what a day! and it’s only half twelve as I write this.. at least things are looking up now 🙂
start from the start: This morning I had to upload some files and there was no bandwidth to be had anywhere in the apt. Grrr. So off I traipsed to rathmines. cyber cafe closed. GrrRRRrr. no reception in regular cafe. GrrrGnashGnash. Raced into town. Found friendly tech in cyber cafe in town. hooked up and uploaded. HALLLaluieh!! the sun came out the clouds parted all was well with the world (wide web).
done. skipped to the shops. ran into a friend. bounced to a cafe. Munched through tasty breakie. relocated to a book shop and relaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaax.
I know it doesn’t sound like a manic day but in between every event was running down streets and up and down stairs and allsorts of madnesses.
Also discovered this morning I had missed Jasons BTW meetup last night. dangnamit. That was to be my ‘well done you’ve been packing all week’ treat. poop. such a pity because nothing lifts my spirits faster than meeting groups of smiley friendly people and sharing stories and telling (usually bad) jokes.
anyway. back to the pack.
The new place vs the old place
location: not far apart, though the old place closer to two usefull bus routes not just one.
size: old place 1 bed with MASSive balcony. new place duplex 2 bed with lil balcony (which means friends can stay over again. Yay!).
price: old place dearer than new place. although it is set to come down it’s still not as competitive.
quality: both places are to a high standard. old place very solid concrete. tastefully tiled and kited out kitchen. New place newley carpeted and well dressed.
winning feature: old place only gets daylight until 10.30 am. very dark in winter. new place gets long evening light in the whole back end of the building. sitting room and back bedroom positively glow with sunlight. think i’ll make the back room the spare room/study. we shall see.
In other news
the electric picnic is on this wkend. feeling sorry to miss it actually. Roxy is bubbling over with glee at going. Bet she’ll have a great time!
the Touch Film Festival competition closes Sept 6th. so get filming and uploading now! www.touchfilmfestival.ie
the ultimate room mate housewarming party is on in S’s next weekend. see y’all there 🙂
there’s an open call for artists for comic art/sequential art in a gallery in dublin (more details to follow)
the 24 hour comic day is coming up. Fair play to Cliodhna she organises it every year and looks like she’s done herself proud this year.
I’ve been off the interwebs all week so I’ve missed what’s been happening over on beloved www.culch.ie I believe it’s beatles mania this week. Uncle’s an avid fan, wonder if he has anything that’ll be of interest.
tonight I’m thinking District 9 sounds like a good idea. I entered the comp on www.movies.ie for a t-shirt. loving the alien icon they’ve made for the film. a bit like the head of a horned cartoon badguy from Toystory on lightning bolt legs.