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( Apr. 9th, 2007 12:48 pm)
Okay, so now that I have everything unpacked, I figured it was time for the requisite "what do you have on your bookshelf" pics because those are always interesting, so here you go. If you click on them, you can see them better, and then hit "up gallery" to see some inside apartment pics.

And now I don't have any excuses not to be writing . . . except for going to work in an hour and a half. And lunch.
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( Mar. 22nd, 2007 07:58 pm)
It's a day early, but since I have to work tomorrow, I made my annual birthday pilgrimage over to Coronado Island today. That was after dropping off apartment paperwork . . . and the lady said she'd let me know by the end of the day, and I haven't heard anything yet. :>( So, hopefully tomorrow. I'm just hoping there was a delay and it's not bad news.

Writing, is, um, well, not going real well. Still stuck, and I keep finding myself distractions rather than actually getting something done. I still have one crit partner crit to do, and it's the hardest one 'cause I don't know what to say to be helpful.

Anyway. More pics! It was actually rather chilly out there today so I didn't stay very long.

View of Point Loma from between a couple of dunes.

Ye olde standard hazy beach scene

Bubbly crab in a crevice.

Hermit crab on my hand.

And this one's my favorite, except for the darn boot prints in the sand. If I would've noticed them earlier I would've wiped them away. I liked the contrast between that hunk of wood and all the rocks.

More apartment hunting. The one I liked is gone; someone turned in the deposit early yesterday morning. Went and looked at a studio yesterday--rather claustrophobic, about the size of my bedroom here. But then--the lady who manages the one bedroom I liked has a studio open; I went and looked at it, and it's gorgeous. The tenant was still there, and it was actually cool to see it decorated, and--ooooooh. I ran home, got the application and deposit and ran back, and just have to get a couple more papers back to the lady tomorrow, and hopefully it'll be a go. I really like it. It'd be open about the second week of April.

Of course, every time I blog about something I'm hoping for (like jobs) it doesn't work out. So, uh, we'll see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but it ain't over 'till it's over.

Sent out a couple stories, which makes me feel like I got something accomplished writing-wise today.

Didn't make it to the zoo today because of running back and forth, but I did go up to Balboa park to get an ice cream cone. (It's about eight minutes due north of the apartment, yaaaay!) Yesterday I was there, and went to the free museums. (Every Tuesday, a certain number of museums are free.) The art museum had an Annie Liebowitz photography exhibit, which was actually pretty neat. I know photography is just another form of art, but I keep wondering what makes a *good* photo. I know good ones when I see them, but I don't know *why* they're good (this is also just partly me being neurotic about wanting rules for everything, or at least guidelines.) This also comes after watching the documentary "Born into Brothels," where a lady gives cameras to a bunch of kids born to mothers working in India's brothels, and they take a lot of good pictures. Good film, by the way, if you haven't seen it.

And, speaking of photography, pics from yesterday's trip to the botanical building!



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