Settling In

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(the view from my new room) 🙂

Hello All,

Life has been a whirlwind.

In the past 21 days I got a new job, moved to Hayes Valley, and was blessed with a healthy niece — Simone Elle Stephenson.

My days have blurred together, a kaleidoscope of moving, partying, working, learning, studying, running and celebrating … I haven’t experienced a change so swift and dramatic since I left for Ukraine in the Fall of 2004.

But the change has been good.

Okay, let’s start with last weekend … I spent Friday and Saturday night saying goodbye to my neighborhood. After 3.5 amazing years, it was really tough experiencing my old spots for the last time (as a local, that is).

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… And that Friday and Saturday were all the more wonderful as I spent them with a dear old friend.

On Sunday we officially moved out of the Cabrillo House.

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Mikey hired movers … An off-the-charts brilliant idea, these dudes were legit, knocking out the job in about four hours.

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And on Wednesday, August 18th, we of course were blessed with the lovely Simone.

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So, that brings us to the new pad.

It is ridiculous, I mean it is friggin ridiculous.

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(Siegel in our new attic.)

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We partied with Fernando, our new neighbor.

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And explored the local nightlife.

Yes, it is ridiculous.

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And the new pad is ideal for 3 AM debates about the meaning of the scientific method.

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… Continuing our exploration of the new hood on morning excursions for good food.

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Living only one and a half blocks from Alamo Square, we rolled to a cool little street fair on Saturday.

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… In addition to some very, very wonderful art, there was a solid collection of SF essentials …

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But of course, heading into our late 20’s, the partying takes its toll.

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… I guess that’s about it.

Ya, it has been absolutely crazy lately. So many wonderful things have been going on, I just feel so blessed. Indeed, even the Pontz is on the road to a speed recovery from his bike crash; it’ll be great having our homey up to full-speed soon. (Also, it’s his birthday in like 3 minutes!)

And now I am enjoying my new couch, breaking in the new blogging nook, tucked in the corner of the new bedroom. Cheers, and goodnight.

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