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Mon, May. 18th, 2009 12:52 pm
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Hi. I've been moody— feeling defeated because I wasn't seeing an end to living in this place, with all my boxes still packed. I haven't written because I didn't want to say anything I'd end up wanting to retract later, and I'm glad I waited.
Finale
The negativity was stemming from the fact that I don't feel like I've landed yet. I haven't gotten my license or my car registered because I didn't want an old address on everything, so yeah. I still don't feel rooted. At all.

Besides that, people are surprised I moved here only a month and a half ago. I guess I blend pretty well...? I've missed a couple SF events (How Weird and Bay to Breakers) because I've been working or have just preferred a restful day. At least I've managed to make it to a few parties. Still getting adjusted...

Marty's fine. Better than fine, really... he's a happy Cal-cat.
Vampire kitty toy pro
That's his smile, I guess.

Some may think I'm not taking advantage of this city yet and being boring, but I'll get into everything more once I'm truly settled. I just can't seem to work, get enough sleep, take care of everything, and be social 5 days a week on top of it. Can't afford it either.

Here comes the good part:

Yesterday, we finally looked at an apartment that I liked. It's in Bernal between two parks, has a porch with a pretty good view, and there's parking. There's attic storage, plenty of closet space (including a linen closet for my 10 tons of massage sheets), washer/dryer, dishwasher, and a gas stove. The address even sounds very majestic. I doubt we'll find anything better for the price... it's a great space and the landlord is a sweet lady.

Even if we don't get it, the experience puts me in a better mood. Knowing that there are 2-bedroom apartments out there for non-completely ridiculous prices makes me happy!

Also, I've/we've planned two trips in June. The first is a flight to Denver for Kim's graduation party and the second is a flight with Mike to Calgary/Medicine Hat, Alberta to visit Mike's family (it's his grandma's birthday!) and to meet his best friend Jessica. Definitely psyched for June.

Integral Body is great too. I'm still working Tuesdays and Thursdays, but my boss lady Giulietta is saying she'd like to give me a Saturday or Sunday to learn the front desk and have some exposure to the weekend crowd. Not exaggerating with the word crowd either— that place is busy. I'm there whether I have massages or not so I've been talking to a lot of people in the waiting room and even went up and down Cortland Ave. on Thursday, stopping into shops, introducing myself, and handing out my sexy moo.com business cards. My existing clients have offered to take them to pass them out, too, which will help me referral-style.

Also, my hair stylist has agreed to barter massage for haircuts and color. Whew! Now I can afford *her* at least. :D And if she likes my massage, maybe she'll spread the word to her friends in the field and I can make massaging stylists a major part of my business...

Always thinking ahead out here. It's necessary and I like that.

This morning, I made pancakes:
pancake foodshapes
What do you seee!? :D

After we've settled into (yeah, that's what I said... INTO. Right in. to. ha.) a new place, I'd like to get my friends out here for a visit. :) Rawr?

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