Been working on finding a new place to live as the vacation helped clear my head enough to realize both how necessary it was for me to move, being incompatible with current household, and also things that I could do to help make moving more feasible financially. Dealing with the shuffle of most people not actually bothering to respond, some people responding that they were looking for something specific which I don't match or that the place was already taken, and so far two places where I just wasn't comfortable -- one in particular where I was horrifically uncomfortable the entire time I was there.
I don't terribly like the idea of moving into a place with people I don't know, but that seems to be what fits right now. Especially if I can find something in the month-to-month category so that I'm not locked into a year-long lease or something.. I do have a good lead that I unfortunately missed last night because I didn't notice my phone battery died. Returned the call earlier and hopefully will hear back later today -- the person has three rooms for rent, all for decent prices and with utilities included, closer to my work than I am now. Could work out very nicely, depending how things go.
Busy, busy, busy.. oh, by the way, there's a movie in limited release that I really want to see: Paprika. It's a Japanese animated film by Satoshi Kon, the guy who made Perfect Blue, Memories, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and Paranoia Agent. Awesome guy. The movie involves a near-future where psychiatrists use machines that allow them to enter your dreams as a form of therapy. One of these machines is stolen, and Paprika is the alter-ego of a therapist who's trying to stop that person from wreaking havoc on people's dreams.. or something like that. It looks wonderful.
Short notice, but would anyone like to see that this weekend, maybe? (And come to think of it, I still have to see Day Watch..)