Monday, December 12, 2005

Moving Out

It's official. When Ulric moves out of the house this week, I'm going with him to his new apartment. My Landlady said that Charlotte could sleep in the Landlord's daughter's room. They're going to take Ulric's room and turn it into an entertainment center-- the Landlord will use it for role-playing games, and the Landlady will host her sewing circles (also known as the "Stitch and Kvetch"). Since I will be paying for Charlotte's room and board, I shall still refer to the Landlord and the Landlady as such. However, "Landlord's daughter" is getting to be a bit of a mouthful, so I shall refer to her as "Lucia, the Landlord's daughter."

Charlotte is arriving tonight from Glasgow. Since Ulric doesn't yet have his new car, I shall have to borrow the Landlady's car. I won't actually ask her, as she would just say, "No, Brad, you can take the bus." She keeps rubbing it in that I don't have a license. I'm a gorilla. Gorillas don't need drivers' licenses. We instinctively have a feel for the wheel.

10 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

In cities, gorillas belong behind bars - at the city zoo, not in modern apartments where other residents could feel alarmed when they see you take the garbage outside or enter the elevator. With this in mind I am seriously considering contacting the Social Services department in downtown Seattle to save Seattlians from undue alarm.

Nonny said...

So, are you excited about moving out or indifferent? I bet Alkelda is gonna miss you. I would!

Anonymous said...

No man is an island, Ulric.

Ivanhoe

Brad the Gorilla said...

Mr. Pudding,
In Seattle, puddings belong in bowls, and should not be in front of computers unless they are assisting gorillas in assuaging hunger. With this in mind, I have called the Sheffield Police Department to have you scooped up immediately and placed in a bowl. Otherwise, the neighbors will be more put out than when aliens made of blancmange turned Englishmen into Scotsmen just so that they aliens could win Wimbledon.

Brad the Gorilla said...

Nonny,
I have mixed feeling about moving out. My Landlady says that she'll miss me, and that if I change my mind, I can return. I am sure she'll have her hands full with Charlotte. I just picked up Charlotte from the airport not too long ago. I thought I was getting a demure, low-key niece (she was pretty mellow as babies went), but instead, I've got a mouthy teenage niece who thinks that just because she's lived in the UK all her life, she's seen the world.

She wanted to drive tonight, even though she's never driven on the right side of the road.

I think I'm starting to get grey hairs already.

Lady K said...

Brad, I feel your pain. Change is uncomfortable, but for the most part it's for the best. I'm proud to see you venturing out on your own. Look on the bright side, it's Christmas season, one of the happiest times of the year. Your ornament and J's seasonal spirit gave me a GREAT idea for a recording label. Email me.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Living as you do on the very western edge of civilisation, are you in fact aware of the "band" Gorillaz? They have been very successful in the UK. Actually they are not really a "band" at all but a multi-media cartoon invention backed up by the musical ingenuity of Damon Albarn. Check out their website at www.gorillaz.com

Brad the Gorilla said...

Hello, Mr. Pudding!
Thank you for posting the Gorillaz website. I know them mainly through my niece, Charlotte, who is a big fan. Charlotte is currently sleeping off her jet-lag (she flew in from Glasgow last night), but you'll probably be hearing more from and about her in the near future. She's a real dynamo.

Nonny said...

Brad, I know your busy moving and showing your niece around town but how about an update. Lets see pictures of the new place. Or even better pictures of you in the new place!

Brad the Gorilla said...

Hi Nonny! You're right, I have been busy helping Ulric move. Charlotte has been going about town with Lucia and my Landlady. My Landlady is the one who owns the digital camera, so I'm going to have to wait until she comes to visit before I can get photos up. (For some reason, my Landlady does not trust me to borrow her camera when she's not around. It's hard to take arty pictures lately. I really didn't mean to drop my camera in the ocean, but so it goes.

Can you believe I haven't even seen "King Kong" yet?

I'll try to post something soon. In the meantime, I'm still hanging around your blog.