Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Slow train coming....

So I think I have been here for about 3 weeks already..Time is flying here. Too bad I am going into winter and what that brings...Everything is slowly coming together. I think I have everything that I want for my room. I bought a couple cabinets, a lamp and a rug. I probably spent about 40 bucks on everything. There are lots of good thirft stores here, so finding stuff for the room isnt too bad. The problem is bringing it back. I walked about 2 miles with a rug over my shoulder cause I didnt want to pay 15 bucks for a cab, which is more than I paid for the rug! Even with no job right now, time is flying by! I try to make a effort to play music (guitar and piano) everyday, study spanish, do something with photography. Speaking of that, nothing has really paid off, but I have to rememeber that I have only been looking for about 2 weeks now. I try to at least write one photo email a day or something...

Other than that, I have been spending lots of time with friends. We have been cooking dinners, playing music, going to the bar, playing poker, watching movies and everything thing in between!

In other news, I am going to NYC to visit some of my Chile friends! I am super pumped for that...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New apartment and new place

So I have finally settled in a new place...and I am very happy about that...Its nothing special, but I chose the place for a couple of reasons..A, its cheap and B, the roomies are really cool people and all musicans which is great for me...But, there are always new suprises I keep finding out about the place...like there is no heating vent in the room (I saw some space heaters in the basement, so I will have to grab that) and this morning I noticed there wasnt a microwave...hmmm, that might be a problem, I might have to go and buy a cheap one...

So once I have settled into my apartment, I can finally start planning out my life here and start working towards the whole photo bit....I got my new camera and it is fantastic, the High Def video is incredible, I uploaded a video of my room to youtube, here is a link to it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJv_1go-fYY

I am also very happy about the move back to Chicago...Its great to be back in a place that I know and know people, its strange, I really forget that I actually went away for a 1.5 years! But this time in Chicago, for me has a different purpose, trying to make money off something I like to do..I know it will be difficult, probably for a couple years, but by cutting expenses and since I am only supporting myself, the transition, probably wont be too bad (I think), its crazy though, I am actually paying 700 dollars less a month for rent alone! Thats 8400 dollars a year that I dont need to make to surive! Crazyness..