Wednesday, October 3, 2007

We're here because we're here because we're here!

So here's what we did today. We got up and had breakfast at IHOP before going to the apartment complex we'd decided on applying for. We didn't see the apartment itself, but it's the same as the landlady's office, so we know what we're getting. They were still doing some repairs on the one we'd be getting.

So we're just waiting on the word of our background check. If there's any problem there, I'm going to check and make sure our hotel isn't the Wonderland Inn or Hell Froze Motel. (Actually, that latter one may exist here!)

So then we checked out the local stores and stuff. They have such huge stores!!! The Walmart is so giganticus I actually lost my sense of direction somewhere out in the middle of it.

And whoever said "what sense of direction?" out there, I know where you live. (I hope.)

Melly Bean, guess what? (Enter sing-song li'l kid taunting voice.) There's a JoAnne not more than three minutes from where our apartment is!

We got the guided tour for the local health and fitness club. Great facility, lots of neat classes and amenities and whatnot.

I nearly gagged when she told us what the enrollment fee was. 600 smackers for a couple.

I'm not kidding. $600!!!! Do you know how many different exercise videos and other equipment I can get for my home with that? And then it's nearly $100 a month for the pair of us.

I don't think I can bring myself to pay for the luxury. It's just too much.

Then we went to our boss' house and visited with his wife for a few hours. I'm so jealous. They've got a creek in their backyard. I took pictures of it, but I can't find the cord to hook up the camera to the computer, so those will have to wait.

Then we went to check out the new store. The boss man took us around the inside, which is still under construction. It looks just like the Rocklin store, but a tad smaller. Our office is smaller, too, which means we won't be able to ignore each other as we may like. When he told me it was small, I said, "We're not sharing a desk, are we? I'm anal about my organization."

After that we went to a couple more stores, then met with some of the other managers for dinner. Great food, except they brought me the wrong sandwich. I ordered a Chix sandwich and they brought me a California Chix, which was the same grilled chicken sandwich, but with bacon and a huge chunk of avocado on it. I can't stand avocado.

But I've been pulling stuff I didn't like off pizza for years, so this wasn't any different. Maybe I should have tried to get a free dessert, though.

When we got back to the hotel, we decided to do laundry to clean the clothes that got soaked and smelly from the airline flight and use the workout room in the meantime.

I will never buy a treadmill. I used one for about 20 minutes. I forgot about my inner ear problem.

When I got off the treadmill, I nearly fell flat on my ass because it felt like the floor was still moving! My feet were trying to run with a moving floor that was actually stationary. Not a steady combination. I had to put my hands on the wall for several minutes until the feeling subsided.

Who needs drugs?!

Okay, I need to go fetch the laundry before someone steals it. I miss all my family and friends tremendously. Hugs and kisses to you all!


Dark Rapunzel said...

You don't like avocado?!? How, in all the years we've known and loved each other, could I not have known this?? And you call yourself a Californian! Well, it's a good thing you've got me for a best friend. Anyone else might have thrown you back on the Turnip Truck and been done with it. But I am better than that. I shall bite the avocado and deal with it. You can give me all your avocado and I'll give you all my mushrooms. Deal?

Sparklecat said...

I won't be calling myself a Californian for long...

And I will gladly eat your mushrooms any time, bestest buddy o'mine!