Ellen Kushner fans, I'm offering a signed copy
over at livelongnmarry
. (I love Kushner too, but I'm willing to part with this one for a worthy cause, and this one is worthy.)
Finished my femslash08
fic and am just waiting to hear back from my lovely beta reader. (Pfft, I had the only story outlined very shortly after receiving my assignment. Then, just last Sunday, I went and came up with something else.)
I'm SO tired, people. I drove to Madison on Thursday and hung out with Brother One and his friends. We watched a few clips from "Planet Earth," which, OMG. It looks fantastic. I want to see more. Then, early Friday morning, we drove out to Milwaukee, to look for apartments for me.
I actually only got to check out two places because a couple of the apartments I'd wanted to see were taken by the time I got there.
But I liked the first apartment we looked at and so
I HAVE AN ADDRESS IN MILWAUKEE NOW!
It's super small - I don't know the dimensions, but there'll be enough room for my queen-size bed and a few other pieces of furniture - and really, little else. It has three windows, a small closet, and a bar separating the kitchenette from the rest of the place. Also, it has a ceiling fan, which is nice. I have to pay extra for parking, but it's super cheap. The block is pretty - not especially classy, but there were lillies poking out of just about everywhere, and it's really close to the bus line and Brady Street, which is a major street, full of shops and restaurants. It's within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the Art Museum, which is shaped like a boat. I can have both my cats with me, and it's under $500 a month. I'll have to get my own Internet service, but my landlord seems nice and it'll do. It'll do.
So, I've got a month left in Minnesota. Hear that? Just a MONTH. That means we need to DO something, my Minnesota people. I don't care what. I just want to see you before I leave.greenspine
, send me your contact info and we'll meet up, maybe next month!
Okay, so I got back to Madison at about 5 pm, packed up the car, and drove back to Minnesota. I drove straight into one of the most dramatic thunderstorms I've ever seen. First, there were just clouds piled up on the horizon, occasionally lit by lightning. Then the whole sky went dark and the rain came down, and there were these fantastic bolts just streaking across the sky. All I could see were the stripes on the road and the tail lights of the car in front of me.
It was scary.
It was like a giant Emperor Palpatine was torturing someone...very far to my right. :P
Also, Brother One likes my Indiana Jones / Casablanca crossover, but he thinks they should be after King Solomon's gold instead of some made-up treasure from Greek mythology. And they should meet up with Katanga again, because he's awesome. Brother One thinks they should be fighting Soviets, but I prefer Nazis. Also, the brother wanted a different love interest; I want Marion.
I'm SO TIRED, GUYS. From walking around Milwaukee in the heat, then driving for so many hours, then getting up relatively early today. I think I'm going to collapse on the sofa with some movies and chips and this really yummy salsa I found in Milwaukee. It's peanut salsa and it's delicious!
I'll send some of you my new address once I'm there; the previous tenant hasn't moved out yet.