Friday, July 21, 2006

Keane is returning to Portland this October and I just purchased my tix. Different venue this time, Arelene Schitzner Concert Hall where parking sucks, or is it the fact I haven't attened anything there in forever?

LastFM/Audioscroller just got a facelift and I couldn't be happier! Looks more interactive and my profile page is a feast to my eyes!

Went to the doc for the first time in 23 months. Down 30 pounds, bp normal, cholesterol is 77 (!?!?!), though my Homosystine is still high so I am taking an increased prx of Folic Acid/B vitamins. Gonna see a Gastronoligist about my G.I. track and spastic colon in the next week or two.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Homeownership in the Pacific Northwest. For a first time home buyer this is somewhat a challenge. I own a home now, a manufacturer home. It's 16 years old, in pretty good shape as well. No not a single, but a double and I got a good deal on it, though it can use a little more TLC to make it great, but for what it is, it's a cozy place. I want a house though. By this time next year I plan to have one.

Where? How much? What style? How big? How many beds/baths? Questions any first time homeowner asks. My sisters live in houses. They get me wanting one myself. We all live in the Portland metro area where like Seattle, San Francisco, and other major west coast cities, home prices are through the roof. I look at homes in parts of the midwest where I would think of uprooting if I did, and I litteraly get to pick from the cream of the crop. It's feels like I got 2006 money to look at houses with 1976-1986 prices. I can find a nice house anywhere there from $40,000 to $175,000 easy and there are many to choose from. Very nice homes. In the Portland area $175,000 is where I would even start. Eugene is slightly more affordiable and a more likely place locally to purchase a house.

I'm not too picky to find a house, just something nice. Somewhat bigger with space, but not huge. 3-4 bed, 1.5-2 bath, hot tub sounds nice too. Something with a little character.

Sunday, July 2, 2006

I've been getting more time to make blog entries since I have more personal time...too much in my book. Is dating for me? Parts of it are ok and other parts terrify me. My hair, my clothes, my trying to keep up a coversation with someone I barely know. It's ovewhelming! I have both confidence and lack confidence at the same time, is that considered a happy medium?

Who knows...I need to try not to focus too much on meeting someone, or thinking of getting back together, or waiting out for something that might not be ready...or mabye never will be.

I work on the 4th 2-11p, double time and a half...thank goodness i'm at a location where I can look outside! My old location restriced my view from outside, and since I transfered I am able to look outdoors, and regardless of the weather, it has contributed to the improvement of my health...and I get to see the fireworks on the clock!

New DM concert video coming later this year!