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Monday, June 26, 2006


New job? Check.
New house? Check.
Finished school? Check.
Close on the condo? Will be done this week.
Baby? Anytime in the next 3 weeks.
Car? Whenever Melissa's aunt decides to buy her new car.

I can't believe it's already the last week of June. I knew before the month started that this was going to be one of the most insane months of my life. And it has been crazy. Let's look at that list again:

New job: It's been great so far. Besides having to get up earlier and deal with the commuter rail (which isn't so bad) and the T (which is always bad), it's been a good experience so far. People are nice here, it's more laid back, and people are already noticing the good job I am doing. I actually don't dread coming in here in the morning!

New house: I love the house. I'm feeling really comfortable there right now, although I know there is still work to do. We are almost all unpacked (just a few random things still hanging around), and we still need to address the A/C situation. I will also have to mow the backyard soon, and figure out how to get water from accumulating in one specific spot out back, which is causing a tiny amount of water to leak into the family room. I'm sure there will always be things to take care of. Isn't that what owning a house is all about?

Finished school: I still can't believe it. Three years, all those exams, papers and group projects... no more. Looking back at this past semester, it really wasn't that bad. And we had fun after the last class... back to Our House with the usual gang, and I finally went up and did "Ice Ice Baby" on karaoke, after all this time of the guys trying to get me to do it. I did hear that after I left (I had to leave early to catch the last commuter train home) that one of the girls did "Like a Prayer" on karaoke, and was so drunk that she was screaming and cursing into the mic. Sucks that I had to miss that.

Close on the condo: Wednesday. Finally. It's been a crappy experience selling this place... the guy we sold to was a real a-hole, haggling for every dime he could get, but in the end, we will be happy to sell and get our money back.

Baby: Melissa is due in only about three weeks. It's still hard to comprehend... I love looking at her belly knowing that our little girl is in there. I joined her at her last ultrasound appointment, and they said she was approximately 7lbs, 11 oz... big girl! But we saw some of her face, with her chubby cheeks and hands in front of her face... she is going to be the cutest little girl EVER.

Car: I desperately need to get a car so that Melissa doesn't have to drive me to and from the train station every day. Especially if I had to leave early one day to make it to the hospital. Melissa's aunt is going to be buying a new car and will be selling us her old one, which is still is great condition, but she is only doing it on her time. While we are grateful for this, we wish she would feel our pain a little and speed up the process. Hopefully soon...

So there you have it. My life these days has been all about checklists... changing addresses, things to buy at Home Depot, stuff for the real estate lawyers, etc. But I've managed to keep my sanity through it all. And Melissa and I have not fought once through this whole thing. And why? Because our relationship kicks ass and we both kick ass.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


I am all done with classes. For good. Forever. Fuckin' a.

Monday, June 19, 2006


And we need one badly.

So we are all moved into our new house... I love it. There's just one thing missing: central air. We were spoiled to have it in the condo, but with yesterday being the hottest day of the year so far, it was horrible, and a couple of fans cannot do the job of a few thousand BTUs. In the meantime, we might get one of those portable A/Cs, and then eventually get central air. It is a big necessity.

Besides that, everything has been great, but busy. We moved on Thursday... the movers came in late because they got stuck at a "piano job" (and as Red mentioned, sounded like a cartoon). But they came, they worked their asses off, and everything was moved. Cable came, although even though the guy was there a long time, he gave us a faulty DVR box and forgot to put in a cable outlet in the family room. The furniture and washer/dryer came on Saturday, and I had fun buying a new lawn mower and weed wacker. It will be even more fun using them... ahh, chores and chores.

We unpacked almost everything... all of the important stuff is all done, especialy in the kitchen and living room. And we will soon paint the baby's room and get that all set up, as much as we can.

Friday, I was able to take the car to the commuter rail to get to work, and it was not that bad at all. This morning, Melissa had to drive me there, so I had to leave earlier, but I still got to work around the same time... damn unpredictable public transportation. We are still waiting for Melissa's aunt to buy a new car... we are going to have to try and get by until then.

AND there is only one more class in my MBA program. Two more hours on Wednesday evening. I still can't believe it.

Life is changing so quickly... one day soon I am going to look back and go, what the hell happened during these past two months???

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Four days into the new job, and I am liking it there.

There is a lot of work to do. I am learning the system, and trying to put all the faces to names as I walk around the office. But my new boss is really nice, and I really feel that I will have a lot of freedom to grow in this position and do a lot of good things. I've already seen some issues that we are having... the people in the NY office that we have to deal with are not that great, and it's gonna be fun turning things around. I've sat in on conference calls, and I am copied on about 100 emails a day.

I am also about a five minute walk away from the Cambridgeside Galleria. And on my third day of work, they ordered pizza for the whole company because it was raining.

There is also free microwave popcorn in the kitchen. And lots of coffee flavor choices, including a Milky Way flavor.

The worst thing? The commute so far. I hate hate hate the Watertown bus to Harvard Square. For example, this morning I just missed the bus. Then I had to wait for 20 minutes for the next one. When it finally came, two buses came together. After i got on, we passed another two that were back-to-back heading to Watertown. And when I finally get to Harvard Square, I always seem to just miss the red line to Kendall ... it actually happened three of the four mornings heading to work. At least I will only be doing this for another week.

So yeah... it's June, and it's gonna be so f'ing busy. The new job has kept me busy, and all of a sudden, there are only four more nights of class. And next week we're moving to our new house, and it also seems that we finally sold our Watertown condo, after lots and lots of stress and BS.

And then when all of this stuff is done, all that will be left is the baby... it's coming quickly!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Well, I am now unemployed... but I will be for only two days.

It's been one hell of a week... it was busy at work trying to wrap stuff up, and finally yesterday I was all done. The finance group took me out to lunch, and I got a card signed by a bunch of people with an AMEX gift card. And one of my co-workers made me an awesome baby hat with the Pearl Jam avocado album cover sewed on! So now I can finally move on from that place... after five years and seven months. It was a great feeling, and now everything will be different.

And how did I get to celebrate? By going to class. Argh. I am so done with school... but after last night, there is only six more nights to go. Six. And then it's over for good.

And I still can't get over the Pearl Jam shows. I downloaded both shows, and I got tons of amazing pictures. I also heard about the VH1 storytellers show they did last night... I heard it was great. Ed was taking questions from the crowd, and he explained some of their songs, like with "Alive" it was about a young boy (Ed) who didn't know his real father, and he felt that being alive was a curse. But the song became an anthem, and the fans changed the meaning and made it something positive. I can't wait to see this on VH1.