Hello World!

Life without internet is not fun. It is amazing to me how disconnected I feel by not having the world at my fingertips.

While I have not been completely out of the loop because of my cell phone, I have missed the convenience of the internet during my non-work time.

So, here’s the update.

  • As of tomorrow, I am officially two weeks into California living.
  • Moved into my condo on Saturday. She’s cute. And empty. That will be another post, probably several.
  • I purchased a new bed which was delivered today (YAY!). Thanks Sleep Train and my new friend Ira for getting me such a great deal! And to the three gentlemen who arrived for an on time delivery which took approximately 3.7 seconds. Also, a big thanks to Amber and Greg for allowing me to use their air bed for the last week!
  • I have officially worked two weeks. We have this fun 9/80 schedule where we work 80 hours in 9 days then get a three-day weekend every other week. So far, very nice! 10 hour days are brutal but totally worth it.
  • I have an IKEA about 20 minutes away! I have an IKEA about 20 minutes away! I have only made one visit. The next is coming very soon!!
  • With no internet = no cable. And since I don’t have a television, that’s OK for the moment. Looking forward to setup on the 16th. Until then, I’ve decided to watch Sex And The City from the beginning. I had forgotten how much I love those wacky girls! I figure if I finish all 6 seasons by the time cable arrives, I could start Friends.
  • Laundry – You are probably shaking your head as to why this is important on my update list. I went an entire week without laundry access. It’s amazing to have a washer and dryer at my use at any time!

From this updated I have confirmed I am a blessed girl and these are first-world problems. However, boy am I excited to have my modern conveniences again!

Catch ya later!


This is for Realz Folks!

Greetings from the Indianapolis International Airport. The first stop of my journey today which includes Las Vegas and Oakland.

I should really have some sort of reflective post about Indianapolis and my feelings but all it would be is “I’m really, really, really excited!”. That makes for a pretty boring post.

So we’ll play a fun game of random thoughts that come into my head. Ready? Should be fun.

1. There is a woman, with a baby literally sitting on the bar in Champs at the airport. Totally distracted me. The child was not in a car seat, but sitting on the bar. I would estimate this child to be around 6 months old.

2. As I sat down in Champs, I realized my shirt was backwards. I’m kind of awesome like that.

3. Thursday night I put my PJ pants on inside out and didn’t realize until about 4 a.m. when my bladder woke me up.

4. My mom described herself as a “leaker” this morning. Definition: Someone who cries a little at a time – shed tears, stop, shed tears, stop. Like a leaky faucet. And yes, she did this all morning. And magically the faucet was fixed once we hit the interstate.

5. I might have been a hot mess this morning if not for my 5 hour Beverly Hills 90210 marathon last night. The best of Kelly and Dylan. I was a hot mess at midnight when Andrea said goodbye to the gang for Yale with Jessie and Hannah. Not quite a mess but somewhat messy when Donna and David got married. I followed that up with 13 Going on 30 with Jennifer Garner. I always cry at that movie. So rather than crying at an appropriate time, I got it all out while watching TV into the wee hours of the morning.

6. The song “Home” by Phillip Phillips is my theme song right now.

7. I made sure to brush the cats this morning before I left. That way they hate me and won’t miss me so much! I am the devil. Plus, I won’t miss them knowing the last thing they did was bite and hiss at me. (I’m sure you all totally believe that!)

8. I’m on beer two and have an hour until my flight. Given #5 on this list, I may sleep like a baby!

9. I’m super excited about my new book on my Kindle – Shit Show Part 2.

10. This shirt is getting really uncomfortable. I have a tank top on underneath. Would it be weird to pull my arms through and turn it around? I was hoping I didn’t get an food on it because explaining why I have food stains on my back would be interesting.

11. I really want to turn this blog into a West Coast/Relocation/Midwest Girl Meets West Coast blog. However, there is so much poor pitiful me and I’m so fat and I’m working out/not working out and I’m a runner/not so much a runner that I’m afraid readers will judge me. So basically I’ll just stick with my randomness.

12. I hate ending numbered lists on odd numbers. So you get #12.

Wheels up in 45 minutes! Next post from California!


What is Up!?

What isn’t up – that is more accurate! Since we last spoke, I have done the following:

1. Resigned from my job (effective November 15th).
2. Accepted a new position in California (effective November 26th).
3. Packed a box.
4. Tossed a billion things out. Remember when I said I downsized – obviously I needed to do more! Seriously, where does this stuff come from?!
5. Book a one-way ticket to California. (Holy crap, I’m really doing this.)
6. Found a condo, had Cali friends look at condo and applied for condo tonight!
7. Booked a room at an extended stay hotel for the foreseeable future.
8. Found a company that will relocate my cats for me. I just don’t think I can handle that much stress.
9. Cursed at the snow and the weather and the rain and the cold in Indianapolis.
10. Work-wise: Let’s just say, I’ve completed about 2 months worth of work in two weeks, plus hired and trained my replacement, plus kept my boss calm and sane (if possible), plus held a successful board meeting.
10. I survived the paternal parental going away dinner.
11. Slept very little because I am constantly thinking of things I should be doing.

What’s left to do:

1. GNO with my favorite ladies – Nicole, Carrie and Laura.
2. Turkey Day reunion with my besties from high school.
3. My drunken going away party where I invited all of facebook.
4. Thanksgiving.
5. Packing. Shipping. Cleaning.
6. Finding someone to take my car across country.
7. Secure a rental vehicle in Cali.

I had really big plans of making this a relocation blog for a while. And it still may become that. But right now, I’m just too plain tired to document my journey. Lame excuse, maybe. But I’m moving to Cali friends! Freakin’ Finally!

Stay Tuned…..