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Negotiating from a place of disadvantage [04 Sep 2007|11:20pm]
[ mood | stressed ]

So this is a post to see if any one can help with some creative solutions to my living situation.

I've got to find a new place to live by October 1st and I'm starting to panic a bit. I would like to live in a place that is nice to come home to with a little bit of space I could call my own (but I don't need to live by myself). Ideally I'd be able to find a place with a 6 month lease with month to month after that, and I have a cat. Also I don't really want to spend too much more than $400 a month with utilities.

Now I realize that many people are perfectly capable of house hunting on their own, and I have been and will continue to look on my own. However in case some one has a creative solution I thought I'd ask. The short term with flexible move out date, cat, and not too expensive parred with the not creepy or groady has made the search a little more challenging.

/groveling

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Just in case... [02 Aug 2007|01:47am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Everyone is talking about the bridge collapse so this is my "I'm okay and so is my family/household" post.

I don't usually use lj that much, but lately I've been pressing a friend to keep me in the loop so I don't worry about them and I suppose I should practice what I preach.

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My day [20 Jul 2007|01:55am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

My household had a pretty good day, we got a lot of house stuff done. The place is cleaner and looks good. I took care of the bathroom sink; it was clogged, leaking, and the cold water wasn't working. All done, I'm so butch. It really wasn't all that hard but none the less it was something that I hadn't done before and I got to check it off the list.

I got to hang out with Cody & Evan which is tres cool. They are both in town for Jaffer and Amanda Con to help celebrate their 1 year anniversary. I don't think I've seen either of them since the wedding, how sad for me. We all went for lunch and got tasty Vietnamese sandwiches and ate them at the dandelion fountain at Loring Park. Both gentlemen are the best non-houseguest-houseguusts around. They really feel like an extension of the household, I'm hosting people but in a really relaxed way. I love it when the house is full, it reminds me why I believe in communal living and makes me sad that this one didn't work out.

We did all come together to make tasty pizzas on the grill. Amanda picked up produce at the farmers market, Even helped make pesto, and Cody was a doll to help with clean up. Much socializing was had, games played, I got to cook for people, and it was lovely outside. Have I mentioned that I like it when the house is full? :)



I feel like I got a lot done today, I had two international calls one from my Dad in Costa Rica, and one from dodgyoldgoth. I've got a bit of stress and emotional strain in a lot of segments of life right now so it's nice to remember that some days feel good.

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Three entries in as many days, I must be a pod person. [30 May 2007|11:50am]
So some of you may have heard about this but just in case I'm putting it here, it's that cool, you have to go.

Back in 1982, these 12 year old kids decided to spend their summer making a shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It ended up taking them seven years. They shot this in chronological order so you see them grow up through the film. We saw a bunch of it at BNAT in 2002, it was great. I've been waiting for this to get some kind of release so other people can see it, it rocks.

It's showing at the Riverview Theater this Thursday (the 31st) at 7:30. Tickets are $10 (or $8 with an Indiana Jones costume). The filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A.
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Clicky, Clicky [28 May 2007|05:48pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Links to things that I talked about with folks in London, just stuff that came up in conversation.

Fluevogs my favorite shoes
Sock Dreams socks, socks, and more socks.
My favorite porn. Really, I've been waiting for this porn to exist for over 10 years. My very own holy-fucking-grail.
My coffee brewing method of choice, for dodgyoldgoth mostly.
My bag, gotta love the Fins.

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what we are told to think [29 Jul 2006|12:53am]
[ mood | calm ]

I started this last night, but it needs some twiking


I really think that most of people’s thoughts on their bodies and beauty are bogus. I love to be pretty and witty and gay as much as the next guy but I know that I think I need to be thinner to get the love that is only given to petty people and I know that not shaving my legs is a concise fight every day because it's not "sexy" I know that I wax my eye brows because it makes me feel good to think that I am more attractive to other people I know that this is all shit I have taken on myself and as much as I want to think I am a unique and special snowflake I am not and I don't love being fat but I also don't have to shave my pits to look good.

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Beautiful, Beautiful Copenhagen… [28 Jul 2006|01:49am]
[ mood | lethargic ]

I really want to be listening to The Princesse Bride but I'm not, I'm just too lazy to get up and put it in. I keep telling myself that I'll be going to bed soon (still not true yet).

I've had a strange string of thoughts just now; most recently was of the Hans Christian Anderson Museum in Odense. The way it "felt", which I think is some combination of smell and light quality. I also my odd dream last night, which involved my roommate confessing her romantic love to her best friend but then something was standing in the way of them hooking up.

I miss jd_is_my_hubby right now. "Bitch, I want my thooong back!" Plus I require more Bollywood. Hey windelina and elfgirlgamanda, maybe we can convince Cody to run a Bollywood room party for CONvergence 2007. myapapaya, you know you want to help.

Right this moment I feel a great desire to just take off on a plane someplace new.

I haven't done reports on them and perhaps I will yet, but both the con and roomies' wedding went well. Although I require carousel riding before the summer is thru, perhaps with elfgirlgamanda and mrs_lovett-burnunit-spawn. I spent a lot of time after the wedding thinking again about how I so often get hung up in the details and don't finish things. Like some one with Misophobia unable to leave the house; the details or perception of the details becomes more important than the project it’s self. I truly envy the Zen that elfgirlgamanda found for the wedding.

I want to race motorized vehicles. A lot.

I had more random thoughts but sleep has robbed me of them

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I’m not trying to pull a Silent Bob; this just isn’t my forum most of the time [30 Jun 2006|03:18am]
[ mood | complacent ]

I just got new glasses and they make me happy. I was out this evening at a going-away party for a co-worker. It makes me think about how much of myself I give to my job (a LOT right now, but I can’t keep it up forever). I had a bit to drink and while I would hate to think that I needed booze to unwind I have to admit it helped a little. Today I was thinking about a friend of mine who has a straw hat that I think is very atractive. I’m kind of stressed about the Con right now. I’ve been thinking a lot about the dynamics of my relationship with Dale (I’m not really going to go into it right now ‘cuz I’m too lazy to try and explain it but just know that it’s neither good nor bad it just is). I also engaged in a little bit of retail therapy today and I think it mostly did make me feel better. I still find myself thinking of the folks I don’t talk to as much as I’d like to. The list is very long

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Sleep is for the weak [17 Jun 2006|02:57am]
I just got back from Milwaukee. I was working at the Bead & Button show for my Beadbosses. I was "almost mostly good" about beads. I got to flirt a little with the cute glass artist guy. I got PAID! Not a bad time, but really long days. I'm super tired but instead of going to sleep I'm looking up an old roommate/good friend that I haven't talked to in years. I miss Ian, and cls, and even AB a little. I miss my dad a lot too, but I actually talk to him. hmm
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‘cuz I’m a follower... my con report [13 Jul 2004|10:54pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

I’m listening to awesome country! It helps everything.

My con was good, and I think the further away from it I get the more positive the experience will be for me. However it was complex, and there were some things about it that could have been a LOT better, but that’s life.

My department was the smoothest yet, I am greatly pleased. I’ve already got plans for how to improve things for next year. Most of what needs work is my planning and organizing, but I think our foundation is strong and the group seamed to really click this year.

On the social front I still feel like I could manage things better. I really regret not spending more time with 1-of-Lauren and cls. I like the free nature and short attention span that I have when I’m at a con (they are booth so scarce in my calendar the rest of the year), but the unfortunate side affect is that I miss a lot of stuff. Oh well.

My costumes went well, although I think I wanted a little more attention for the 80’s one. At least I liked it. I also really like the “beer summit” that clstal and I have started to have at CVG. I think next year we need beer fairy costumes, what to you think babe?

I’ve resolved to finally do the Masquerade idea that I’ve been ‘planning’ for two years now. I really need to buckle down and do it, to borrow a passage from the windelina School of Motivation; feel free to pelt me with rotten fruit if I don’t get it done.

I’m still sorting my life out post-con, lots of things in my head. Plus the apartment is wicked dirty; I was out of town right before the con, not my best planning. There wasn’t much I could have done about it, but still not something I’d like to repeat.

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MIA [29 Apr 2004|10:55am]
[ mood | stressed ]

Just an FYI, I will be with out an internet connection for a few days, possible a week, so if you need to get ahold of me call (both home and cell will stay the same).

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drinkin' beer, drinkin' beer [25 Apr 2004|02:36am]
[ mood | pleased ]

So today I finished up the last bit of painting/clean-up at the new place. I was feeling kind of glum and sluggish, but some how I managed to whip up a little bit of motivation and I got a few small tasks done once I got home.

I also picked up some beers for this evening, and they seemed to be enjoyed (yeah), I love spreading the word of good beer.

So odd story; last night I spent time with two work friends I don’t see enough and we decided to grill. It was a bit of an ordeal to get things started, but once we did these two kids (read: 19 to 21) pulled up and asked if they could grill with us. It turns out they we on their way to another cook out that had been canceled, so they had the brats and everything but no place to cook them. It was wired, but cool. We chatted (they seemed really young) for awhile as the meat cooked and then we invited them in to eat. I tried to show them the error of their beer drinking ways (they had Colt 45) by giving them some of my Bell’s Double Cream Stout, I think it sank in a bit.

I still have bunch of packing to do but mle292 made me feel a little bit better about how far along I am, although I’m still a little worried about getting it all done in time.

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Be the first on your block to see my new digs! [20 Apr 2004|11:05pm]
[ mood | anxious ]

So I suppose it might be considered (by some) tacky to not post for almost two years and then start the moment you need something…but this is hardly the first time I’ve done something tacky, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

So I am putting aside all my dignity and begging people to help me move. Plus for those of you that live outside the state or are unable to make it, you now know that after the 30th of this month I will have a new address (cell phone will stay the same).

Next Thursday the 29th of April I will be melding my home with two long time friends of mine (Jaffer and Amanda, perhaps you know them, perhaps you don’t, but trust me they’re cool).

I realize that many of you have jobs that keep you busy during the day and tiered at night, but if you can lend a hand, even for a short bit, we'd be ever so grateful. In addition to our undying gratitude you get food and drink too (plus nifty little badges of honor at the house warming party; May 8th - details to follow).

So if you find you self with a little time to spare at any point on the 29th call my cell phone (if you need the number send me an email), find out where we are, and come lend a hand.

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