing a wife-beater shirt. And I’m not just talking tank-top-wife-beater. I’m talking ripped-open-to-the-waist armholes wife-beaters! and these men EASILY weighed 300 pounds!

2) About every hundred yards around here there’s a billboard saying something like “It’s not a choice; It’s a child.” Or “Every day 4000 babies die through abortions”

3) Recently, this state passed an ammendmant to its constitution banning gay marraige

4)In order to register your car here, you need:
a) a safety inspection ($50 after they added unnecessary windsheild wipers)
b) an emissions test is it is currently an even year and the model of your car is also even (or vice versa) OR you just bought the car ($24)
c) a tax waiver b/c in addition to sales tax here you have to pay personal property tax EVERY year and they need to show that you didn’t own anything this year (free but in downtown)
d) Finally, you need to go to the register’s office and present your title, proof of insurance, the aforementioned reciepts, waivers, inspections, etc in addition to a notorized bill of sale (if you bought the car) OR a gift form signed by the person who gave it to you. ($34)
e) Don’t forget your social security card for your new driver’s license either ($20)

final note (cuase i have to go to be so i can be at work at 8am tomorrow :-P): for you political types out there — this state is SOOO not a battleground state. if kerry can bullshit the abortion issue, he’s got this state.

miss you all :’-)

mallorn - August 9th, 2004 at 7:25 pm

I’m quite pleased with my current living place. Kitchen with a oven with one of those swanky glass tops, a big dishwasher and a dual sink with a soap dispenser. We also have a washer, drier, air conditioner, humidifier, fireplace and a hot tub. On top of all of that the house is also fully wired with CAT 5 (although it is a wacky design).

I’m glad you like your apartment Druid. That is an important step to making the move feel more confortable.

hillsr - August 10th, 2004 at 10:51 am

What’s CAT 5? Is that some sort of computer/internet thing?

ShortSpeedFreak - August 10th, 2004 at 12:16 pm

Yeah, CAT5 is the ethernet cable stuff.

I hope my apartment allows pets.. I couldn’t see anything in the lease about Reptiles (or other aquarium dwellers), but I’m still nervous, and haven’t gotten around to talking to the landlord.

Paradoxdruid - August 10th, 2004 at 1:03 pm

I don’t know, Mallorn- your apartment may be bigger, but mine looks pretty damn swanky. I’m hoping to post some pictures on Wednesday afternoon of the finished product, maybe write up a little “Lifestyles of the Poor and Unrecognized” thing to go with it.

*sigh* I bet I’m going to have to go through a similar ordeal to get my car sorted out in California.

Paradoxdruid - August 10th, 2004 at 1:46 am

Well I have you both beat (and a good many other people), I have an apartment that has no boxes to unpack, no services to hook, and its is not located in a state where the motto is “show me”


Gilvoro - August 10th, 2004 at 4:38 am

The only real complaint I have about our apartment is that it doesn’t allow pets. I hear that you’re looking into getting a kitten, though, Mallorn. Do you have any idea what breed? Or are you just going for cute and cuddly?

ShortSpeedFreak - August 10th, 2004 at 4:44 am

You all probably have better places than me right now seeing as I’m stuck living at my mom’s house for a while. It’s such a short time that I it’s not worth unpacking much so everythings just piled up where ever I can find room which isn’t many places. I’m just glad I managed to clear a path between my bedroom door and my bed. Oh well, only a week and a half then I’m going to Denmark. 🙂

mcmillan - August 11th, 2004 at 11:39 am

I have to say that I have only driven thourgh Missouri but the one thing I do remember is that it had the most XXX shops and fire work billboards of any state I have been to.

Gilvoro - August 11th, 2004 at 1:35 am

House, back yard, above ground room to myself, puppy and roommates that make me soup when I’m deathly ill.

😉 ‘nough said!

I’m glad to head that you are all setteling into your respective corners of our country :)!


VikingChix0r - August 11th, 2004 at 1:44 pm

in reference to gilvoro’s comment: I am in the process of trying to get a CO license plate holder of some sort so that I don’t have to drive around asking everyone to “show-me”. that may have started out as a “need to see it with my own eyes before i believe it” thing…but with the number of “adult superstore” billboards i passed on the drive in here, i think it’s taken on a new meaning!

shortspeedfreak: I AM looking for a kitten…i don’t care about breed so long as it’s free, <10wks old, and male. strangely, I'm having problems. There appear to be a lot of ads in the paper, but I can't get anyone to call me back! And humane societies/pet stores all require that it be nuetered before you adopt...and nuetering such a young animal really screws with his head. think about all those castrated choir boys.

mallorn - August 10th, 2004 at 4:47 pm

Pictures posted, VikingChix0r. You gonna do the same, huh? (jokerp)

How is the puppy?

I’m kind of welcoming not having roommates. I’ve had great ones, but I’m looking forward to having a place all my own for the first time in my life.

Paradoxdruid - August 11th, 2004 at 5:58 pm

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