Bonjour, je m'appelle "twink back in residence." I'm sitting here at the Delta terminal, set to return to the nation's capital for another 12 weeks of crabcake induced obesity and fun as a summer associate. Because I once didn't say hi to Ben T's roommate when passing him on the street, I've been blacklisted from that apartment and so for three weeks FHC and I are giving this "friendship" thing a test run as he's gracially agree to let me rent his guest bedroom. Somehow I have a feeling there'll be lots of brussels sprouts and baked chicken involved.
Leaving New York City was quite an adventure this time. I had my last exam on Thursday morning, and by Friday 2pm I had the Chelsea mansion entirely packed up and by 4pm, moved into storage. I rented a very masculine zip-pickup and drove it approximately 100 feet before panicking that it was too big and unweildy. Forch, the storage facility was only 150 feet away from my aparment.
Obvs, moving out was bitter sweet. Clearly I'm excited for DC, but it was also depressing to see all my worldly belongings squished into a 4 x 8 x 6 storage room and two suitcases. It reminded me a bit of the beginning of the universe where all matter was stuck in one tiny, condensed ball.
Saturday I had the day off, and we celebrated over brunch my 26th birthday and 10 year gay anniversary which I had rescheduled for May because of exams. After the meal, I took EB and Josh back to my apartment where I collected all the change I'd been keeping over two years and put it into a small plastic bag to be counted. Clearly one step out from the building the bag exploded and like homeless people fighting over old sushi, we sat for 20 minutes picking up the coins from the sidewalk (see photo, left). It paid off: Coinstar gave me a $109.70 Starbucks card.
We then had dinner, followed by another birthday, in which I did not get nearly as drunk as expected. I sent EB, Josh, and Fagat on their way home, and crashed, completely exhausted.
So there you have it; for half of you, this marks the return of LL, and for others the temporary departure. Either way, see you soon.