Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Salon + Job/Moving Update

The Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone! I just moved into my new apartment yesterday! In my last Salon/Update I mentioned that I was anticipating leaving behind an entire bookcase full of books. Turns out, I didn't have to. Hooray!

It's a studio plus a bathroom and small kitchen, all done in white except for the wood floor in the main room. For the kitchen I found a little dark blue table and blue chair and bought sunny yellow towels and a bright yellow clock. The rest of the apartment is blue and brown - blue patterned comforter (an early birthday present from my mother), brown sheets, blue and brown towels, brown bathmat, and brown furniture. My bedroom at my parents' house (where I lived for two years after graduating college) was pink and brown so I figured it was time for a change.

I LOVE this area. Not only is it the BEST part of town but I think the average age around here is about twenty-seven. There are tons of little restaurants and cafes and funky boutiques and, best of all, vintage architecture everywhere. The houses are especially cool - there's one actually painted black, which sounds really crazy but they somehow pulled it off. A lot great places to go running too and it's perfectly safe.

As for reading, I'm still in the middle of I Hotel. The Paradiso leg of Richard's Dante read-along is scheduled for September 3-5 and I haven't even started it yet. I know I already missed this month's Non-Structured Book Club selection, which sucks but I had too much going on. But I will be reading Santa Evita for September. And I also need to finish the Horrible Dare Challenge!

After that, I'll be able to get to all those books I bought back in July.

No weekly link round-up today. Didn't have the time with all the moving.


rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the sound of your place - the French-sounding blue and the sunny yellow and the street scene! I hope you continue to help us live in Whereeverville vicariously - it sounds fantastic!!!

Emily said...

Yay you!! Blue + yellow is a classic combo. I loved living in my studio, which sounds remarkably like yours - I was there for 6 years and enjoyed it immensely. Have fun exploring your new neighborhood!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you're settling right in to your new home and neighborhood. Yay!!

Vintage Reading said...

Love the sound of your apartment and the area - hope there are some good vintage books stores around!

E. L. Fay said...

Sorry for the Internet-silence, everyone. Yes, I am indeed very excited!

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