Moving Progress, Food, and My Worst Nightmare

July 28th, 2002 • 2 min read #Journal

So, no, I didn't finish moving yesterday, but I'm ALMOST there... just a bunch of larger items (bed, futon frame, desk, big tv, etc.)

My brother and dad are trying to convince me to go in with them on a HUGE high-definintion TV for the new house. I can't afford it unless we negotiate some long-term payment plan... just what I need: more debt...

Mark (my bro) and I are already pricing BBQ grills and we're planning on splurging on a tricked out machine.

We love to eat. Oh boy, do we LOVE to eat. We're constantly daydreaming and egging each other on about the delicious meals we will create on that grill: Steaks with Mushroom Sauce, Spicy BBQ Chicken, Grilled Swordfish with Cilantro Pesto Sauce, Sweet Corn on the Cob, Beer Marinated Fajitas...mmmmm

I moved all my kitchen stuff last night (actually, Mom, God bless her, did most of that work while I checked my email, paid some bills, did some more writing on my SIGGRAPH wrap-up, and visited some of my favorite sites).

If I can get my TV moved today, Mom will make her tacos tonight, and Dad, Mark, and my other new roommate, Richard will watch one of Mark's Ultimate Fighting tapes.

Mom's tacos are legendary for my family and I insisted that the first meal created at the new house would be tacos...

Also, my greatest nightmare came true: I learned that because they have to run a cable line from the big green box outside to the house, I'll be without cable (and network access) from July 30th (disconnection at apartment) until August 9th (connection at house)! Luckily, I will be out of town for some of that time, but I'll have to go without cable and high-speed network connections for a week! Horror of horrors!

Never fear, fans, I've found a hosting service that is open enough for me to run my site as I see fit. I'll have access at work, so I'll continue blogging away.

As long as you continue to use, you shouldn't see any "interruption of service."

Addendum (07.28.2002 14:01): Actually Mark and Richard, my brothers, would technically be HOUSEmates rather than ROOMmates.

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