Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Apartment! .... again

Boyfriend and I moved again. Some stupid stipulation about making too much money to live in low income housing forced us to find a new apartment. Conveniently, we moved across the street :-) Even more conveniently, we didn’t have to pay to break the lease since it was their oversight. WIN!

We love the location – it’s the #1 thing keeping us out of a house (which would most likely be more affordable and would definitely be roomier). Our new apartment is exceptionally awesome. Our massive living room window overlooks a soccer/football/lacrosse field. It’s beautiful – boyfriend calls it our stadium view and “box seats.” It’s totally true. In the morning I sit by the window and watch the early morning runners jogging the track. Healthy bastards Good for them.

In the evening, we can watch soccer games/lacrosse games/flag football games/everything! We also have a beautiful view of downtown. Who needs a TV with this view?! It’s definitely motivational to see people running and being active in the gloom. The only bad part is that there is constant activity in the park-area, so boyfriend’s precocious puppy feels that he needs to protect us by random bark-spurts throughout the night. We’ll work on that.

So it’s perfect for right now. We are able to walk downtown and be fully immersed in Portland life (except for the whole hairy-no-shaving-and-super-smelly-hippy thing), however it’s just a matter of time before we start looking at houses. Between both of our jobs, we could easily afford a decent home but for now we are still learning Portland.  Not to mention the price we are paying to live close to downtown could get us a lovely 3 bedroom house with leftovers... just sayin....

Aunt Peggy would be proud of my contact-papering skills

Sunday, April 01, 2012

It's April already?

I love my life.

Even though I can't seem to catch a break these days, I still love my life.

After traveling to Chicago, I managed to catch a "bug."  And by bug, I mean ultra-head-cold-no-voice-and-epic-cough bug. Poor boyfriend is frustrated with my constant health battles, but I promise I will be better soon and as soon as I get rid of this cold I will be a HEALTH MANIAC! 

...except I refuse to give up cupcakes. 

Boyfriend and I move again very soon to a place across the street.  CAN'T WAIT!  I'll be happy to finally be settled in and not have to move again for a while.

Boyfriend and I also recently watched The Hunger Games.  SO HAPPY.  Boyfriend knew that I enjoyed the books and offered to accompany me to the movie :-)  I enjoyed the movie, however I feel like it could have been split into a Part 1 and Part 2 - so much story, so little time!

Boyfriend and I also rented The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Great movie!  I had watched the Swedish version with my parents before, but I liked this version better.  Made me wish I had read the book before watching the movie. 

Lastly, my computer's hard drive crashed.  And I am embarrassed to say I never backed anything up.  I am that girl who preaches to the choir.  All I really had were pictures, and I've always saved my memory cards (since this happened with my last Apple computer).  So now I'm in the market for a new computer, but in the meantime boyfriend has volunteered to let me use his computer. 

The Portland weather has been brutal lately, but luckily I have been too busy to notice.  I am excited for the warm weather!  I am ready for summer to be here - but it's already April so summer is right around the corner!

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