Thursday, July 6, 2006

New apartment

One fine day Athena and I were talking (as couples do) and we discussed buying an apartment together. Although I am still paying the Santa Monica one off, the theory was that I could rent that out and go in halves with a new one with Athena. Then I couldn't boss her around so much and she could hang up her crazy art-deco paintings. So we discussed some rough prices and Athena circled some places in the newspaper and we headed out on an exploratory mission to see what was happening.

The first place was crap but the second place was great. But no, surely this can't happen twice. You can't find the best place on only your second go? Well, we expressed an interest to this friendly and helpful agent and then went on to look at about 20 other places. They were all crap - some more crappy than others. The second place we looked at was still great. In fact, it was getting better by the minute.

Although we had developed a slight "hunger" for the new place, I refused to go into a bidding war with this other "guy" that has also placed a bid. Apparently his name was Mr Snuffleupagus. I used the old Jedi "can you send me something in an e-mail to confirm we're no longer the leading bid so that we can buy another place we've found" mind trick.

The phone rings...
"Oh, you don't actually have Snuffy's bid in writing you say?..."
"So you're saying we're technically still the leading bid - at least on paper?..."

Why does the word "snake" spring to mind? Amazingly, Snuffy's bid didn't materialize. Apparently, little biddy Snuffy didn't believe that we existed and he wasn't willing to go the extra mile to bid against us imaginary real folk. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I heard this. Eventually I got some graph paper and drew an Argand diagram with Snuffy sitting somewhere on the y-axis. Nerd talk for Snuffy is imaginary.

Anyway Snuffy, sucked in!! The apartment's great and I hope Big Bird pecks your eyes out.

The cats like the new place as well. Even though they don't have a cat run here. There's more room to run around and play gladiators and stuff.

New Apartment Photo Album


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Wednesday, 19 January, 2011  
Blogger PK said...

Sure although I haven't done it before and might need some guidance on it. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Thursday, 20 January, 2011  

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