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January 24, 2006 / jnolen

Well, I’m here.

That's right. As of this weekend, I'm officially a resident of San Francisco. And as of today, I have internet access from my apartment.

I feels good to be (in my new) home.

The move went pretty smoothly. They loaded my belongings on Tuesday in about four hours. I stayed in Santa Barbara and worked on my trusty laptop for a few days. And on Friday I drove up to San Francisco. My stuff didn't arrived until Saturday morning, and they were able to get it into my apartment (despite the inconvenient entrance and the flight of stairs) in about 3 hours. The movers were very professional and there was only one casualty in the process: my computer desk. It wasn't very expensive, but it's kind of a bummer to have to replace. I had nice spot all picked out for it in my new apartment.

I spent the remainder of the weekend unpacking and hauling box after box of packing paper down to the recycling bins. My furniture is mostly in place now. I have just a dozen or so boxes left that I have to get into some kind of storage.

I got a chance to explore the neighborhood a bit over the weekend. I had drinks on Friday night with the Atlassian gang at a place on Mission called Medjool, and then we went for dinner at Esperpento, which was surprisingly excellent. I had lunch on Saturday at a thai restaurant called Osha on Valencia. And I went to a nice little breakfast place called Boogaloos on Sunday. And today, I'm going to the store, so I can stop eating out every single meal. Still, I really dig having this much to choose from, all within walking distance.

So, anyway, I'm officially here now. if I've been promising to get together/drop by your event/meet for lunch/have drinks/come to work, good news! I am now in a position to finally fulfill those promises. See you soon!


  1. Patrick Lightbody / Jan 24 2006 3:03 am

    Congrats. Where did you end up living? I lived in south beach, by the ball park, and loved it. Except when baseball season ended :)

  2. Jonathan Nolen / Jan 24 2006 5:02 am

    Actually, I’m in the Mission, very near the Atlassian offices. Seems cool so far.

  3. scottmcmullan / Feb 1 2006 6:23 am

    Welcome Jonathan!
    I’m just up the hill at 23rd/Castro in Noe. So many places to eat and drink — it’s dizzying. Coffee or beer or whiskey or wheat grass juice?
    See you tomorrow night at Wiki Wednesday and we’ll figure it out.

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