Sunday, June 24, 2007

Packing Up and Moving Out

Oh the adventures of moving. Wow, you never realize how much stuff you can have in a small 800 sq. ft. 2-bedbroom apartment...until you start packing. We started packing for Vegas on Friday evening, and within 24 hours we could hardly walk across the floor as it was entirely covered in boxes. Things seem to expand as they come out of closets, drawers, and shelves...and you seem buried in your house only then to cram all of it into a tiny truck a few days later. It seems to defy all odds.

I've also realized that the concept of moving is a lot more exciting than actually moving. You spend the months prior to moving planning, and researching, and thinking...only to have the moving day actually come and you realize you are totally freaked out and as you drive all your entire belongings and earthly possessions in a 17-ft Uhaul truck across the country to a place where you don't know a soul. It's a little frightening when the reality hits.

Yes, I am a little scared...but the truth is, I am actually excited too. I'm not excited for moving in 110+ degree weather or paying double for rent and utilities, but the rest should be an adventure. It's true that I have NEVER actually seen or visited the place I'm going to spend the next year+ of my life in, so that is also a little disconcerning. What if everyone I trusted in Vegas was totally lying to me and the place is completely trashed. Or what if the pictures that I found online that I assumed were picture of a similar unit, are actually entirely wrong and not even close to what I've pictured. Or what if I'm actually right on the strip with the girls and the casinos and gambling and nasti-ness. Or what if my neighbor is as nightmare-ish as my current neighbors...singing at the top of their lungs with surround sound speakers at all hours of the day. Or what if for some reason Mike and I are not allowed to swim in our pool and we are both extremely hot and pale. Disasterous!

I guess we'll find out soon enough because regardless of all these potential disasters, in 4 days we will make our journey to Las Vegas, "sin city," and make it our new home.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hard at work

So, I have 3 days left of work before the move to Vegas. My co-worker did one of those, "hey Ang!" I turned around, and this picture is the result. Is this really how I look? It's so "deer in the headlights". As you can see, there I am in my little cubicle. I am amazed at how a 5 ft x 5 ft cubicle can be familiar place, like a home away from home. Kinda sad. Oh well, we'll see how nice my next cubicle is!

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Okay, so everyone that I know has a blog...and I was thinking to myself, "why don't I have one"? I always said I don't because people don't care about reading people's blogs unless they have kids. Normally, this is true. However, this is me and Mike we are talking about...probably 2 of the most exciting people that exist. So, of course everyone will want to read our new blog. Right? Well...we'll give it a try anyways. If it fails, we'll just wait until we have kids. That's when life really gets exciting.