Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Back, forth

-A Metrocard with a photo on it is apparently enough ID to bring to serve as a witness at a City Hall wedding. A tight ship indeed.

-Tacos, iced coffee, bagels, all lovely. Even better: access to a non-communal kitchen (and bathroom!). Made poached eggs and toast this morning without locking a door or greeting any neighbors in French.

-Also novel: having options when getting dressed in the morning. I packed very light for the semester, and am really enjoying having more possibilities than the part of the suitcase space I'd allotted to clothing allowed.

6 comments:

PG said...

Welcome to America, even if not Real America.

I have been swithering between two different apartments to rent for a few weeks in southern Spain. On the one hand, a one bedroom that's a bit out of town and with a tiny kitchenette, but close to the language institute where I'm signing up for 8:30am classes; on the other, a centrally located studio with a fabulous kitchen (with a FREEZER! and an OVEN!) that's a 15 minute bus ride to the institute and 70 euros more expensive. I finally decided that I could use my time in Spain to get better at Spanish or I could use it to do a Best Of Smitten Kitchen, but not both.

Britta said...

I would go for the cheaper apartment closer to your language school. You'll probably end up eating out a lot with your classmates, or just making omelets every night for dinner, so the fancy kitchen might not be worth it.

Flavia said...

Wait: are you a married lady now? If so, congrats!

And if not, congrats on the expanded kitchen & wardrobe options.

Phoebe said...

Flavia,

Licensed only, which is still plenty exciting!

Britta said...

Congratulations, halfway there :)

PG said...

Britta,
Good point-- better to set myself up for socializing than for domesticity.