I finally got a few hours today to get a bit more settled into my new Prospect Heights apartment. On the plus side, I've got the bedroom and the bathroom basically sorted at this point. On the negative side, the two middle rooms are kind of a disaster and the kitchen is still pretty messy. Most of my stuff is still in boxes. But we're making progress, slowly.
My initial plans for pimping out each room in a different style might have to be modified, since the place is much smaller than I anticipated. Still, I'd like the bedroom to be more Filipino-themed and the kitchen and dining room area to be more retro-swing oriented. My vision, my space and my budget are going to have to compromise at some point.
I've discovered more cool stuff on my block:
- Sit & Wonder Cafe: amazing coffee, free wifi
- Taqueria de los Muertos: bitchin tacos
- Ginger Root Cafe: yummy Caribbean food
My neighbors seem very nice too. Just came back from a party thrown by my upstairs neighbors Javi and Lauren, and met a couple of others in the building.