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This Too Shall Pass

For a number of reasons I say that. Firstly, OK Go is a damned good band and understand more about music than any auto-tune-reliant fuckwad ever could. M'lookin' at you, Bieber.They've made a hell of a lot of innovative and interesting videos on Youtube, not the least of which is "White Knuckles". I love that song for its chords when the band chimes in.

This Too Shall Pass is one of their songs and is pretty well done, but also pretty nice to listen to when you're down. And a pretty powerful reminder that all things in life are temporary in one fashion or another. Let it go, this too shall pass.

The OTHER reason I bring it up is that this apartment we're in is going to the crapper. Well, not literally, but every year we stay here, we get older than the other residents; college students who forget that yes, in fact, *other* people live here too. I've been woken up by rambunctious...wall-banging at 2 am in the morning. It's time for this to pass. And it has.

This afternoon, I dropped off a deposit check and signed a temporary lease agreement with our new place. It's closer to BOTH of our works, in a quieter part of town but less than a block from a major bus terminal that gives access to car-less patrons to almost every sector and burb of the city. It has four closets (better than our one), a bathtub shower (better than our half shower stall) and our own washer/dryer combo (MUCH BETTER THAN OUR NONE). This is just the start of the good things that come from this place. The managers are awesome, they loved us when we met them, we got along famously and they're helping us get in as soon as possible.

Which will be in the middle of October. By Thanksgiving, this place will be a quiet memory in our heads. We're growing up, much as neither of us want to, but Alfie and I need some peace in our lives and it's time to find it. I'm hopeful that the quieter neighborhood will allow me to calm down since I'd deal with less traffic. I hope it'd help Alfie be less exhausted when he gets home from having to sometimes flag buses down to catch them in time.

I hope it helps us both live our lives into the next step, our thirties. I get scared of knowing I'm that old already, but...well...

That too will pass. Eventually.
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Added: 6 years, 10 months ago
6 years, 10 months ago
I'm glad you two are finding your peace X3
6 years, 10 months ago
Congrats to your finding a better place.

Sage words can be found in the darndest of places - "Needing is one thing, getting is another."

Don't feel bad about your Saturn return. I'm staring 40 up the nose!
6 years, 10 months ago
Good luck again on the new place, and thanks for mentioning White Knuckles! I hadn't seen that one before. Woof!
6 years, 10 months ago
Sounds like I'm in your situation right now too. College dorm-ish building close to campus that pretty much sucks in every way. Likewise, I'm looking for a more private, quieter place to live, for similar reasons to yours.
6 years, 10 months ago
Getting a good place is an amazing feeling, not to mention what wonders a peaceful sleep will do. Glad to hear about your new digs!
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