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In Houston now

Here, I wrote a thing about it, but it has approximately a brazillion pictures so I thought it would be polite to not make your friends list explode: In which Loki moves to Houston (with Rachael): a story told (mostly) in pictures.

Mike went back to Denver this morning. I miss him. I miss my kitties. The apartment is all set up and not bad for temporary living space.

The heat is already killing me. And the humidity has done HORRIFIC things to my hair. You should see the picture on my Exxon employee badge. It's just... yeah.

The biggest problem right now is that I have to walk everywhere. Thankfully I'm only a mile and a half from the office, which is rough enough as is. There's a Whole Foods super close, so I'm getting a lot of my lunches from there, though it's pretty big as Whole Foods go yet has no sushi, which I find very strange. But yeah, 1.5 miles isn't bad compared to the nearly 3 miles I had to walk when I turned in the truck. That was rough.

The good news is, I'm only stuck walking for another week. I'll have my surgical follow-up on Friday, at which point I will hopefully be cleared to start riding my bike again. Then I just need to figure out some bike routes, and how I can get some 20-30 mile rides in for exercise purposes.

And I've killed two cockroaches already. I've been surprisingly non-girly about this. Because screaming and flailing really won't get anything accomplished, I've realized. I've put in a call to the pest control guy so hopefully he will come by tomorrow and do something about it. Because lack of screaming and flailing aside, I am still not thrilled about discovering one in the shower with me.

I've decided to start weight training again, though I'm going to be careful. And of course, right now I can't do anything but legs, and even that's very limited since I can't lift/hold weight with my right hand. But even my limited leg workout today felt AWESOME. It's not that I've forgotten what a rush lifting is - I've always loved it - but it's been so long since I've felt it. My problem's always been overtraining due to enthusiasm, so I'll just have to be careful. But there's a little weight room in the apartment building and it's a thing I can do in the air conditioning.

...and yeah. That's how it is right now.


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May. 24th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Okay, so I'm slow, I've just fully realized that you'll be gone for a good chunk of the summer, and exiled in Houston. I want to say condolences, but maybe there are sensitive Houstonians reading this. Anyway, you'll be back in August, yes?
May. 24th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
End of August, yes. Though I won't functionally be back until September, since Worldcon is that next weekend.
May. 24th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Houston...*shudders* My grandmother used to live in a little town about 30-40 miles from Houston--I can deal with heat (kinda have to *laughs*), but heat + that much humidity *wrinkles nose*. On the bright side, you can possibly visit the beach in Galveston?
May. 24th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
I'll only get to go to Galveston if one of my fellow interns goes and lets me hitch a ride, or if I decide I want to rent a car. :/
May. 24th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Ah T.T I liked Galveston :)
May. 24th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
The heat is already killing me. And the humidity has done HORRIFIC things to my hair.

heheheheheheh... ;)

And I've killed two cockroaches already.

Which kind? The ordinary sized German cockroach, or the Texas sized tree roach?


Welcome to hell...

Not really, though. I love my town. Just learn the basic survival skills (stay within 10 paces of air conditioning from May - October, always have a loose flipflop shoe handy for encroaching wildlife) and you'll be fine. ;)

May. 24th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing the german kind? It didn't put up too much of a fight when I smooshed it.

Haha, the bad part is right now I have to walk EVERYWHERE. Only one more week until I can bike at least...
May. 24th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
Umm. I must have missed an update. Why are you in one of the worst tx cities to be in at this time of the year????
May. 24th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Internship with Exxon. ^^
May. 24th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! How awesome! How long will you be down there? I might be in Houston around mid june. :) We could meet up somewhere for lunch or something. :)
May. 25th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'll be in Houston until August 25th-ish. So yeah, give me a yell when you'll be around!
May. 27th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Welcome to my hometown! Sadly, I don't get down there very often anymore outside of college football season.
May. 27th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Aw. Well, if you're around before August 25th, let me know and we can hopefully get lunch. :)
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