Yes, I kind of feel like throwing my head through a brick wall. Thanks for asking! Stas (old housie) is the one leaving, not Bert the new housie.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/roo/1170869179.html


Imagine sitting on a sun-drenched patio, surrounded by flowers and the scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, sipping your morning coffee (or tea). Doesn't that sound like a lovely way to start the day?



This is not a dream. This is my house.



What you pay:

$525 plus utilities. $600 deposit. Available June 1, move in May 1 at the latest.



What you get:

+ a cute, cozy room

+ plenty of storage in the basement

+ beautiful hardwood floors,

+ WiFi and DSL access,

+ bedroom window facing south,

+ walls designed for minimal sound bleeding from room to room.

+ a good water-pressure shower, with tub

+ a half bathroom downstairs

+ a jasmine and honeysuckle-decked patio with cute little wrens and fluttering around it

+ lemon and apricot trees

+ cozy living room with books, records, movies and FREE cable TV

+ red dining room for dinner parties

+ on-site FREE washer and dryer

+ big kitchen with cool old stove, big pantry and breakfast nook

+ two awesome housemates



The location is ideal for walking, biking, and driving (we have a parking space) around Oakland, and to San Francisco or Berkeley: 10 minutes walking to Whole Foods and Lake Merritt, 20 minutes to Piedmont and the 19th street BART.


I am a 33-year-old female freelance writer and editor who works from home. I am an avid music fan, so music is always playing. I am really mellow and easy-to-get along with. Sometimes I have to work late at night, but I am quiet and respectful of my housemates.



The other housemate is a 39-year-old musician who charming and laid-back, and works at night.



**We can't bring cats or dogs into this house now. It's not because we don't love animals -- we do. Just can't have them here for the time being. **



The empty bookshelf in the living room could be yours, and there is usually a blue rug in the living room that is being cleaned.



http://public.fotki.com/esmesleeps/my-house-2009/
I have a weird feeling there's some sort of party or rock show I'm supposed to go to Saturday night. I can't find any invite, though. Actually, I probably shouldn't because I have to work Sunday morning.

What's going on this weekend? Is there something?
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

!!!!!!

May. 1st, 2009 05:19 pm
My skates are coming, my skates are coming, my skates are coming!!!!

******MY SKATES******
Hi all,

So Glamour has asked me to write another quotes sidebar *that is explicit and about sex*, this time with quotes from guys. Specifically, straight men in the United States, ages 21-39. (Although she might be cool with Canada, since it's the same continent and all.) My editor also want guys who are willing to put their full names, ages, and cities to their words.

Dudes: If you're friend or family, odds are you don't even want to tell ME these stories, and I understand that. In fact, I will not be upset if you entirely ignore this email. But if you or someone you know is willing to answer my questions (only two), reply or send him my way, and I will email the (easy) questions.

Ladies: Please forward to any guys you know who might be willing to talk.

My deadline is May 11. The more quotes I have early on, the better. then around May 9, I can figure out what I don't have and scramble.

Thanks much!

Lisa

PS I can scan and forward you anyone my last piece of Glamour reporting genius if such assurances are needed.


QUESTION BELOW )

Also: Email me your answer at lhix2000@hotmail.com. You don't have to put it here where it can commented on.
I be exhausted. I go on vacation.
Craig's List made me cry, my landlord yelled at me, I wanted to leave here two hours ago ... what a day!

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/roo/1105745623.html

I took new pictures today. For real, why can't I find someone?

http://public.fotki.com/esmesleeps/my-house-2009/



Pretty prettyness )
Slash Jeans - a well-worn 30 year fit



http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/29/LVBC16LHCK.DTL

I have some many things I want to tell you about, like my wonderful visit with [livejournal.com profile] joshd. However my whole life right now is: Work. Search for housemates.
I am chrysalisa@gmail.com
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/roo/1089804218.html


Location: Oakland, CA between Piedmont Ave. and Lake Merritt

Rooms: $700 plus utilities. $600 deposit. Available March 20, move in April 1 at the latest.

The Room:
I have a HUGE room with a HUGE walk-in closet. It has hardwood floors, WiFi and DSL equipped, windows facing south and west, so there's a lot of light.

The house:
3 bedroom/ 1 1/2 bathroom home.
Beautiful hardwood floors.
Quiet street.
Living, dining room, and big kitchen w/ old stylish stove (replete w/ middle griddle) and pantry.
Honey-suckled back porch with BBQ.
Garden w/ lemon and apricot trees. Large basement.
On-site laundry.
Dates back to the 40s, so the walls are quiet/privacy-inducing thick.

10 minutes walking to Whole Foods and Lake Merritt, 20 minutes to Piedmont and the 19th street BART.

Us:
I am a 33-year-old female freelance writer and editor who works from home. I am an avid music fan, so music is always playing. I am really mellow and easy-to-get along with. Sometimes I have to work late at night, but I am quiet and respectful of my housemates.

The other housemate is a 33-year-old musician and book fanatic who charming and laid-back, but pretty much keeps to himself.

What we are looking for:

People who are capable of cleaning up after themselves, who know how to clean, and take out (and bring in) the trash. I am not a neat freak by any means, but I don't like cleaning up after other people. I think that's reasonable, don't you?

Ideally, I would just like to live with someone who is aware and considerate of other people. That doesn't mean being uncomfortable or tip-toeing around each other. Just common sense stuff.

These pictures are from two years ago – not much has changed, but the drought is taking its toll on the yard right now. The tree out front died, I am sad to report.

http://public.fotki.com/esmesleeps/my_house/

OMG

Mar. 13th, 2009 09:04 pm
Jim Cramer is totally explaining Wall Street corruption on "Mad Money." It's like a mea culpa.
Check out my first post!

http://sfist.com/2009/03/11/this_branch_is_now_a_home_tree_livi.php

BTW, I think I have a crush on Jay Nelson, even though I've never met him. I crawled into that treehouse in the Lobot and I was smitten.



Jay Nelson-designed "Mighty Acorn" treehouse belonging to museum director Lawrence Rinder in Ukiah, Calif. (Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco)



"Indoor Treehouse" by Jay Nelson at Mollusk Surf Shop in Venice Beach
Location: Oakland, CA between Piedmont Ave. and Lake Merritt

Rooms: $700 plus utilities. $600 deposit. Available April 1.

The Room:
I have a HUGE room with a HUGE walk-in closet. It has hardwood floors, WiFi and DSL equipped, windows facing south and west, so there's a lot of light. There's a nice loft bed in there that you can buy for cheap.

The house:
3 bedroom/ 1 1/2 bathroom home.
Beautiful hardwood floors.
Quiet street.
Living, dining room, and big kitchen w/ old stylish stove (replete w/ middle griddle) and pantry.
Honey-suckled back porch with BBQ.
Garden w/ lemon and apricot trees. Large basement.
On-site laundry.
Dates back to the 40s, so the walls are quiet/privacy-inducing thick.

10 minutes walking to Whole Foods and Lake Merritt, 20 minutes to Piedmont and the 19th street BART.

Me:
I am a 33-year-old female freelance writer and editor who works from home. I am an avid music fan, so music is always playing. I am really mellow and easy-to-get along with. I would prefer to live with other people who are not contractors or freelancers. Sometimes I have to work late at night, but I am quiet and respectful of my housemates.

What I am looking for:

People who are capable of cleaning up after themselves, who know how to clean, and take out (and bring in) the trash. I am not a neat freak by any means, but I don't like cleaning up after other people. I think that's reasonable, don't you?

No stoners or avid TV watchers and/or video-game addicts.

Ideally, I would just like to live with someone who is aware and considerate of other people. That doesn't mean being uncomfortable or tip-toeing around each other. Just common sense stuff.

These pictures are from two years ago – not much has changed, but the drought is taking its toll on the yard right now. The tree out front died, I am sad to report.

http://public.fotki.com/esmesleeps/my_house/
Dear friends,

As you know, I've been talking about starting a feminist/women's/teen publication of my own for YEARS.

I finally just broke down and decide to build a Wordpress page where I can post my feminist tirades and stories about wonder women. You know what set me off? How much I hate the "He's Just Not That Into You" phenomenon. (And, before you say, "But it's true!" I have a follow-up to the first tirade already in my head to answer that response.) That's what make me say: I just need to do this and put my thoughts into the world.

http://dontcallitcute.wordpress.com/

Right now, it's not much to look at. It's far from my dream publication/web site I hope to build in the next few years. First, I have to do taxes. And get LisaHix.com up to snuff. The main publication/web site may not even be called "Don't Call It Cute."

Also, next month, I'm going to blog for my good friends at the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership ( http://www.woodhull.org/ – Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president, yo), and possibly as a part of Yahoo's Shine (http://shine.yahoo.com/), so those two awesome blogs may consume all my ideas.

Here are my short-term goals for this (say May):

1. Get a relevant WordPress frame built. Now I'm just using a standard one I don't think is too ugly. If you or someone you know can volunteer to build me one, I would be forever grateful. Preferably something not at all cute, not even ironically. (I would looove to use young woman holding the blades in my real-life Amazon post, but I'm sure the photographer would ask for money.)

2. Buy dontcallitcute.com and route the page to it – to mask the WordPress origin of the blog.

3. Figure out how to set up an RSS feed for sites like LiveJournal, etc. I guess it already uploads to Google Reader.

4. Figure out how I'm going to link to your blogs that I like but may be off-topic. (Send me your blogs anyway, if you want to be blogrolled.)

5. Learn the open-source/copyright rules about swiping pictures from web sites. It's really easy to do, and I do it on LJ all the time. But I want to do this blog the right way. Do you know about this? Movie stills, book covers?

6. Eventually I would like to bring in other contributors and have posts on a daily basis. For now, it's just me, just when I have time, and I am trying to establish the voice. I know some of you want to write about food or fashion, but I have to figure out how those topics would fit in. But do let me know if you want to be a contributor.

Still, please have a look, and comment. If you like it, spread the word!

(And if you find a grammar/spelling error, let me know – I am great at editing everyone but myself.)

I may, even though I guess this is kind of cheating, add some older rants from LiveJournal and back-date them. (The Dresden Dolls item is something I *did* write in November and posted this week.) So if you see something new when checking back, please do comment, and maybe it won't seem as though I've been a blogging island.

One note, though, I am going to do my best to resist the urge to engage in debates. If you, my friends want to argue with me, we have LiveJournal, Facebook, and my real email where we can get into it. I am sure I will get some random sexist commenters (conveniently, though, I get to approve all comments) and I just don't have time to beat my head against a wall.

Thanks to all of you for your support!

xoxo,

Lisa

PS Hotmail just gave me some shit about reaching my "daily email limit." Fuck this shit. I'm not a spambot. Who has a Gmail invite for me?
http://www.sfindie.com/

SF IndieFest presents: ROLLER DISCO! Fri Feb 13 at CellSpace Tunes and skate rentals provided by Black Rock Roller Disco. IndieFest not responsible for alcohol influenced roller skating wipe outs! 21 up. Advance tix, more info at www.sfindie.com
Friday, 13 February, 2009
08:00 PM - 02:00 AM

Cost:
$10, $5 in costume, Free with any IndieFest ticket

CELL SPACE
2050 Bryant St
At 18th
san Francisco, CA 94110
Look what came in the mail today:



http://www.roughguides.com/website/travel/destination/content/?titleid=100&xid=idh249237672_1109

My name is on title page, but apparently Charles and I aren't one of the "authors." We made "additional contributions." The guy we rewrote is the SF "author," which I guess is fair since I left much of his text alone. I am going to compare it to the files I turned in, though, because I think the U.K. editor stuck some of his annoying words back in, like "cool-hunters."

I (re)wrote SoMa, Mission/Castro, Haight, and Sunset/Richmond. I also did Bars & Clubs, Hotels, Festivals, and Shopping, as well as Film. And other parts. I couldn't have survived it without the help of the lovely Isaac Amala and Lizzy Hughes.

And all of you wonderful people who gave me suggestions are mentioned on page 430.

Also, I am in the current issue of Glamour, as well as some phenomenal women I know:



https://subscribe.condenet.com/images_covers/cover_glamour_190.jpg

http://www.glamour.com/

Look for "I Fixed My Sex Drive!" on page 150. My byline is actually rather big!

Got called into jury duty tomorrow. Grr! I was going to get so much done tonight/tomorrow. Oh well, hopefully, I'll get out of it and it will prepare me for my 7 am Wednesday Entertainment shift.
Ackerman sci-fi, horror collection up for sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- He always vowed that he wouldn't die unless he could take it with him.

But now that Forrest J Ackerman really is gone, the grand old man of science fiction's memorabilia collection is on the auction block.

Thousands of items, including the Count Dracula ring worn by Bela Lugosi in the 1931 horror classic "Dracula," the vampire cape Lugosi wore for decades -- even the actor's outfit from the "worst film ever made," Ed Wood's cheesy "Plan 9 From Outer Space" -- are going up for bid.

So are such notable pieces as a signed, first-edition copy of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein" and a first-edition copy of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" that was signed not only by Stoker but also Lugosi, Boris Karloff and numerous other horror film notables.

The auction, tentatively scheduled for the last week of April, is expected to raise $500,000, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which is handling the sale.

Ackerman, the science-fiction writer, editor and literary agent widely credited with coining the term sci-fi, spent a lifetime collecting tens of thousands of pieces, ranging from the junky to the very rare. He died last December at age 92.

"I'm holding that stuff in my hand and I'm just like, 'Wow, these are his most iconic treasurers,'" Maddalena said when he was invited by Ackerman's estate to auction the collection. He said Ackerman's will stipulates that his estate's share of the profits be divided among his friends.

At one time Ackerman had a collection of 300,000 pieces of science-fiction film memorabilia, 50,000 books and the complete sets of 200 science-fiction magazines. During his final years he contributed many pieces to museums and sold some others, but held on to thousands more.

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