and then there was RAWR

Well my big news this week is that I am about to sign a lease on an apartment for next year (like a boss). I will be living by myself for the first time ever, and I must admit I’m pretty proud of myself for handling the whole finding-an-apartment thing on my own. Usually I’m pretty bad at adulthood. All of my previous living situations have been with roommates (or at home, obvs), and most of them required not much more than “lala I need a place to live” and “hey I’ve got an empty room!” Easy-peasey. This time I had to actually go look at places and make decisions and make budgets and WHOA. I’m getting woozy just thinking about it.

I’m pretty psyched and don’t worry there will be pictures as soon as I paint over the horrendous muddy purple that’s going on in the bedroom.

My other big accomplishment this week: buying ALL the books.

No seriously. I can’t hold them all at the same time, I bought so many. This week involved a Borders closing sale, a local bookstore with a large used section, and an amazon purchase. All told, I managed to acquire:

  • Changeless and Blameless by Gail Carriger
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  • The Incredible Change-Bots volume 2 by Jeffrey Brown
  • Uglies and Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (I was talked out of buying the other two in the series)
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Worldshaker by Richard Harland
  • The True Adventures of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  • Catching Fire by Suzane Collins

And this doesn’t even include the two books I had the local bookstore order for me (more on that later—one of them might be by the infamous Hannah Moskowitz).

Hi, my name is Grace and I own too many books. a) where do I start and b) how the hell do I move them all?

So anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to. My wrist is still annoying, but I’m almost done making a website at work so my hands-on computer usage is about to drop significantly and maybe I’ll be blogging with a bit more regularity.

P.S. No the post title doesn’t mean anything. It’s late. I’m tired. Rawr.