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August 27, 2003

Boxes, boxes everywhere

Ok, this isn't really a departure from my usual existence, but now that I have a nice apartment, I really have to get more Home & Garden around here rather than Self-Storage.

To fill you in on the drama that was moving:

1. It cost three times as much to rent a U-Haul leaving New York as it would have been to move from Atlanta to New York. Even the guy behind the counter when we returned the truck was shocked.

2. The toll for crossing the Verrazano was thirty-four dollars. Fortunately, we did a trucking route for most of the way down, so that was the first and only monster toll.

3. The truck didn't have a tape deck, so we improvised and used a little CD boombox in the cab. It seems the cats preferred to have music, as they whined whenever a CD came to an end.

4. We stopped over in Richmond for another fly-by-night visit with our friends Sarah and Tim. I was greeted the next morning in the living room by little Evelyn, who is up and walking and very gracious about letting strange people hold her. When I first saw her, she was standing, bent in half, looking at me upside down through her legs - a reasonable version of Downward Facing Dog.

5. Since arriving, the bed, television and the computer have been set up. Beginning to have some sense of how to arrange the furniture, some of which was merely brought down to tide us over until we can get better items.

6. Culinary comforts were indulged: tasty wings at Taco Mac, pizza at Fellini's, cinnamon crunch bagels at Panera, monster burritos at El Myr, burgers at Vortex. It's a bit of a walk, but my favorite brunch place, The Flying Biscuit, is nearby. I've yet to go there, but I'm merely building up the anticipation.

7. This weekend will be a geekfest - I'm going to DragonCon, where one of my favorite writers, Anne McCaffrey, will make an appearance, and Saturday night there will be a pulpy triple-feature at the Starlight Drive-In. I'm so psyched.

Ok, back to unpacking. And trying to get the effing cable company to set up cable here. I want my BBCAmerica!

Yours, &c., LC | 10:20 AM | Slice o' Life | Comments (5)

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Um, have they renovated the Starlight in the last year, or something? 'cuz it used to be super scuzzy. It looks pretty fun now.

Posted by: mrw at August 27, 2003 11:33 AM

mmmmm... flying biscuit. fellini's. taco mac (lauren's sis waitressed there until she was about 6 months pregnant!) la fonda (ok, that wasn't on your list, but its on mine. so many of the places i used to go all the time aren't open anymore. ah well.)

Posted by: zeebah at August 28, 2003 01:19 PM

Sans-you must be in Little Five or Inman, huh? I miss my old 'hood. The suburbs just aren't the same...be sure to get down to East Atlanta, you will be amazed at how much it has changed in the last6 years...and don't miss Carroll Street Bakery in Cabbage town for dinner, they always have the most delicious specials!

Posted by: Holly at August 28, 2003 10:05 PM

Close - Kirkwood. I should get a fake tattoo on my upper arm and strut around: "Oh yeah? Oakhurst ain't so tough!" (Apparently, the building next door used to be a crack house.)

Will definitely get to East Atlanta once I'm a bit more settled.

Posted by: LadyCrumpet at August 30, 2003 02:58 AM

and for those who so loved tortillas. alas it has closed, probably due to the corporate burrito. let's all got to el myr!

Posted by: marco at September 1, 2003 04:16 PM