|Apartment Hunting - Day 2
||[Jul. 11th, 2004|12:50 am]
|||||whatever the fm carrier decides||]|
Posted from PDT, timestamp in EDT
Woke up this morning and reviewed all the brochures, floorplans, maps, and notes I had accumulated yesterday. Finally decided which apartment to rent (A two bedroom at Northpark -- slightly less than 1.5 miles from The Company's offices), called and spoke to the same person I had seen yesterday to let him know I would be by later... and went to lunch.
Lunch was a very tasty In-N-Out Burger (I've heard west-coasters talking about this place in the past). Their fries, however, left much to be desired (almost undercooked, small, and greasy).
Then I went on to rent my apartment, and the guy I had spoken with was no longer in the office, instead it was some lady who apparently had never actually finalized an application before. I'll be heading back on Monday to make sure that they have everything they need from me.
I spent the rest of the afternoon driving to random places around Mountain View and Sunnyvale and generally getting a feel for the area. Eventually I went back to the Winchester Mystery House and took the behind the scenes tour (I took the main tour the day before my interview). I wasn't as impressed with this tour, but it was still interesting -- the boiler that heated the house was apparently made by Furman. I'm note sure if its the same company as the Furman I generally think of, but its an amusing thought.
Afterwords, I drove down to Santa Cruz. I must say that CA-17 is a really fun highway with lots of curves. I walked around the boardwalk for a while and had some dippin' dots. If I had thought harder I would have brought sandals with me and gone for a walk on the beach. It was pretty chilly out there though (almost 7pm by the time I got there) so maybe its better I didn't. On the way back I got great amusement over the fact I found a frequency that, depending on where I was in the valley of the Santa Cruz mountains, I could get any one of the following formats to be received: Top 40, 80's, Country, R&B. In a lot of ways Santa Cruz reminded me of Atlantic City -- without the Casinos. Of course, this is mostly because my exposure was limited to the boardwalk.
Tomorrow I'll have lunch with muppetaphrodite and I presume argonhunter. I'll probably head into San Francisco in the afternoon and do more touristy things like visit Alcatraz or something. I also need to replenish my chocolate supplies :)