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Colorado?

 

I call him Bitey.

Found out last night that my brother is moving to Colorado in the Denver-ish area.

I am taken aback by finding this out, I always thought that he would live in Sonoma (or maybe Lake) County. It feels odd thinking of him leaving for another area especially one that seems so far away.

Then I remember where I have lived over the past several years and it does not seem that far at all. Compared to Edinburgh, Santa Barbara and Seattle outside of Denver is not that bad.

I only have three experiences with Colorado and they all involve Denver. I flew there going to and from South Dakota when I was younger, I had a ten minute layover there last Spring (ran from my gate across the airport to board standby at the last minute) and from reading On the Road. Otherwise it is a big unknown.

Now I hope that I will be able to visit and learn about a country I have never really explored, namely the rest of America.

 

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Packing Up

Prime lenses seem to lend themselves to more creativity compared to zoom lenses.

Prime lenses seem to lend themselves to more creativity compared to zoom lenses.

I spent the majority of today packing up my car with all of my stuff for a move to a new city to start a new adventure.

Throughout the process I wavered from confident that I could fit everything to despair that I would have to make cuts. Trunks suddenly seemed a lot shallower and back seat space shrank once the front seats were slide back. Not to mention oddly shaped items like printers and bicycle helmets (poor packing ratios).

Tomorrow morning before I leave for a two day drive up to Seattle I shall endeavor to fill the gaps in my car with books, notebooks and assorted bottles of wine. Hopefully in such a way that they do not clink nor do they fall awkwardly out of the car when a door is opened.

I do not know when I will have reliable internet again outside of coffee shops so I have scheduled the next six posts ahead of time and I hope I can prepare new ones in that time.

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Housing Search

Gotta say, that is one sweet couch.

Gotta say, that is one sweet couch.

After a week of furious craigslist activity I have finally found out where I am going to be living in Seattle.

One thing I have learned from this craigslist adventure is that putting up a post saying you are looking for housing garnishes many more responses then contacting people who have a room available.

Now I get to travel up to Seattle and a weekend that was initially going to be spent looking at rooms and the like will hopefully be spent signing a lease and maybe buying some furniture. While I would not have a place to put it I have an Uncle living in the area, in fact I feel that most people have an Uncle living near wherever they go. If not an Uncle then perhaps a second or third cousin.

The world is small after all.

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Moving Out

Not as bad as it could be.

Not as bad as it could be.

After graduation yesterday I had to move out of the dorms amid the crowds of graduation. This year I lived in an eight person suite so we had a lounge in which to stage things.

The one problem with the situation as that I was the last to move out and consequently I was in charge of cleaning up the lounge. I must say that everyone left some pretty good stuff, there were Magic cards, textbooks, a nice hat, laptop case, small TV and a lot of playing cards.

Now today is spent driving up the coast to home. Eventually the fact that I graduated will sink in. Eventually.

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Where is my room?

 

Our New House

Our New House

My parents are looking to move out of my childhood home and move. I am waiting for the day when I come back from college or from a trip to find our house empty and the locks changed. Lucky for me they are not moving to Hong Kong or the East Coast (though I do like Hong Kong) but to Nevada City. My Mom grew up in Nevada City and my Grandmother has lived in her house there for the last fifty years.

My job while in Nevada City (besides helping my Grandmother) is to look at houses with my Mom and let her know what she does and does not like. Doing this I find it incredibly easy to make helpful suggestions like “Just tear down this wall here” and “Just build a garage in this corner”. It is so easy to spend money when it is not yours.

I am still deciding whether moving out of our current house is because my parents want to move or if it is a convenient way to get my brother and I to move out.

In any case I won’t let them buy a house without a room for me to, ah, well, visit.

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