Archive for February, 2009

A failure in eye sight

February 27th, 2009

I’m usually an observant person, but I apparently suck at watching out for where I’m going. Today as I was walking out of my office, I smacked my elbow hard against the doorframe. I met my co-workers who were waiting for me for lunch in pain and holding my elbow. I’m just waiting for the large bruise to show up. I’ve also run into other things several times, like my coffee table. Not to mention, I get a number of “mystery” bruises without realizing that I had hit myself there.

Another story of fail was in one of my previous apartments. The kitchen countertops were granite with sharp corners. Passing by to do laundry, I scraped my side against the corner, actually cutting my skin. I didn’t learn though. On the way back, I scraped my other side. I ended up with 3 cuts on my sides because I did it again a third time the very same day.

The worst one was actually not my fault though! Trying to be romantic, my boyfriend was carrying me into the bedroom. He got too close to the door and scraped my arm across the doorframe, peeling off a large chunk of skin. Romance fail!

Cube love

February 25th, 2009

Well, I haven’t been up to much lately, except preparing for the move. We sign our lease the first week of March, but our current leases aren’t up until the end of March, giving us about a month of overlap. I actually like doing it this way because let’s us take our time in moving. So far, I’ve just been trying to clean my apartment. If it weren’t for moving all the time, I’d probably have some much useless junk piled up.

I’ve been ordering some things online lately, and I’m looking forward to receiving this:

puzzle_clock

Isn’t it cute? It’s an alarm clock that looks like a Rubik’s Cube! I’m no master at the Rubik’s Cube (I can solve it in about a minute), but I am a big fan. Thus, I decided to archive my collection:

cube_collection

Rubik’s tip! People often think that Rubik’s Cubes are solved by their sides. If you ask anyone who knows how to solve one, they’ll tell you that they see it as 3 layers: top, middle, and bottom. There are several ways to solve one. The one that came easiest to me when I was figuring it out was going top to bottom.

cube_solve

I start by solving the top layer completely, sides included. Then the middle gets solved. Once the bottom layer is done, you have a solved Rubik’s Cube! Of course, that’s easier said than done ;)

Another move

February 17th, 2009

Well, we decided to finally do it. My boyfriend and I are moving in together, and we spent Valentine’s Day looking at apartments. After looking at 4 apartments, one really stood out to us, and that’s the one we went with.

It’s a 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment at 1130 sq ft. We really like how the apartment is laid out and the view is wonderful. The complex is located on top of a hill, so our balcony looks down on a wooded area. Here are a few pics!

Living Room Master Bedroom Kitchen View

Now to figure out where to put everything. We’ve both been living on our own (or with roommates) since the start of college, accumulating furniture and household things as we go. When we put our stuff together, we suddenly double and in some cases triple what we have (2 couches, 3 TVs, 2 beds, etc). It makes me glad we decided on a 2 bedroom instead of 1. The second room will mainly be used as my sewing room, but a bed will be there incase we have guests staying.

Moving is a hassle, but I’m used to it. The past 6 years, I’ve moved every year due to constant roommate changes. I’ve had as many as 3 roomates, and I’ve also lived by myself. It’s sort of exciting really! Changing your surroundings once in a while and re-arranging your place can be fun ;)