I'd like to interrupt the previously scheduled Winter-een-mas '12 post for a segment I'd like to call Holy Crap Our Neighbors are annoying.
Holy crap our neighbors are annoying! We apparently live above a nightclub and under a racetrack. The amount of pounding noises that surrounds us during the day is insane. I still have yet to decide if the people above us have a small child, or a large dog. I'm pretty sure the running sounds like a small kids stompy run, but OH MY GOSH, do they really run around for that long without stopping? Like, is that normal? We don't have kids so I'd have no clue but I'm pretty sure the only living thing I've seen with that much energy usually has four legs. Not to mention the kids on our floor running around screaming in the halls day and night. One of these days, I'm gonna stick my foot out our front door and trip them. Because, obviously, their parents never taught them not to run in the halls! and also screaming is bad!
....Ok, that was mean. I wouldn't trip them. Just glare maybe. Or....you know...just complain to other people some more in the most passive aggressive way possible.
So, the real story here, is that I'm pretty sure my frustrations with the job search are manifesting itself as an irrational, (or, maybe, not so irrational) annoyance with our apartment, and apartment living in general. I've grown to pretty much loathe everything about this apartment. Everything from it's small size, to it's crappy plumbing, to it's overactive heating vents. We have to keep the windows cracked in the winter if we want the apartment to be below 85. (we don't control the heating) The good thing is, we've learned to laugh about it anytime something else goes wrong. Well, ok, I've learned to laugh about it. Nathan's so laid back that he naturally just laughs about things like this.
My solution to this frustration is to plan our future home in my head. We're definitely nowhere near being able to buy, but this is not stopping me from the planning. It helps me escape the apartment-life doldrums. Pinterest.com has only served to worsen this new habit. Only problem, is with all the plans I've made, I'm pretty sure we're gonna have to live in a castle. A castle that we're gonna have to build, because I'm pretty sure there aren't any preconstructed castles with the specifications that I'm gonna need.
Included will be: at least 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a game room including pool tables and gaming consoles, his office, an art studio for me, a reading nook and a badass kitchen. OH, and a closed-in porch. And maybe a pool. And this is where Nathan would want me to include a room for pet ferrets. Jury's still out on that one.
Speaking of art studio: I got a professional-ish camera for my birthday! I say ish because it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles of a high-end professional camera that is way way way out of our price range. It's an entry level one which is perfect for hobby type photography. Expect many pictures of the cats on here because they're the only subjects I have available right now. Apparently spring is starting in other parts of the world, but here in Wisconsin, March still counts as winter so it's been too cold to take the camera out. I promise this blog won't turn into a cat-picture blog.