Moving and Our Last Party in the Duplex

Victoria: I will tell you my most humiliating story.
Marshall: Yeah, Victoria! Way to step up.
Victoria: OK, it involves a game of Truth or Dare, a squeeze bottle of marshmallow ice cream topping, and the hot tub at my grandparent’s retirement community.
Future Ted: Kids, I tell you a lot of inappropriate stories, but there’s no way in hell I’m telling you this one. Don’t worry, it wasn’t that great.
Marshall: [staring goggle-eyed at Victoria] That is the greatest story ever! –How I Met Your Mother

Hello my lovely readers! I’m sorry it’s been awhile since my last post. I have been incredibly busy packing up our house and getting ready for our move to the East Bay. I’ve also switched over my hosting to a new, much better hosting site and I was afraid to post until everything transferred over. Let me know if the site is buggy for you when posting comments.

We move this Saturday and I’m so excited. We’re moving to an actual house. Not just a duplex, but a single family detached home! This is the first house I’ve lived in with Match and I feel like it is so symbolic as our first new place as a married couple. Of course I wish it was a house we were buying, but we still need to save for that and figure out if we like this new town enough to buy here. I have a feeling we will though.

Besides all of the moving preparations, we’ve been busy visiting with friends. We hosted our last party at the duplex, a surprise birthday party for Monica/co-birthday party for me on the 11th. It was also a PJ party and all of us girls got into the spirit by wearing pigtails and acting like little kids. It was such a fun night!

I’m terrible at secrets but I managed to pull off the surprise for Monica. I picked her up and distracted her the whole drive to my house with talk of her upcoming wedding next summer. When she walked in, Tahoe Couple were there, along with Monica’s Lil Sis and Match, all head to toe Pajamaed. She was shocked! We all donned party hats, and we had PJs ready for Monica and I to change into.

Here are just a few pictures from the night.

Me, Lil Sis, Monica, and Tahoe Girl

Me and Token Gay Couple. They’re getting married next!

Me and Geeky

Chandler brought me and Monica flowers. What a sweetie!

Monica and I also got cupcakes smashed in our faces by our men soon after this picture. I got frosting all over my face which will probably give me adult-acne but it was so funny. It was payback for Match and Chandler’s birthday!

We played I Never the board game. Yes there is a board game version, and it’s hilarious. Every time everyone had done the I Never, Token would say, “Suck it bitch!” before we drank. There were Truth or Dare questions mixed in with the game which really added to the retro feel of the party. At one point Chandler had to switch clothes with Monica which made for some great and embarrassing moments for Chan.
It was an amazing night and a great send off for Monica. I’m really going to miss that girl! Only 3 months til she’s back again. It was also a great last party at the duplex. We’ve had some great memories there.

When’s the last time you had a PJ party?

Moving and Midterms

Miranda : Twenty dollars for a hamburger. Oh, that’s reasonable.
Samantha : Pathetic! When I moved to this neighborhood, the only thing that cost twenty dollars was a hand job from a tranny. –Sex and the City

Moving is such hard freaking work. I’m still way too frugal to hire movers or a cleaning company for the old place, so there is so much work involved. This move in particular was tough because it was just the two of us. For some strange reason, we didn’t call any of our friends. I helped Match with everything, including our couch! Have I mentioned I’m a whopping 5 feet tall? This was insane! But we did it, and besides our dining room table, we’re done moving stuff. Continue reading Moving and Midterms

The Duplex and A New Chapter

Phillip: So Will, did you find a new place?
Will: Uhhhh, well Uncle Phil……
Carlton: Yeah, it’s a great place!
Vivian: How does it look?
Carlton: Well, it’s got ceiling-to-floor doors, and wall-to-wall floors!
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I had to copy my blogger friend Brittany in the title, because, well, we got a duplex too!  We’re moving the first week of October, and I’m so excited! The way everything came together so quickly was kind of amazing. It was one of those moments where it just felt right. We met with the landlords, and I could tell Match and I made a good impression, but I was shocked at how quickly they approved us. The day after we met, we were approved. I’m headed over to the duplex tomorrow to give them our deposit! Continue reading The Duplex and A New Chapter

Our New Home

Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a space ship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called a wheel, it’s called a carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels. Round and a round, and back home again. To a place where we know we are loved. -Don Draper, Mad Men

We did it! We finally moved out of our crappy apartment and into our new place. My cousin described it as a loft rather than an apartment and I agree. It’s above a garage, so we don’t have to worry about walking softly when we’re upstairs. It’s also above our garage, so we’ve got tons of storage space, and room to do our artwork.

Continue reading Our New Home