I found a place to live! It's more than I was hoping to spend, but not an end of the world amount. It's huge for the price, it's above the ground, and it's even in the neighborhood I wanted! And the caretaker seems really awesome. So far he's responded promptly to my calls, he's lived in the building since the 90's, and he just gives off a really positive vibe. He even knew the names of the few tenants we saw while touring the building.
I've lived in my current apartment for three years. There are things I love about it, like my brand new dishwasher, my gardening balcony and the huge corner windows. But there are things I hate about it, like the spectacularly incompetent managing company, my lunatic upstairs neighbor, Dropsy, and the deadly ice slick in the back alley that keeps making me fall down and hurt myself.
My Work Week has not been as successful as my Basic Housing Week. Suffice it to say things have been really bad at work for a while, and I think I finally realized that there really, officially, is no hope that they will improve. It's a depressing, but probably ultimately helpful realization. It's better than lumbering on with false hope, anyway.
I am also SO EXCITED! My friend got tickets for a Nightvale Live Show! I was about four months behind on Nightvale at the beginning of last week and I realized as I caught up how much I love Nightvale. Now I'm starting over at the beginning. If you have an iPod or iPhone, you really need to be listening to this podcast. It's so much fun. It's basically what would happen if Stephen King took a bunch of acid and tried to host Prairie Home Companion. It is glorious.
Unfortunately, with all of my worries about being homeless and unemployed all week, I did not get a lot of promo done for Spread and Howl, which would still be an excellent way to get your rocks off this week.
I leave you again, with hope for a better week, and The Last Five Texts from Lilith.
"If your father asks, my mother is the only person dancing at his show right now."
"Ok. We're going out anyway. Happy bus riding."
"We should get together and drink and bemoan sometime."
"Yes! The huge studio was glorious to behold. I wrote them a check on the spot."
"Sleepy lion is just like me!"