Monday, August 6, 2007

Sylvia Plath called. She wants her attitude back.

We're here. I am typing you from the local library, where two other people are using the computers. In L.A., you have to make a seven-weeks-in-advance reservation at the library in Tarzana or something, and then you have to be heavily armed so someone doesn't kill you for your computer spot.

So, we've been here 24 hours and here's what I have to say to you: what in the name of God were we thinking?

It is like 790 degrees out, and can you see my hair? Cause if you are in the 48 contiguous states, you should see it right out your window. What humidity?

I cannot begin to tell you how different this is from L.A. But I imagine you all had considered that when I told you all we were moving. Why didn't I ponder it for more than 10 seconds?

So far in this town I have not seen anyone with pink hair, or any coffee shops, or any celebrities.

At any rate, I am going to abstain from complaining and try to look on the bright side. We got our entire security deposit back from our L.A. landlord, so that was good. Cause it's $3,200 ding-dang dollars. Oh, I slaved to clean that place. I Easy-Off-ed, I Windex-ed, I 409-ed. My fingers are still red and chapped, actually.

And now I get to do it all again here in the new house!

The rest of our road trip was good. Nashville rocks! Who knew it was so cool? And also, surprisingly pretty? Oklahoma and Arkansas. Very green and rolling and such.

Oh! And in Texas I saw an actual person (rather, persons) wearing spurs! And it was not Gay Pride Week or anything. I think they needed them for actual work. They had HUGE cowboy hats on, these men, and yes, they really did jingle jangle jingle when they walked.

Anyway, I can assure you it will be easy not to spend in this town, as there is a gas station, some fast food (why didn't anyone tell us that Sonic is delicious?) and like 10 grocery stores. There is no mani/pedi place. There is no aura cleansing. There is certainly no Fred Segal.

Have I mentioned I have no idea what we were thinking? Oh, dear.


JennaG said...

You are so funny, and I am so glad to "hear" from you. There's nothing quite like a cross country road trip--I love seeing the different landscapes--and I'm always so happy to get where I'm going. Your new town sounds a lot like the one I grew up in--except we had to drive thirty minutes to the next town to get fast food! You will eventually sort-of get used to the humidity--I checked the window and didn't see your hair--I'm sure you are quite lovely. Any move takes time to adjust to--so give it a few weeks before you make any huge judgments. "Bloom where you are planted" is a great philosophy, don't you think? Well, how's that for unsolicited advice? Glad you are there--hope all goes well-I'll be looking forward to reading.

dcrmom said...

Oh, girl. I coulda toldja. :-?

tamara cosby said...

You should have called in Nashville, we could have done lunch! :)

emilyhope said...

Sounds like you two had quite a trip across the country. My DMother is from Nashville. Been there many times. It is a great place. Sonic is good, too. My fav is a Cranberry Limeade.

shannon said...

pictures! pictures!! so glad you're back to typing at us. hope your internet gets hooked up at the new place soon. i can't rest until i'm connected.

Hawaiian OBrien said...

I know what you mean. We moved to a freaking island. It's not even a real state over here.

Don't worry. You'll get used to it. How far away is Nashville?

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, June. It will get better. After all, it's only been one day! We moved from Chicago to Northern Wisconsin six years ago. Our new town has one stop sign and no stoplights and only 1100 people. Talk about culture shock!

We did it. This kind of move to another way of life is survivable! Though I will admit that I did my share of crying in the shower to get through it.

No, I cannot see your hair out of my window. And yes, I am not as clever with words as you are! But I do care from way up here in the middle of smalltown USA.


Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Welcome to my world!

You totally crack me up with the spurs not being worn for gay pride...hilarious! This is why I read you!

M.I. Susan Harris said...

But what about the house? Is it as cute as it looked in the picture. And did you go to Graceland? I've always wanted to go there.

Glad you made it safely. Nice to have you online again.

Tee said...

You will adjust. NC is a very nice place and the people are very kind. Once you do adjust, you will ask yourself, how in the world did we ever live in CA!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo glad you warned me about your hair. Whew! I was just getting ready to run through the streets yelling, "SHEEPZILLA! SHEEPZILLA!"...but it was just your hair.

sabrina duncan said...

I can't see your hair, but Timmy said you're crowding out Charlotte and moving in on his side o' town. Condition that Thang! He can just follow a strand from his place to yours.

Anonymous said...

They... don't have Sonic in LA??? They don't have it in Illinois, either. Weird. Guess I'll just stay here in New Mexico for THE REST OF MY LIFE.