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children of dune - leto 1
I have yet to see QaF 4.13. I want to watch 4.13 and 4.14 together, and so, I deny myself, and ache for the fact that Sunday is my Last Day of Watching, until whatever ungodly date they choose for next season. The Very Last Season, Ever.

I would be depressed if I didn't have those two eps to buoy me. And you know, months of rewatching to memorize, maybe by plot arc.

So. Happy. Mostly. I ate all the cookies svmadelyn sent me, so you know, not as happy as I could be.

Hmm. I really have the most boring moments right now. Excitement is for people not looking seriously at mortgage rates and downtown living versus various suburbs and communities. I'm thinking that if I get a second job, something in the sex industry down on Congress, requiring minimal clothing, I should be able to pull off the place I'm drooling over.

God, this is very sad. I can't even manage to pick out a car. I have a horrible feeling that it's going to come down to innie-minnie-miney-mo. The car, that is. With any kind of luck, the house will have a sort of scientific method. Like, I don't know, drawing from a hat.

Hmm. This was a pointless entry. I should do something productive. I'm not sure what yet, but surely I have something tha needs sorting desperately. Socks, perhaps.

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Oh no, more info than I was expecting, but definitely not more info than I wanted. I love hearing about other people's homebuying decisions. It makes me so thankful I already did the homebuying decision and never ever have to move for the rest of my life!

Personally, having grown up in the suburbs, and living now in a downtown neighbourhood, I vastly prefer urban life. It's more multicultural, it's closer to everything, it's set up for pedestrians (in the suburbs you have to drive to buy a litre of milk, in the city you can just walk a few blocks), etc. etc. Yes, as you point out, Child is too young now to appreciate some of the benefits of downtown life, but I have to say those kids I see in my neighbourhood look pretty okay with it. Not to mention that they're getting daily lessons in tolerance and diversity, what with the large immigrant population and the mixed-race and gay families around here. And there are significant advantages to living in a condo rather than a house, such as many of the repair jobs are included in the condo maintenance, so you don't have to shell out every time something goes wrong. Obviously condo buildings do need repairs, but the cost is shared between all the owners, and the time-gobbling hassle is usually taken care of by the property management company or the residents' council. Just don't get stuck *on* the residents' council! Plus, pony-sized dogs cost a lot more to feed than small, city-appropriate pets. When a friend had his very large dog fixed, he was surprised to notice that they charged him extra for the anaesthetic to put such a large dog under!

However, the square footage and other benefits of the suburbs that you mention are real. I mean, I can wax rhapsodic about the wonders of urban life until the cows come home, it ain't gonna change the fact that if you can't afford a place downtown you can't afford it. And while prostitution as an income-enhancer is certainly a possibility (snicker), you have to remember that someday Child will be old enough to figure out what Mommy does for a living, and to be embarrassed by it.

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