I feel like I should apologize for not posting in almost a week, and also for debasing my first post in that almost seven day period to the level of cheesy balcony pictures. How cliche of an opening is that? There’ a strange guilt that accompanies my recent lack of posts, but hopefully I can explain away some of it by saying, for perhaps the annoyingly millionth time, that I moved to LA on Monday and have since been occupied with things like getting my previously drain-deficient shower to work and the importance of locating the necessary Trader Joe’s. Moving has also brought about new accomplishments that I never thought would register as significant to me, such as possessing and assembling more than three articles of furniture (if you include the step stool that I bought to overcompensate for my vertical difficulties) and successfully distinguishing between different types of screwdrivers. IKEA domination aside, I still haven’t unpacked my bags or done laundry, so at this point clothing options are beyond limited (we’re talking house fire survivor lost-all-but-the-clothes-on-their-backs limited) so I combined everything within arms reach of my finally and overly proudly assembled bed that had a color palette similar to a geisha makeup and ended up looking strangely maitre-d-esque. Guess that’s just one of the sacrifices of relocation.