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it's official.

1. moving to new orleans, going to attempt to be there by August 1st.

2. I do *not* currently have the new Steven Brust book in my grubby little hands, and that is pissing me off to no end.

i still don't know what to do with my cat. and i've started to reconsider driving out instead of flying out. we'll see.

i'll post more stuff when i can, but boy is stuff piling up.

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edrake
Jul. 9th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
ah, mallory. i hope that isn't too much trouble to figure out. i still feel partly responsible...

so i'm flying to OR tomorrow. can we hang next week, pleeeeeaaase?

<3
lifeofmendel
Jul. 9th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
pick a time after work hours, my schedule is fairly flexible.

don't feel responsible for the mallory circumstance. katie and i decided to have mallory together. she was a part of our home. neither of us anticipated where we'd be today.

it's a tough situation - i don't know if i have it in me to take care of her on my own in new orleans. i have to think about it a little more.
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lifeofmendel
Jul. 9th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
it's not without a degree of sadness that i'm leaving.

you better continue taking care of yourself, you.

hearts.
tanuwa
Jul. 9th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Hi Mendel - congrats on the job!

We moved our 3 cats out to NC via airplane and it all went swimmingly. I thought they'd be terrified, but once they came out of their crates were surprisingly quick to adjust!

I am super protective of my kitties and I believe they were handled really well. :)
lifeofmendel
Jul. 9th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
for me, it's not so much an issue of that as much as whether or not i can or want to deal with raising a cat in new orleans without any real backup (since here, my ex can take care of her if necessary when i'm out of town or have too much other crap going on).

It also has to do with cost management. Taking this job is a pay cut and the cost of living is higher, and when i first got the cat it was with my live-in gf so we split the cost of cat thingies. Absorbing all of that cost wasn't a huge deal when we split apart because my job paid well enough relative to cost of living.

we'll see though. i am pretty fond of her. just want to make sure she's taken care of well, and i don't know if me in NO is the right person to do it.
zqfmbg
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
If you do anything as a going-away thing, let me know. I may try to be there.
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
i'll be sure to post something up. i'm not sure if i'll be able to pull it off because of the short time span, more likely that maybe next summer i'll do a bash.

because i'm reconsidering the idea of driving, i may breeze by the bay area, though. haven't yet decided, assessing costs.
crackoon
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Congratulations on getting the job Mendel.
If you drive, leave yourself some time to visit the Grand Canyon. Worth any and all extra time and miles :)
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
i went to the grand canyon a loooong time ago when i was younger. fell off of bryce canyon, which is why i am now afraid of heights. we'll see if i feel like venturing that direction again.

and thanks, sir. :)
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lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
hehe. same time zone even, yes?
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eldoles
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Grats!!
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
thanks you. miss you guys. come visit!
miss_skillet
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I envy you more than anything that you have/will have something meaningful to do that you love...and get paid for it.

it couldn't happen to a more favorite person.
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
thanks, dear.

*big hug*

i can't stress enough how much i care for you. if you ever need anything, you know how to reach me.
nytelyte
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
You'll be closer to me!

Enough of the selfish talk. Congrats on the job! :)
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
how about that? we need to organize a ddr tournament or something. :)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
I'm taking a road trip in late August and I may go through New Orleans. I'll have to stop by and say hi :)

Congrats!
keevon
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
Hi I am Keevon
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
for sure. :) not sure how busy i'll be, but i'm sure if nothing else we can get together for a meal at least. contact me when you're in town.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Also I will be with him on said road trip. I had no idea you were moving.... :(

This is Steve Gapp btw
catbus
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
Ohhhhh my god you're leaving I'm going to miss you so much. If I was around I would see you once more before you leave. :/

But I'm really happy for you. You rock, Mendel, and I'm wishing the best for you. I hope you'll have people near you who appreciate the awesome person you are. <3

It was great seeing you at DSR. And I'm glad there's at least the internets.
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
you left first, dear. japan-goer. :)

we will surely keep in touch. keep out of trouble, you. hearts.
girfan
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the new job (and good luck with the move)!
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
thank ye kindly. :)
truthmonkey42
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
I hope the move goes well!
Next time I'm down in NOLA we'll have to meet up, I have an employee and a few friends down there I'm planning on visiting sometime in the next 6 months or so. If you can, see if you can find your way to Jaquamo's... it looks like a hole in the wall but has undoubtably the BEST food in New Orleans.

Take care and (when appropriate) - Welcome to closer to the right coast :)
--R
lifeofmendel
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
definitely look me up when you show up in no, it'll be awesome to see you. mark lives very close to jaquamo's, but it was closed when i was there (probably because it was a sunday or it was too early), but i'll be sure to check it out once i'm settled there.
truthmonkey42
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
will do!
In the meantime - watch for roving HBO camera crews scoping out the music community of NOLA...

http://blog.nola.com/davewalker/2008/07/hbo_sets_drama_series_in_treme.html
anonymouse914
Jul. 17th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Is there some sort of going away-lose all my money to Mendel happening?
lifeofmendel
Jul. 17th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
nothing strictly planned yet. will post again next week about it if it does happen.
anonymouse914
Jul. 17th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS!
lifeofmendel
Jul. 17th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
thanks, sir. :)
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