If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen my mood slowly declining. If you haven’t, my trade em post couldn’t have come at a better time.
I would trade… no internet/cable in my new apartment (well duh) for some at home luxury service. I mean seriously, I feel so scattered because of it. I don’t feel like this is my home so therefore I am just not completely comfortable there. This still feels like a transition rather than a settling in period.
I would trade… being denied at a public library for copious amounts of free books and movies. All I wanted was to check out some tv shows and books. But no. Because I am so new in my apartment and am subleasing, I don’t really have any sort of proof of my current address. Wah wah, the lady kindly turned me away. I was on the verge of tears just because I was so desperate to finally find entertainment.
I would trade… being continuously charged by RedBox for giving their company a swift kick in the butt. This event made my blood boil. I went to return the three dvds I had rented. Well I only got email confirmation of two of them. I called the company and they told me the machine I returned them on was malfunctioning. Until they can get a repair person out there I AM BEING CHARGED for that dvd. Say what? I asked if they could freeze my account because I did return it. Nope, they couldn’t. WHATTTT. Nothing I can do but pray that guy gets there fast.
I would trade… spotty wifi in my third Starbucks in two days for the fast connection at the library. I sat at the public library for over two hours trying to tame my reader and catch up with stuff. It was so freaking fast I loved it. Each Starbucks I have hit just goes slow and painfully slow. Sorry if my comments are sporadic or non-existent because of this.
I would trade… my crappy homemade coffee for a perfect mixture. For some reason I can’t get my coffee to taste right. I either add too much or too little ground beans. I am not willing to buy coffee everyday so I have just been drinking it. Oh, the pain I go through for my frugality. Anyone know the best amount of coffee per cup of water? Help a girl out.
I would trade… my lack of food creation motivation for a stellar night preparing dinner. I think the fact I am avoiding my apartment like the plague makes this one quite difficult. My meals have been boring and basic because I am just not happy in my apartment. I want to start trying new things and get out of this food rut. I can only eat so many eggs…
I would trade… the high priced frozen yogurt for an unlimited froyo budget. You know what I love even more than froyo that is even worse for a budget, Arctic Zero. It is the one ice cream that tastes delicious and doesn’t hurt my stomach but seriously $5 per pint. EEEEk. I can’t do that even weekly. But I crave it so bad. Gr.
I would trade… my ‘I’m fine’ go to to actually saying how I feel. I am and have always been that I’m fine girl, never saying how I actually feel. I got so much better with this the past year but for some reason, I have fallen back into that phrase. Not good. When family members ask, how are you – i’m fine. Friends write, how’s DC – I’m fine.
I would trade… this constant feeling of chaos for some rest. I think I am just on edge even in the apartment that my body is just in panic mode. I can’t seem to find that ‘me’ time or down time. Even in Bikram I noticed it was harder to catch my full breathes I normally can in hot yoga.
I would trade… my start date being moved back a week to starting yesterday like it should have. I know I should be cherishing this week I have but routine helps me. Routine is my starting point to settling in. Just means I will be that much more excited when I start.
Yesterday kind of hit, ran over and then back up on my self esteem. I was trying to stay so positive about this new place or should I say new home but now I just feel homesick. Let’s see what today brings.
Questions: What would you trade up this Tuesday? Any customer service horror stories? What is your overpriced item you can’t get enough of?