Thursday, May 28, 2009

full of thought...

I think it has finally hit me. Not that we are leaving. Not that I am going to miss California and the sunshine. Not that we are embarking on this strange voyage into the unknown with no jobs and not even an apartment lined up yet. Nope none of that...What has hit me though is that I am leaving my friends. They aren't coming with me.

Now honestly, I think that is unfair. Why can't I pack them all up into neat boxes and bring them with me, just like I'm doing with all of my beloved possessions?! I know everyone will love Boston. We could all move into a big house and it will be just like a co-ed sorority. That's not too much to ask, is it??? Just leave all of your lives behind and come with me. Okay???

Seriously though, I remember times in my life that I dreamed of having a core group of friends. Friends that understand me the way that I understand them. The type of friends that you don't have to say anything at all and they just get it. That you can spend hours with doing nothing at all and still having an amazing time. And now that I've finally found these fantastic, intelligent, beautful, fun-loving people, I'm leaving. Have I lost my mind??? Am I that crazy to leave something so great???

Now...I's not like I'm dying. I'm just moving. Everyone will just be a phone call or plane flight away. Blah, blah, blah... While all of that is fine and true, it is still different. Not good or bad. Just different. I don't want to make new friends!! People always laugh at me when I say that. But it is true! I'm happy with the ones I have and don't have time for any more to come into my life.

Now it is time to plan a going away party. A time to say goodbye. A time to let everyone know how much they mean to me/us. My head has been spinning with how to make this happen. It seems the concensus is to have it at our house. I'm just not sure how to go about this one. Do we bbq, do we order in, do we do a potluck? I'm sure I'm giving this far more thought than needed. But I guess I wouldn't be me if I didn't. I just want to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and has a good time, all while being able to enjoy myself. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

where to live....that is the question...

Mario seems to think our blog is not important until we actually get on the road. I, on the other hand, think picking an apartment and stressing about the move, is just as much a part of the process. This is the start of the whole adventure. And, I, personally, want you all to be a part of it every step of the way.

So, here is the apartment update. We've narrowed it down to four places. Let me tell you, this was not easy. I might later post a blog of all the BEAUTIFUL apartments we didn't take because of cost or lack of certain things. Boy were some of them beautiful.... guess that just gives us something to work towards.

Here are the ones in the running. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, as we can't seem to make a decision. We are currently trying to figure out how to apply for them all and still end up with all of our money back. HA!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

looking for a place

Sorry we haven't been able to post. There has not been much down time. Our flights were both hell. So Thursday was especially tough. I got fitted for my uniform. I can't even tell you how cute it is. Of course the sleeves & legs are incredibly long. I look like a little girl playing dress up.

Anyhow, the rest of the day was spent looking at apartments in Brookline. They were great but a little expensive. Mario finally got in and it was off to Cambridge to one last space with a nosy landlord.

Friday we went all over town seeing so many places it became a blur. It has become a question of modern fully equipped places outside the city or older places full of character with no space inside the city. It will be interesting to see where we end up.

Mixed in with all that, our lovely friend, Alex, has shown a great side of Boston, Salem, Saugus, and Beverly. They have these huge asian restaurants that are so themed, you would think it was owned by Disney. And the liquor stores are called package stores. And the city looks like a new place now that the weather is nice. New restaurnts have opened. Everything is so green. The Commons were so beautiful I literally cried.

I guess that's it for now. We are waiting for a train into the city to try again to find the perfect place. Wish us luck and see you soon!

Monday, May 11, 2009

first entry

wow.... i don't even know where to begin. this is the first blog of hopefully many. as you all know, mario & i have decide to take a big step and move to boston. we've put together this blog in an attempt to keep you all posted on our day-to-day. perhaps it is an attempt to make us feel like you are all part of the process and not living so far away. either way, i hope you enjoy hearing both sides of our story. we will do our very best to update as much as possible and post tons of photos. we hope you enjoy. feel free to comment as you see fit. we love you all and will miss you even more.