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I Made It!

I have an apartment - I live in San Francsico! Yay.

Today has become an officially weird day, on account of a mixup with my medication - that is, I'm 99% sure I didn't take it. Furthermore, the companion I'd chosen to accompany me to shop for the bare necessities has been struck down by a hangover.

Speaking of, I'm disappointed how we have so many terms for getting drunk "blitzed", "intoxicated", "hammered", "smashed", "blotto", "wasted", etc, and how many do we have for a hangover? I can't think of any, other than the terms used when trying to pretend you're not hungover and you just have "a stomach bug".

At any rate.

I had a bunch of observations I wanted to report. But most central of them was that yesterday I drove a car.

And I loved it.

Going even 30 MPH on a street you've only ever biked on feels like going warp 9. And it's so easy, you just press the pedal, and vroom vroom. Feelsgoodman. It was a Ford Focus Hatchback.

Also, ZipCar is sweet but so gosh darn expensive. I mean - I want to drive for 5 minutes, load up the car with a fuckton of stuff, and drive back. But if I reserve it for, say, only an hour, I'm going to be sweating it time wise.

Still, because I am a glutton for punishment, I am considering going and grabbing a ZipCar and making my way to Costco. If the lines and crowds weren't legendary on the weekend, I would be there, probably filling up a second cart worth of junk at this very moment. Or here, wondering where the fuck I'm going to store all this newly bought stuff.

I should, I guess, grab a pair of shoes and walk to stupid Trader Joe's. It's 14 minutes *walk*. I can get the super essentials there and the surrounding area, which, right now, is mostly trash bags (paper towels would be nice, too). I can check out the costco horde, because it's the same distance.

I wonder. I have cable, but no TV. Can I stream breaking bad? Does my cable package even include AMC? *contented sigh*... I don't even really care.

Because today's that day. I didn't take my medication.

Oh, enough. I'm going to make myself go out. Bye, LJ

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jen_aside
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
Wikipedia offers "veisalgia" [the medical term] among the more specific side effects of a hangover. It's most likely up to society to invent redundant words for the same thing--I don't imagine people really care to give "cancer" too many synonyms, though, because there's no compelling reason [while after a while saying "getting drunk"/"having sex"/etc. gets boring, no matter how much you want to do it].

I feel like I should apply at Trader Joe's if ABSOLUTELY nothing else pans out--I hear they treat their employees well, which is about all I could hope for =p wouldn't be awful to go back to Target [provided the "playing one irritating CD on repeat all night, EVERY NIGHT, over the intercom" thing ever got resolved], but I feel like I'd only wanna be on price change, and I bet there's a super long line for that...
jen_aside
Aug. 12th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
oh, and I just now by accident came across "katzenjammer" [German for hangover]
jvittes
Aug. 12th, 2013 06:39 am (UTC)
I don't know if ZipCar or City Car Share have a monthly or yearly membership, but the thing about Costco and getting a car is that you would only have to do it once a month, and get things in bulk like pasta, some drinks, toilet paper, paper towels, that sort of thing, instead of having to get that stuff all the time in small quantities at the Safeway or TJ, or Whole Foods. But on the other hand, you would probably end up going to those places often enough, just adding the Costco stuff on top can be a pain, so I think it is easier to get the car, load it up at Costco, and unload it at home, then return the car.

Anyway with regards to the streaming they do have a streaming app, but it is limited as to what is there.
chikuqi
Aug. 18th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
Congrats on moving to SF!
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