Dec 21 2010

charm city

Hey, remember a couple of weeks ago when I wrote about my ability to blog – or not blog, as the case may be – from the comfort of my sofa?  Well this is actually the first time I’ve done so.  And the sort of interesting part is that it’s not really my sofa.  It belongs to my friend Cait, and actually the most accurate way to describe it is that it’s not quite my sofa yet.  I probably should have mentioned when I was recently cleaning out my closets and throwing away all the useless crap I’ve been saving for the past decade and a half that there was a greater purpose to the endeavor.

Last weekend I piled all my clothes and my boxes of books into my new car and drove them an hour north to Baltimore.  Because that’s where I sort of live now.  I still have keys to an apartment in Alexandria, but I won’t be there until the new year.  And even then I’ll be spending most of my time putting more stuff into boxes.  Sometime around the middle of the month I’ll rent a truck to carry the few things I’m keeping that are too big to fit in a car.  I might go back to clean up a bit, but it’s just as likely that I’ll give somebody some money to do that for me.  Then I’ll take that set of keys I still have and hand them over to my landlord.  And just like that, I won’t be a Virginian any more.

It’s weird.  I’ve been in Alexandria since a month after I graduated from college, and the hardest thing about leaving is finding the right words for this post.  I’m taking that as a very good sign.

Dec 4 2010

i got no strings

We here in the technical support department of have had a productive morning.  We’ve finally entered the twenty-first century and set up a wireless router.  Now we can surf the internet from the comfort of our sofa, rather than being tied to our desk.  This is going to make not blogging a hell of a lot more comfortable.

Jun 16 2006

june 10, 2006: bennington, vermont

far be it from me to say that vermont is behind the curve, technologically speaking.