(That’s for you, Type Writer! Keeping it going!)
So, to quickly bring everybody BACK up to speed …
1. I start my new job in DC on May 26. I’m excited. It’s going to be quite an adventure. I was in the area this past weekend getting a new home base and I picked up my paper. I just already feel a tremendous sense of pride. I feel proud when I look at it. I straightened it up in the racks at Dunkin’ Donuts to make sure it looked presentable. (I’m a geek.)
2. Speaking of being in the area — housing secured. In scorched-earth, rapid-fire fashion, I’m now the proud resident of a spectacular two-bedroom apartment in Wynfield Park in College Park, Md. It’s a nice, gated community that has a pool and a 24-hour gym and a bunch of other things (like 9-foot ceilings and 6-foot windows) that make me happy. The apartment has a huge living room, a dining room, a gas fireplace, a wraparound balcony, giant bathtubs and they’re gonna let me hang my Man TV above the fireplace. It’s about five minutes (or less) from the grocery store, directly across the street from an IKEA and really nice little shopping center with new townhouses, close to a pharmacy (because I’m perpetually sick). It’s about 5 miles from the closest Target and 6 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart (yeah, I check these things). I’m willing to bet Sunday’s going to be spent trying to find these places quickly.
3. I haven’t started packing yet. Hell, I haven’t even really secured the movers. Note to self …
4. Inky and Walter are making the move, too, even though my Mom suggested that I donate Walter to a “humane, no-kill shelter.” I’ll remember that when Mom turns 90 and can’t live on her own anymore.
5. My last span of work is going along pretty well. I feel rather lame duckish, but I guess I am lame duckish.
6. I’m sleeping a lot these days, which isn’t conducive to that “get stuff packed quickly.” I just feel drained. I get wiped out easily when major changes like moving happen. I also get wiped out easily when I’m under a lot of stress. Right now is one of those times.
7. Journey just started playing on the ’80s channel on AOL Radio. It’s the song “Don’t Stop Believin’.” It’s cheeseball, but maybe that’s what I needed to hear right now.
I think that’s about it … I’m not sure how much time I’ve got to devote to this between packing, cleaning and the rest. It’s going to be an incredibly hectic 18 days until that moving truck shows up. I know that much. So, if you’re inclined (and some of you are … you’ve shown it again and again) wish me a little luck. It’s a huge leap, but one I’m waiting eagerly to make.