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I really can't get over some of the differences between Sour Milk House and the Villa Maria house.

-No lawn to mow (too much lawn to mow)
-Wonderful natural lighting (dark and shadowy, but somehow headlights would still shine across my bedroom unless I was strategic about the curtains)
-Quiet (on a busy street with lots of emergency vehicles going by)
-Walkable (almost 100% unwalkable; unpleasant to walk to the only walkable destinations)
-Cleanable lathe-and-plaster walls, hardwood floors (industrial carpeting; old paint that couldn't be cleaned)
-Good neighbors (frat boys and extremely sketchy neighbors)
-Large cast-iron bathtub (terrible handicap shower)
-Window above the kitchen sink (dark kitchen with zero natural lighting)

There are a couple of good similarities:
-Clothesline space
-Room for a small vegetable garden

Last night's News from Lake Wobegon featured a story about a character whose husband suddenly died and who found prospective comfort in the form of some dude from Texas, who showed up in Lake Wobegon and managed to alienate everybody in town in the span of sixty seconds. Those stories are supposed to have an element of caricature to them, but this time the story seemed painfully accurate, reinforcing my sense that I could never go native in Texas.

People in Lincoln seem to universally like living here, and seem satisfied with life here. A percentage of the people in B/CS had that sentiment, but a substantial percentage did not, and was vocal about it.



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Mar. 2nd, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
May I come visit?
Mar. 2nd, 2015 01:36 am (UTC)

Haha, of course! Even better now that I have two sleeping spaces set up. And also, Lincoln has an Amtrack stop less than two miles from my house...

Mar. 2nd, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a really lovely place -despite the sour milk smell.
Who knew that Lincoln had it going on. Nebraska: surprising.
Mar. 2nd, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
I had some suspicions about Lincoln after my first visit here. I'm still kicking myself for not applying to grad school here. When I was looking into different programs for grad school, I noted a high concentration of people doing the kind of research I was interested in (social cognition), but then thought, "NeBRASSka?!" and didn't even apply. Ah well.

Things are still in shambles at the moment, but eventually I'll take more photos. I am having a lot of fun with aspects of organizing and decorating, as you will see (eventually).
Mar. 2nd, 2015 07:03 pm (UTC)
Also, that should be Nebraska's state motto.
Mar. 10th, 2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
hello, Mr randomdreams suggested we might have some stuff in common so after sleepily glancing through a few of your recent entries I am adding your journal to read :-)
Mar. 10th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you for stopping by to say hello! I see that you're both a Schwalbe Marathon user and an R user, so we do indeed have a few things in common. :-D
Mar. 10th, 2015 11:51 pm (UTC)
Ta for your message. I am just starting to learn R! Weirdly I kind of like it. Anyways, just thought I'd introduce myself :-)
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