April 7th, 2009

St. Basil's

Vermont joins the cool kids club

Vermont legalizes gay marriage. Special note: Vermont Governor Douglas is an idiot. "What really disappoints me is that we have spent some time on an issue during which another thousand Vermonters have lost their jobs," the governor said Tuesday. "We need to turn out attention to balancing a budget without raising taxes, growing the economy, putting more people to work." Some of those Vermonters who lost their job are depending on their spouses for monetary support. Equal Marriage is an economic issue.
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hopeless causes


Several upcoming things that I want y'all to be aware of:

•"I" have 2 tickets to tomorrow nights showing of The Miracle at Naples. "A band of traveling commedia players in Renaissance Italy ignites the passions of the locals when they arrive to perform at the Feast of San Gennaro. A series of lovers romp through the town piazza seeking pleasure and finding love in this outrageously smart and bawdy comedy from David Grimm." I can't go. These tickets are $30 each (OBO). This show looks awesome and I hope these tickets find a good home.

rosinavs and I have rescheduled our Pavilion Raising to this Friday at my house in Wellesley. Something about pitching a tent in a thunderstorm seemed less than perfectly pleasant, so we canceled last week. There will be pizza and beer, and all who come are invited to bring lanterns and camp chairs and whatnot (lots of whatnot). We're under less of a time crunch, so we'll be starting at six. RSVP for pizza.

•I am finally moving into my house at Camelot, and will be frantically cleaning the weekend of the 18th. Anyone who is interested in helping will be rewarded with Quizno's and beer and boardgames if we finish quickly.

•The actual housewarming party, the "Whisk(e)y Party", is tentatively scheduled for late May, probably either the 29th or 30th, but definitely not Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Current Music
    Baba O'Riley - The Who

Home Again

Today, I* cooked my first Camelot common meal. rosinavs and I helped the Veale Household prepare several gallons of Pasta Carbonera, several dozen Scotch Eggs, several loaves of Italian bread, and some much needed salad. I spent two hours in the kitchen and it was fabulous. I can hardly wait until I move into my house in a little over a week...until we move into our house.

rosinavs and I have talked, from time to time, about the possibility of moving in together. It's a dangerous idea. I'm not a believer in cohabitation. I've seen it end spectacularly badly, for various definitions of spectacular. There are numerous reasons for us to not move in together, but late last month we realized that the chief reason we weren't planning on it was stubbornness. I want to own my own house, dammit. She wants to own her own house, dammit. We aren't quite... planning... anything... yet... but we really don't expect living separately to have lasted more than a year anyway.

And if you have to give the $8000 stimulus money back, that really removes any benefit to the two of us of buying two houses. We're genuinely and honestly frustrated that we aren't buying the 40B unit. Believe me, we had all kinds of crazy plans for that place, none the least of which was actually selling one of the 40B one-beds. Those things are turning out really difficult as, not only is the income range tiny, but few single people want to buy a house. But the benefits for us, both monetary and intangible, of buying #61 outweigh #72 by a good margin.

I look forward to waking up every morning next to my sweetheart. I look forward to never having to figure out whether she should pick me up and drive or I should pick her up and drive. I look forward to never having to run back to my place to pick up something I forgot. I look forward to never having to wear the same outfit 2 days in a row because I decided to sleep over. I look forward to never having a romantic dinner for two at her place and then having to drive home. There's a part of me that's disappointed that I won't be having my own house. But most of me is very excited about having our house.
  • Current Music
    Near to You - A Fine Frenzy