Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Official!

OK, I know it's been almost 3 months since my last measly post but I'm here to say I'm alive and well and officially living in CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (not so special to those of you actually born here but please bare with me)- plus I'm doing a little 'drunk posting' thing here so...

Anyway, to make an extremely long story short, and I now officially live in Santa Monica CA., and it's fucking awesome; sun, warm temps, sunny days, laid back vibe, excellent food, fresh veggies, blue sky, ocean breezes, sun, sun, sun... no rain in sight- I know it may sound a little shallow to say the most important issue in my life is weather but I can't stress it enough how important "weather" is to us. I can't 'think' in cold temps; can't see straight, can't speak properly, can't breathe, and can't move forward- literally and physically. Warm weather to me is like oil to the Tin Man - it wakes up my soul.

As some of you know, we have been dreaming about living here for some time now and trust me it was a HUGE process to make this dream become a reality but thankfully I'm here to tell you all that dreams actually can come true... with a little work. We've only been here for one month exactly, but it feels like we've lived a life time within those 30 days. On the down side I don't have any employment yet, we still have many boxes that are not unpacked, we had to rent a storage space for $80 a month because the apartments out here are on average 600 square feet for a 1 bedroom and we are have enough furniture for a 2000 square ft. place- and we are friendless. It sucks being friendless when you're used to having a blanket of friends to keep you warm for the past 20 years. I'm struggling with this one-
Anyway, I'm here and tonight since C.Love is out of town and my cat is sleeping so I thought It would be a perfect time time to connect with the blogging world- connect in a distant way I suppose. Good or bad, blogging world is like family and it's nice to be able to call on them when needed- these days familiarity is needed.
I do hope you are all well and I truly apologize for not "keeping up with you all" but life was calling me and blogging became more of a task than anything else. That's not how I choose to blog, for me it's a give and take and if I can't give then I won't take... but I will wonder.
I will fill in the details of this move (hopefully) as time goes on but in the meantime I'm here to tell you all to keep dreaming... Cheers to livin' life!


PixieFlute said...

How exciting to be living where your hearts have called you to live! The friends will come in time.

Enjoy your new life!

storm indigo said...

that is wonderful. i am happy for both of you.

Maggie said...

Yay! I'm so glad you both made it safely! What fun!

r.d. said...

Thanks PixieFlute! It's tough to make new friends... like a new kid in school only I don't have the school!

Hi Storm!,
It's nice to see you, it's been a long time... right? Thanks for the excitement.

Thanks Maggie, fun is right but it's a hell of a lot of work as well! I'm thinking I'll never relocate again... too much of a main in the ass! But California is absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad we jumped. Thanks, see you around.

storm indigo said...
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storm indigo said...

hi r.d., it has been too long. I dropped off the planet, really too long a story. But I do check in from time to time.

I have wanted to move back to San Fran since I left 20 years ago (I was stationed there when I was in the Army). So, I am very happy for you.

Sorry about the friend thing...that is tough. I can't say I completely understand, but I can relate.

I wish you nothing but the best with EVERYTHING.
Hugs and Peace

afuntanilla said...

Hey RD, good to see a post from ya and glad you are settled! Glad you both made it happen!! Who-hoo!! I can relate to the friend thing also, but I trust they will come in time for you both! Cheers!

trinity2 said...

Good to have you back and settled in a new place!

sheA said...

Way to live the dream r.d.!!!! Good to read you again!

r.d. said...

Thanks again Storm!

Hey Afunt!, nice to see you on the other end as well... yah, this friend thing sucks. We'll talk soon!

Hi t2, now all I need is the California license- I just got the plates last week. See ya around, and thanks!

Hi Shea!,
I may be that much farther away from Fenway but escaping that Chicago chill makes it all worth while! Manny's like a god out here in LA and he's loving it, it's pretty funny. Thanks for the cheer!