Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm Like a Jungle Cat

I'm on a condo hunt! Sadly this does not involve getting to use a rifle. I thought it did and showed up appropriately attired in jungle cammo. But it turned out ok, because some people wear jungle cammo just to be stylish. In the agent's eyes, I am now one of those people.

I was going to continue with this sad joke and tell you all about my plans to stuff the condo and mount it on my wall as a prize once I caught it. But it was all WAY funnier in my head.

Anyway, I'm proud of myself for moving on to what I consider to be the last rite of passage into adulthood. Property ownership. Some might say that would actually be getting married or having a baby. Well those people need to shut it, because that's not the case and they really shouldn't be going around giving out false information like they're
Bill Frist.

Is that name too 'four years ago' to be funny? You're all my test audience today.

So I'm using the craptastic economy for my own gain. And I'm alright with that. Finally the 'clamor to Oregon' rate has dropped and the dwellings are becoming affordable to the natives again. It happened just before I started construction on the
Keep the Foreigners Out wall. I'm looking at YOU, California. Oh boo, I'm being statist again.

But anyway, yeah...things are finally starting to even out and/or drop and I'm thinking perhaps my days in a basement apartment (however cute and un-basementy it is) are numbered. Who knows, maybe I'll buy a place where I can find out what the weather's like BEFORE I open the front door fully dressed. The possibilities are endless.

We start hunting this weekend. I got a special whistle that mimics the condo mating call and Brendan's gonna bring a big ol' net. We might need some rope to tie it to the top of the car too, now that I think about it.

18 keep(s) me blogging:

Gorilla Bananas said...

I don't want to be a killjoy, but have you and Brendan sorted what the settlement will be if your fairytale romance doesn't make it past the 5th mortgage re-payment?

Kara said...

goranas - no need to fret, papa bear...i'm the one buying. it will be my condo and he will be my boarder. if in a year or whatever, if we want to upgrade, well then we'll go in together.

Orhan Kahn said...

I'm glad you pulled out of that joke at the appropiate time, Ka-Ka. (Yes, I'm calling you Ka-Ka now. Don't ask why. And I'm not seeking approval on it. Just deal with it.)

Who is Bill Frist?

And if you get a place with a basement or attic can I come stay and mooch out of your fridge and whatnot? (whatnot = bathroom, TV and any gaming consoles!)

Lulu LaBonne said...

Hey I just did the opposite and moved into a draughty rental - good hunting hope you bag a good 'un

Andrew said...

Tons of townhouses our here in 'the Tron'.

Woozie said...

I don't really feel like responding to the rest of the comments on ym Feel No Pain post but I thought I would come here and set the record straight with you. My Bob Marley erection comes from my Jamaican father and I've had it for quite some time, well over four hours. And like you dead witted college students (and high school kids, too) liking Bob Marley "cause he's, like, deep and he likes weed" enrages me.

And I haven't even seen Animal House.

Kara said...

or - you're always welcome to crash on our uncomfortable couch. portland is way better that las puke(veg)as wayways. turns out we're not coming to australia next month as planned, though. so you'll have to wait just a tad longer to show me your beloved sydney.

and fuck off with that stupid nickname.

lulu - yes, but i see you did so in FRANCE. that gives you street cred. quaint, lavendar-filled, countryside street cred.

andrew - you know what you are? that witch living in the candy house who eats kids. put down your lure!

woozie - you're drunk, aren't you.

Robert the Skeptic said...

Interest rates are at an all-time low. [Talking "financial... not attentiveness] - Dad

Aku said...

Great time to buy (not here in Finland just yet - the prices haven't really gone down yet). Good luck and tell us when you've caught something!

Woozie said...

Silly female, you should know that when I'm drunk I type like Michael J. Fox.

Jill said...

Be sure and wear your orange hunting vest and hat. With your skin tone I think you can pull off the orange accessories. We would all be really sad if another condo hunter mistook you for a condo, and took you home to have you stuffed and mounted on the wall in the den next to the fireplace. I know it sounds unlikely, but things like that happen every day. It's true.

Oh, and check to see if you need a license. I hear there's a two condo limit in Oregon.

The Future said...

Now I finally understand why you wanted one of those Land Rover's with the rack at the top. All things become clear over time.

d said...

well, if you need help moving, just let me know. of course, it would have been much more convenient last year when i lived much closer, but i forgive you for your selfishness.

Kara said...

blogger just fucked up and lost all my replies. i'm not retyping's sunday. besides i forgot them all except d's. d, yours was:

"well, it's not my fault you're a transient"

the rest of them. i'm sorry. just know they were brilliance itself.

Macoosh said...

i am so considering doing the same thing...only i don't the ecomony sucks enough yet. lol.

ooh that's so not funny.

Mary Witzl said...

I feel so old and prudent. The first thought that popped into my head was the same thing that Mr Bananas wrote, about the legal issues if you decided to split.

Yeah, I'm not happy about it either.

Sarah said...

Sweet! Game night at Kara's!

Stinkypaw said...

Cool! Not to scare you or anything, but condos care not all fun and game. If you haven't read last week's post about our condo problems due to co-owners. Those are issues we had not really considered when we boought... It's part of our learning and as we know education is costly!