dragonyphoenix: (blue flower)

I’m looking for a roommate in the Pittsburgh area. I’ll be working at exit 64 off of 376, near an area called Rosslyn Farms. I’d like a short commute. To give you an idea of neighborhoods I’m looking near Bethel Park, Brentwood, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Oakdale, Sewickley, Whitehall.

I’d like someone who is at least 30 (I’m 52), a woman, non-smoker, likes cats. The company I’ll be working for does drug screening so no drugs. I’m laid back and liberal. I prefer a quiet home.

There is a place in Brentwood that I can get if we move quickly. It’s available at the end of June, but I am also looking at apartments in the neighborhoods I mentioned.
dragonyphoenix: Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise (katchoo)

Okay, I need information.

Monday I start my first job in 5 years.

Currently I'm sleeping on a friend's couch. There are a number of reasons why this will be untenable once I'm working. For example, two of the roomies here work odd shifts. One gets home anywhere between 10:30 at night and 12:30 in the morning. Another showers before work around 2:00 in the morning. I'm a light sleeper. There are other issues.

So, I'd like to move ASAP. I'm worried that having been unemployed for 5 years, even though I'll have a job by the time I talk to apartment managers, will mean they'll reject my application. Have any of you been in a similar situation? Can you tell me if this is likely to be a problem?

dragonyphoenix: (blue flower)

I went to the wedding site to make sure I wouldn't get lost on the way and met Chelsy's groom. On his wedding day, when he's busy at the site, he thought to offer me condolences for aunt Alice's passing.

There's a scene in Groundhog Day where Rita's dancing with Phil and another woman says something like "Don't let him go, honey. He's a keeper." If I knew how to make a gif, I'd splice off that scene to add to this post.

dragonyphoenix: (Evil!Binky)
Oh my Goddess, I want my own place! My own quiet place where roommies aren't playing video games at midnight and giggling
dragonyphoenix: (Morticia)
Finished two prompts in as may days. They are both for my Giles as the Big Bad story.

For the slugabed prompt, a scene where Giles steals a bit of Angel's soul because it will allow him to find an amulet that will help him weaken, and then kill, the vampire. This is close to the final draft of this scene.

And for fealty, a scene that reflects my fascination with Potentials who know they'll never be Called. This is an early draft, written today, because I'm adding scenes as I go through the chapter.

Happy dance

Apr. 5th, 2017 09:34 pm
dragonyphoenix: Francine from Strangers in Paradise (Francine)
Whoo hoo! Taming the Muse is here on dreamwidth. I can keep posting even though I've deleted my LJ account. Yay!

Gone

Apr. 5th, 2017 10:05 am
dragonyphoenix: (Evil!Binky)
Done. I've deleted my LJ account.

Feels like the end of an era. I started on LJ after my Mom passed away. I'm leaving after her sister died. Sort of a strange bookmarking. ;-(

shit on LJ

Apr. 5th, 2017 09:43 am
dragonyphoenix: (Evil!Binky)
Salient points of the new LJ Terms of Service discussed here. I'm not signing that crap so I don't even get a chance to delete my LJ. *sigh* 

Edit: 
Thanks to Londonkds for pointing out that tree_and_leaf has found a way to log onto LJ without signing the agreement.

Grief

Apr. 2nd, 2017 08:56 pm
dragonyphoenix: (blue flower)
Today I could not people. Today I disappeared into the park and didn't even bring the dog.
dragonyphoenix: (raven)
I heard from my sister about an hour ago that our aunt, Alice, had died. The first thing I saw when I logged onto Facebook was a request to reshare one of my old posts: Mary Oliver's poem When Death Comes.

Also, logged back into Facebook and a friend was sharing a trailer which features Beatles music. Alice was a life-long Beatles fan. She once, watching a fan going hysterical at a televised Beatles concert, started ragging on the young woman until she realized it was herself.

dragonyphoenix: (i must squee!)
I’ve been writing a Buffy fanfiction, a rewrite of season 1 with Giles as the big bad. I’ve posted through the episode titled Angel, and I’d been recently working on version 2 of The Puppet Show. This evening I realized I’d skipped over I Robot … You Jane and that the version I had of that chapter is missing the first four scenes. Oh, I was so upset!

I searched around for a backup version of I Robot … You Jane, but wasn’t turning anything up on my laptop or my storage devices. I could’t find it in my e-mails but then I did a search through my e-mails, instead of just looking for it in my Fiction folder, and lo, there it was. Not only did I find a copy, but I found a copy of version 2! Up until then I wasn’t even sure I’d written version 2.

I don’t know if I’ll post it as-is, but I am so much further along than I’d thought I was just a half-hour ago. *does happy dance*

I'm AWAKE!

Mar. 21st, 2017 09:04 am
dragonyphoenix: (Frida and God)

Emma chased a squirrel this morning. I was lumbering through the door, eyes half-open, turning toward the back yard, when I saw Emma as a flash of color racing toward neighbor's yard. Shifting from "morning, ugh" to "Ahh! I'm about to lose the dog", I see she's chasing a squirrel. Happily for me, while the squirrel kept running, Emma stopped at the end of the yard. I'm still shocked that she stopped. She kept watching though.

dragonyphoenix: (Frida and God)
Watched Season 1 of Agent Carter. It was better than I'd expected but did get a bit too comic-book silly towards the end.
dragonyphoenix: Francine from Strangers in Paradise (Francine)

I just noticed that the Headline Awards are in! Prodigal Son won The Rather British Award.

A shot out to all the other winners, especially GilesCandy, double_dutchess, angelus2hot, DHW (darkheartwalsh), feliciacraft, punch_kicker15, Glassdarkly (shapinglight), Littleotter73, Protoneoromantic, and Brutti_ma_buoni.

dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (blackadder)
A friend told me that things she talks about, but doesn't look up online, will show up on her ads.

This morning we were talking about a time I'd visited and an astrologer friend of hers had also visited. The ad at a top of an LJ page is offering a link to Amazon for The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need.

Siiiick!

Jan. 25th, 2017 02:43 pm
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (blackadder)
Apparently people coming here from all over last weekend brought in bugs we don't have defenses against. The doctor knew what my symptoms would be before I even told him. He said he's never seen a bug hit Northern VA so hard. On the plus side I should be feeling better by Friday. On the other hand, he suggested Mucinex and I bought the liquid/syrup rather than the pills. Bleah! That stuff tastes so nasty.

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