Sunday, July 29, 2007

Just Another Reason.... if I really needed one.

I tend to stay up late. I kind of think it's genetic, as most of my siblings have similar habits.

As part of my tendency to stay up late, I tend to want to do my grocery shopping late at night, sometimes after midnight.

As it turns out, it is impossible to find a grocery store that stays open past midnight in the near vicinity of Mesa, AZ.

I spent 40 minutes tonight, trying to find a grocery store. I didn't have a whole lot to buy, but I wanted to find a grocery store, as convenience stores don't tend to carry creme soda, something that sounded really good tonight.

So after 40 frickin' minutes of driving around, I gave up, and bought a Coke and a two liter bottle of root beer. And the root beer isn't even chilled.

I can't wait to move, really. Even the Super Walmarts close at 11PM here.

Friday, July 13, 2007

So, where?

I think I shocked my mother the other day. I told her that I was thinking of moving from Mesa, AZ. I just moved here in March. A good part of the reason for moving is because I find the summer here absolutely unbearable. I would much rather deal with a cold winter than a hot summer.

But, of course, that's only part of the reason.

Another part is the fact that my good friend, possibly my best friend, Julie, is considering a move to the Portland area of Oregon. I like Oregon, and I thought, hey, that sounds like a cool place to live, plus the universities in that neighborhood have great Spanish-type Masters programs.

But the main reason for moving in that direction is the fact that at this point in my life, I really, really don't want to live that far away from her. In fact, if, all of a sudden she decided to go somewhere else, I would find myself changing my mind about where I want to live pretty quickly.

It almost scares me, really, but I find it kind of hard to imagine living anywhere she isn't. It's killing me to be here in Arizona right now while she is where she's at. Almost physically painful.

And yes, she'll probably want to hurt me for not telling her this personally. But oh well, I hope she enjoys reading this.

Oh, and Mom? Don't get too excited. There's still a long way to go.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Ideas For My Dream House

I've had some ideas for my eventual dream. I don't necessarily know what it will all look like, but I have seen some things that I would like to add to my eventual house.

I've even decided to include some pictures, just because I can.

This is the basic idea for a shower. I know it's hard to see, but think Roman bathhouse. Lots of stone, multiple shower heads, and a seat for those long showers, or when you just want some steam.

As for the entrance to the back yard, I think this moon gate would be wonderful.

And, I don't really want this bed arrangement, but I think it looks cool to have the light underneath like this. And I like the glass courtyard with the pool. Seems nice.