Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I'm Moving to Astoria. No, Really...


At first I was mortified by the thought of moving outside of Manhattan, but it seemed a logical step considering my lease is up November 1st, and I had a tentative 'moving-to-Chicago' date of April. Where the hell was I going to find a place offering a five month lease? The Skeeze lives in Astoria and has a room available that I can rent out month to month... For $500, no deposit, no utilities. That's right. I said $500. No deposit. No utilities. This is less than half of what I pay now and the commute is only ten minutes longer than my current one. Of course, my apartment now is so perfect, so comfy, so well-decorated...

Another perk? The Skeeze's roommate (the one who is staying) is Brazilian and is the cousin of Paulo Coelho--you know, author of The Alchemist? I'm hoping he'll stop by every now and then to motivate me to live out my dreams like the shephard boy. I've also heard there are some good restaurants in Astoria. I like eating.

It might sound like I'm rationalizing. That's because I am. Astoria isn't exactly the dream.

Anyway, that's the update. I'm trying to convince Dave to move out here for a year before I move to Chicago, at which point I will move back to Manhattan. Only this time around, I'll be a little bit richer. I'm just not ready to move to Chicago. Bottom line. The thought of leaving this city is making me remember why I like it so much. Convenient how that always happens.

2 comments:

Chad said...

When Mr. Coelho does drop in, please ask him what in hell he was thinking when he hastely wrapped up his last Novel, the name of which I can't quite pronounce.

Yep, ...true devoted fan until I hurled that one across the room after staying up into the wee hours of the night to finish the book that had built up so much anticipation in my chest.

I'm still bitter.

Slinky Redfoot said...

yeah but living Astoria will convince you that you DON"T like this city, so Dave will win!