It's kind of annoying. I'd really prefer to live alone, since all of my roommate situations since 2004 have been less than ideal. But even the studio apartments average $475-$500 a month, and a little over $400 is all I can stretch my budget to handle. I saw a tiny efficiency apartment yesterday that was $350, but there's only a shared kitchen on the floor, plus the room itself is half the size of my current bedroom. I'd go mad of claustrophobia within a month.
Maybe I need a better job. (No, I definitely need a better job.) Well, I'll keep looking tomorrow.
In other news, I received an IM an hour ago simply saying "hello." from someone called "jeremycrawfordj2000". I was curious about who that was, so I did a quick Google search, and -- holy cow, I think I've heard of this guy. He's even got an LJ community devoted to him! I feel absurdly honored, as if I really count as a fanfiction author now. Not honored enough, mind you, to actually respond in any way. I do not feed the trolls, and I only write request fanfic for people I know are cool.