Ciao, Adagio!

It was March of 2000 when the ex and I moved into this apartment complex, the Adagio. At the end of this month, I’ll finally be moving out. The place is going condo. Even if that weren’t the case, it was time. Actually, it was time at least a year ago. Maybe three.

There aren’t any ghosts in the house. There are barely even memories anymore. But the barest hint of stale mojo still lingers. It’ll be good to get away from it completely and forever.

My new address will be on Sky Pointe Drive.

How’s that for optimism?

7 Responses to “Ciao, Adagio!”

  1. Bob Kennedy Says:

    Change is good, change is groovy.

    Why Vegas? What is there about mobbed-up casinos and deserts that keeps your soul there of all places? If you have a spiritual homeland, is it really the place with slot machines in every 7-Eleven?

    Why Vegas instead of, say, Orlando or Laredo or Grosse Pointe or Wichita or a shotgun shack in Montana? When I first heard you’d moved there, I thought you were taking detached irony to a new level. But now you’re moving and it’s still in Vegas and you must like the place or something.

    Why Vegas?

  2. Steve Gerber Says:

    There are a number of reasons why Vegas, but for now let’s just leave it at this:

    My oldest and closest friend lives here.

  3. Brian Spence Says:

    Moving sounds like just what you need. It’s a great way to feel like you’re making a clean start. That, and it’ll keep your mind off things.

    Any chance of more Nevada stories now that you’re next to her hometown? Damn, that was a great book.

  4. A.L. Baroza Says:

    As someone who’s spent his entire life pulling up stakes, I wholehartedly approve. Impermanence is good for the soul.

    Although given the state of things these days, moving to Canada would probably be the way to go. Last night’s Boondocks is still fresh on my mind.

    Happy MLK Day.

  5. David Medinnus Says:

    Assuming one doesn’t live on the Strip, Vegas is like just about anywhere else, except drier and hotter – and having lived for some time in Colorado Springs, let me say how much I’d enjoy that.

    And Nevada in general and Vegas in particular has enough revenue from the gambling et al, that its less expensive than lots of other places, with better city and state services.

  6. Jim Brocius Says:

    I’ve lived in Vegas for 32 years and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. True, it does chew up and spit out that segment of the population that has no self control, but it’s flat out a bitchin’ place to live.

  7. Steve Gerber Says:

    In terms of state services, Nevada is pretty much a “go die” state — *very* Republican.

    Taxes are lower than in some other places, but the cost of living is rising precipitously as ever more speculators buy into the current real estate boom. Housing prices are skyrocketing, as are rents — and energy costs, which affect the cost of everything else. (Salaries, of course, remain stagnant. You want a raise? Sorry — company town. Go die.) In another year or three, Las Vegas will be as expensive a place to live as Los Angeles. Then the inevitable real estate “correction” will occur, and god only knows what comes after that. I suspect a rash of leapers from all the new condo towers on the Strip.