Awakening from the past and remembering to breathe

The obstacles set before you are the guiding stones to brace yourself upon only to push you forward or up to the next level of enlightenment or success.

If you forget to breathe then surely you will drown, falling back into the past repeating the cycle you were supposed to grow and learn from. Hold onto the past with positive resonance and embrace the future with gratitude.

Every obstacle is a gift, a challenge to make your mind strong and happy.

Remaining stagnant or loosely behind is easy for anyone to achieve, you must push forward and gain speed. The further you go, the easier it is to press forward.

If you surround yourself with people who are stuck in repetition or not moving at all then surely you will fall into their patterns or not move at all. You have to surround yourself with progression, movement and positivity in order to move forward.

Raleigh – Downtown Apartments and Condos

What a chore. I’ve been looking and scouring through sites trying to find listings for available condos in downtown Raleigh.

So far I’ve been able to find the following sites and resources.

Before you even get started, if you have a pet you can forget about a condo in Raleigh. 

Nonetheless, here is what I found before that was a known issue:

Condo Townhomes Downtown Raleigh
http://www.anncabell.com/

Use the legend below to select homes within the grid for more information.
http://www.anncabell.com/tour/condos.html

Search available condos by criteria
http://www.anncabell.com/homesearch/index.php

Generic Condo Agency Sites that do not show availability for leasing, only sales
http://downtownlivingraleigh.com/
http://westatnorth.com/
http://hueraleigh.com/

Another condo map
http://www.glenwoodagency.com/resources/tga_condo_map_web.pdf

Historic area listings, including Mordecai, Oakwood & Boylan Heights

Includes photos of the property but not the actual listing details.

http://greathistoricapartments.com/map.shtml

http://greathistoricapartments.com/properties.shtml

Downtown semi-ghetto location condos – Carlton Place
http://www.dhic.org/apartment_communities/wake_co/carlton_place.html

A neat downtown over store apartment complex – The Prairie Building
http://www.dhic.org/apartment_communities/wake_co/prairie_building.html

Cameron Court Apartments
http://www.cameroncourtapts.com/

And then if you’re willing to go a bit lower in pricing & quality there are always the following

The Raleigh Apartments with links to its sister sites or apartments
http://www.raleigh-apts.com/

University Condos
http://www.universitycondos.com/

Still looking? Try searching google for ‘property management raleigh NC’ without quotes.
That usually turns up a lot of property management companies and they usually have listings within their site(s) of available or soon-to-be available properties.

*Note: Most of these places do NOT allow pets. F’n Nazis!

Also, beware of Barker Realty, Inc. They are HORRIBLE, they will bully you around in any and everyway they can.  In example, make you show the property you are renting from them 4 months prior to your moving out as MANY times as they can. They threatened me several times wanting to show the property upto 5 times a week. 

A good management company I’ve dealt with is Rhyne Management Co. They’re very nice and have pleasant attitudes and they do not threaten you or your privacy.

The Two-Tailed Mermaid Gutterfish

Once upon a time I knew this two-tailed cunt named Mary. She was always blabbering off at the mouth about her thoughts and how she couldn’t put things together because her logic was incomplete. She compared things one way or another that somehow overlapped and couldn’t stick with one solid idea.

One day Mary was sitting on the sidewalk, waiting for her fins to dry out so she could go to the local bar and get a drink. While she was waiting, a man came up on her and handed her a bottle of rum. He said, “drink this rum and you will be mine until the end of time”. Mary gasped and then cried out “I don’t want to be yours! Get away from me!”, she then grabbed the rum and jumped back into the gutter where the man could not follow. Little did Mary know, this man was really no man but a Djinn in disguise.

The next week, Mary had came back to the same sidewalk to go to the bar again. While she was waiting for her fins to dry, again walked up the Djinn. He approached with his arms crossed over a bottle of rum and his brow was furrowed. “Fish lady” he said, “You drank my  rum and now you are MINE!”. He then proceeded to hand her the new bottle of rum and reached out his hand with the palm up, gesturing for her to reach up and join him.  Mary thought to herself, why not.. I don’t have anything else to do right now. She then proceeded to reach up and grabbed his hand. Upon touching the Djinn’s hand, the skin on his hand began to slowly clam up and became really slimy. “This was definitely not expected, you are a slimy fish lady and you should have stayed in the gutter” the Djinn exclaimed and jerked his hand away.