August 5th, 2010

Eddie Izzard British Acting

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parilous sent me a list of the 100 most suspenseful novels (as voted by NPR listeners). I'm thinking about doing a little thing where I read all of the ones that I haven't read. Either to be finished by the end of the year OR to do in 2011. What do you think? The list is under the cut. Those of you who have read some of these, would I just be torturing myself?

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What do you think? Would it be torture? Would be suspenseful? Would it be interesting?
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Singing John

Writer's Block: In the summertime

What is the best summer job you've ever had?

It wasn't a job, it was an internship. I loved it. I worked for the local rock station back home in Florida. I got so many free concerts, CDs, shirts, stickers, etc that it was a little ridiculous. I worked for the promotions department and honestly, some of the nicest people I have ever met. There was Jim Moore (I think that was his radio name, but that's what we called him anyways), and he was the most delicious man I'd ever laid eyes on. And he was a sweetheart to boot. He left to go into a grad school program up north. There was Steve Clark. I still keep in touch with him through FB. Another of my radio loves. And kind of like a boss to me, too.

I got to be on the air once, with Taylor Morgan. I donated a bunch of my 80s music CDs to build up her library for her retro lunch show. She was great.

One of my best summers ever. Oh 1999, how I miss thee.
Draft Beer

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It's starting to rain. Yay! I love listening to the thunder rumbling.

I've been sitting here figuring out finances and what not and have discovered that I could rent a place for about $400 a month that is probably a little smaller than this one, but may be cuter and without all of the headaches of homeownership AND have a little left over every month (or juuuuust enough to eke by if I decline to take a second job).

I'm okay with this. I think that this may be my next step. Just sit here until the foreclosure starts, start selling some of my stuff off, trade with Bookman's, go to Goodwill and then be ready to move when it's time to move. I'll miss this place, but you know what, it's a learning experience. It also lessens my ties with the city. If I need to move from Tucson, then I won't have to worry about selling the place or getting a property manager to rent it for me, instead, I find a subletter and go from there. I'm feeling this freedom from it that I truly love.

If I do take the second job, then I just save that money up for either the great nomad adventure OR to use towards the purchase of a place somewhere else or in town. I think the mistake that I made was that I did it too soon. I was all about getting something under my belt before the age of 30 that was all me. I couldn't succeed at other things, but dammit, I could buy property.

It's kind of exciting, to start thinking about what new place I could go to. There are quite a few little adorable cottages and studios around town that are available for less than $400 a month. I'm digging this feeling. :) :) :)
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