January 16th, 2004


I didn't want to post too much about this just in case I jinxed my chances of getting the place, but I just got the call from the landlord and my application was approved. I'm moving! Not very far, just a couple of miles, but it's double the space and has three times as many windows, plus a kitchen you can actually have more than one person in and a bedroom with an actual door that closes. Even better, it's two blocks from Central Park, one block from rscott and half a mile from Rachel. I think it should be a wonderful change, especially because I work from home so much (and work so damn much of my time, too!).

The downsides are small but will likely be niggling: no dishwasher, four flights of stairs to walk up. I imagine I'll get used to the latter, and I've lived without a dishwasher before so I know I can do it. I'll just make my guests do their share of washing dishes when people come for Shabbat. -g-

Of course, the big downside (if you can call it that) is that I have to move in on Feb. 1, which is Real Soon Now. I think it's going to be a busy couple of weeks!
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ESP Game

The ESP Game is a quite clever use of picture-based games online - like reverse pictionary. Considering that I'm working on a project involving games about pictures (and unfortunately that's all I can say about it), I though it deserved a mention. Plus, it's fun!
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Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom, everyone.

It's been a week of upheaval - getting applications in for grad school and the new apartment, visiting with my parents on Sunday, plus a bad bout of stomach flu (eew). But I'm looking forward to getting some change in my life, because I tend to stagnate way too easily. Once I'm happy in a situation, I get really passive and often don't go out and do things that would make me even happier - but shaking things up and changing my life gives me the incentive to be more extroverted, less work-focused, and not quite so much of a homebody. Basically, I'm a xenophile, even if a very moderate one (if moving apartments within the city is enough to satisfy my lust for change!).

One thing stays the same, though: Shabbat always comes way before I'm ready for it. Time to go see what I can manage to cook.
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