Monday, August 14, 2006

For the Last Time

New post up at Killer Year, including recent developments on THE MARK and Henry Parker #2.

Last week I signed and mailed what might be my very last rent check ever. My fiancee and I recently bought an apartment in NYC. We're currently waiting to get approved by the co-op board, but unless they decide I look a little too much like a serial killer (doubtful) or that they just don't like the idea of a young, reckless, party-hearty couple living in their building (a little less doubtful) we should be moving by the end of the month. Which means I need to pack up about 300 assorted books and DVDs that won't be coming with me. I have to be picky about what books and movies do come. I promised I wouldn't cry...

"Evil Dead" trilogy? Check.

"Star Wars" trilogy? check.

Seasons 1-5 of "The Sopranos"? Check.

Seasons 1-4 of "The Shield"? No check.

Hardcover copy of MYSTIC RIVER? Check.

Hardcover copy of DAVE BARRY'S GUIDE TO CYBERSPACE? Boxed and ready to disappear forever.

This is going to be harder than I thought. I hope Vic Mackey and Dave don't hold it against me.


Blogger Stacia said...

You're not taking Star Wars? Why in the world not? (I assume you're talking about the original trilogy. Although, actually, even if it was you could leave it, because they're releasing the real ones on DVD-the ones we saw as kids that George Lucas hadn't messed up yet-early next year, I believe, or late this one. So you can get those and take them into your new home.

Or the Shield? Blasphemy!

Good luck with the co-op board.

5:25 AM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Good luck with the co-op and the move! Congratulations!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Allison Brennan said...

Congratulations on buying a place . . . though I'll never understand how NY real estate works.

But of course that highlights the differences between the east and west . . . I'll just move into a bigger place so I can get more bookshelves, and pay a fraction for my square footage than you do for yours.

I have been trying to convince my husband to move out of state where we can get a house three times as big on 5+ acres for what our moderate home in the Sacramento suburbs would sell for. I can write anywhere. Unfortunately, he likes his job and doesn't want to move.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Jason Pinter said...

Real estate in NYC is absolutely insane, we could buy a place twice as big for half the price somewhere else. But at the same time, when we're ready to move into a bigger place in 4 or 5 years, hopefully the market for this place will be better and we'll make a profit.

It just doesn't make sense to throw away $30,000 a year in rent if we can build up equity instead and sell it in a few years. Plus it's in a good neighborhood. The only downside is that our living room window faces a brick wall. But it's a nice brick wall.

Six months ago I didn't even know what equity was. So sad. I feel corrupted.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

You'd have room for everything if you took some insulation out of the walls.

Come on. Show some initiative!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Property is always a good investment - if you hang in, you'll win - especially given it's NYC. Good luck with the co-op and the move!

1:09 PM  
Blogger JD Rhoades said...

If you're looking for a good home for The Shield....

1:37 PM  
Blogger MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

One life-changing situation I regret is when I moved from Florida to Chicago and gave my collection of novels to Goodwill. Of course, I was 16 at the time, but even today, at 37, I still wish I had that collection, and that I could sift through the pages, smell those books, re-read the dirty parts of Judy Blume's Forever... Ah, to be young again!

Good luck with the move.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Moving, and a book coming out, and an impending marriage? Wow! But somehow I sense you can handle it all--with flair.

11:44 AM  
Blogger GutterBall said...

I love the Evil Dead trilogy. Star Wars is nice, but Bruce Campbell is eternal.

10:39 AM  

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