Thursday, February 21, 2008

Movin' On Out

Hey good people!

Sorry about the little break I took. Things have been a little bit hectic this last week or so with my move and everything. My thoughts are going all over the place as I write this, and I just can't help but smile.

This time last year, moving out was just a whim of my ever active imagination, and now, it's an ever present, forthcoming reality. It's reall kinda crazy.

Here's a brief little update.

The one apartment that I wrote about previously; the one I was supposed to move into with super cheap rent didn't actually come through for me. I can't quite remember what it's called, but it was one of those apartment complexes that the government runs, and the people that live there can't make above a certain amount of money... Well I didn't know that, and sadly... I make too much money to live there... That's ok, fuck them! lol

So after I found out that apartment wasn't for me, I didn't get too discouraged, I just kept on pressing.

I looked for apartments in Howard County (too expensive, but also too small) Baltimore City (real cheap, real dangerous ::no shade::), Montgomery County (cute area, but too far from home and work), Anne Arundel County (where I live now, but about $200 more dollars than I was willing to pay).

I was running out of choices, that is until I went to Baltimore County. Baltimore County is a pretty good mix of bustling city life and the quietness of the 'burbs. There're enough Blacks to feel at home, but not so many that one would feel uncomfortable. And, the White population is pretty visible.

After thorough examination at some of the apartments in the area, I realized I wasn't getting far. Either the apartment was too close to the the highway or too far. Either it was right on the street or too secluded in the forest. Either the rent was too high and no utilities were paid (not even water) or the rent was just right and everything was paid, but the WHOLE APARTMENT was the size of my bedroom at home... : (

Well, I finally found one! Woodridge Apartments! They had a mixture of everything I was looking for. It's literally down the street from restaurants, carry out places, grocery stores, barber shops, the mall, video rental stores, etc, etc AND they pay my water and gas... all that + the amazing walk-in closet (which is just big enough to house my 3' tall picture of Audrey Hepburn) = a very happy Jared!

So it's settled... I paid my security deposit yesterday and my move is on the 1st (cuz I get the first month free)...yaaay free first month!

Now that's all the good and dandy stuff, but there is the other side of course. Ok, like my budget is alloted out to the last brown cent, but I'm a little nervous. What if God forbid an emergency arises and I can't pay my bills. What if I get laid off? I'm moving from a full home to an empty house, and what if I get lonely? IDK, all negative thoughts, but valid ones I suppose.

So anyway 93.4685946276497% of me is super excited about the move, so now all I have to do is get furnishings and different lil things for my lil place!.... Speaking of which, with the help of my most favoritest uncle, Uncle Cocoa (http://notshady.blogspot.com) I finally completed my Housewarming registry on www.walmart.com!!! Yaaaay me! Now I don't know exactly when my housewarming party will be, but I figured when everyone comes for the blogger reunion, we may be able to meet at my new pad for a few drinks or somethin'... the fridge will be full of Grey Goose! yaaaaay Grey Goose!

So anyway back to the registry (hint hint)... If you go to www.walmart.com and click on the wishlist link, and type in my name (Jared Shanklin ::with a k::) you'll see my wishlist for like April 10th. There's another one for a Jared Shanklin but I don't even know who that is, cuz I didn't make that one. Everything on the list is under $30, so if you find it in your heart to buy me something, please please please please please email me with your name and what u bought and your mailing address so I can send you a personalized thank you card.

I guess that's it for me.
Love you lots!

14 comments:

Cocoa Rican said...

Pa, I'm so excited for you...not to mention proud of you! It's onward and upward from here. This is what I was talking about when I said that we are a family...but I'm a firm believer that action speaks louder than words...count on me for my humble support.
CONGRATULATIONS! I'll take my Grey Goose with Pineapple Juice please!

Darius T. Williams said...

I'll go on this weekend and get u something.

Um, yea - grey goose is what's up.

Promiscuous X said...

Hey im new to your blog. Im already a fan. you had me hooked on that last post lol. Congrats on the new move. And relax on the worrying. Everything will fall into place man. Keep posting lata.

Oh umm can i get an invite to the blogger reunion. Ill bring the Remy lol

One Man’s Opinion said...

You funny. You uncle Cocoa rican is cool, or at least he seems cool. Good luck moving out. You will enjoy it. It a nervous-exciting feeling all mixed up into one emotion. When I went apartment hunting for the first time, I looked at one apartment, in the suburbs, did not like it. My co-worker, she went to one not far from the one that I went to and loved it. I took her word on how nice it was, went, filled out the application and was go to go. I didn't have much, but I didn't need much. My job gave me a house warming and in the course of three years I put things in, here in there. Don't get trapped into the idea that you have to furnish that bad boy from jump. Take you time. That way you don't over extend yourself or you credit. Good luck. Awwww, youth.....Oh, and the Grey Goose...Boy, you know your ass is under-age!

Joey Bahamas said...

YAY! My lil sis is taking the world by storm. Now never letter a dude know where u live until after you've insured he ain't crazy, and never let anyone tell you how to decorate.In the meantime, I will be sure to get on Walmart.com and get you a thing or two....as soon as I get my job back lol. I am so very proud of you. MWAH!!!!

queerkidofcolor said...

I'm going to get you something off the list.

Cause you know, that's just how I operate.

fuzzy said...

Ummm X, I did invite you to the Blogger Family Reunion! That's the thing I told you we were going to in the 3rd week of April! I need to draft up contracts or permission slips or something!

Congrats on the Move, I will be down soon enough to test my new engine in my car! Holla!!! If Shawn comes through He can give designing tips! He is good at that!

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