I had originally planned to move into my new place on Saturday, but per usual, plans changed and we ended up moving me on Thursday night. My old building doesn't have a parking lot so dad had to find a place to park the truck and trailer until it was time to load up. We moved all of my boxes and furniture onto the sidewalk in front of the building and then in the middle of rush hour traffic, on one of the busiest roads in downtown Minneapolis, we blocked a whole lane for 20 minutes.
People didn't really appreciate it. Lot's of horns and complete jerk wads, but it was our only option. It's very common when people are moving or there are deliveries that a lane gets blocked. I have a few things left at the old apartment and still have to clean. So far though, I'm loving my new place! Once I get everything put away, I'll share some pictures. Oh, and I have a roommate! She's great so far too, so I'm excited to see what this move brings this year.
I now take the bus to work. I only took it once before and that was with my dad. I was so nervous I'd be at the wrong stop or get on the wrong bus, but I managed to get on the right bus and get to work on time!
I couldn't fall asleep because I was so anxious about the bus and possibly missing it. I felt like it was the first day of school. I haven't been to school in about 9 years and it was always so nerve wracking.
Friday during lunch in our break room I was joined by a feathered friend 22 stories up.
Pigeons are pretty funny. Almost as funny as geese.
Whenever I leave my new place, there are always geese playing in the street. When I returned, there was a dozen laying in the street. They obviously have very tiny brains to think that's a good idea.
Saturday I spent the day shopping, trying to find a dress for my cousins wedding this weekend. I found one at LEN and I can't wait to wear it! Then I invited myself to go out with Kari, Tim and Tim's friend Tori. We went to dinner at Brasa in NorthEast. It's so good. We had a bit of a wait, so we grabbed a drink and headed outside to the fire.
We ordered a medium of all the meats, and smalls of 6 different sides which was the perfect amount for four of us.
There was a lot of food still left over, and everyone was totally stuffed. We had plantaines, creamed spinach, candied yams, yellow rice and beans, mozzarella and romaine salad, rotisserie chicken, slow roasted pork, pulled chicken, smoked beef and cornbread. We each had a drink with dinner and per person the total was only $20.00! So delicious and reasonably priced, the wait is totally worth it.
We also had super hot server with a voice that mad as all swoon, so we all wrote a little message on our tabs with our numbers. Sadly, no one has heard from Adam the hot totty server at Brasa.
Finally, to wrap up my weekend, I grabbed my laundry and my Adrian Peterson jersey, headed to mom and dads to do laundry and watch the game. I will never wear that jersey again! The first game the Vikes lost, I didn't watch. Every other game we won, I wore just a purple shirt. Today I choose to wear my jersey and we lose!
Oh yeah! I also bought my first size 6 jeans this weekend! The last pair of jeans I bought when I lived in Sioux Falls, SD, 2.5 years ago, was a 14! The 14 and 6 were GAP jeans. I know even those jeans the sizing isn't the same across the board, but it feels so good to see more improvement and that I am officially half the size I was when I moved home!
I hope everyone out there had a great weekend!
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