Thursday, December 6, 2007

Dah-who dor-ays.

If you're wondering what I'm doing right now (and I know you are), here it is:

My brother-in-law is working late and my sister is having a Girl's Night, so the kids and I are eating candy canes and watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (And I am taking surreptitious pictures of them with my webcam.) Dono likes to periodically exclaim, "He mean!" Yes Dono, I believe that is the general impression they were trying to get across.

Two weeks from tomorrow, I'll be leaving Colorado to go home for Christmas. Two weeks after that, I'll be packing up my worldly possessions and moving to New York City to start my full-on, seriously, for-reals-this-time adult life. Do I have any idea what I'm doing? Not at all. But I do know that I have been waiting for this for a year, and I am terrified and excited all at the same time. I think Pam Beesly put it best when she said, "I don't think it's many little girls' dream to be a receptionist." And while I am apparently an utterly fantastic receptionist, as the temp agency likes to remind me constantly (seriously, is answering the phone something that is particularly difficult for a lot of people?), I look forward to a time when I will get to use my actual skills and maybe even my creative ideas in my career. I'm under no delusions that this will happen as soon as I move to New York, but I feel like it's at least a step in the right direction, you know?

And when I'm paying exorbitant amounts of money for rent and food, I will be able to look back on these three months in Colorado with fondness, when my cost of living wasn't much more than a night or two a week of making macaroni and cheese, playing Hungry Hungry Hippos, and watching an episode of The Backyardigans with two little redheaded hooligans.


  1. ummm Laura why did I not know you were living in CO? Where?? Did you know my parents live there now and we are going to move there because it is all in all pretty awesome??


    Jordan's cousin is available to be a hilariously sarcastic friend. Or more if you want, but you can just be friends too, that's cool. Jordan thinks I have a crush on him but really he's just really funny. He's a med student at AECOM.

  3. I didn't know your parents are here! I've been living with my sister and her husband and kids for the last three months. I love it here, and definitely wouldn't mind moving back a little while down the road...

    Yes I am moving to NY! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. And since I think you know my feelings on hilarious sarcastic friends (they are positive), I am intrigued by your description of Jordan's cousin.



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