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The Moving

Last night really, the preparations for my move to Portland has commenced. We've decided February 1st and 2nd. I've already figured out how much a bus pass would cost and and I believe I know how to get to my grandmother's apartment.

As you may already know, it seems like a simple process to transfer to my temp agency's office up there so I will have some work. It may not be enough at first we'll work it out. Even though my attempts to contact other agencies have been apparently ignored, I'm hoping they'll be more receptive when I actually move. We worked out a budget this morning and I'll still need financial assistance from my parents for the time being if the job situation isn't drastically different up there.

The new complication is that my bank isn't in Maine. (Coincidentally, my bank in Maine before the move down here isn't down here.) So I think I've found a suitable replacement although there seems to be some confusion as to what would be the nearest branch to me. I'm sure this will be figured out quickly enough when I get up there.

Did I tell you my new Christmas computer has arrived? It will be taken up to Maine when my parents go up anyway for a conference.

Anyway, since this post was rather unusual for me, I will close with some thoughts that will be more familiar to you readers. Last weekend, the parents and I went to see Dream Girls in faux IMAX. I'm not old enough to know the real story of the Supremes so I couldn't tell you how close the story was but I do know how eerily close it was to star Beyonce Knowles' own group Destiny's Child with the line-up changes, and the subsequent revision of history that followed, in particular. The acting was spectacular from Jamie Foxx's bastard of a record executive to Eddie Murphy's drug addicted aging rocker. (Those who have seen the latter's "James Brown's Hot Tub" or "Little Rchard Simmons" sketches on SNL shouldn't be too surprised by this.) The real suprise in the acting arena, if not the singing, actually was Jennifer Hudson. If she wins nothing I'll be very surprised.

Comments

JRRyan said…
Aww, Maine? Well, I guess the bright side is that now you can tell me all about Maine bc my best friend and I are always *this* close to going to Maine, to like, check it out and stuff.

Also, faux-IMAX? I could NOT have put it better myself...

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