Thursday, June 30, 2011
Down to total bottom of the pile literally and metaphorically with my clothing. I haven't worn this hoodie in a very long time. I checked the tags and I got it in 2003. I probably haven't worn it in 5 because it was in the back of Dave's closet. I pulled it out and yelled SCORE. It's terry cloth. Yup. ha. The whole outfit is brown but it is kinda hard to tell here huh?
Shirt unsure.. Loft?
Hoodie Old Navy
Ring WENDY BRANDES!
As you may remember way back oh 24 hour ago I posted about it being 15 years for Dave and I being together. I went the romance (nerd) route and got him headphones. He went the nerd (romance) route and got me this lovely ring!
Confused? Maybe this will help. Since technically it's HTML, my site won't let me type it so I had to make you visuals.
Still confused? Lets turn it on its side.
Nerd Love! When Wendy Brandes came out with this ring I flipped! internet/text expression of love. How modern age awesome. For our wedding he got me a heart bracelet so it is properly fitting, just modernized.
It also reminds me of something else equally as awesome.
If you don't already ready Wendy's blog you should start. She is talented, highly intelligent, hilarious and foul mouthed. It doesn't get much better. She is also HONEST. Lordy I find honesty so hot. She is a straight shooter. She says what she thinks without being mean about it. She also explains how the process for setting prices works.
Any plans for the weekend?
Our plans are moving and Dave's birthday!
Since we are leaving I can finally tell you about where I live. I have kept that off the blog all these years for our safety. But someone asked if now that we were leaving I could post about it. Sure! Dave and I spent the past decade in the North End of Boston.
Ever see the movie The Town? That was filmed here. It was a great place to live. But it is way too small and way to expensive. It is an Italian neighborhood. We have festivals all summer for different saints.
Parades at all hours! (Even at 1 in the morning)
Neat fun parks where the Central artery used to be that cut our neighborhood off from the rest of the city. (The big dig. You may of heard of it)
When we moved here it was kinda sketchy over there. Now there are gorgeous parks where once was this ugly awful highway people lived under. I'll miss the parks and fountains.
and faneiul hall and quincy market
I won't miss these trees I am allergic to though
We lived by the Paul Revere house!
There was a lot of history on our block. We used to live near the old North church where he did his ride too.
The water right across the street from us.
and we were right near the Garden
But it was time to move on. 300 sq feet apt after 7 years was just too small. Also the rent was going up up up. We could still afford it but we didn't WANT TO anymore. We want space. Our new place is about 3 times the square footage. And we will have a parking space! No more moving the car once a month in winter.
I will also miss things like this though.
We aren't moving far. Only about 8 miles away. I will still be the same distance from work actually. Just a bit longer commute though. I won't miss the 200 + Italian restaurants that drew tourists in droves and the fact that Dave couldn't eat in any of them! (too old school, didn't want to adapt. We asked!)
In all honesty though, we didn't take full advantage of where we lived. Mostly because Dave was so busy the past 6 years. We can still come visit and who knows we might use the neighborhood more now. It will be so nice have a REAL GROCERY STORE now. (We don't have one here) and laundry on site! Opportunities to go more places since we can move the car. The decision made itself really. The biggest plus presented itself this week. My family is coming to visit. ALL OF THEM. Every single member of my immediate family will pass through my doors in a 4 day span. My dad has never come to visit. He asked me last night if he could come for Dave's birthday. Boston was a place of bad memories for my family. My uncle was murdered here in the 70's, before I was born. He was just visiting. Wrong place, wrong time. I think that is what kept them all away. Now they all ASKED to visit. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Expect lots of photos.