T-minus ten(?) days

This is my blog. I’ve had it, deleted it, rededicated it multiple times, but now I’ll keep it. This is the start of my “real” life. What better way to start it than by chasing a dream I had in high school and accepting an unpaid internship 1,800 miles away? Well, that’s exactly what I did.

I’m moving to Decatur, GA in ten days (Well, I have to be there the 15th, but want to get there early. It’s entirely complicated. Much like this parenthetical side note.) to work for Paste Magazine. Check it out, but basically it is a music/film/culture magazine a la Rolling Stone or Spin. It used to be a print mag, but with the recent recession dedicated itself to a website. It gives it a blog feel. To be honest, it’s sort of what I wanted Harbor Collective to be like.

In fact, I used HC posts as my portfolio for the internship. But that’s neither here nor there. I could explain how I came about the internship, but I’ve explained it countless times to everyone. Just ask one of them.

What is important is the fact that I have no plans whatsoever. I can see my parents reading this and freaking out. But when do I ever have plans. NEVER! I might be getting a place with two (or one) other interns, but we’ll see. It’ll be the cheaper option, but we’d be living without furniture. Also, we might not be able to get month to month and would have to sign a six month lease, which would suck because we’re only there for four months. The other option would be finding a sublet, but that would cost a little more.

That, along with finding a shitty part time job, are my main concerns. Again, I’m not even that worried about it. My current preoccupations are:

  1. How shitty my PC and netbook are. I need a computer to work on in the office, which would be Tiny Blue Steel (my netbook), but I’m also going to bring my PC because it has everything I need on it. Hopefully my trusty and quite talented friend Darrel will be able to fix my shit for me.
  2. The fact that every iTrip I’ve ever purchased has broken on me. I think I’m going to get Best Buy to do an auxiliary cable insert for me. It costs twice as much as an iTrip, but I know they’re more reliable, so I’m game. I just don’t currently have the cash to buy it and need to do it ASAP.
  3. Need to fix my bicycle. Might need new tires…def need to get the handle bars fixed.
  4. Money. Even with my part time job, I don’t have a lot of it. I mean, I have none of it. A lot of it went to paying off debt. My credit card also is out of commission. Somehow I’ll make it to Decatur.
There’s probably more, but I got to get started on figuring it all out! Next time see my driving plans. Preview: eight southern states in three days.

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