Thursday, June 22, 2006

Countdown to D-Town

If you couldn't tell by my sermons on my trips to Dallas, I was impressed with the city and everything that comes with living in a ginormous metroplex. In Ruidoso, I can't overnight a package from the Post Office (I know this because I needed to overnight my final paper for my last class at Tech and they were unable to process my request). I can't go out to eat because I know that besides the restaurant I work at, everything sucks and will not only probably make me sick, but is most likely to have body hair of some sort in it. If I want something dry cleaned, I need to be prepared to wait at least a week to get it back, and that's for one item.

Well, my helpmate Jeff (not to be confused with the famed Colonel McAdoo), has been trying to escape the wiles of Ruidoso ever since I met him in 2003. After returning from my first excursion to Dallas, I suggested that Dallas would be a great place to escape (read: move) to. He initially scoffed at my suggestion, claiming the Spurs were going to win the NBA championship, and that meant he'd be moving to Austin, since he made a deal with himself, equating where he would move to who was the best in professional basketball. Well, shortly after I returned the first time, Dallas booted the Spurs, so Austin was out. I immediately text him, saying he was going to have to move to Dallas, but he also had Hawaii in mind, should any team from a shitty city win, like the Pistons. I explained in simple terms that he was far too pretentious to attempt to live as a surf bum in Hawaii. He agreed and started looking for an apartment in Dallas. And yes, this was just an opportunity to post a gratuitous picture of Dirk and his hair.

We had some stipulations for the apartment. On his friends' suggestion, we looked in Uptown. I had to be able to take my doggie, Willie, because he's cool and doesn't like having to wait a month to get groomed in the Dizzle. The apartment had to have two separate bathrooms, and bedrooms on opposite sides of the space, for obvious reasons... when Jeff brings the ladies home, I really don't need or want to hear what's going on over there. You know, which video game they're playing or whatever.

So I think one day while Jeffrey was at work, I narrowed the search down and he picked Post Square. Selling points: Dry cleaners in the ground floor of the building, along with a smoothie shop, and a Starbucks. I guess I need to start drinking coffee again because I can't live three floors above a Starbucks and not spend half of my money there on fancy, caffeinated drinks. I'm going to be like Tweek on South Park... anyways, here's a pic:


Here's another of what I understood to be the main entrance when I saw it:


Here's the floorplan, if anyone's interested:

Tentative move-in date is July 22, although I'd love to move in sooner. I'm sort of going between just getting the eff out of here on the 21st, taking the fam for a weekend in Dallas (full of fun-filled activities like moving furniture and extended periods of time in a vehicle together), OR working that last weekend and then moving Sunday or Monday (still with the fam, of course). I'm leaning more towards just leaving ASAP...

No, I dont have a job yet. Yes, I am looking. And I tried to put one of those cool countdowns on here, but none of them would work. :o(

13 comments:

Amanda said...

I'd like to make a reservation for the pullout couch for August 31 - September 4th.

Sarah said...

Actually, these days you have a choice between the pullout couch, or the inflatable queen sized bed with a memory foam top. :o)

Or there's always the bus stop, where Jeff lives... yay DART!

Amanda said...

Hmmm that's a tough decision. The inflatable queen sized bed with memory foam sounds like a good option but then there is always a fear of deflation. Then with the pull out bed you have worries of that inevitable pull-out bed bar that always gets you right in the back. I'll have to think about it and get back to you.

Sack said...

Dirk was asking when you're getting into town. He wanted to borrow some shampoo or something.

Amanda said...

You should probably loan Dirk some Frizz-Ease as well....

Sarah said...

Well, tell Dirk it just so happens that I have an industrial sized bottle of Aveda Shampure and its conditioner companion.

Unfortunately I haven't been using Frizz-Ease in the 505, so he's on his own if he really thinks he wants to try straighten his flowing locks. Personally I think it's a bad idea.

Amanda said...

I think you should recommend a deep conditioning treatment and probably a good blow out. I think it would renew his confidence for next season.

Leslee said...

I'm so happy for you Fave! I wish you the best of luck. Moving to a new city is exciting!
Jenny and I have decided we are going to travel somewhere random at least once a month, I think D-Town may be a future destination.

Sarah said...

Les, you and Jenny are more than welcome to come stay with me in Dallas when I get settled! That would be so much fun!

Wish I was going to Phoenix this weekend to hang out with you guys. :o(

Les said...

Okay, you let me know when you're ready for us. You have to promise to take me to see the sloth, I still can't get over it.
I wish you were coming up too, we will miss you!

Sarah said...

We can SO go to the Aquarium, Fave. They have all kinds of crazy animals, and a hideous, ginormous eel.

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