You know that dream I had of being an adventurer? Of floating with the wind? Of brashly packing up and going with opportunity, seeing the world and experiencing as much as I can in this short but beautiful life?
Still totes doing that.
I'm moving again.
-First settled in 1661.
-Awesomely fun name to say, Ske-NECK-ta-dee. Derived from a Mohawk word which means "beyond the pines."
-Albany, NY (the capitol) is about 15 miles away.
-It was once headquarters for Edison, and then later for General Electric.
-It's 54% White, 28% African American, 20% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 11% other races, and 5% two or more races. Meaning there's diversity, which is awesome.
-I hear tell that there are Bulgarians there, which might possibly maybe mean that I won't be so hard-pressed to find foods that I can use for Armenian cooking. I'm not 100% sure; I know there's at least a bit of crossover in both cuisines, but the Bulgarians are more influenced by the Soviets in their cuisine than the Western Armenians are, given that they left Eastern Europe before the Soviet takeover. Armenian food seems to me to be much more Middle Eastern in style. I don't even think the Bulgarians drink Turkish coffee. I DO know, though, that some Armenians settled in Bulgaria in the diaspora. I even have family there. So perhaps in this Bulgarian community in Schenectady I will find a sprinkling of Armenians! We shall see. I am quite excited either way.
-Hipstery little downtown, just blocks from our house. Includes places like Moon and River Cafe, a vegan/vegetarian-friendly place, and a plethora of pubs and coffee shops.
-$40 Amtrak ride, 3 hours, into NYC. Can anyone say "CONCERTS?" It's also about the same distance from Boston.
Here's what's going down: I'm going to be New Girl, actually--one girl living with three dudes (if you haven't watched that show, do. And keep going, they get better after the first couple episodes). My best friend James and two of our mutual friends, T and J, are getting a place together and I'm going to live with them for a while, until I can find my own place. I probably won't be as adorbs as Zooey Deschanel, and I really doubt I'll make quite so many cupcakes, but I'm sure I'll still provide the quirky sense of humor and the boobs. And probably a small amount of cupcakes.
And I'm riding up with T, since I'm selling my car, and we're going to make a ton of awesome stops along the way. I'm going to see a ton of the country that I never have, just in moving! Plus T and I get along superbly and his car isn't a wobbly, terrifying tank like James' is, so I'm glad I'm going up with him.
ALSO I'm going to be an auntie in just 3 weeks. And THEN I'm going to be an auntie twice over a few months after that. Little Alex and Jim are coming to my sister and cousin this year, and I can't wait. I'm going to be the badass aunt that travels a bunch and brings exotic gifts and swears and teaches them about sex and shit. I asked, Hayley said it was okay.
It'll be cold and less summery and free in NY. It's possible that means I'll go online a little more and keep up with y'all better. I can't promise though; I've definitely been seeing the world lately and have had little desire to sit in front of a computer screen, as much as I love blogging. We'll see, folks. Either way I'll try to keep up a little, like I have been--I don't plan on dropping this blog anytime soon. I love it and you guys too much!