April 12th, 2008

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hurrah!

I have an appointment Wednesday to sign the lease for the apartment I mentioned a while back. It's in West Seattle still, down by the 'new' police precinct and the Home Depot that used to be a Kmart. I'm going to need to hire movers, any recommendations are welcome.

Watched the first of the Sarah Jane Adventures last night, along with the new BSG episode. It was really quite delightful - very kid-friendly yet but still engaging. Sarah Jane has some fairly poignant things to say, at times. If Torchwood is Dr. Who plus one unit of darkandsexy, the SJA is Dr. Who minus one unit of darkandsexy.

Apparently for the foreseeable Fridays I'm going to be watching television - it looks like the lineup on SciFi is going to be Sara Jane, Dr. Who (season 4!), and Battlestar Galactica. Damn it, I'm clearly going to have to get cable for the new place.
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ups and downs

The upside of collecting lots of new writerly friends on LJ is community and the opportunity to learn from people who are doing what I want to do.

The downside is the occasional bout of angst where my labored projects read like ashes and dust compared to even the most on-the-fly posts people have made.

I know (I tell myself I know) that it's partly a lack of perspective on my part - other's new and fresh prose compared with something I've been banging on since Gondwanaland decided to sue for irreconcilable differences. Another part of it is stress bleed-over from getting ready to move.

So to put a positive spin on it, I've really been enjoying what people on my friends list have been writing and sharing of late.
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I'm going to cry.

I wasn't thinking, and let software update try to install a firmware update on my laptop. Bad idea. It boots, but I get nothing. Damn it!

Not to mention that I'm already frustrated at tech stuff because BBC America is coming in all pixelated from hell, making it impossible to watch Torchwood earlier. I am hoping the problem resolves itself before 9; I'm about to go check. If nothing else, this is the second or third instance of one channel breaking up and the others being fine, so they are sending a tech out tomorrow.