Friday, March 30, 2012

life for dummies

It took a few hours for the post-Match Day margarita to wear off, and when it did the initial excitement of moving to Minnesota wore off right with it. Suddenly, we were moving across the country but it was Friday at 8 pm and there was no realtor or leasing agent or mortgage broker or bank or moving company available to help us move forward. Do you have any idea how frustrating that is? Well, frustrating for Y, the grown up of our relationship. My self-appointed Match Day duty was the somewhat less important stuff: to start making a list of restaurants to try, and sign up for Groupon, LivingSocial and all of the other eight billion daily deals in our new city. The internet doesn't just work 9 to 5, THANK GOD.

But honestly, I didn't realize how much I would have to do so quickly -- and how much I'd need to learn to move across the country. What is the Frozen Four? How do you grow things in a climate where lakes are sometimes SOLID? What is it that I'm supposed  to be saying when I say "y'all"? How do you buy a house?

It's been pretty crazy over here. But I still plan to take you guys along for the ride - I just needed a quick break to drink my margarita, take some pictures in Barnes and Noble, and buy a house. Mission accomplished. See you in April?


  1. Y'all = You guys. There. First day of Midwestern 101 is complete.

    I lived in the south for six months. For various reasons I learned I am not built for those parts. I hope you don't feel that way about Mpls. Perhaps I am biased, but I think it will be easier to transition into the north than it was for me to transition into the south. You will actually be successful at your transition. Ha! I hope we are able to connect once you get settled here.

  2. I'm assuming the "English Grammar for Dummies" is for Y! ZING.

  3. This is the other crazy thing about match day, and you don't really realize until after: suddenly you have 3 months to figure out moving to a new city... oh. Good luck with the house hunt! It can be stressful to have to do a lot of it remotely, but it's also so exciting. And yes, thank goodness for the internet.

  4. I'm sure everything will fall into place and be fine but I completely understand the craziness that you are feeling right now! Hang in there!