My New Home . . .

Finally! I have secured a new apartment that is larger, upgraded, closer to work, and borders the Chattahoochee River! It's also close to some really great parks, shopping and restaurants.

The picture above is similar to what my new kitchen looks like. Everything is the same except the dimensions of the room. Mine's a bit different, but it's beautiful. The pool is gorgeous, the fitness center is great (the cardio equipment has flat screen tvs!), they have canoes and kayaks to use on the river. It's been so long since I've been in a canoe, but it's so fun. I'm looking forward to getting on the river.

I will begin the moving process in the middle of July, and will go little by little through the week. I think I'll have a moving company help with the big stuff, a.k.a. my piano, the last weekend of July.

I'm very excited!

Medical Update . . . & Some Other Stuff

I am finally feeling better! Yay! I think the kidney infection is completely out the door. If only my exhaustion had gone with it. This week has been a madhouse for me. My Court schedule was crazy! Thankfully, it's Friday and I have a whole two days of no work.

My Mom is in town this weekend. She decided she wants to assist in the apartment/condo hunt, so that's what we shall do tomorrow. I have tried to instill in her all week long that there will be NO SHOPPING! My Mom's a shopper by nature, and when I say shopper I mean a hunter. She will spend hours perusing the stores.

We were supposed to have dinner tonight at Fritti. I was so craving their NY Strip. Unfortunately, my Mom let me know earlier in the day that she probably wouldn't get to head this way until much later than we'd planned. So, I had to cancel our dinner reservations. Poo! What's the replacement meal, you ask? A supreme pizza from Pizza Hut.

I'll update on the house hunting later in the weekend!

Film Meme

I saw this over at a friend's blog and thought it looked like fun. Besides, I need all the apartment hunting procrastination I can get!

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times:

Silence of the Lambs.

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater:

Um, the last one I remember was Breach.

3. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to see a movie:

Robert DeNiro.
Reese Witherspoon.

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to see a movie:

Will Ferrell.

5. Name a movie that you can quote from:

Fever Pitch!

6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs:

The Sound Of Music

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with:

The Sound of Music & Phantom of the Opera.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see:

* Silence of the Lambs.
* An Inconvenient Truth.
* Breakfast at Tiffany's.
* Crash.
* Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

9. Name a movie that you own:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops:

Hmm, let's go with George Clooney. He started out on The Facts of Life!

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?

Yep, several.

12. Ever made out in a movie?


13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't gotten around to it:


14. Ever walked out of a movie?

No, but I have stopped DVDs. Kinsey, anyone?

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater:

Apollo 13. I still cry every single time I watch that movie!

16. Popcorn?

In the theater, absolutely!

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?

It depends. Sometimes I'll see several in a row, other times it's a few months.

18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?

Ummm . . .The Queen? I think!

19. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

I like rom-coms, comedies, thrillers, and horror!

20. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?


21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?

Not sure, really.

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Mulholland Dr.

23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?

The Descent was really intense and scary. However, my top scary film will probably always be The Shining.

24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?

There this older movie called Big Man On Campus. It's completely corny which is why I loved it so. I haven't seen it in years, but just thinking of it makes me laugh.

The Woe of the Kidney Infection . . .

Want a fun way to spend a Friday night? Head on over to your local Emergency Care Clinic! These are free-standing clinics that operate as emergency rooms, but usually without the four hour wait.

I'd gone to my doctor on Tuesday for a pretty simple infection, which was worse after the typical three day treatment. As the day progressed yesterday the constant ache in my lower left back got worse and worse. I suspected a kidney infection. I was right. I received a shot in the butt and another week's work of antibiotics. Thankfully, I was in and out within an hour and was treated by a very fun doctor. She was so fun that she seemed to think the hallucinations I have as a result of my codeine allergy would be, "Fun!" Yeah, right -- they are not fun. They're scary!

I'm feeling better this morning. My lower back is only a tiny bit achy, which is good. Evidently, last night's antibiotic shot was a good one.

Today, I'm apartment hunting. I have a nice, not so little list of places to go. I dread looking. I also dread packing things up and moving. There are two good things about moving this time: 1) I get to hire a moving company since my piano is very difficult to move, and 2) I have my very own truck to assist me. There will be no more stuffing things into a tiny Acura Integra.

I finally received my race number for the Peachtree Road Race. Sadly, I didn't receive one of the 250 silver numbers which would've placed me in a contest to win an all expenses paid trip to Dublin, Ireland. I so wanted to go to Ireland. Heck, who am I kidding, I'll take an all expenses paid trip to almost anywhere!

(12 of 12) 2,0: June

It's time once again for Chad's wonderful 12 of 12! I'm proud of myself since I've remembered to do it every month so far. Check out Chad's site to see everyone's day.

7:45 a.m.: Heading to work. I'm still in happy mode over my new truck, Murphy. I have no idea where the name came from.

9:30 a.m.: This is where I spent most of my morning, the Paulding County Courthouse.

9:40 a.m.: I'm not really sure what sort of business this is, however, I thought the gigantic eagle was hysterical. (You'll see another gigantic thing later.)

10:00 a.m.: Atlanta has a ton of open area shopping centers. There are several different ones called "The Avenue." This is "The Avenue at West Cobb." I drove through to see if there were any stores I was interested in. There's a pretty good selection, but nothing I can't get a little closer to home.

10:10 a.m.: Getting back to work I had to drive through Kennesaw Battlefield State Park. This is one of the battlefields. There are pretty good running trails at the park.

10:15 a.m.: This is the "Big Chicken" which is very well known across Georgia. This is still on my way back to the office.

3:20 p.m.: I left work a little early because of a doctor's appointment. On the way home, I stopped at Walgreen's to fill my prescription.

4:30 p.m.: My prescription, which was supposed to take 30 minutes, took over an hour! I felt so bad by this time that I decided to run through Panda Express for some fast Chinese food.

5:00 p.m.: I am unable to wear my contact lenses while taking my medication. So, first thing is to take them out and stick them in my cute little contact case.

5:05 p.m.: Taking my medicine.

6:30 p.m.: The season 4 premier of Rescue Me starts tomorrow night, so I'm sitting down with my season 3 DVD to watch the season finale again.

11:31 p.m.: Time for bed!

Bonus picture: This month's bonus picture is based on the word "secret." I'm not sure if you can tell what my picture is, but I'm not telling. Also, I was/am an Alias fan, and the number "47" has special meaning, and Alias had all sorts of secrets!