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Walking about

I passed through Rivendell tonight. I am lucky because I have a lot of great places to walk to, both when I'm home or at work (although vacation was easily the best of all).

I asked Brian a while ago what sort of situation he thought he'd like to have in Ohio. Living situation. He asked, "What are my options?" The company only asks that he live within 40 miles of the airport--I told him that this radius encompasses a wide range of lifestyles, from rural to right in the middle of one of the country's largest cities. "Yeah," he said, "it'll probably be something like that." Whatever. We will move somewhere and it will probably be my choice since that's what happened every other time we have found a place to live.

So I've been thinking about it and rural is right out. I think it would have to be in town, a place where I could walk or bike to the library and the post office and where it would be safe to walk at night. I know the crime statistics for the place I live right now are daunting, but I walk at night around here a lot and have never had a problem. Earlier this summer I had been pushing a stroller for Victoria, but I have been discouraging its use lately. She's very active anyway, but some extra walking won't hurt her; the real reason I'd rather ditch the stroller is that it seems to attract people who want to poke at her and say hello. They probably are just trying to be friendly but I hate it.

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thirdbase
Aug. 28th, 2006 10:59 am (UTC)
When are you moving to Ohio? And why? SOunds like "Brian"'s job? (we know there's not a reeeeal "Brian." But we think it's cute you keep up the pretense :))
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thirdbase
Aug. 28th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I've seen him
which Rent-a-Brian did you meet?

(Background: I haven't yet met Brian, but I have seen him from a distance once - maybe twice, so I tease koralleen that he is not actually real, and she chimed in that I had found her out and she has this great rental service where she can rent a Brian whenever she needs one.)
koralleen
Aug. 28th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
A few years ago Alleged B (rapper name) told me that instead of sending Victoria to school he was going to hire tutors for her. I never know what that figment will say next! I told him I'd rather be the tutor and he said sure, that would work. But I mentioned, too, that I would need to quit working so we might want to live somewhere less expensive than DC. Apparently this comment set great wheels in motion and a new position was created to conform to my will--I know this now because when he overheard me telling someone we were moving because of his job transfer, he interrupted to patiently explain that no, we were moving because I felt like moving. Who am I to argue? I really do feel like moving. I submitted a resignation at work effective January 1, 2007; the move date has not been set but I gather that it will be sometime right about then.
thirdbase
Aug. 28th, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
wow pretty cool that you'll get to continue having a wonderfully close relationship with Victoria.
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koralleen
Aug. 28th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, locks are one thing I would miss terribly. I don't want to live in some lockforsaken backwater, cripes!
kugelblitz
Aug. 28th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
Small suburbs are nestled right up against the city, in Columbus, if that is a likely area. I really like that area, it seems to have many fun things to do and eat nearby, yet not be too damned crowded. Nice parks too,
ednoria
Aug. 28th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
Rivendell! Rivendell! Rivendell! It's only a model. Shh!

Congratulations, you walker you. And good luck with finding a place to live that has lots of fun stuff around it.
anigma_i
Aug. 28th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Columbus?
If ya move there, that might be a reason for Ginohn to attend Origins again someday.
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