Monday, March 26, 2012

Adjustments



Hi hello strangers! Well, twenty six days later and im all settled in into my new place, well not really because i still have half my life in a storage unit, but its as good as its going to get for now.



My transition from moving from Huntington Beach up to Long Beach has been a little rocking, ok alot rocky. Even though Huntington Beach is just a hop, skip and a jump away, i feel they are worlds apart and two entirely different cities. I have never lived in a metropolitan area such as Long Beach and its been very exciting making some lifestyle adjustments to accommodate living in a more city like environment than Huntington Beach was, such as learning to use my bike as my main source of commuting. Unfortunately, i dont have parking where i live now, so its nothing but street parking over here, and let me spare you with just saying, dealing with the no parking situation has been an utter nightmare to say the very least! So instead of driving to run errands, such as going to the bank, or post office, or to go grocery shopping, or even to work, i now bike every where. i even bike to the laundromat when i have to do a load since i dont have an on-site laundry in my building. These are all things i took for granted when i lived in Huntington Beach, howvever despite the changes im loving it!



I love waking up in the early morning and biking to the beach, and on my way seeing all the local shop owners open shop for the day. I love seeing the dozens of people who walk their dogs in the morning. I love the hustle and bustle of other commuters. I love the grittiness that this place brings out in me. i love that i have something new to see and learn about everyday. i even love that its a challenge for me to buy groceries now because whatever i buy i have to be able to take with me on my bike. I love how friendly people are here, and i also love how unfriendly people are here. I love seeing that people still roller blade.

However, on an entirely different note, im still a sleepless soul who fills her nights with shenanigans and solo dress up parties, so i thought this time would be as good as any to share with you my newest of treasures! I recently bought myself a Ukulele from the late 1930s, and Im most excited about it, as i belive the uke is one of the happiest tunes to be heard and a great instrument for impromptu playing.





Sadly, as of now i only know two cords, but im hoping by the summer i will be able to play a tune or two, so i can take it with me to festivals. But for now my poor neighbors get the privilege of listening to me practice at all hours of the night. (They like it, dont worry.) Howvever, im off to hid under my covers and prep for a night of junk food and watching re-runs of I Love Lucy.


ta' ta' kittens!

4 comments:

  1. Hi :) Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and clothes. I found you because I am writing a book about vintage knitting pattern and "lifestyle" and were looking for inspiration and you given me lots of that. :) I will continue to check up on you and your "new" life in the city.
    Toodeloo from Kirvil. =)

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  2. Lovely outfit! Glad you're adjusting well to your new home!

    p.s I had a random question, I believe I remember that you are friends with the etsy shop owner The Magic Carousel... whered she go!? I miss her lovely blog and shop :/

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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