Name: La Nina
I'm a Jersey girl without the big hair or the accent (well, most of the time anyway), but with all of the bad driving and the penchant for weekly manicures.
Oh, and I'm an interior design student. That's how all of the weird terminology comes into play.
Meanwhile on Difficult by Design, an audio toggle of crickets chirping prepared to install itself in a manner inspired by JOSHUA from WarGames.
Cute little buggers, ain't they? (Note to Wading readers: Not to worry, this is all of the bug stuff you're gonna see here. I'll leave the "Mansquito" content to the experts.)
This week, I went to a sewing class, had a drawing class cancelled, went to three kickboxing classes, and received my receipt for my grad school deposit in the mail.
Meanwhile on Difficult by Design, that same nasty program was itching to install a pop-up with a tumbleweed rolling across my blog skin.
Okay, so check out these lyrics for "Tumbling Tumbleweeds". Anybody have any idea how they "[pledge] their love to the ground"?
After all, that's what happens when you neglect your blog. At least that's what my parents told me. Then again I'm still explaning to them on a somewhat regular basis what a blog actually is so I heed their warnings with a grain of salt. But I digress.
This week, I learned that mortgage rates are going up, that I have very good timing indeed as far as this particular real estate transaction is concerned, and that pancetta makes a yummy (and healthier) substitute for bacon in spaghetti carbonara.
Meanwhile, on Difficult by Design, my blogroll had emitted a collective eyeroll due to my lack of posting.
Erm... that's not quite the type of eyeroll I had in mind. In other news, my boyfriend is excessively pleased with me right now for featuring The Undertaker on my blog.
The Undertaker should best go home, as this blog is not dead. However, I will admit that I have tricked a lot of people into thinking it is. My apologies for the deception.
Have a lovely holiday weekend.
Wow, was my last entry really on March 9? Guess so. Y'all have probably assumed that I've dropped off the face of the earth, and you'd be half right. Anyway, sorry things have been a bit quiet on the blog front as of late and that I haven't been able to visit sites as much as I'd like to.
Now that I've been accepted at grad school, all of my energies have been focused on preparing for the big move to Boston, most notably the sale of my apartment.
I was prepared to do some major work on the place à la "Designed to Sell" including a bathtub refinishing job, a new refrigerator, and a closet organizing system. Not necessary, sayeth my realtor. "Just repaint that emerald green bathroom a respectable color," is my only command ("What on earth is it with her and green?!" the masses cry. I plead the fifth.). On one level, I was a little bummed that the improvements weren't happening so that I might practice my skills. On many, many other levels, I knew dang well that I didn't have the time, energy, or finances to do any of these things. Goodness knows I'll get my practice in soon enough.
Now for the awesomeness.
My apartment has been on the market since last Wednesday (the 16th). I've already had two offers, and we're holding out until tomorrow in order to see what else comes in before determining whose offer is the best. I am absolutely amazed that this is all happening in less than a week.
At this rate, it will be the end of May before I can blink. Wish me luck.
I eagerly await your reply. Until then I remain an eternally optimistic
La Nina*also known as something rhyming with "freightway"
But hey, I'm still learning, and I'm enjoying the process. And once I have all of this down, drawing furniture arrangements will be cake.