Nov 18, 2008

Long Time No Sri

The eternal conundrum - when nothing is going on in my life I have plenty of time to blog, but when I've got things to blog about there's no time. Anyway.

Work has been more hellish than usual, but I probably shouldn't get into details here. Needless to say, I have decided to start exploring other options in earnest. I'm thinking that I eventually need to get out of Virginia - I love it here, but I want to broaden my horizons. And if I'm ever going to live somewhere else, now is the time of my life to do it. Onward and upward.

Speaking of getting out of this jerkwater 'burg, I'm headed to Egypt with my parents next week! Monster is staying behind for work. I've enlisted him to take care of my bunny while I'm gone. Instructions will include: "Gilda is super cute, but not super social. Do not confuse your desire to cuddle her with a desire on her part to be cuddled. Luckily, she hasn't bitten anyone ... in a while."

In local news, my friend MK is moving in with me! It will be nice to have a roommate, so I'm not just talking to Gilda all night. Plus, she reads this blog (a sure sign of good character). The extra income in the form of rent is nothing to sneeze at, either. The major benefit for me, though, is the incentive to keep my house clean. Left to my own devices, I will quickly allow my living space to degenerate to the level between "pigsty" and "toxic waste dump." It's not that I don't like a clean house - I love it! I just hate to actually clean. But when there's someone around to judge help, it gets much easier.

Finally, I got a new computer! My faithful Gateway, Millicent, finally kicked the bucket. I blame myself, and the universal AC adapter I bought her (when the original started to spark and smoke). More about Millicent's demise and my new MacBook, Babs, in my next post.


Maggie Cats said...

You're right, this is a perfect time to try out new places. Like DC or Maryland. HA.

Oh, God, I fear that Gilda will someone spontaneously combust when left in Chuck's care. S

Liz said...

have fun in egypt! i'm envious that you will be someplace where it isn't 30 degrees and snowing. we def. need to talk about new year's and visiting in general - i was thinking that now that i have a good car i might hop up there at some point... and i got some super sweet shoes that i would love to bust out if we do find something nice to do for new year's. anyway! travel safely and talk to you soon.

Monkey Sri said...

Maggie - frankly, I am looking a grad schools in those areas. So double "ha."

Liz - How many times do I have to say it? You + Me + Santaland Diaries = HELLS YEAH! Also, of course you should visit me - how's the first weekend of December look for you?