yup. still alive. a few things have happened since my last update, so i'll quick catch you up then run back to the million things i should be doing right now. no, i haven't been writing. actually, this is probably the first thing i've written since my last post, not counting emails. just don't have much to say. dan says i should write just to get myself in the right frame of mind, which makes sense. so here i am. if this counts. it feels a little strange, like being a little wobbly when riding a bike for the first time in ages. i've gotten too used to keeping silent.
but to update: hermes and i have moved. it was kind of inevitable with the car situation and the roommate situation. i had been more or less passively looking at places online when i stumbled across a place which had been previously recommended to me by a coworker but had crazy wait lists to get in. just ran across it on craigslist, which i almost never look at because it's a little too skeezy. the guy was trying to get out of his lease for whatever reason. so i jumped. it's closer to work, right on a bus line that goes straight to my office and stops at a grocery store in between. and no roommates. went to look at it one sunday and i was moving in that next saturday. kind of a crazy week, that one. so i've been here about a month now and still have boxes to unpack. i've been working on some of that today. also have been having fun decorating the place. trying not to get too carried away, but i've already spent too much. i really need a guy who's good with money. anyway. trying to make the transition between college apartment and young professional, with moderate success. maybe i'll post a couple pictures when i'm a little more settled. the only downside has been that i'm not in raleigh anymore. i'm now what they call a "durhamite", living in durham, nc. it's the north point of "the triangle" (which is kinda funny since i live near a neighborhood called "southpoint"). so the three friends i made are still in raleigh, but i like my new little town so far.
one of the larger things i've been working on in the apartment is stuff to put on the walls. i had a couple unframed pieces, one of which i've framed and it's gorgeous. the other is going to cost about $100 to frame it cheaply, so i'm gonna wait a bit on that one. that was a slightly larger than poster sized charcoal drawing of a slender but muscular young man by a friend i grew up with. she gave it to me before i told her i was gay. and yes, that one will go over my bed. but i've also ordered a few other prints from deviantART that i'm excited about. while i was doing all of this, though, my artistic side kinda kicked in and i got the bug to do some of my own. i never have before, and i can't draw worth a darn, but i'm not bad with color and there have been some pretty amazing painters in my family. so i've ordered some art supplies. =) we'll see how that goes. i'm starting with acrylics. i'm hoping this will help a bit with the lull in creativity i've been experiencing.
i'm also now on my second week of P90X. i had been doing well with running around my new neighborhood, but it really wasn't enough. i have been so freaking sore. i barely even got sore when i went to the gym. this program hits you in some crazy ways. it's pretty intense, and i think i can stick with it. already noticing a difference. plyometrics tonight. it's a bitch of a workout, so i'd better not procrastinate any more.
i hope all of you are well. i haven't been around much, but i'm going to try to be a little more. i really need to write. yes, i'm aware i say that almost every time. ok. later taters.