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Blitzing Through Chicago

The Graduate Student Housing people checked in yesterday. They've found me an apartment, so I scrambled to arrange an emergency trip to Chicago to look it over and sign the lease if I like it. I'm pretty familiar with the neighborhood, and I know where this apartment is, and I like the area. I looked at a picture of the building on the Housing Department website (which also features a completely incomprehensible floorplan), and it looks okay. Architechtural charm is not high on my priority list for this apartment, but the convenience of having someone else do my apartment hunting for me is. So, assuming that the place is clean and in good shape, I'll probably sign the lease and have a place to live in Chicago. I'm going there on Wednesday to take a look, and then I'll probably mosey around the University area for a while, possibly meet with my advisor-to-be if he's available. This is probably the fastest I've ever arranged a trip before.

I'm so excited. It's happening! It's really happening!


Jul. 1st, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
We don't do any more Wagner than absolutely necessary chez Pony. We much prefer Rossini.

I am so happy to have someone else pick a nice apartment with landlords who know about renting to students. If this apartment works out, I will be a happy camper indeed. When I get back to Chicago, I'll have to look up some of my old work buddies and say hi.

Your virtual plants are quite welcome, but they should stay away from Lexi the begonia and Peter Parker the spider plant. Those two are predatory. I think they're trying to bump off Dilly the lavender at the moment. Guido the parsley is holding his own, though.
Jul. 1st, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
We don't do any more Wagner than absolutely necessary chez Pony. We much prefer Rossini. I thought so...after I clicked, but then, it really sounded momentous... so apologies! :-)

I'm going to the Botanical on Sunday, I'll try to catch good pics of the carnivorous ones, then...
Jul. 1st, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Perhaps I might acquire a carnivorous plant once I get to Chicago. I've kind of declared a moratorium on new plants until I can figure out how to move Lexi, Peter Parker, Dilly, and Guido.


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