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All Setup in Brooklyn
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unwiredben
We moved into the new apartment on Monday, and the last week has been a flurry of activity in getting everything setup.  The first few days were spent getting some essentials, but the big fun started on Friday morning when the movers arrived with all of our stuff.  It arrived in fairly good condition, and we've not noticed anything missing yet that we did not later find.  We made lots of walking trips to Costco, Target, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  I got renter's insurance and a ZipCar membership for doing errands.  We even had our first houseguest on Saturday night.

I'm afraid our life is looking suspiciously like the entries in http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/.  Park Slope will do that to you.  However, we've been mixing it up.  Saturday, when we were walking to lunch, we made up a game where I'd get points for every stroller, and Annelies would get points for every dog we passed.  I got off to an early 4 to 1 lead, but she came from behind on the walk back to the apartment to win the match.  I'm not sure how to count babies that are strapped to the parent in a Baby Bjorn contraption; if I'd gotten those points, it would have been a tie.

We saw Kristen Schaal (the fan Mel on Flight of the Conchords) and Kurt Braunohler perform on Saturday night amid the downpour from Hurricane Hannah.  Here's a clip of one of the bits they did, although I think our version actually went a ltitle longer.





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Congratulations :) Where did you settle in? Rent or buy? I rented a studio on 10th between 8th Ave and the park when I lived there.

We're renting for now. It's a two-bedroom on President Street near 4th Avenue, a block away from Union Street. It's really near the R-line station (about 120 steps from building entrance to subway entrance), and 5th Avenue has a lot of shops nearby, with more a couple of blocks over at 7th. I really like the place; the building was built in 2004, so everything works pretty well and we've got things like an elevator, a basement storage room, a dishwasher, and a laundry room that other buildings lack.

That was a cruel, cruel thing to include in your post. I had to spend the afternoon singing to myself that the stars at night. Are big and bright. Deep in the heart of Texas to get it out of my head. And I can't even type what it was or it will get back in there.

I'm glad things are settling down and that you are enjoying being there.

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