Before the Devil Knows You've Moved

Well, I've arrived, moved in, gone to work at least once now. I guess it's all really happening.

Aside from work, which is great, I'm excited for the following reasons:

1. My apartment is only a few blocks from an AFI movie theatre that plays classic movies all the time. This summer they're doing Spielberg and Polanski retrospectives as well as a big 80s movie celebration. I think I will be there every night.

2. I can take mass transportation to work if I want. I live and work just a few blocks from the Metro station on both ends, and the ride is about 30 minutes—perfect for reading a book! Except right now it's so humid here that all I want to do is sit inside in my air conditioning. Last weekend at IKEA, my boyfriend and I were standing outside, feeling cold, but constantly sweating.

3. If I want to drive (my fuel-efficient car that got almost 38 miles to the gallon on the drive here), it's just one non-freeway street between my home and office.

4. I live a block from a grocery store! I like to eat. Also in close proximity: H&M, Chipotle, LA Fitness.

5. And now I have internet at home. Ta da!


  1. whoa, we're neighbors now. congrats on your new job. i hope to see you on july 13th!!

    deb at 32 poems

  2. congrats on the relocal - must feel great!

  3. A move is better than a rest, and a lot better than arrest.

    Long time no visit. Big news chez moi. In the meantime, best wishes for the best of words.

  4. Sounds magical. I cannot believe you are really gone.


  5. Huh, you actually make living in a city sound like something appealing. :) I was tempted, just for a moment, to move along to DC. Hope the humidity isn't killing you, but at least you have AC which is rare in upstate NY (82 degrees with 90% humidity, yum).

  6. Glad you're all settled in! I would also be at the AFI theater every night of the week.

  7. That sounds like the perfect location! Congrats!