Friday, July 29, 2011

I Take the Scenic Route

So. It's really not a good idea to let me loose by myself to explore an unfamiliar city. Even worse of an idea is that I decided to do this on my own when I don't have a car charger for my phone and I was relying on my GPS to get me everywhere.

Just to clarify, I have no sense of direction whatsoever. When I lived in Virginia, I got lost in any town other than my own, even the neighboring ones I had grown up visiting. Therefore, it's no surprise that when I went out yesterday, and my phone died (from overuse of GPS, no less), I spent quite a while driving around in circles. Luckily, every city/town somehow connects where I live, so even though it took me 20 times as long to get home, I still managed somehow. After about five detours.

Oh, and if you're unfamiliar with "The Michigan Left," let me give you a quick briefing:


There are very few traffic lights up here that actually let you turn left onto a main road. Instead, you may turn right to go one direction, or go further up the road to turn left at a sort of little median inlet. Most of them have their own traffic lights.



Fun, no?


 
Anyway, it's Friday, which is a happy thing in itself. I'm currently too creeped out to visit our extra upstairs bathroom since I saw three maggots pulling their limp, useless, and totally mortifying, squishy, little bodies across the tile floor . . . but other than that, I'd say today has to be decent, right?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chapter One

Ever since I can remember, I never had any plans of moving anywhere. Ever.

At least, I never expected to.

Things, however, tend to change when you grow up and meet people. Especially when you meet the person that you eventually marry, who happens to be too good and too smart to stay in the town he lives in. Or, to put it in nicer terms, he got a really good job at a really prominent car company, really far away from home.

So, after living in Virginia for 23 and a half years, I am now a resident of Michigan (well, as much of a resident as I can be with VA tags still on my license plates). It definitely wasn't easy leaving the place I called home for so many years, but it's really not bad at all. In fact, it's kind of nice being out on my own and starting a new phase in my life.

During the past couple weeks, I've discovered the joys of living near countless lakes, buying groceries,  inducting IKEA as one of my staple shopping locations (right on up there with Wal-Mart), and yelling at my new husband to, for the third time, pick his dirty socks up off the living room floor. And, apparently, since we now have cable, I have to endure a catastrophe that is Tosh.0. I dunno, it's a really weird show.

Anyway, my camera needs to be charged and the house is still in transition phase (thus making for some really boring photos), so I may post pictures later.

À bien·tôt!

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