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The Life, Times, Thoughts, and Works of a Creative Young Man
[Life] The Good, the Bad, and the Moving
The last time I wrote anything here, Indigo and I had just picked out our new apartment. Now it's been over three months that I've lived in it with her. I know I say this every time, but I really need to make a better habit of keeping my journal up to date.

So for the most part, life down here has been pretty lovely. It's great to have finally taken the long-distance out of our relationship. Atlanta is a nice city, there's plenty to see and do and eat, and I'm enjoying the warm weather (plus our apartment's excellent AC so I can avoid the warmth when I need to). But the job search has been really rough. I haven't gotten one positive response so far, and I've sent out dozens of applications. My money reserve is getting pretty low as a result, although Mom and Dad sent me a check to help with bills and the like. It's also been a pain trying to get my state ID and learner's permit updated to Georgia. First we went to the wrong place, then we found out they weren't open on Mondays, then we arrived only to discover I didn't have any of the forms I needed on hand. That was a real facepalm moment. (At least we hadn't been waiting long when I realized.)

And last week I managed to set a pan full of oil on fire. Indigo asked me to fry up a couple of pork chops before dinner, and the recipe was vague enough about how long the oil needed to heat up that I accidentally left it too long. The next thing I knew, the smoke detector was buzzing and the apartment was full of smoke. I managed to remember that water was the wrong way to deal with an oil fire, but I couldn't remember what the right way was, and I ended up having to take the pan outside and dump it on the concrete outside our door. Came out of the whole ordeal with nothing worse than a pill-sized blister on one arm, but it shook me up pretty thoroughly.

Indigo's been nudging me to get this post written for a few days. Part of it is that she wants me to make better use of my support group, the people who care about me and want to cheer me on. Something was nagging at me about that, though, and I realized what it was tonight -- I haven't been very good support lately myself. I very rarely comment to other people's journals, nor do I often respond to people on Twitter or Plurk, even though those are easier and quicker than journal comments. I feel bad about that, but again, it's hard to get into that habit. Especially when there's so much else going on.

But I do want to say this: If you're reading this, thank you. I may not say it as often as I'd like to, but I really do appreciate the time you're giving me, and any support you ever have or ever will provide.

Cross-posted from shaycaron @ Dreamwidth. Comment here or there as you please.

Feeling: thoughtful thoughtful
Listening to: Ghost Trick - Epilogue - The End of the "Night"

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loopychew From: loopychew Date: August 14th, 2012 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes you give, and sometimes you need to take. Accept the taking!
skjam From: skjam Date: August 14th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Keep on keeping on!
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: August 14th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
What my angel love didn't mention was that he took it very hard when he burned the oil, even though he did not burn the kitchen, the pork chops, or the cats.

We got aloe on the burn right quick so the blister went away.

I showed him my burn scar from when I had the exact same kitchen mishap (except mine was bacon grease and the bacon was in the pan at the time).

We will look up a less vague recipe tonight and have another go at it.

cynthiaahookway From: cynthiaahookway Date: August 14th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no ill will toward you for merely living life. You've always been an awesome guy, and you and Indigo deserve all the happiness in the world. I haven't moved out of my parent's house yet, so I can't even imagine getting used to a new state, let alone a new apartment in the same town. Hope you hear something soon on the job front. :)
jennilee_rose From: jennilee_rose Date: August 15th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I've not really posted to LJ much. I've either been writing on my school blog, posting to FB or Twitter (or Tumblr) but I've been insanely busy with school
ningen_demonai From: ningen_demonai Date: August 16th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you two are doing well (despite the frying pan mishap, ouch)! I wish you all the luck for job searching, you can do it!! *Snugs*
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