Thursday, May 26, 2005

First Pleasure, Then Pain.

It's all ours!!! We beat out the competition on the apartment we saw yesterday. We signed the lease today for the place of our dreams. This isn't hyperbole -- in a land where a couple thousand bucks may get you a beat down apartment, we did pretty well. Three realtors told us this was the nicest apartment they've seen near the university. It's a spacious two bedroom, two bath abode. It's close to campus and the T. I honestly don't think things could have worked out better. We're so happy.

On a more painful note, one of my new fillings fell out today and now I've got a gaping hole in the middle of my molar. It is killing me. That damned dentist...

Moving up an octave on the musical score of pain, my wife decided to try and get her eyebrows waxed today. She doesn't need it, but thought she'd give it a try. As we waited in this fancy salon, she was called in for her appointment. "You can come along," the waxer said. I figured, "Hey, this might be interesting." I tagged along.

I don't know if you've ever seen someone get a tattoo, but that's the only way I can describe what it's like to watch someone get anything waxed. The waxer placed this honey colored substance along my wife's brows and yanked as if she were trying to start a lawnmower. Next, the pincers of death were employed -- the tweezers. As if that wasn't enough, she started re-applying the wax. I saw her double dip the tongue depressor into the vat of hot wax. I quickly asked, "Hey, is that your communal wax-stuff reservoir? You know, do you guys use that wax for everyone... for everything?" "Yes," responded the waxer. "Why the hell are you double dipping into it? Don't you guys apply that stuff to women's private parts during a Brazilian wax???" I then demanded that she make up a fresh batch of wax for my wife. I guess I was being overprotective. I'm sure that whatever skeezer germs were in there were killed when the wax was heated. In any case, new wax was made and the story had a happy ending.

Back to our original subject -- the apartment is ours. I'm sure you've all heard Tony Bennett belt out "I left My Heart in San Francisco." Well, if home is where the heart is, then I've found my heart in Boston.


Anonymous FNPhD said...

Congratulations. I can give you a recommendation for a graet dentist, if you need it. Get it filled fast; your dental coverage will expire soon!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is finally leaving us. Our little Vavoom going out into the world. I feel so proud.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Merry Stitcher said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited that you found a place...and that it has a guestroom! Come on home, now. It's time to get back to the dentist and to talk with Mrs. V about going to the waxer. Have Fun!

10:52 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

CONGRATULATIONS! This post made me smile the whole time. I don't want to sound all scary or stalkerish, but reading through your posts and kinda keeping up with you and all that's been going on, I really did hope you guys would get it. I guess it's just one of the cool things about blogs. I'm happy for you guys!

Oh, and that's awesome what you did for your wife. I think they should make a new batch everytime. Just don't make as much. Boo! I'm never getting waxed! But I will get more tattoo's! :P

11:58 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

Congrats on the place! The hardest part of finding some place to live is finding something that relatively affordable. As for waxing vs. ink. If you go to a reputable place, the needles are sterilized. How much would it cost for them to just buy a bunch of those little wooden sticks? It's got to be less than was (and more sanitary).

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Vavoom -

Congratulations - it's tough to get a good housing these days!

I'm just popping in to thank you for referring me to Mr. Lessig. He actually replied. This was my 3rd (possibly 4th) try for Stanford's law clinic. A very well known health care lawyer also wrote me a recommendation. It's the first time I've felt hopeful about the whole situation in two months. So, thank you for that. :-)

12:12 AM  
Blogger Lady of the House said...

Congratulations! Please keep us posted on your life in the new city :)

2:22 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

Congratulations, mate...
I hope that your home is a happy one.

6:25 AM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

Congrats on the new place! Hope you aren't taking the wife to the dentist with you when you go back. She may want to get even and ask the dentist if they dispose of the little suction tube they use during cleanings. hahaha

7:40 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I woudl ahve insisted on fresh wax too. That is really gross. I'm pretty sure they are supposed to at least change wax spready things in between...congrats on the apartment. Have fun in Bahston.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous little john said...

Sounds like a great deal, the apartment not the waxing! Congrats!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new apartment!
It sounds wonderful!

11:07 AM  
Blogger dreadcow said...

Congrats on the new apartment.

And when I got my tattoo it tickled!
I'm getting two more on leave, and one is inbetween my shoulder blades. I'm expecting some pain with on that one...

11:36 AM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

A friend of mine lost some of her eyelashes due to a bad wax... umm... specialist, (or whatever you call them.), so I have completely avoided every having it done.

Congrats on the apartment.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Lily said...

That's great news, glad to hear you got the apt. As for the community hot wax, that is so wrong.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Raine said...

2 bedroom/2 bath apartment near the U? You guys lucked out. Congrats.

Communal wax reservoir? That is absolutely disgusting. Keep Ms. V away from that place.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Danilo da Silva said...

just added to the congrats!! it feels nice moving to a new city like that!!

now in other matters... "communal wax-stuff reservoir" that does sound pretty nasty; but most of all, from your selection of words it kinda sounded cool... "comunual reservoir" is much nicer then "the same thingy for everyone", I think thats why the lady said yes, hahahahaha.

Congrats man! Now here comes the housewarming party!!

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful- you got a great apartment. Wow, two bedrooms- I guess you'll have to let us come visit. You deserve wonderful things.

12:03 AM  

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