My apartment is feeling more and more like a home. Kind of like Austin!
I’m still virtually friendless here, but yesterday, while driving across Town Lake, I saw a the beauty of the city and the skyline behind it and I realized: I think I might love Austin. I semi sort of know where I’m going when driving and hours of staring at a map is helping me to muster up the courage to try the bus system (I get to ride free as a UT student!!).
Yesterday, while trying to explore the city, I had brunch with an old friend! Emily was my roommate and co-volunteer the summer I lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, and she happens to be from Austin, originally! She’s in California now for law school but her visit home coincided with my move. It was divine intervention, we had to meet up! She’s a vegetarian, too, so she suggested a great place, The Omlettery.
This omelette was amazeballs! It had fresh tomatoes, big slices of black olives, and this delicious lemon sour cream sauce inside it. I ate just over half, plus the toast and fruit. Perfect brunch — thanks, Emily!! It kept me really full and I just had snacks throughout the afternoon to hold me over to dinner.
Dinner was extra special because we finally have a table!!!!! I found one on Craigslist and since my roommate, Kelsey, has an SUV, we took her car and drove out to get it when she got home from work yesterday.
Complete with the place mats I appropriated from my mother, we have a real eating area! I’d show you the living room, but it is still a mess. My roommate’s boyfriend (who also went to college with us) is currently living with us between leases and his couch, dresser, etc. are in our living room! Once he moves out, we’ll have a couch (that needs a slip cover) and a fouton, and possibly decorations and a sense of style. I’ll keep you posted.
To celebrate my table, I made a delicious dinner to enjoy on it
I slept like a rock and this morning I pirated my way into the local YMCA. I still technically have a membership through a family membership, so I used the AWAY privileges to get in an (indoor) workout. I was supposed to run 3.5 miles, but I only got 3 in. I had to take a few walking breaks because I felt sluggish and horrible side stitches. I don’t get it! I know I’m still coming off an injury and building my endurance up, but how the heck did I run a 10k in March and now I can barely get in half that distance?! Very frustrating.
Anyways… In the spirit of apartment organization, does anyone have suggestions about how to store our bikes? We currently have them behind the TV, which makes the TV stick way out into the living space. My closet is big enough, but that is annoying. Any creative solutions?