Archive for April, 2010

What? Homeowners?

April 30th, 2010

“So… we have a house now.”
Yeah, how did that happen?”

In January, my fiance and I made the decision to buy a house, and thus started looking. Not long afterward, we found ourselves putting down an offer. It was a lot earlier than expected, but we loved the house and someone else was about to put down an offer too. We had to beat them to it. Well, we closed on it yesterday and got the keys already. This house here? It’s now ours.

We’re not moving in for a couple months though. We need to get a few things done on it first, and then we’ll just take our time moving. Our apartment lease is not up for a few months.

To be honest, I’m not sure yet how we’ll fill all the space when it’s just the 2 of us. It’s over 3,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms. There’s a big game room for our gaming consoles and computers. I plan on having the front study be a painting room, and one of the bedrooms be a sewing room. We’ll just have to figure out what to do with the rest!

Since we’re not living there yet, it hasn’t totally sunk in that we’re actually homeowners now, but I am excited to move into a new place with more room =D

Crazy people shouldn’t drive

April 21st, 2010

Well, my car is at the shop, and I have a rental. Basically, I got rear ended again on Friday. It was very minor, so I normally wouldn’t make a big deal out of it. But, the person who hit me was a bitch.

I stopped at a yield sign to wait for cars to go past. She thought I was going and rear ended me. I pulled onto the shoulder when I could. Instead of stopping, she drove past me! I got back on and followed, honking to signify that she should pull over to exchange information. She just kept going. Finally, I gave up as we both pulled into a smaller street. She went one way; I pulled over to inspect damage. This is when she turned around, found me, and yelled at for stopping at a yield sign. She continues yelling that it’s my fault, even though she hit me.

I called the cops to let them handle the dispute. While I do this, she runs again. How sketchy is that? That she runs when police is involved? Luckily, I had her license plate and car model. She turned a minor accident into a criminal investigation since she hit and run. Smart, huh?

I think I just need to avoid that street. I’ve been rear ended there before and had a near accident there as well. That street just seems to attract bad drivers.

Other than that, my weekend was nice. Had an awesome dinner with a friend on Saturday and saw a college friend I haven’t spoken to in a couple years on Sunday. I’ve kind of let myself go in terms of food lately. I’ve had really unhealthy food like a bacon donut. (Bacon on top of a donut with maple glaze.)

Bacon Donut

And an expensive dinner with sushi, seafood, pork belly, and foie gras.

But, I’m back on normal eating habits now! It’s nice to pig out or treat yourself to something nice once in a while, as long as it isn’t all the time ;)

The world we live in now

April 14th, 2010

I recently had a conversation with a coworker who proposed to his girlfriend. She then told a couple friends who immediately posted it on Facebook. This made them both rush to call their parents and tell them before they had to find out through Facebook.

I feared the same thing when I got engaged, and even made a plan on when to change my Facebook status. I decided that I would spend 2 days telling my closest family and friends, then on the 3rd day, I’d change my Facebook status and make a blog post. I wanted to make sure the closest people to me got a chance to find out first before they joined everyone else in finding out online. Luckily, even though I got a couple congrats early on my wall, they were vague and didn’t say congrats on what.

I find it funny that this is something that has to be thought about now when it comes to important events like this. “When do I tell Facebook?” If this was 10 years ago, this sort of thing wouldn’t be an issue. Social networking is such a big part of our lives now that I even know what people are up to that I haven’t spoken to in years.

Anyway, this entry really had no point, and it’s not a “omg I’m old post”, but it is weird when you start thinking about things like, “oh man, there are kids now who have never used a floppy disk.” It’s pretty much the same effect as this.