29 March 2011

woah.

for the past five months we thought we were moving to asia.  we didn't know exactly when, but we knew that sometime before the end of august we would be on the other side of the world.  we were thrilled.  i was half way to my end life goal of becoming asian and mas was planning weekend excursions to places like vietnam and thailand and beijing.  but then, three or four weeks ago, those people that make those decisions called and said no.  no to tokyo, no to seoul, and no to that wee little japanese island.  it was a bit hard to take.  we had been making plans, reading blogs, ALMOST BUYING PLANE TICKETS.  but then, we thought about it, and decided it would all be ok.  we would just pick up next january and move back to california.  california is almost like japan or s. korea, no?  it was fun few days.  we were making up new careers for ourselves (mas - sommelier, me - doughnut maker) and telling a few of our favorites that was the plan, we were coming back.  it was exciting, and scary ... you know the whole picking where you want to live thing.

and then ...

two weeks ago, the phone rang.  and it was them ... those people that make these decisions.  they said : mas come to dc and we will give you a job that you weren't even considering because it is so good, we promise it will be better than becoming a sommelier and living in the best state in the country.  so, mas says yes, has two interviews, fills out a bunch of paperwork and finds out last week that we are going to dc.  we jump and scream and laugh and high five.  the job is ridiculous and dc is a CITY, a city with things and people and snow and cherry blossoms.  we are to be there no later than july 31.  i am excited.  mas is thrilled.  and frances is ready to walk around where the people are.  i ask if maybe we can move SOONER.  mas laughs and says no.  then the phone rings again, or maybe an email was sent, at this point there are too many changes coming from too many directions i can't quite remember the details.  they say, come no later than june 30th.  so we are going house hunting.

i'm not going to say that i haven't finally found a way of life in this tiny town.  i like my yoga studio.  i like the coffee shop that lets me bring frances inside to sit and drink coffee.  i like the two block downtown/business district that has a train track (with frequent trains) running down the center.  i like the new little deli that opened up around the corner from us that serves ALL LOCAL food and sells dried beans and lentils in bulk and makes their own yogurt.  i like the bookstore.  i like our new house, i still haven't painted it even.  but i am also not going to say that the thought of living in dc makes me so excited i could pee.

15 comments:

  1. AND I CAN COME TO DC AND YOU CAN COME TO NEW YORK AND WE CAN BE FRIENDZ.

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  2. even though i will miss our dinners together, i am so happy for you + MAS! living in that tiny town can't be easy, and what a great adventure! plus, it's only 4 hours away and now i'll have a new excuse to visit dc. xxo

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  3. Aaaah! DC is fantastic. I had no idea. Went there for the first time in my life, a couple of weeks ago. Loved it.

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  4. yay! congratulations!

    DUDE. I live in CA and I don't even have a "little deli that serves ALL LOCAL food and sells dried beans and lentils in bulk and makes their own yogurt."

    maybe i should move to YOUR town.

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  5. woohoo! glad you get to move!

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  6. ummm... MY life goal is to be asian. specifically japanese. my mom even says she's surprised i wasn't born asian. my brother is half asian, so i just live vicariously through him. ;)

    i've only been to DC once, but it was pretty rad. you're going to love it and i am so happy for you guys. i must admit i'm a little sad about the california plan not working out, but hey, you have your WHOLE lives to be a sommelier and a donut maker... just don't turn the damn donuts into pops, ok?

    xoxox

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  7. @jamie or the bay area. there's tons of that stuff here... just sayin'.

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  8. holy crap, i can barely keep up with you girl! DC is the best city for food. so excited for you guys!!! xoxoxo

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  9. YEAH! Let us know when you get to town and we'll have you over for dinner! If you have any questions or need any help, just let us know.

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  10. YAY! New cities are the best.

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  11. DC is awesome. you're going to love it.

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  12. awwww! I can't believe your life! You will love DC, i have family there, and it is so much fun and is very beautiful! Good luck :o)

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  13. DC is a great city, what neighborhoods are you looking to buy in? I've lived here almost my whole life and we love it!

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  14. Is your tiny town Carrboro? I've been sitting here obsessively looking at wedding-related inspiration pictures and through that I found your blog and I live in Carrboro too - and I used to live in New York, so I understand the appeal of The City (a city, any city!) in contrast with a Tiny Town. Congrats on the move!

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