May 29

I have an APARTMEEEEEEEENT!!

Imagine the title exclaimed in my best Brian Drummond impersonation.

So yesterday I officially signed the lease on the apartment. It’s a pretty nice place, more than reasonable for the price. For $800 a month, I (Well, Jess and I, but since technically it’s only my name on the lease, it’s “Me and any one other person I want” in the strictest legal sense) get a 2-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment with an alley kitchen and a living room. It’s in the downstairs area of the place (I suppose “basement” is the technical term), so it’s a bit cheaper, and should theoretically stay a bit cooler in the summer. The best part is that it’s a practically-across-the-country 1.1 miles from my workplace. In other words, as everyone around me complains about rising gas prices, I can shrug and say “Don’t blame me, I walk to work….” (Yes, this is actually my plan).

The downsides? Well, I’ll have to get a PO Box, because the address is undeliverable by the Post Office. That’s no big deal, as there are a couple within a short distance of the place, and I was actually considering doing that anyway to have a safe mailing address for The Six Day Exile orders. The only other real one is that, being within walking distance from work, inclement weather will no longer be a convenient excuse to miss the occasional day of work in the winter.

Overall, I think the good outweighs the bad.

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    • Anonymous on May 30, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Good for you (and any other person)! ! How exciting. I know you have a good head on your shoulder and you’ll be just fine.

    • James on May 30, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I always thought Mr. Drummond’s first name was “Phillip”. Does wikipedia lie!?

    Anyhow, congrats on the apartment– and $800 is super cheap (though it’s weird you don’t have a physical mailing address, that seems shady). Still, if it’s a good location and you dig it, it’s pretty awesome being out on your own for the first time.

    I think you can still complain about high gas prices if you like; of course you don’t LIKE to drive so it’s kind of a moot point. Outside of about a dozen times in the last 7 years, I’ve walked/biked to work the entire time I’ve been out here in Boulder and I still think it’s lame that oil company are turning astromical profits while milking hard working folks out of their money, regardless of the fact I only spend about $40 a month on gas. Ah well. And actually, people CAN still blame you for rising gas prices unless you plan on shipping your Six Day Exile CDs via carrier pigeon :) Them trucks need gas!

    Anyhow, I’m just giving you a hard time– good luck with the move in!

    • emptyeye on June 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm
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    Heh, thanks everyone. I suspect we may we discussing two different Drummonds (Which does not change my opinion on The-Font-Of-All-Knowledge-Some-Of-It-Even-Accurate, mind you)…

    As for the apartment, it has an address, there’s just no mailbox there for some reason. I should actually call the guy later and ask him what’s up with some of the stuff I mentioned here.

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