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Um. Hi?

My last post here was a year ago. So much and so little has happened since.

Honestly, I am horrible about this whole posting consistently thing. I think it's because I feel pressure to always post something professional/witty/entertaining/edificating/etc.

I really need to get over myself. Seriously.

So, in an attempt to get back in the game, as it were, I plan to just post. That's it. Post what I want, when I want. Starting now.

Work = Going really good. I was in a bad place a few months ago, what with stuff being late, being overwhelmed with a workload that shouldn't have been overwhelming, an inability to delegate, etc, etc, etc. You guys, that has totally changed now. I am caught up, delegating, ENJOYING my job for the first time in months. I am so happy about that, I can't even tell you.

Also! We got e-readers! I am already knocking out lots of pending submissions (and boy are they pending right now...), and am loving my return to the digitized world. (At my last job everything was digital, here, not so much.

Home = I moved! Part of what added to my stress a few months ago was my former landlady. You guys, she was nutballs. She would go into my apartment when I was out of town and leave me notes telling me to fold my clothes or clean out the fridge. She TOUCHED my stuff! She wanted me to only take 10 minute showers. She wanted to approve all visitors and told me that if I had anyone stay longer than three days with me they would have to be vetted by her!! In other words, crazy. That being said, my lease with her wasn't up until next April, so I was planning to stick it out until then. And then? When I was out of town for RWA National at the beginning of August? She e-mailed me that her son needed my apartment and I would need to move out by September 1st. She knew I was out of town but assured me that I could start looking for apartments on Craigslist right away. GAH.

You guys, I have never felt such rage in my life. Of course it was totally illegal. By law, she needed to give me more notice, and I could have totally stayed there until the end of my lease as long as I continued to pay rent, and there would have been nothing she could do about it. That being said, I wanted to get the fudge out of there, and my new place is AMAZING. Same area (I love the neighborhood I live in), much better place. LOVE.

Miscellaneous = I am happy to be done with work-related travel for the year. Other than visiting friends for Thanksgiving and family for Christmas, I am in NYC to stay for awhile. I have a friend staying with me for a few months. (She just got a job in NYC -- YAY! -- and needs to save up a bit of money before she starts apartment hunting.) She's fallen in love with my neighborhood, so hopefully she will find a place nearby.

We both have the same regrettably awful taste in TV, so our lives are revolving around bad cable. Think I am exaggerating? Take a gander at this schedule:

Monday: Little People, Big World, Jon & Kate Plus 8, 17 Kids and Counting
Tuesday: Secret Lives of Women, Sex Change Hospital
Wednesday: America's Next Top Model, Top Chef
Thursday: 48 Hours Hard Evidence, Wicked Women, Deranged

Any and Every Day: NINJA WARRIOR and Unbeatable Banzuke. Much more on that subject to come.

I don't really know how to end this post other than to say that I will try to be a bit more consistent here, although I can't promise much more than recaps on my everyday life. It is barely interesting to me, so I don't expect it to be fascinating to you. That being said, I still welcome comments/questions/etc.

See you soon!


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Nov. 13th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
YAY! Nice to see you back.
Nov. 13th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
You got an ereader? What did you get?

And I have been meaning to ask about your new place but always forgot. I'm glad it worked out! I had no idea that crazy lady was going into your apartment!
Nov. 13th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Macmillan got us all nice, shiny Sony e-readers. First gen models, so no light bar across the top. I don't mind, I still love it. Sooooo much easier to read subs on it. I am seriously tempted to go through my monstrous slush pile and e-mail all of the people asking for an .rtf file!

My new place is so fab. When I get my shit together and have everything unpacked (no hardcovers have been deboxed as of yet) I will take some pics and post them on lj.
Nov. 14th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on catching up on work related things. Also congratulations on the new place, that always feels awesome! Nice to see you posting, hope to read more from you.
Nov. 16th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Welcome back to the land of the blogging!
Nov. 26th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Dewd. WRITE MORE. The Internet misses you.

Even if I, as part of the Internet, don't have as much time to read you any more.

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