Moved in

I’m all moved in to my new place. Well, that’s not quite correct. I keep having to skip emptying various boxes because I don’t have shelving or a night stand or such. I haven’t figured out where to put my desk yet. It sure is big in this little room… But I’ll figure it out. I’m looking forward to spending some money on furniture. The last time I did that was moving to Jersey City with Shara. We split buying the giant Ikea shelving unit. When we left, she reluctantly bought out my share so I don’t have anything to show for it.

Happily, I found some wifi bandwidth I could steal from a neighbor. That’s what I’m writing this on now. There are machines called “joyce” and “beccas” on their “linksys” SSID network. It shouldn’t be too hard to find and thank them. Geeze, there are 9 wifi networks in range of me!

I can look out my window and see the well appointed market on the corner, complete with apples out front. My car is nestled comfortably in the garage 2 floors below,

The air smells nice here. There’s something like honeysuckle hanging in the air. It’s funny how as I was leaving the old place tonight, the street smelled of rotten garbage.

There is a reasonable amount of traffic at the intersection but traffic moves at a comfotably slow pace. There are a good number of pedestrians and bicycles (hey, maybe my stolen bike is going by right now). The street is well lit; hmm, I hadn’t noticed that the street at my old place didn’t have very good street lighting at all. It made the street a less nice place at night. But it’s only 0.8 miles away! It’s got the same political leaders, the same sanitation company, the same… everything. So why is this such a nicer place to live? Hurumph. I know why, but it’s still interesting to see and feel it first-hand.

I’m hungry. I think I’ll go down to my local taqueria. The burritos there are so California-style fancy that you have to eat them with a fork and knife. It warmed my heart when I saw that, despite all the differences, they still offered super burritos.

6 Comments

  1. TJIC says:

    When we left, she reluctantly bought out my share so I don’t have anything to show for it.

    Well, technically, you have the money she paid you to show for it.

    If it had been stolen, then you would have nothing to show for it.

  2. rosa says:

    Gosh, that sounds nice! Hooray for moving in!

  3. Lee says:

    >Well, technically, you have the money she paid you to show for it.

    To quote The Princess Bride, “Yes, yes. You’re very smart. Now shut up.” ;-)

    In the daytime, I can’t get a solid signal to Joyce and Beccas network so I had to resort to walking 3 blocks to a coffee house. So here I sit with my Veggie Zucchini Bread and Moxie with all the other laptop wielding hoopy froods.

    It seemed silly to drive 45 minutes to Cupertino just for internet access. I’m powering up my VMware right now and setting down to serious work… in a snazzy cafe. I’m an individual, like everyone else here, dammit

  4. Lee says:

    Grrr. Frickin Ritual Coffee Roasters have blocked FTP ports on their network. I’ll get around that!

  5. Laura says:

    First! Let the victory dancing begin! I’m glad you got the card and I’m even happier that it was the first piece o’ mail to grace your in-box. :D

    Have all sorts of wholesome fun this week!

  6. WTL says:

    When they block FTP access, they are just blocking a port. If you have any pull on the server that you are trying to FTP to, ask the admin to just add another port (say 54321) and you should be good to go.

    I’m glad to see you’ve settled into the new place.

    Perhaps, you should move around your place to find out where the best signal is for “joyce” and perhaps add to your antenna. But that would be work. ;-)

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