You've Got Housing! - Transience Divine
You've Got Housing!|
I'm going to New York!
Granted, I was going before, but now I have a place to go! Columbia provides housing at a discounted rate, if you're willing to take whatever they give you. Fortunately, Flame and I count as partners, since we have a lease and a joint bank account. So we're eligible for couple's housing. And we got it.
'It' is a bizarrely-shaped *one bedroom* apartment on the Upper West Side, for only slightly more than we're paying now for our *studio*. Take a look:
It's right on the edge of Columbia's blocks, a block from a park, a few blocks to the trains, and generally perfect.
I move in the first week of August, when our "Math Camp" starts (a mandatory month of morning classes). Who can come to a housewarming?
|Date:||May 14th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)|| |
that's really awesome, congratulations :)
You are actually really close to my father's new apartment, I think he's about 10-20 blocks north of you, close to Yeshiva Univ...the only reason I mention this is that you and he have very similar philosophies on life. I think if the two of you crossed paths at some point, you would find that he's intriguing and very easy to get along with, especially if you still indulge yourself in the green stuff.
He just made excellent acquaintances with JD and they now have a sort of business relationship set up with all the stuff JD finds when he cleans out places for work...my dad runs a great little vintage jewelry and furniture store in the chelsea area (www.pippinvintage.com). If you stop by there between thursday and sunday, you'll probably find him (he's home in massachusetts on the off days).
I know this seems random, but you know when you have that feeling that two people just need to meet to add enlightenment to each other's lives, I completely get that with the two of you. My father practices the iChing every day and lives his life with such insight, I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it.
Wow, that sounds like a great connection. I'll definitely check out his shop when I get there. Thanks.
Yay, New York! I'm moving to New York in June, and it'll be good to know more people in the city.
Cool. What are you going to be doing?
High frequency trading at a hedge fund. (And no, high frequency trading has not yet been responsible for any financial crises.) I found an apartment in Tribeca just this Monday. I'm quite excited about moving to New York. It should be interesting.
Oh, no. What made you want to do finance, when you could do anything? I don't want to sound elitist, but doesn't it seem below you?
I'm not in the least surprised that you'd say that, but I'm not quite sure how to respond to it.
I have a different values system, and don't particularly consider it to be beneath me. I'm still doing math and computer science, just at a hedge fund. I will admit that I might, ideally, have preferred something that had a more tangible product, that was more "creative" in the sense of creating something. That said, I didn't want a straight software job, and this is the job I ended up taking. I'm confident that I can assuage any uncertainties about the tangibleness of work with the amount of money that I'll be making.
I won't be saving the world or anything, but I do believe that the work that I'll be doing will be at least somewhat socially useful. Not all finance is socially useful, of course, but high frequency trading is vaguely so.
House warming! I am so there!
House warming attendee here.
Hm, where are you NOW?
I guess I could go read your old posts...
I'm in DC, and enjoying it (I'd say I was loving DC, but I'm worried about making my new city feel jealous). You're in YNC? Fantastic-- what are you doing?
Believe me, if I knew what I was doing, I would probably be in NYC. Instead I stay near friendships, some of which are so withered and fruitless, I'm not sure why I use them as an excuse to remain in Boston. I try to dance blithely (and lithely) on the surface of life, but I find myself settling too much.
Anyway, I WAS planning to hop a bus for your housewarming! :)