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Friday, September 30, 2005

Feeling Guilty

For ever doubting that the right house was out there.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

News Worthy

  • Chanting or not, System of a Down puts on a great show! Thank you Jolynn, for bringing us and for whatever favors you have to do for those front row seats! (haha)

  • I bought a house! It was the 3rd house Evon showed me on Saturday. It's a 1.5 story in St. Louis Park and it couldn't be more perfect. It's true what they say, I knew it was "the one" immediately.

    So, it took a few weeks of looking before I figured out what it was that I wanted. Evon weathered the flip-flop between single family and condo/townhome like a champion and helped me understand real potential and value. Above and beyond the normal call of duty. It's so great to have worked with someone who really has my best interests in mind. It was never about a paycheck, it's about the investment that will undoubtedly play a huge part in my life.

    Of all the homes we saw, this was the only one with absolutely no maintenance needs. Everything is new. Maintenance free siding, gutters, gutter guards, windows, doors, storm doors, kitchen cabinets/appliances, bathroom cabinets/fixtures/sink/tub/toilet, furnace, a/c, water heater, water softener, washer/dryer. Even the garage is new.

    I'm still in disbelief that in 2 1/2 weeks I am going to be a homeowner! I've never been so excited to pay rent in my life - it will be my final rent payment, hopefully ever!

    Party on 10/22! Come on over for food and drink. Call or e-mail for details!

  • New York was fabulous. I will post a couple of pictures when I have a chance. Which might mean next year :)

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Oktoberfest at Gasthof's this weekend. Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm + post-tent Mario's patronage. This time, I will be pouring beer instead of consuming it. Well, mostly pouring beer anyway.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2005

    History Repeats Itself?

    I find myself on another opponent's volleyball team... this one's indoors. I will be investing in some high quality knee pads in the near future!

    Have also signed up for a fantasy hockey league but I think I must be crazy. I have no idea who's who in the hockey realm. Somebody's got to bring up the rear of the league right? Might as well be me!

    Fantasy football however, is going well. So far I'm 2-0 in 2 and 1-1 in the 3rd, scoring a league record 130 points last week. Who knew Santana Moss would score twice in the final minutes of Monday's game!

    Going to the System of a Down concert tomorrow and looking for houses again on Saturday. Bowling Saturday night and onto Inver Grove for a Jag promo. I've started writing "BREATHE" on post-it notes and scattering them randomly to remind myself to do so.

    I'm going to New York City on Monday. I can hardly wait! I'll have all afternoon to walk the streets, photograph everything and meet Fred for some Monday Night Football action. We happen to play each other this week so it's extra special. One of us will be celebrating victory. The other may be crying in their beer :)

    Hope you're all having a great week - hope the storm didn't render you power-less. Enjoy the weekend and the final days of summer!

    Friday, September 09, 2005

    The Freak

    ...posted 130 yards and a TD... I no longer regret drafting #18.

    Red is taking over my life. My pencil is red, my planner is red, phone, wallet, unmentionables. Thankfully my checkbook is not. Hopefully this last detail won't change once I find a house.

    If I don't find a house in the next 3 weeks, I will be renting a P.O.D. and showing up at random friends' houses, suitcase in hand. I'm sure there are several hundred people hoping this does not happen. OK fine, 8 people.

    It's a good thing Evon is patient and nice.

    In between Jäger promotions, I have a softball tournament and the first night of bowling. Post-promotions, 4th row 45-yard-line tickets await followed by OMK's housewarming party followed by the Sunday Night Football game. Read: Excessive beer intake and exhaustion.

    Monday = first night of the Flaherty's league and the first MNF game. I got a small dose of Madden last night, enough to last the entire year in fact. But I'll be back for more come Monday!

    Enjoy the weekend! Drink Jägermeister responsibly.

    Somebody, sleep for me. Por favor!

    Feeling Guilty

    For allowing this house-search to take over my life. Well, except for volleyball, softball, kickball, bowling and the Vikings.

    I have faith I will find what I want, where I want and within my budget. Hopefully before retirement age.

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