Wednesday, July 18, 2007

the big move has begun

Well, we at least made one trip today. Tom is going to be in Newport Beach for mock trial tomorrow and then I am going to join him on Friday, so we aren't going to make any substantial process until at least Saturday, but at least we have seen the apartment and we were able to make one trip. We are really happy with the apartment, but we aren't very happy about our garage. After we parked (and squeezed ourselves out of the car) we walked around and noticed that we have the smallest model. Our car BARELY fits. I called and tried to negotiate a new garage, but they wouldn't even listen to me, they just said no. We will have to make it work. The apartment is more the twice as big as our current place (we can actually have visitors now . . .), I don't think these pictures do it justice. In addition to the living room and dining room/kitchen, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
It has been a little while since I updated the blog so I'll fill in what we have been doing.

Last Wednesday we went and saw Harry Potter on the Imax theater with the firm. I wouldn't call myself a Harry Potter fanatic, but I definitely enjoy the books and the movies and this movie was no different. The theater had assigned seats so it was nice to just arrive at the theater a few minutes before the film and not have to worry about getting good seats. We really enjoyed the movie and having the last 15 or so minutes in 3D was fun. I have been listening to the previous books on tape (while I'm at work) to prepare for the new book, I am very excited.

Thursday we went and saw Wicked with Tom's mentor and his wife. I have heard so many people say that they really enjoyed the show that Tom convinced his mentor to take us. We had a lot of fun, even though we were sitting about four rows from the back and there were these two old men in front of us who kept asking each other, "What did they just say?" Before we went to Wicked, we went to this cheap little Thai place down the street that had this HILARIOUS Thai Elvis impersonator who (according to the sign) was not lip syncing.

After our late movie Wednesday and seeing Wicked on Thursday, we were both completely exhausted but we managed to do a little couch shopping on Saturday. Our current couch is a hand-me-down from my sister and while it is ok and it was free, it does not work well for long-term sitting. The cushions are pretty uncomfortable and the couch sits pretty low to the ground so we are in the market for something new. I think we found one we like, we'll see . . . Later Saturday night we met up with Tom's sister Denise and her husband John for a lovely dinner at Natalee Thai. Yum.

Then last night I convinced Tom to set up a dinner for us to go to Spago with some people from the firm. I have been wanting to eat dinner there all summer and I wasn't disappointed (I particularly enjoyed the chocolate torte that I had for dessert). I, of course, managed to get dinner all over myself, but it was worth it.

Anyway, we are going to have a very busy week. We have our Westwood apartment for the rest of the month, but after that we will have a new address so if you want the new address send me an email :)

p.s. My mom's dog just had puppies, aren't they cute?


Jan said...

Sounds like ya'll are keeping busy! Sorry about the garage, though. That's terrible! Can you maybe get on a waiting list for another garage?

Glad you liked HP. I loved it and plan to see it again - but not until after I read Deathly Hallows. Saturday is reserved for reading.

Puppies are cute!

betsey said...

Let me know if you need any help on Saturday with the move. I'm free and more than willing to carry boxes and provide an extra car to help with the transport! Give me a call!

aSHleY said...

Erica--don't call Betsey for help. I will help so Betsey doesn't have to and because I like you guys. Hello pregnant girls do not carry boxes. Seriously let me know if you need help. I am so happy to have you in the village finally.