Monday, August 17, 2009

In Good Company

A lot has happened since my last blog, but I can't remember anything that doesn't have to do with my current living situation, or lack thereof.

I'm not going to go into it, but long story short my lease with Town Lake Apartments got severely botched and I now don't have a place to live. Details are being kept low profile. School starts next Wednesday so I've been frantically searching for any sort of living arrangement. Apartments, efficiencies, needed roommates on Craigslist, even people who are willing to trade cheap rent for my housekeeping services. It hasn't been a very hopeful search with school starting in just a week, but I'm keeping to it.

What really bugs me about this whole thing is my forced imposition. I don't know how long it's going to take to find a decently priced place to live, but so far it looks like I'm going to be bumming on couches for a little while. My friends have been real helpful about my situation and I appreciate all their help, but I just don't want to be anyone's couch bum.

During the first two excruciatingly rough days of this ordeal I found a dead bird at my front door.

If this is a sign it's not a good one.

In other news, I played Wii for the first time a few days ago. Not too bad. I got to play some Wii Sports and some Mario Kart which still remains as one of the best games ever created. Also, my mom made paella yesterday for my dad's birthday (it was a belated celebration). That is quite a news story in itself. It's that good.

In conclusion.
I'm homeless in Austin, but at least I'm in good company.


Dave Hedrick said...

Oh my god. I laughed incredibly hard regarding that dead bird you found. But worry you not. I was having an awful week this summer and I literally encountered dead animals everywhere I went. One 183, on Lakeshore, in West Campus. I told Victor about every single one of the occurrences. And I told him that I feared I wouldn't make it through the week. I just hope you don't see another.

Yes to Ponyo (although I wish we could see it in Japanese w/ Eng. subs).

and you know you can bum on the couch for as long as you need. At least we'd be living together as planned for a short while ...

The Great Wide Somewhere said...

I was listening to a "Fresh Air" (I think) on NPR today, they recommend the English Ponyo, especially because of Liam Nesson's character/voice. So I know you and your friendies are culture snobs, but the the snobs of snobs (NPR, sort of) say check out the English one.

Hokay, still sorry you're homeless, you can also try subletting, those can be dirt cheap because people desperately need them. Downside is you'd have to sublet again in the spring, but you could figure that out a step at time.