During our recent anniversary lunch, Cool Mum and I reminisced about all of the homes we’ve had during our marriage. It took most of our lunch date to reconstruct the timeline.
In all, we’ve lived in 12 places over the 13 years of the Cool Marriage. And that doesn’t include the 12 or so places we stayed for anywhere from one night to a month when we had no place to call our own.
In chronological order with a rough estimate of size, we’ve lived in:
1. A 400 sq ft one bedroom, Gainesville, FL
A cozy starter place across the street from the UF campus. A family member may or may not have cried after seeing how cozy the apartment was. We were there a year. Continue reading
Cool Newbie in Brooklyn Bridge Park, June 2013
When applying for my position as Oldest Social Media Intern Ever at Yelp, I had to create a Yelp account to show I could be proficient at all things Yelp. ‘Your Headline’ is part of a Yelp profile that at first seems like an afterthought, buried under 8 other fields on the form. But when you look at the public profile, it takes on an unanticipated prominence.
As you see, right under the heavily filtered profile pic of me in a fedora I bought from a street vendor in the East Village for $15 [-5 cool points] sits my headline.
“Turning life upside down on a regular basis” Continue reading
Our packed-full storage unit.
Cool Mum is currently reading The Story of the World, a history book for children, to Cool Boy to launch his classical homeschool education. Chapter One is titled ‘The Earliest People’, and it starts off with three questions:
Where do you live? Where do you sleep? Do you sleep in the same bed every night, or do you move into a new house every week?
At the end of our last update, CB’s answers would have been:
“Um…New York? We just made a reeeally long drive from Florida, and I’m not sure.”
“Wherever Mommy and Daddy tell me to. Right now it’s a bed in Long Island.”
“We move into a new house every day!” Continue reading