April 24, 2014

Moving on, moving in

Finished moving, and comfortably ensconced in the new apartment. Working in air-conditioned comfort is no bad thing... I'm actually quite a bit more comfortable here than I was in the house before. Still busy spreading out, changing addresses, and getting back into a routine. Did discover that the internet service is very much up to the task of streaming Fairy Tail to the big-screen TV in the living room...

Ought to be all right in the hobby department. Plenty of room for a painting table, and I also picked up Elder Scrolls Online - not revolutionary but plenty fine to waste some time.

I figure I'll head out this weekend to the Big Mo, and I've also been informed that the aviation museum nearby is not to be missed.

Getting used to my own cooking again is going to be interesting. I can't really afford to go back to my old habits of eating out every meal - not only is the rent high here, the food bill is out of this world. Went to the grocery store and dropped the kind of money that would normally constitute a car payment (granted that there was a bottle of Tito's in there... and why the heck is the BOOZE the same price as it is on the mainland? Shipping just that much less of the cost?)

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at 06:01 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Next step, move to Tokyo. Actually, seriously. If Raster and WAH can do it, anyone can do it. Come back with a wife in tow, like everyone else does, settle somewhere in nicer parts of Texas...

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 25, 2014 03:52 PM (RqRa5)

2 Go live in the land of "the nail that sticks up gets hammered down"? I don't call this place the Ego's Nest because of my modest nature! ;p

Seriously, I'd like to visit, but I really don't have any inclination to live there.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at April 25, 2014 08:48 PM (zJsIy)

3 "Shipping just that much less of the cost?"

Yup.  Excise taxes are a significant portion of alcohol purchase prices.  Per gallon, $13.50 to the feds and $5.98 to Hawaii, for example, on top of any other taxes that apply (sales tax, etc). (So says the google, anyway.)  Other states have different tax rates and levels of byzantinity.

Posted by: Mikeski at April 26, 2014 04:27 AM (Zlc1W)

4 Nobody seems to be hammering Yamakan down.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 26, 2014 08:25 AM (RqRa5)

5 And that's a good thing, is it? I still haven't forgiven him for Kannagi.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at April 27, 2014 12:42 PM (ZeBdf)

6 Anyhow! Tokyo or not, look at this as an opportunity. My life was unfortunately blessed with no large setbacks. We broke up with my (future) wife after dating for a few months (and I took it very hard), but in a few years she changed her mind and now it was 25 years. I never was fired from work. Didn't have cancer yet. Sure, buying the house was kinda a screw-up, but an enjoyable one, just a huge money loss. So, I'm not a good source of advice on dealing with this, but I would try and bounce off, or at least I hope so.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at May 05, 2014 09:19 AM (RqRa5)

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