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5 Years of Freshly Stale

If my memory serves correct, and it often doesn’t, then Freshly Stale has been around since at least 2018. That makes this the 5th year! Wowee! Life has changed a lot since I first started this blog, and I’m sure that life will continue to change. It’s been almost 2 full years since I left home in Ohio. I miss my family and friends. That being said… distance makes the heart grow fonder!

My lease is up on June 1st, which means that the rental special I moved in on will expire and my rent will go up. At first, I was planning on staying. Moving is a hassle (I love it, but it’s still a hassle), and all of the apartments with better prices were in worse neighborhoods. But then…

I found a spot that’s $200 cheaper than my current rent AND its in a good neighborhood!👀

With my current lifestyle, I only ever go home to eat, sleep, and shower. Can I apply for this apartment, get approved, AND move out all before June 1st? Honestly…

Maybe!

Some of my friends live in the same apartment complex, and they put in a good word to the manager for me. How lucky is that? It’s cheaper, in a better neighborhood, AND I already know my neighbors? If all goes well, I’ll tour the place later today and start packing!

my weekend

Because I work night shift, I don’t get to see a whole lot of sunshine; so on Friday I decided that instead of sleeping the day away I would just take a nap after work then wake up and paint.

12 hours and 45 minutes later, I woke up to nighttime. It actually worked out really well. See, I didn’t get to sleep again until 26 hours later, at around 2am on Sunday morning!

When I woke up Friday night I had wanted to go to my favorite bar and say goodbye to one of the bartenders there, as it was his last day. But it was already too late to make it before last call. Oh well.

Instead, I went over to my boyfriend’s house and he cooked dinner for us. Tacos at midnight? Yes please! And after that, would you believe it, I convinced him to watch Twilight with me. Its really not a good movie. But it’s so darn meme-able, and brings back good memories from back in the day. Really though, there is absolutely no reason at all that Twilight should be a 2 hour movie. Why is it that long?! At any rate, he suffered through it with me. What a trooper.

On Saturday morning, I went to a skate park for the 3rd time ever. I even tried vert skating for the first time! If you don’t know, vert is short for ‘vertical,’ and refers to skating on ramps and other inclined surfaces.

Did I actually get high enough on the ramps to have skated a vertical surface?

No.

But it was a start! It was fun and I’m looking forward to trying again some time. Hopefully not any time too soon though. Hopefully I’ll be too busy moving to go skate!

Later that day, my boyfriend and I got hotdogs from Steve’s Hot Dogs and walked around the park for a while. It was a beautiful day! We followed it up with bubble tea and explored a local antique mall. It was filled with booths that get rented out by local sellers and its just so neat being able to support all of those local vendors.

After that, I went to a concert with my friend and coworker. We saw Destroy Boys play with Scowl as their opener. It was the best show I’ve seen in a while!

Destroy Boys!

The intermission between sets was used to advocate for houselessness issues facing St Louis, and to encourage people to vote in local elections. Plus, a portion of the profits from the show has been donated to support local efforts at helping the houseless population find shelter and support.

On Sunday my boyfriend and I went to a local fruit stand. Then he surprised me with ice cream and waffles! If you ever find yourself in STL, I highly recommend Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream. They had gluten-free options for regular AND chocolate waffles, as well as for their waffle cones!😋

Overall it was a really good weekend and I’m happy to be able to share it with you!

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