my temporary home sweet home
thanks for the birthday wishes y'all. it was actually very low key but also lovely. it was a good day. adonis called to wish me a happy one and left the cutest message. he's moving to hoboken on friday/sat and i'll be here till the middle of next week i think, so [crossing fingers] hopefully i'll see him soon. i'll sure as hell hint at it a million times, at least.
so i'm staying at my dear friend alex's house. she's one of my best friends from college. she is just amazing, i have to say. she has been there for me at every moment that mattered. when the ex and i broke up (after a 5 year relationship), she was there. when someone broke into my car the next day she left work to come comfort me. she has been my one source of stability in college and out in this city whenever i've needed it.
so of course when i was homeless she was the first person to say, "you're staying at mine. i don't want another word about it." i told myself i wouldn't stay with any friend for more than a week (as i have nine other friends who have already volunteered their homes). i'm imposing enough, i shouldn't stay for more than a week anywhere. but alex is insisting i stay the month if i have to. that's just the way she is.
she's the kind of person that makes every place feel like home. she's totally silly and full of her mother's crazy maxims. she's from dallas and will make you black eyed peas and brown sugar bacon and cheddar cheese grits.
so i'm comfortable and happy here but i know i can't stay forever. in fact, she makes it really hard to judge when i'll have overstayed my welcome. i've seen no good apartments lately. i went to a place yesterday that had eleven bedrooms. yes, eleven. one bathroom. solamente uno. funny how they failed to mention that in their ad...i wonder why...
my best friend kate always makes a place feel like home too. she's in chicago though. also, she forgot my birthday but it's the first time ever i think (ignoring all the years she convinced herself it was the 31st and not the 30th), so i'll forgive her. i'm also leaving my anonymity behind a bit. i've told my close friends in chicago about the blog because it's the best way for them to keep up with my life. also, since i almost never see them i don't have any reason to trash talk them here and thus, to hide the blog from them. everyone say hello to jasmine's chicago friends [waving] who probably won't comment much, but read, i hope they will.