Monday, May 17, 2004

busy, busy..

i know i haven't blogged in a while, but it's mostly because there haven't really been any new developments. i've decided to take the plunge and go ahead and get in the market to buy a place. in the meantime, i have to find a sublet for three months and move out of my apartment at the end of the month. i have a few leads that i'm looking into this week with regard to sublets, and one back-up in case the leads don't come through, but it's been ultra stressful for the past few weekends because there aren't that many sublets available right now that meet my criteria.

at first i set my sights pretty high, thinking i wanted a one bedroom sublet and was willing to pay more than i pay right now. but then reality hit me and i realized that i should probably start saving as much as i can in anticipation of ridiculous expenses i'll most certainly incur for buying a place. closing costs are outrageous! so instead i'm opting for something small and cheap.. am even considering a studio which while inducing claustrophobia at the mere thought, will no doubt help save some cashola. plus it'll only be for 3 months, and being summer and all, i can't imagine i'll be spending too much time indoors. this whole buying thing is definitely gonna burn a huge hole in my pocket, but i figure it's worth it rather than blowing my money away on rent.

on a completely different note.. a funny thing happened yesterday.. c and i were headed to see an apartment and while getting off the train, some european guy (he had a strong accent) pushed her to get in front of the train doors. she did the classic hand in face and said "excuse me, don't you see me standing here?" but he proceeded to barge right through her and their shoulders collided pretty roughly, but all he did was mumble "i'm in a hurry!" and continue on. well, he fucked with the wrong girl. c does not take shit like that. especially from a white dude. at this point he rushes in front of her just as we're at the top of the stairs leading down to the street and c gives him a swift kick (in her defense, she was completely justified after he almost trampled over her) in the ass.. hard! he turned around and screamed "you didn't have to hit me!" and then ran down the stairs like a little bitch. of course c gave him one of her classic dirty looks that pretty much said "i dare you to come back up here and try it again" and when he got to the bottom of the stairs he flipped her the bird and called her a cunt. i love how men think that cunt is the most derogatory word you could possibly use on a woman. obviously he's never been to the vagina monologues. say it with me ya'll.. cunt.. cunt.. cunt! ha, ha.. it was pretty funny. here he was running away from her and she's the one being called a cunt? the guy was so frustrated that he ran out towards the exit and then started screaming what had to be obscenties in his language.

now, normally i don't condone anything like that, but he was truly in the wrong. but we laughed at his ass all the way home.

c might not be a big girl by any means, but she's toned and muscular by default(genetics). she doesn't work out a lick (and i hate her for that!), but my girl is all kindsa tough and stuff. so people don't usually think she can pack a good punch just by looking at her. gotta love it.

so anyway, back to the the housing front. the house buying hunt is well on its way. i saw a few properties. some good, some horrendous. i have one important criteria though, and that is the condo has to either have a separate dining room, or a living room large enough to fit a pool table and a lounging area. my realtor laughed when i told him that, but at least it allows us to eliminate certain places right away.

i'm excited at the prospect of being a homeowner. but i'm upset that i'll have to move twice this year. oh well... c'est la vie..