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    And it has a kitchen!  echo $newRAM;
    added Mon May 15 2006 at 5:19 AM
    The title is *not* a stab at Steve. I gave him a lot of heck over not warning me that the last apartment didn't have a kitchen sink, but reality is that he was doing me a favor by paying the deposit and checking the place out to begin with. I'm sure I'll find something else to harrass him for, so I will not tease him about it any more.

    I did move right after school ended. The new place is about 10 minutes closer to campus, has more people living nearby, and it has a kitchen. The place is a little bit run down (the parking lot is a mess of potholes), but the price was reasonable. I'm in Alpine Apartments, on the corner of 9th North and 9th East- if any stalkersfriends want an exact address, just ask me, I think my mom already sent out an official change of address announcement to friends and family, and I didn't have many visitors at the old place anyway.

    The ward seems pretty friendly and has an excellent guy/girl ratio (I need all the help I can get). The neighbors seem to enjoy organizing large parties, which is nice because that's close enough to be able to participate when I want, but it's far enough away that I can ignore people when I'm feeling asocial. Noise hasn't been a problem at any rate.

    The floorplan's pretty nice, especially during spring/summer when I only have one roommate in the apartment. There are two bedrooms (normally there are four people/apartment) and two bathrooms. The bedrooms themselves are fairly small, but there is another small study room attached to each bedroom, that acts as a buffer between the living area/kitchen and the bedroom. The living area is pretty good-sized -- probably about the same size as the living room in CT was. My roommate is friendly, but not too over-bearing. Of course, after the last roommate, a pet rock would be friendly. Not that I had any problems with him, just that I only saw him about 6 times over the course of the semester. Neither of us were there looking for friends and our schedules just didn't match.

    Oh, and it has a kitchen. So I'm happy.

    A reason to declare Utah residency  echo $newRAM;
    added Mon May 15 2006 at 5:21 AM
    I've lived in Utah four of the last five years, but I've had no interest in officially becoming a resident because I have no interest in staying in Utah after I graduate. I won't say it's impossible, but it's looking very improbable. Pretty much the only thing that could keep me here is if my wife decided that she wanted to live here. Since I don't even have a girlfriend and don't see myself seriously dating a girl who is that loyal to Utah that she doesn't want to move, I really don't anticipate that happening.

    I'm not especially into politics, either. I did vote in 2004, but I am fairly neutral in most "political" affairs so I haven't really had any reason to become an activist for any specific cause. I am seriously considering registering to vote in Utah this year, though. My one vote might not do much, but the statement of registering in Utah just to vote for one senator might sway some of my friends.

    If Pete Ashdown can get the Democratic nomination for the United States Senator from Utah, I will register just to vote for him.

    There's more to read. Read the extended entry.