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By Spider on Saturday, September 2, 2006 - 11:00 pm:

    I've just moved into my new apartment. I'm sharing the
    second floor of an old (say mid-19th C.) house in
    Brookline, MA, with three other people. My room is very
    small, with just enough room for a bed and a thin table,
    but I'm going to try to squeeze in two bookshelves

    I was feeling rather trepidatious about moving into an
    established household with its own dynamic, having to
    learn their systems for doing things. Then, last night, I
    watched Hitchcock's "Rebecca." (The book is one of
    my favorites.) You know how Mrs. De Winter's biggest
    problem is that she was much too sheepish when she
    arrived at Manderly, being too afraid to assert her
    personality in the slightest way? This inspired me to be
    bolder than usual when I moved in to this new place --
    for example, going through the cabinets and closets
    without asking for permission, as I would normally do,
    because I reckoned it was my house now and I needed
    to know where things were.

    I moved my things in around 2 pm and then I was out
    until it's 10. I don't feel at home yet, but I expect
    things will be better by Tuesday, when school starts.
    I'm lucky in that my mom lives about 7 blocks away, so
    I'm fairly familiar with the area. My mom is actually out
    of town until Sept. 21, so I can use her apartment as a
    second base if I need to. I also have the keys to one of
    her friends' apartments, which is equipped with a grand
    piano -- very nice.

    My friend MH called me from NYC yesterday -- she's
    trying to find a place to live before her job starts on
    Tuesday, and so far she's seen a dozen places but
    they're all either too dirty or full of dirty hippies and/or
    cats. (Her words.)

    I'm so glad I can post if only my wireless
    signal were stronger. I know this place is dead on
    Saturday nights, but I just wanted to put this out there.

By dave. on Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 12:21 am:

    welcome (back) home, spider.

By Spider on Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 01:08 am:

    Yay, life!

    Thanks, you.

By platypus on Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 02:46 am:

    Hooray Spider. Thanks for checking in and welcome back. Yes.

    I just watched Little Miss Sunshine.

By agatha on Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 04:33 pm:

    Yay! New...
    Library School
    New Old Funky House
    New Roommates/Potential Friends

    Give them hell, girl!

By agatha on Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 04:48 pm:

By Spider on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 12:22 am:

    Okay! That sounds interesting.

    Agatha, I just got excited -- we'll be like sisters in arms,
    or something.

    The other day, I was thinking about the state of the
    world...thinking about the New Yorker article I read that
    said certain Cabinet members were prepared to use
    nuclear weapons on Iran to stop their uranium know, how close we could be to
    Armageddon. And I asked myself if I could stand to be
    a librarian in a time of nuclear holocaust, or would I
    wish I had some other job, like a nurse or someone
    who would treat PTSD in bomb victims.

    But, no, I would be really happy to be a librarian after
    the apocalypse. It would like Fahrenheit 451...we'd be
    preserving humanity in a very important way.

By agatha on Monday, September 4, 2006 - 01:16 am:

    We can totally be sisters in arms, although I picture you in a preservation type job, while I picture myself in public libraries or some variation on that theme. You know Nelly here is a librarian too? I also have a secret theory that Kazu is going to end up working in a library type environment eventually as well. I guess it's not so secret anymore.

By Spider on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 11:14 pm:

    We'll keep the world's records while everyone burns.

    I had my orientation today -- I think I'm going to be very happy

    I wasn't the least bit nervous, either, which was amazing. I slept
    very well last night, and I was truly excited to go. These are my
    people -- we are all library geeks.

    My first class starts on Saturday. (I have classes on Tuesdays
    and Saturdays, and I'll get to have an internship this semester.
    Did you know that Boston has more libraries than any other US

By Nate on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 11:59 pm:

    is that because Boston has more colleges than any other US city?*

    *i don't actually know if this is true.

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