Tuesday, June 7, 2011

so guess which cowgirl managed to wrangle up herself some internet access and is now moseying through a month of old blog posts?



that's right. this cowgirl.






Meanwhile, back at the Boston ranch, this little country gal is trying to fit in with some city slickers after the Great Northern Migration of 2011.



This little country gal also now has some mean bicep muscles after REPEATEDLY CARRYING EVERYTHING SHE  OWNS DOWN TWO HUGE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS IN 100 DEGREE WEATHER.






(AND THEN MOVING EVERYTHING SHE OWNS INTO A TINY UHAUL TRAILER because, quoth Derrick, it'll be plenty big enough, AND THEN MOVING EVERYTHING SHE OWNS OUT OF A TINY UHAUL TRAILER AND INTO A GIANT UHAUL TRUCK BECAUSE, IN FACT, THE TINY UHAUL TRAILER WAS NOT PLENTY BIG ENOUGH.)







Let it be said that I never knew what hell was until I moved out of the South in the summertime. And let us never speak of moving out of Virginia again.

Unless I decide to do some terribly witty blog post about it.
Then let's laugh jovially and use dry humor and clever wordplay to hide the deep scars that the Great Northern Migration has left on me.

18 comments:

  1. Hahah! Moving totally sucks. I have moved so much that I should be a pro at it, but every time is worse.

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  2. Haha. First of all, I love the "NICKI IS RIDUCULOUS" tag. I just do!!! :)

    I've been having this intense desire to move out. Should I start changing my mind about it?

    And I love the picture!!!

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  3. CHIIIIIILD. I feel your pain. Like, majorly. The last 6 years of my life, I've moved - whether because of college dorms/apts gone bad or post-undergrad adventures - EVERY July/August since 2004. Most of it in the SC area, but FL was no better. Those 102 temps, the hurricanes (yes, moved through two big ones), and the dodging of summer tourist traffic... SUCKS. And those stinkin' UHAULS are such an optical illusion... my junk load has increasingly gotten smaller because I end up just leaving it behind!

    BUT OH!, isn't it THE single greatest feeling when you get the last box inside and you're covered in sweat with head spinning in delirium and realize... you're home? :D

    Celia G.
    www.breakfastattarget.com

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  4. I hate moving. Thankfully, our last move was only 3 blocks, and we got to take 2 whole months with it. So that didn't suck as much.

    Glad to see you popping up again...I hope Boston rocks your socks!

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  5. Moving sucks, especially if you're like me and have very little upper body strength. Argh~

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  6. But now you're in Beantown. Squee!

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  7. Well, at least the big, painful part of moving is over. Now you just have to UN-pack it all and get it arranged just so in your new place. It will be fabulous once it's over.

    Speaking of the new place, pictures are forthcoming, right? RIGHT?!?!? :)

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  8. JM-- right? I move all. the. time....and every time I swear I'll never do it again.
    Gnetch-- don't ever be afraid to move. Unless you're doing it in extreme heat from the third floor and have no help whatsoever. If you've got plenty of big strong arms and beer, you're golden!
    Celia-- LOOK AT YOU AND YOUR NEW FANCY URL! And girl. You win this moving battle because moving into the oh-so-cool one-story Northern house was ridiculously easy. Embarrassingly easy, even.
    DB-- 3 blocks? Shut up. I hate you. Not really. But dude. That's the best kinda move EVER.
    Alexandra-- The bright side of all this is that I developed some mean upper body strength...since I had none whatsoever before The Move!
    Nicole-- you know what's sad? I've been in Braintree for 4-5 days now and I have YET to make it into Boston itself. Picture me hanging my head in shame.

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  9. Candice-- I'm the biggest fan of unpacking. I hate the packing and cleaning and actual moving, but unpacking and I are besties.

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  10. Ughhhh, that sounds really really unpleasant. My apologies.. Selfishly, I am glad to see you're back though. ;)

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  11. Heat is wonderful until you have to move in it, from someone who has moved the last 2 summers and has another one coming this summer, I empathize.

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  12. Take time, get caught up on your reading, and do an imitation of relaxing. We'll be here.

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  13. Unpacking is the best part of moving. When Padawan and I moved I only helped with the first load and then I just unpacked it all as he brought it upstairs.

    Hiring movers is always great, too, but I guess that's more expensive when you're leaving the state.

    Hope you're loving Boston!

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  14. I used to move so often that everything I owned could fit in the back of my dodge colt. I slept on a futon, or in the bed of whomever I was banging that nite. (OMG, did I just write that? Sorry -- TMI)

    Now happily married with better morals, I am staying in this house until the kids put me in the home.

    And then they can move my shit.

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  15. this is me being late and annoying because i'm still unpacking and trying to work and stuffing greek food in my face! yay on the move! ps. my truck was too small too :/

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  16. I can relate; college dorm-hopping has scarred me of moving FOREVER.

    The South (because I speak for the collective south) misses you dearly. So, how many people have made fun of your accent thus far? I say that assuming yours is as bad as mine. People either think it's cute or want to rip my face of. Mostly the latter, although that's probably due to more than my accent.

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  17. I also made the mistake of renting a smaller U-Haul when moving. I'm so stubborn though that I said "fuck it, I'm not taking this bloody thing back...we'll make more than one trip."

    That doesn't work as well when moving between states though, I guess.

    I hope that you are getting settled in, darlin', and anxiously await your next installment about Bah-ston.~

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  18. Just a quick HI! Cause I'm missing you.

    Hope you are LOVING your new home!

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