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It is, in fact, in the middle of our street. [Jul. 6th, 2009|05:07 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

And there are, in fact, going to be two cats in the yard.

As of today, Alex oniugnip and I have completed the majority of the paperwork for the house we're renting. Living in the future is pretty cool: I had sent Alex a PDF of the ten-page lease agreement, which he printed, initialed, signed, and popped into a machine that magically turned it into a TIFF and emailed it to him. He then forwarded it to me to print, initial, sign, and hand over to our landlord and landlady feudal superiors landlords.

It's clearly going to take me a little while to get used to this "renting a house, not just a part of one, from people who do not also live in it" thing.

The house has an upstairs and a nice back yard. It's partly made of stone, but this is nothing novel in Bloomington, where limestone is so easy to come by that they build such lowly edifices as convenience stores, ATM kiosks, and the computer science building out of it.

We move in in about three weeks. Because I really, really don't want to become one of Those People who is all "house house house house house house house house house house house house house house" all the time, I've decided to get all of it out of my system right now by composing a song in honor of the occasion. It starts like this:

I've got a house (I've got a house)
I've got a house (I've got a house)
Everybody look at me 'cause I'm living in a house (living in a house)
I've got a house (I've got a house)
I've got a house
Take a good hard look at the motherfucking house (house, yeah)

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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2009-07-06 09:46 pm (UTC)
Never thought you'd live in a house. Never thought I'd see the day.

Congrats!

P.S. It's okay to be all "house house house house house house house house house house house house house house" all the time. My paint jobs, let me show you them.
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[User Picture]From: keystricken
2009-07-06 10:01 pm (UTC)
This is a sweet little song. When you record it, I want to be in the doo-wop section.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2009-07-07 12:14 am (UTC)

"Mixin' rap and heavy metal like the early '90's!"

Come on by our STU G.O. and you can hop on the track!
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[User Picture]From: deepdistraction
2009-07-07 09:25 pm (UTC)
The song wins the pizza trophy!
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[User Picture]From: catechism
2009-07-06 10:11 pm (UTC)
HA. murklins moved to Vancouver and texted me NEW HOUSE, and I swear to god I responded with "I'm in a house, motherfucker, take a look at me." THAT SONG. IT'S A SICKNESS.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-07 02:38 am (UTC)

The voice mail that Alex left me after reading this post

"Hey, pretty girl! Our house! It's as real as it gets! We'll be flippin' veggie burgers! And everybody else will be...eatin' veggie burgers. That we flipped. For them. At the house. While they wear their...their nautical-themed outfits. Yes! All right! Okay! I love you, and...and...thank you very much! And I'll talk to you later! Okay, bye."
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2009-07-07 03:07 am (UTC)

Re: The voice mail that Alex left me after reading this post

I hope you appreciated the auto-tune I used when leaving the message, though?

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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2009-07-08 05:07 am (UTC)

Re: The voice mail that Alex left me after reading this post

Ugh. I refuse to wear a nautical-themed outfit!
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[User Picture]From: agentrayevyn
2009-07-07 12:19 am (UTC)
congratulations! love the house song. i'm sure i'll be the saaaame way when mom and i move to houston in a year or two. (i've found a couple two story houses that i rly, RLY like. oh if i could just graduate now.)
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[User Picture]From: kel_e_o
2009-07-07 02:00 am (UTC)
Woooooo!!! Congrats, guys! Your house is lovely!
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-07 08:00 pm (UTC)

yeah, but where will I stay?

I hope you have a guest room for when the mother in law comes to stay for weeks at a time!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-07 08:45 pm (UTC)

Re: yeah, but where will I stay?

We will, in fact, have a guest room! It's bigger than it looks in the photo.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2009-07-07 09:59 pm (UTC)
Lindsey's new favorite TV show is "House, M.D."
Her favorite genre of dance music? House.
Fave congressional body? The House, natch.
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[User Picture]From: deepdistraction
2009-07-07 11:16 pm (UTC)
And she will be the hausfrau.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-08 08:37 pm (UTC)
Kind of salad dressing I always order? House.
Favorite design firm? House Industries.
Favorite book by Tracy Kidder? House.
Favorite Haskell project? House.

This has Dad's sense of humor all over it, doesn't it.
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[User Picture]From: jkirk
2009-07-08 03:28 pm (UTC)
Houses are awesome! Congratulations.
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[User Picture]From: mangoflute
2009-07-29 05:09 pm (UTC)
Cool house! Where is it?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-07-30 01:39 am (UTC)
The location is great! It's near the southeast corner of campus, quite near my current place. We'll throw a housewarming party soon.
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