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DC - Sing With Me If It's Just For Today...
If I should fall behind, Guyster, wait for me.
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Online brochures fudge. A ten-picture slide show and an outline of a floor plan can’t possibly paint an accurate image. The building is impressive, the lobby and 24-hour gym are great and my apartment is bigger than I expected. But the wall-to-wall carpet, itself a problem, is beige. The walls are peachy beige. Beige is the black oil that will permeate my being if I don’t rid my surroundings of it, and pronto.

My concerns about Bob being rejected were baseless. The doormen are armed with dog treats and Bob has already flirted with Angie, the daytime desk clerk. While there isn’t a shrub or tree within fifty feet of the front door, I think there’s a little park a block away. That’s fine. Now. But when it gets ten below zero, Bob has already been told he’s taking himself out.

The building is a little isolated when it comes to shopping or restaurants. The Uzbekistan and Philippine embassies are spitting distance but if I want a quick candy bar, I’ll have to order in.

I took a walk to Dupont Circle, which is six long blocks away, and I was caught in a biblical rain. The sky suddenly dropped to four feet above me. The wind swirled in a circle, blowing leaves in a miniature tornado. I expected to see Max von Sydow march down the street in a long priest’s robe. The rain trickled for a half-second then it came in solid blinding sheets. I became disoriented and ran the wrong way down Massachusetts, further away from my building. Once I passed the embassies of Zambia and Turkey , I knew I was in trouble and grabbed a cab home. I was soaked but it negated having to take a shower tonight so, you know, cool.

Tomorrow my furniture arrives. After they unpack it all, I am heading to Home Depot for paint, a paint that will kiss that beige goodbye.

I like the symmetry of moving from one two-lettered city to another. It makes it easier for me to remember.

I’m here, I’m safe, and Bob and me will make this place a home, at least for now.

Current Music: Cupid - TV

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backawayslowly From: backawayslowly Date: August 26th, 2003 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Terry. This is gonna be great, I can feel it. Welcome HOME!

six blocks from Dupont Circle - not bad for a blind date with your never-before-seen apartment!

The adventure begins... I'm a little jealous of that feeling of newness you're gonna be experiencing - it's really exciting, at least, that's how I remember it when I moved to SF from NJ in 2000.

among_the_stars From: among_the_stars Date: August 26th, 2003 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you made it there safe!
Sounds so exciting!!! I think this is going to be really good for you. :) I also have to say I'm a little jealous. I could really go for some new surroundings. ;)

*hugs*
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: August 26th, 2003 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll make it your home, don't wory. And I'm glad you two made it safe and sound.
From: danman869 Date: August 26th, 2003 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Glad you made it safely and I can't wait to hear more about your adventures in DC! The redecoration process, the Bob-a-thons, settling in at work--can't wait to read about all of it! Take care, Terry!
brianrdu From: brianrdu Date: August 26th, 2003 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay...the right coast! Ban the beige, baby-love. ;)
soul_spider From: soul_spider Date: August 26th, 2003 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
The sky suddenly dropped to four feet above me. The wind swirled in a circle, blowing leaves in a miniature tornado. I expected to see Max von Sydow march down the street in a long priest’s robe. The rain trickled for a half-second then it came in solid blinding sheets.

Oh... did I forget to mention that?

It's DC's way of saying, "welcome, sucker."

Oh yeah, and there's a Duron not too far from you... 14th and P.

Good luck tomorrow.
cuchulainn From: cuchulainn Date: August 26th, 2003 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

YOU SUCK SO HARD

I'm so goddamn jealous

Bastard

Lucky lucky bastard

I'm going to see Mickey Thursday night

Who's jealous now sucka?

...Ah hell, it's still me

Bastard
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 27th, 2003 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: YOU SUCK SO HARD

Make Mickey show you her new underwear...like that'll be hard to do.

Wish you were here to show me how hard this city rocks cause right now, I haven't seen it yet.

How's Jenn?
jdjdjd From: jdjdjd Date: August 26th, 2003 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you and Bob made it home safe. So what color are you gonna do the walls? Oh and pics might be nice. ;)
raptusanxieux From: raptusanxieux Date: August 27th, 2003 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear that you and Bob have arrived home safely.
I have those same beige rugs! White walls though. I think I know where you can get some left over paint...
From: bigvacub Date: August 27th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Welcome!

Welcome to the D.C bitch! (sorry, I've been watching "The O.C" too much and saying that at inappropriate times, i.e. a co-worker walks into a meeting, I say "Welcome to the meeting, bitch!" I'll be fired any day now).

If theres one thing we have a lot of, its Home Depots. Drop a line when you get settled.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 27th, 2003 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Welcome!

I love "The O.C." Maybe we could having OC parties, new neighbor bitch!
mickster From: mickster Date: August 27th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)

PINK WALLS!!!!??????!!!

Who you tryin' to kid here, pal? You know you're making those walls pink to match your vagina. Stop running past embassies, would you? No need to arouse suspicion SO SOON!!!
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 27th, 2003 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: PINK WALLS!!!!??????!!!

The White House is waiting for your visit....

stupidbitchstupidbitchstupidbitch.
From: inkprincess Date: August 27th, 2003 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
redecorating....how fun!!! :) Glad you guys made it safely. and i'm with JD...Pics would be great when you're settled in!
ubermunkey From: ubermunkey Date: August 27th, 2003 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
go get em baby. take it! own it!
uh don't forget to have fun as well... ;-)
From: pit6steve Date: August 29th, 2003 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to your new home. So relieved to hear that you and Bob made it there.
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