Some odds and ends, as I sit here in the hot afternoon of my once-fortnightly day off:
Nick Mamatas has a good interview with Heather about Fishnet.mag right now.
My brother Wayne introduced me to a lot of good music during our trip to NC, and my favorite is Rilo Kiley. They have a couple of MP3s at their site that are worth checking out. I like their low-fi sound and quirky lyrics.
I drove to Glen Park (south San Francisco) this morning to pick up a new TV. Our old one has been getting progressively more blurry and temperamental, and Heather knows someone who had a nice one to sell, for $90. So I bought that today, wrestled it into our car, drove home, and carried it up the many many stairs to our apartment. It's much nicer than our old one, which was a monstrous behemoth of a hand-me-down. The new one is a bit bigger in terms of screen area, but takes up much less space overall, and is a lot less heavy. Good stuff.
Just got a call from our landlady. She's showing the house to a real estate broker tomorrow evening. Sigh. I don't care if she sells the place, as long as we don't have to move. Our landlady says we won't have to, that a new owner would keep us as tenants, but who knows? Heather and I would like to stay here indefinitely. We've made ourselves comfortable. And now we have to, like, wear clothes and stuff tomorrow evening after work. Such is our burdensome life.
I wrote 2,000 words on my new story this morning, so it's up to 4,000 words so far. The week-long dare seems to be going pretty well. Should have something decent to show for it by the end of the week.