everything old is new again

the incoherent ramblings of a struggling artist, costume designer, spinner, knitter, beader, regular single gal in the twin cities of minneapolis st. paul.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

things looking up?

i applied for a new apartment yesterday and they said i could move in as soon as it was cleaned, with the first month's rent FREEEEEEE!!!!! yippee! it takes some of the sting out of moving again, so soon.
this will be the first time i've lived on my own. ever. it should be interesting. i don't count having my 'own' dorm room, as it was still sharing a bathroom and kitchen etc.
they charge $150 for a cat's security deposit, and it's carpeted so i need to get a vaccuum cleaner. i think it'll be a while until i can afford a cat, but it's nice to have something to come home to, that's fuzzy and lovely and snuggles with you. we'll see what happens.
i will be able to have a studio set up full time, and a friend is giving me a computer, so i can update my website when i feel like it (provided i get cable/modem access, which, i think i' m going to do) so that makes me VERY happy......

things may just be looking up for bex!

Monday, August 22, 2005

weekend update

had a rollercoaster weekend. housesat for the most lurvely of kitties, the furralicious Kit. Kit's dads are renovating a house on lake harriet, it's always great to go and stay there to see the progress on the place. the master bedroom was finally finished, along with a bathroom, so i didn't have to crawl down the stairs in the middle of the night when i had to get up.

also hung out with an old friend from college and ran into peeps i haven't seen in MANY years (but that she had just worked with during a fringe show) so that was fun to catch up! saturday AM i helped a friend move out her house, and spent the majority of the early afternoon with her and her daughter as well. i know they will be OK but i still can't help but worry for them.

saturday PM went to the wedding of a friend i've known since we were concieved, our parents have been friends since they were teachers together in the early 70's. her father passed away several years ago and there were some very very touching moments for everyone, it's making me tear up right now to think about it. it was one of the best weddings i've been to, ever.
lots of good memories from that one. and lots of catching up with friends who i haven't seen in a while-most of them have babies and it kinda freaks me out-like, wasn't i just getting kicked out of algebra class with you?

sunday AM the housesitting house owners came home so i chatted with them, packed up, headed to french meadow for a super yummy cake and watched some crazy lady try to park her boat-sized car in a kayak-sized spot right in front of my car, as i was walking up to it, and she backed RIGHT into my bumper. she's PRESSING my car back with her car and i'm stading right outside her passenger window (while the front half of her car is still blocking the traffic lane-that's how delusional she was thinking she could get in there) saying "NO NO NO NO" and the people on the porch of the house behind me were laughing, laughing, laughing. she finally realized that the laws of physics wouldn't allow her giant gold beast of a car to fit in the tiny spot and pulled back out into traffic and left. in her wake, she left a nice little skidmark on my front bumper. she also tried to turn up a one-way street, but that's another matter.

got home, surfed the internet, played with max the sweetie cat and distemper the friendly kitten who lives downstairs, avoided keezer the evil cat, and got ready for another wedding. drove out to stillie and was ALMOST late but got there just in time, to watch another set of good friends tie the knot. this one was outside, and the weather was JUST perfect. the dinner and dancing were also super fun-catching up with college peeps-and the cake was delish. lucky duckys are going to hawaii for 2 weeks.

what else....oh i tried to knit this weekend but it didn't work out so well. am knitting things too large. got to work on that. didn't get any jewelry made, but tonight i hope to get some necklaces made and some new dolls.

ok. better get some work done on dayjob. wish me luck!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

long day

a weird day at work has ended.
the housing search continues.
grey clouds gather outside and the housecats are dozing like fat happy buddahs.
i knit a bit last night-will do some more today. need to think about selling what i'm making-so i have to keep someone else in mind as i knit....since i won't be keeping these (hopefully) i have to think-will anyone else wear this?
am redesigning website (or trying to, anyway) and it's making me wish i knew more html.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Ooh! A new blog!

I'm almost 30. I feel adrift in the sea of life. Things aren't going how I'd planned. Well, there really was no plan, there was just an idea, of a plan. I have a fantastic job working for a bead store in the warehouse, but I spend all my money on beads. Finally I'd found a cute apartment but the landlords aren't working out. More contract work is coming in for costume design, but it's never enough. The sharks are circling and my sense of desperation and agitation at never getting out of the hole is starting to keep me up at night. Ooh! What to do?!?!?! Why not tell the world of my desperate situation in the form of a blog?

I've decided to make my website www.eoinadesigns.com another job. I need to work at it, 20 hours a week. Making things to sell, updating it, promoting it. The only concrete plan I really had was to be working for myself by the time I was 30. Am starting a little too late, but something more needs to be added to the money mix or I'm going to have to move back in with my parents again. OY!

oh yeah, something good

Just so you don't think I complain all the time, I saw the FANTASTIC movie, 'March of the Penguins' last night. It was like the best episode of National Geographic you've ever seen, times ten. It was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. My old roommate Shannon and I went to see it, and at one point I turned to her and said "Every time I fall down this winter I'm going to make that penguin noise" and she said "TOTALLY". It seems penguins and I share a propensity to fall over, a lot. They slide on their bellies when they do that, I'm not that fat yet. There was a brief section with some heavy penguin-on-penguin sensuality and some heartbreaking moments of life-n-death struggle, but other than that, I'd recommend this movie to practially anyone. I guess my mom and grandma had just seen it earlier in the day, I can't wait to hear what they thought of it.