AKA Abraham Bacoln

All the world plus everything else.
December 19, 2008, 8:50 pm
Filed under: tidbit

Hey all. I know I haven’t written in a while and at least a hundred thousand of you, my dear readers, are wondering WHAT IS UP WITH KEVIN EH?

Well, last week was hectic. Most of you have heard the story, but here goes:
Monday: one final exam
Tuesday: one final exam, one home sale closing
Wednesday: one final exam
Thursday: packing up the moving van
Friday: driving down to New Orleans, my new home.

Mark and Liz and Kit and Stacie all helped me move, and that was beyond fantastic. They stuck around until Sunday morning, and so I got to show them a bit of New Orleans. I mean Mark and Liz had been here before, several times, but Stacie and Kit hadn’t. I’m super-grateful to them for helping me move and giving me just a little extra bit of home once I arrived (by their very presence).

This past week has been me dealing with the slow sludge that is any kind of involved or bureaucratic system here in NOLA. Monday I went and got my bank account set up, which took forever. Tuesday I was going to go to the Office of Motor Vehicles to get my LA license but there was a screwup with me, cash, the bank, and the ATM so I didn’t have funds to go take care of issues since the OMV doesn’t take credit cards. Wednesday I went to the OMV and suffice to say it was an adventure, being sent to a different office in a different parish (you know they don’t have counties down here, right? right) and then sent to multiple rooms within the second office just to find out that there’s a hold on my old ID because I junked a car and didn’t turn in the tags. Thursday I got up at 5AM to take a friend to the airport and then got over to the OMV at 8AM and got all my problems resolved, finally. I now have my LA license which is important because that’s how I get my employee discount at our stores. I also tried to do some Christmas shopping on Magazine St. but I forgot that nothing opens until after 10AM so I had to go back later that afternoon.

Today for once I slept in, almost until noon. That felt good for sure.

What else have I been doing? I had lunch with an old friend on Thursday and that was great. My neighborhood is great – strange quirky things are everywhere. I make the occasional visit to my new favorite coffee shop, I got lunch at Stein’s Deli, and for a few nights in a row we had amazing fog.

I may be supposed to be meeting (boy that phrase is clunky) Kate from NYC tonight somewhere downtown to go party but I’m not sure. We’ll see if that happens.

And best of all things: Casey will arrive tomorrow, so this place finally won’t feel so lonely – not that it seems like I’ve had much time to sit around twiddling my thumbs.

You all come visit now, y’heard?

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Dude. Just… dude. You rock.

Comment by Jim

I miss you! No one’s been mean to me for an entire week. Jason and I will visit you. Yes siree.

Comment by stacie

you don’t need to tell me twice. jazzfest!

Comment by liz

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