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Old 12-13-2009, 07:57 AM
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Despite however else anyone's using this Life Stories and Blogs section of the site, I've made the executive decision this is how I'm going to use it.... I hereby decree this thread my "journal" on this forum, so this is the thread you'll see me add life updates to and whatnot.

Feel free to jump in any any time if you spot something interesting I've said and want to ask questions, offer encouragement, insight, or just want to say hi.

So, I guess the best place to start would be an introduction... because hell, might as well.

I'm Nikkiana. I'm 25. I was born and raised in New Hampshire. In June 2009, I relocated to Brooklyn, NY to take a job in Manhattan. I've identified as poly since September 2008, though I had identified as non-monogamous prior to that... but that's a story for later. I've been married to a fellow for 3 years that I've been involved with for 7. I knit a lot. I make websites for a living. My drink of choice is Bulliet Bourbon.

My cast of characters:

DH - My husband (the abbreviation is for Dear Husband). He's currently an unemployed (but looking) nerd who likes video games and a bit of a hobbyist engineer.

Dino - The would be boyfriend if he wasn't long distance. Was my boyfriend from February 2009 - September 2009, we decided that an official LD relationship wasn't what either of wanted, but we're still very close and when we're together not platonic. I don't imagine it will be like this forever, but for now it's lovely. We met originally on OKC.

JD - My best friend, FWB and neighbor. We met online originally because we worked for the same company (everyone worked from home), and kept in touch even after we moved on. Then worked together at two more companies. He moved to NYC the month before I did, when I subletted where I lived was within 2 blocks of his sublet. When it was time to find our own apartments, we ended up getting apartments that are less than 500 ft apart door to door.

Orange - Bluntly, he was a one night stand of the best sex I have ever had (and my first introduction to BDSM) that turned into a good friend. He's worth mentioning because he's awesome.

The other important factoid that's not worth a huge drawn out explanation right now: the move to Brooklyn occurred incrementally. I moved in June with two suitcases full of stuff so I could start my job. DH didn't move until September. I spent June - September going back and forth between NYC and NH.

So, that's where we'll start. I'll probably have something more interesting to share when I'm not being beckoned to go crash for the night.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:35 PM
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It's raining once again in NY, and my bedroom ceiling is leaking.... again. Supposively they were fixing this yesterday, but it doesn't seem like it took. Sigh. The leak seems less severe than when it rained last Wednesday though...

It's a quiet day here, DH is off at the hackerspace he hangs out at so I'm enjoying a little bit of alone time... working on doing some unpacking and reorganizing. We moved to this apartment in September, and it's been a really slow process to unpack. Partly it's due to a lack of storage and a lack of funds due to only one of us currently being employed... The move was expensive and in retrospect, there was some furniture (bookshelves and such) that I probably should have kept rather than trying to buy once I got here. Thankfully, Christmas is coming and both sets of parents have expressed interest in giving us money to go towards furniture. I will be soooooo glad to get the books and the clothes out of boxes! For now, it's just getting some assorted odds and ends out of boxes and into all of my baskets. Baby steps, baby steps!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:38 AM
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Right on Nikkiana! I love reading this level of sharing and following the stories of others. Thanks

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Old 12-14-2009, 08:04 AM
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agreed Mono thank you for opening up, and sharing with us nikkiana
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:23 AM
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Right on.

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Old 12-14-2009, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for your support, everyone!

Three of my coworkers are in a band, so last night DH, five of my other coworkers and I ended up going out for the show. It was really nice to get out of the apartment... I've been cooped up sick since last Wednesday, and it's been wicked cold so my desire to even run out to the store like I normally would was none. I was pleasantly surprised how many people from work came out to see them play too, I was only really expecting two or three of us that live in the neighborhood.
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