Friday, April 11, 2008

"Esta indecision me molesta"

So "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by the Clash? Totally spur of the moment thing to have the background singing in Spanish. Being last minute and all, however, it was the tape operator's mom from Ecuador who did the translating--that would be why it sounds kinda funny to me...well, that and someone singing in Spanish with a British accent...

Don'tcha just luv wikipeadia sometimes? It fulfills my need for trivial information like nothing else.

Anyhow, it's that time of year again! Our lease is up at the end of July, and being the type of peoples that like plenty of time to over-think and worry and maybe find someplace better/cheaper/closer/smaller/bigger etc. ad nauseum? We (that would be the royal "we" as actually Andy was the only one there at the time...) asked the management what they could do to convince us to stay.

Rather ballsy, I know, especially as we found out there is actually a waiting list for our building!?! Can we pick them or what?!? I guess the sounds of the bridge traffic and the wafting smell of the transfer station is just that attractive to so many others...So to add to my rashy anxiety, their response was that they'd write something up and stick it on our door. And they did...and now the big Clashy question of the hour... should I stay? Or should I go? (nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah)

Yep, if I have to have that song in my head, so do you.

As Andy so aptly put it, our moving dilemma could so very easily be a visa commercial...so I came up with:
-Renting a cheaper, vermin infested, too small apartment closer to work ... $850.
-Renting the place we'd like to live in, in a nice part of town ... $2,000.
-NOT HAVING TO MOVE? ... Priceless.
I think you know the direction I'm heading. Besides, if we stay? It will be the first time in, um, aaaahhhh, 16 years !?! that I'll be able to say I spent 2 whole Christmases in the same apartment! Neighborhood! AND zip code! Dude, that would be so awesome!

But no pressure.

3 comments:

Bezzie said...

It's weird to set down roots isn't it???

Beth said...

There is definitely something good about not having to move again. Especially with your arm being hurt. It should probably rest and avoid moving boxes for at least a year, shouldn't it? :)

Olga said...

What did the slum lords offer you to stay? Sometimes it's easier just to stay so you don't have to pack all your crap up and change address,etc. Thats the lazy me talkin...