Underthecurrent


the happy ever after girl
September 27, 2009, 1:55 am
Filed under: jams
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Pleasing
September 26, 2009, 9:42 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Everything I own, stacked, in a bedroom in J’s apartment. A lot but not much. I’m so ready to clean and unpack.

The weekend is all options and opportunities, Fall air still warm. A jazz club just opened in a nondescript basement across the street. There are new grocery stores and delis to explore, weekend papers to read, galleries to wander through, anything/everything. I’m heating up yesterday’s leftovers and trying to figure out what to do with this wealth of time.



television is unsatisfying
September 25, 2009, 2:37 am
Filed under: unrelated thoughts

I kind of want to go as the kid from where the wild things are for halloween.



tech shift
September 24, 2009, 12:30 am
Filed under: nomadisms

We’re having the endless summer here.

Informed my simple laptop repair is going to run $200-250, am considering purchasing the long-coveted eeepc tiny netbook for the same price as the fix. My roommate had one last year and I was endlessly fascinated.

Facts & Arguments.

Lacks CD/DVD drive (major downside).
I’m not sure how my photos will transfer over (minor problem).
Lower than desirable battery life (weight tradeoff)

Good wifi power.
Ultralight – nomad approved.
I like to rent movies online.
Skype readiness.
Mac-like durability?
Apple’s excess software omitted.
The price is right.

The other thing I would like, for the record, is a bicycle, but this is impractical and unlikely given nomadic tendencies, harsh climate, and fear of theft. All those Dutch bikers in Amsterdam did make me slightly envious.

One week to living on my own for the first time in almost 30 months. I managed to find somewhere five minutes from my office, in a historic building (wood floors, smallish rooms, fireplaces). Glorious.

L.G. booked his ticket… end of November, permission pending. It’s so easy for Canadians to cross borders. Unfair, in many respects. For me to visit his country it was free, for him to apply to visit mine is about $85.

Time for an evening stroll and the biblio.



what were you expecting?
September 23, 2009, 12:49 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Working. I have an assistant. It’s extremely strange, yet convenient. I have a ‘wireless device’ I don’t know how to use, too. Not so convenient.

Fingers crossed, L.G. books his ticket here tomorrow. Because we’re the kind who like our holidays in two to three month runs he’s planning on all of December and most of January.



harsh words post drinks
September 20, 2009, 5:40 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

The ex is being rude and difficult. Refusal to dignify his behavior with the responses that come immediately to mind, not as the better person but because I don’t think he’s smart enough to catch the barb at the end of my wit. And I just want my skateboard back.

I found out that the new girl he’s dating is pretty ridiculous, leading me to hope they will get married and then he can live forever with someone of his calibre.

Yet really the only real anger I have is at myself for sticking around.

The funny part is, today I called L.G. and we’re talking future. A visit as soon as work permits and the paperwork goes through. A surf trip next summer.

And any annoyance that’s being caused by my life being held hostage by someone so feckless is relieved.



hope and subterfuge
September 15, 2009, 9:33 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Write line, delete, write line, delete.

Nerves about starting at the office next week, about getting my stuff back from my ex boyfriend’s house, about finding a place to live. Messages from work already appear.

But, L.G. just called and we’re talking Winter visits and testing skype capacities over the seven hour time gap. Will he visit? Is this insane? To be continued.

Yesterday I decided to crack the trade pubs I’d been ignoring by my bed. The first article I opened was on the emerging ability to work remotely in the industry. Signs.