|bachelorette selfie with my sister, only semi relevant, but you need a picture right? there will be more eventually.|
let's be honest here folks, things are currently rather surreal.
my name is going to be different in less than 18 days and between trying to finagle a new job and tie off all the pre-nuptial loose ends it just doesn't feel like i have much to blog. things are simply too vague or surprise-inducing to announce to the internet right now, so i've obviously found solace about my bloggers-block in the form of a 1028 page novel and 6 seasons of jersey shore. rest assured there will be much more to be said, some hopefully sooner than later, but should you be knee deep in concern for my absence from this blog, you can expect to see more around maybe halloween-time, when hopefully things reach some semblance of normal.
in the meantime, here are some fleeting thoughts about our new home and current conditions:
1. cost of living differences between houston and ann arbor are blowing my mind. gas is so cheap (not really a shocker), groceries are basically free compared to michigan, also there are forms of gainful employment here that render people more upbeat than the metro-detroit attitude of "you have a job, you thus have no right to complain about anything ever. genocide? deal with it. you have a job. be thankful."
2. on the topic of the upbeat people of houston the friendly-factor is probably the biggest culture shock here. people are just so darn nice. i feel like an ice queen for not striking up a conversation with the cockroach i found in my dishwasher. midwesterners have a much more "you do you" (thnx jwoww) attitude about what constitutes politeness. probably because it's so cold you can't really be expected to leave your house to talk to anyone 8 months out of the year.
3. also yes i found a cockroach in my dishwasher. just a small one. he was not the first. there also aren't 8 months out of the year here where everything freezes and dies. thus bugs. they happen. i'm learning to deal with this.
4. on the topic of cold: it is not. unless you're indoors because, wisely, everything is air conditioned to the max. i am essentially in heaven. i hate the cold. cold ranks somewhere below human trafficking and somewhere above the big bang theory in terms of things i do not appreciate. if you read this blog often, i would guess about 80% of its contents refer to my hatred of the cold. i'm so pleased and warm and tan in houston.
5. on that note, the locals here tend to think it's way too hot and they can't believe i think the weather here is a plus. this, to me, is like whining about your broken laptop to a starving child. you do not understand the suicide-inducing misery of months below 0 degrees fahrenheit. seriously. i don't like cold.
also there are little lizards all over the place in our apartment complex and i love them. hopefully i will get to posting the rest of the pictures from our bachelor/bachelorette weekend very soon (thank you to my 10/10 maid of honor sister for taking pictures and also crafting hard).
there: we still exist. ta for now.