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the charmingest man
01 December 2010 @ 06:09 pm
today I was going to go put up flyers, but it rained all day and also I came down with a cold. So that didn't happen.

bah. I hate being sick.
and today's emotion is: blah
the charmingest man
30 November 2010 @ 02:46 am
feeling pretty good all of a sudden but now I can't sleep.

if the valerian tea doesn't work, guess I'll work on commissions and Yuletide.

I guess things could be worse. :)
the charmingest man
27 November 2010 @ 09:01 pm
Wandering about the internet, I came across a really fantastic Harry Potter vid. For your viewing pleasure:

(Does this person have a LJ/DW account? I want to follow them.)
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the charmingest man
Today has been a terrible day.

Lost my job. Didn't get any writing done. My friend's in the hospital. Didn't eat more than some snacks at Transgender Day of Remembrance. I just... don't know how to deal with everything, all at once.

At least I don't have to go back to work next week, I guess.

and today's emotion is: depressed
to the tune of: The Promise - Bruce Springsteen
the charmingest man
19 November 2010 @ 04:52 pm
Hey I hate to keep asking about this but does anyone know of A) a frequented site other than craigslist wherein people seek roommates/a room to rent, or B) someone who's moving to Boston and looking for somewhere to live?

I wouldn't keep asking if it weren't important. I've put an ad on craigslist, but I don't know which other websites are bullshit and which ones people actually use. Gonna make a flyer to put up around town. But if anyone knows anything, I'd really appreciate it if you could share. This is sort of urgent.
the charmingest man
15 November 2010 @ 05:48 pm
Weeeeell we all know my horrible track record for actually making and mailing cards (I think I still have some to send out from last year, whoops) but I am determined to try again this year. Thus: who wants a card? It will be hand-made since I can't go buy any. If you feel uncomfortable giving me your address or just feel you have a better chance of receiving one this way (it's very likely this is true) I can also make you a digital card.

Anyway, if you want one, leave me:
1. Name it should be addressed to
2. Mailing/email address
3. Character/figure you would like to wish you a happy holiday
4. (optional) Preferred holiday*

*if you leave this out, I will make it non-denominational.

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the charmingest man
/insert standard vague statement of unhappiness here

this is all complaining as such probably not worth your while or my whileCollapse )
and today's emotion is: discontent
the charmingest man
07 November 2010 @ 03:20 pm
Early shift tomorrow. It's wicked cold outside. Winter's coming, and I don't have a suitable coat, but I don't mind.

I'm going home.

I'm not going into why this is a good idea for me right now, but suffice to say that while I love Boston, this isn't really the right time for me to be living here. I'll try again, later, but not for a while. The reasons to move here were good, but the reasons to leave California were flawed, and the things I was hoping to find here were things I could find (and in some instances already had) back home.

I talked with my roommate tonight and we have resolved to find me a replacement and hopefully a third roommate as well. If I can find at least one person before December (or at least have things finalised before December 20) the moving process will be made greatly easier: I just won't come back after visiting home for Christmas.

This said, does anyone know of someone who's looking into moving to Boston or finding a new place here? We're in Allston, closer to Brighton, the bus stops almost in front of our front door and Union Square is within walking distance. Heating, garbage and recycling, and hot water are provided; we pay for electricity, gas, and internet. We have a lot of space, two bedrooms, one bathroom and another one that the landlords say they'll fix up eventually. The landlords are pretty reasonable people and there's no middleman. It's about fifteen minutes to Harvard Square and half an hour to Copley. We have a washer and dryer in unit, and also a dishwasher. Nice view. It's not very loud except for the odd firetruck. Our neighbours are friendly and mostly keep to themselves (and also quiet). There's a lot of reasonably priced food options, a park, and nightlife also within walking distance. I'm currently paying about $950 (including utilities) a month; if we found two people, rent would be cheaper than that. My roommate has a cat. She doesn't smoke; I haven't either. If you want to negotiate with the landlords, you could potentially have a parking space.

We're also looking into putting up flyers and advertising elsewhere, but it'd be nice to find someone who's got the qualification of being a friend or a friend of a friend, etc. Any help is appreciated! Also, feel free to link this to people if you feel so inclined.

Less business, more blogging later. This is more urgent, though. Thanks.
the charmingest man
01 November 2010 @ 02:34 pm
Will be posting word count updates daily. So: who wants to be on the NaNo filter? If you were on it on LJ last year, you're still on it, no worries. (Unless you'd rather be off! In which case let me know.) I ask because I might be posting excerpts and I don't necessarily want them to be easily accessible to the public. Note that even if you're not on it I will be talking about it all the time anyway (just not the details of my writing, mostly my writing habits) so if you have a huge aversion to anything NaNoWriMo you might want to stop reading my blog for the next month.

Going to a write-in later tonight, which should be fun; hopefully I can get substantially ahead this year and actually finish my novel, not just get to 50,000 words.

The title this year is "Standard Fare" and it's a horror-lite whodunnit. I'm pretty stoked.
the charmingest man
23 October 2010 @ 06:16 pm
Been working a lot lately. which should not account for this MASSIVE entry at allCollapse )
and today's emotion is: exhausted
to the tune of: Your Blue Eyes - Iron & Wine