Thursday, March 30, 2006

Damien Rice is Awesome

I just thought I'd mention that Damien Rice is a new favorite singer of mine. I heard the song "Blower's Daughter" on the credits of an old episode of the L-Word (which i love too) and nearly died of eargasm. I have some of his songs on my iPod now, and he's just frigging awesome. It's rare that a solo singer gets my attention, but he just seems to really sing from his gut and I like that. "Delicate" is really good too.


1.Choose a band/artist and answer ONLY in titles of their songs:The Beatles

2. Are you male or female:Girl

3. Describe yourself:Long Tall Sally

4. How do some people feel about you:
I’m a loser

5. How do you feel about yourself:I Feel Fine

6. Describe your ex boyfriend/girlfriend:Nowhere man

7. Describe current boyfriend/girlfriend:Sun King

8. Describe where you want to be:Blue Jay Way

9. Describe how you live:Think For Yourself

10. Describe how you love:I'm Happy Just to Dance With You

11. What would you ask for if you had just one wish:Help!

12. Share a few words of Wisdom:Your Mother Should Know

13. Now say goodbye:Hello Goodbye

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Aaaaaand go

So the news is that John got a new job doing the same thing for a much higher salary, and he'll still be close to home. Awesome. I am so proud of him. The guy has never not gotten a job for which he interviewed, which just tells me that he is awesome. I knew that already, but it's nice to know that others can see it too. He is going to do great in this new position, and I think he'll be much happier.

I had to wait until he officially quit his current job to talk about it, and he did that yesterday.

Both of us are just spinning from all the changes going on lately. First my car goes up in smoke, then we're talking about marriage, then we buy a house, then John gets a new job. And the whole buying a house thing is very complicated! Mortgage, inspection, appraisal, termites, flood zones, radon, etc. etc. etc. This is more administrative stuff than we have ever dealt with.

We're definitely having a string of good luck, though, so hopefully my burned-up car has evened it all out.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Moving On Up

Oh my God. Some good news just came through, and it just occurred to me that I probably shouldn't get into detail about it on the Internet just yet, but I had to vent the excitement. Let's just say for now that a financial change has just come through that will make this whole mortgage thing a heck of a lot easier.

Hooooo baby!

Details to come.

Monday, March 27, 2006


House mania continues, as our neighbors Rob and Crystal have caught the fever and identified a house last night. We took a second look at ours with my parents over the weekend, and it's even better than we remembered. I had completely forgotten the laundry room/man room. I don't know what else to call a room with a tool bench in it, packed with tools that neither John nor I would know how to use.

The people we are buying from are unbelievably cute; they're convinced that our appearance at their home last week was somehow related to fate, saying things like, "you guys are just like we were 33 years ago." We're allowing that narrative to continue in their minds since it will hopefully create a nice peaceful transition for all of us. They have even offered to leave some of their stuff for us - furniture, etc. Considering the fact that we live in a one-bedroom place now, that could be very helpful.

My parents loved it, and my stepdad said the inspection should be a breeze because the current owners have been constantly renovating and updating. John and I can't wait to move in there.

Oh, also, my sister called last week to tell me that she would like me to be Alexis' godmother, so I'm going to do that. She's being christened in a Catholic church, and I am not Catholic, so that might be a little strange, but I'm honored to do whatever Melissa would like. I'd really like to see this niece of mine soon, too. I really wish they lived closer.

I haven't told my sister about the house yet, partially because I am afraid she's going to get on my case because I was talking about going to work in NYC at some point and she wouldn't want me to give that up if I didn't really want to. Also, she was once engaged and bought a house in the same town, and ended up calling off the wedding. So it's kind of weird. But I'll tell her when I talk to her again. I've kind of dropped the whole NYC thing for a number of reasons, some of which actually have to do with my pursuing other dreams, and I think she'll get that.

I'm off to get some lunch now since I'm no longer alooooooone in the office, as I have been all morning.