Some Announcements

Due to some recent computer snafus — and the fact that my inbox has become inundated with ads promising moneymaking schemes guaranteed to work, lusty babes who want to make my acquaintance, and, to top it all off, a larger penis — I’m moving to a new e‑mail address. I will no longer be checking my old address, which means that if you need to get a hold of me for some reason, you’ll need to use the handy contact form.

I’ll be moving into my new apartment starting this weekend, which means I’ll be busy packing, unpacking, cleaning, and doing a host of other fun-filled activities well into next week. I’m actually really looking forward to the move… okay, so I’m not looking forward to the move itself, but I am pretty excited about the new digs.

Between buying a new car (which I still have yet to name — any suggestions?) and moving into a new apartment, the past month has seen a relatively decent amount of change come into my normally placid life. Of course, I still fret about car loans, fees, and other new expenses that come with such things, but deep down I’m pretty excited and relieved that all of this stuff is finally working itself out. When it’s all over and done with, I’ll have a nice new set of wheels (with a spoiler, even!) and super-cool apartment.

I’m especially excited about the apartment because it came after a rather nervewracking search (much like my car). Being the worrywart that I am, looking for a new place was far more stressful than it probably should’ve been. It didn’t help that all of the places we looked at were never quite what we were looking for, and that the place we really wanted had a waiting list 6 names deep. After calling on a few more places, we looked at this place and were just blown away. If it hadn’t been for the application process, we probably would’ve put down a deposit and first month’s rent on the spot.

As much I loved the “Opus House,” I’m excited about this new place, probably moreso than I let on. It’s in really good shape, located in the part of town we really like (we’re within walking distance of many of our friends), and it’s big. Really big. So big, in fact, that my roommate and I are already planning to convert part of it into a studio/office, something I’m really excited about. It’ll be nice to have a defined workspace that isn’t my bedroom, someplace where I can focus on getting “work” done, be it for Opus or my job. Working out of your bedroom means you never see it as a place of rest, but rather a place of constant activity. Seeing as how I have enough trouble getting to sleep as it is, anything to help me get some shuteye is a good thing.

Needless to say, I won’t really be updating the site too much until most of the boxes are unpacked, the CDs and DVDs are organized on their new shelves, and the cable modem is set up. I might try to squeeze in a few new reviews by the end of this week, but don’t count on it.

Of course, even with all of the moving going on, I’ll still be venturing out to Des Moines on Saturday for the Unwed Sailor rock n’ roll extravaganza!

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