Or at least, never invite anyone over to my place that would care that I have open boxes of stuff lying around.
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I’ll gladly require my friends give me a call they visit me rather than give up my Brooklyn area code. Also, getting a landline just so there’s a way to use my door buzzer would be silly.
This was the first time I had ever seen refrigerator delivery people. I was expecting them to come in with some sort of specialized hand truck thing. But nope it was two guys in harnesses that connected to straps that went under the fridge. A smart system, but no less impressive.
I lasted at least a week with no chair in my living room. Two heavy boxes of DVDs one behind the other weighed enough that it didn’t shift when I leaned back against it. But my butt would fall asleep even if I was sitting on a pillow or two. So yeah, chairs are good.
I’m not the kind of person who will buy the cheaper version of something I want with hopes of someday upgrading, especially when it comes to furniture. I went to IKEA and tried out a bunch of their sofas but didn’t like most of them. The one that felt really nice was expensive especially for someone without a full time job so I opted to put the whole sofa idea on hold for now.
I always feel like it’s weird how easy it is to buy things that cost multiple hundreds of dollars. Like, there should be more fanfare every time it happens. Probably because it’s so difficult for me to purchase very expensive things (unless it’s video equipment :P) so the experience never feels very natural.
San Diego’s water was really gross in the area that I lived in. We ended up buying jugs of water at the supermarket all the time which was a big pain in the butt. It didn’t help that I was constantly dehydrated, but the fact that we were buying water made me want to drink less even though I always needed to drink more. LA’s water is of course not as good as New York’s but it’s good enough that I bought a brita filter which is great to have again. I’ve gotten used to the taste, but usually I’m gulping down water so quickly I barely have time to notice.
The first Ralphs supermarket I went to in my area is on a tremendously busy street. Google Maps wanted me to make a left turn onto this busy street at an intersection with no traffic lights. I haven’t been to that Ralphs since. I found another one that only requires one left turn to and from the supermarket, and on streets not nearly as busy. Still have to do this for whatever PETCO will end up being my go-to place.
This is the first time I’ve lived in a carpeted apartment since I was in a dorm room in college and even longer since I had a carpet which was actually fuzzy.
Fortunately Uni and Ebi don’t treat it like a scratching post so there doesn’t seem to be much more wear and tear than it would’ve otherwise endured normally. I was thinking that maybe it’s like too much of a good thing, so they can afford to be more picky about having some premium scratching material like their post or this IKEA door mat-like thing I have. Like if you’re in a candy store you don’t just eat everything, just the really good stuff.
Of the two, Ebi is always the one meowing loudly during car trips. Even short trips to the vet he’d meow the entire way. Uni was totally silent. During the 2+ hour trip up to LA Ebi was meowing off and on the entire trip. I think there was a stretch where they both slept but it resumed later on. As annoying as it was and as worried as I was that he was super stressed out, it was kind of more comforting when he was meowing because I knew he was still there.