Punk (Gogol Bordello, Gypsy Punks).
I think most of you ("you" as in my massive
following who check this site several times per day) know
that I'm planning on moving down to Berkeley later this
summer. So right now my friend Nate and I are beginning
our search for housing. So far it is proving to be a difficult
search. We're looking for a place that is located within
a few blocks of campus, that is wheelchair accessible
or easy enough to make so, that costs less than around
$1400/month, and that generally seems like a cool place
to live. These criteria really limit our search results.
What few hits we do get on such web searches as craigslist.com
or Calrentals have thus far all been eliminated by their
stairs and lack of elevators. I guess we'll keep searching.
Fortunately, and oddly too, Nate lives in an house that
meets all of these criteria right now. It was outfitted
to work for a quadraplegic, it's only $550/person/month,
and it is pretty close to the UC. However it is neither
novel nor "ours." I think we both have the desire
to find a totally new place and really create a cool space
in it. This means finding an empty apartment and going
through all the fun planning and outfitting of making
it our own comfortable space. This house he's in right
now is already furnished, and we'd be sharing it with
two other people. Which is totally fine, just not ideal.
I think in fact that I would actually enjoy having a few
other people live with us for company, however I definately
would like to be able to do with the place whatever we
liked, and this will be a bit more difficult with housemates.
This Berkeley living seems like it will be an exercise
in compromise though, so to not take this house because
of these reasons would be kind of stupid I think. So,
like I said, the search will continue, but we might very
well end up living where Nate lives now.
I really didn't have anything I wanted to write about,
but it felt like it was time to upload something new.
My enthusiasm for this site has waned a lot, but I'll
at least keep it up for people to view. And I'll add stuff
every now and then.