Postponed!

So the deal is, I had an appointment with Dermatology today. While they can lance and drain cysts, they can’t completely remove them. That’s for Surgery to do. So they had to reschedule it for next Wednesday. So NEXT week is when I spend a few days wallowing in a tub trying to keep everything clean and somewhat bearable. Supposedly they’re going to have to go down deep to remove the whole thing.

I didn’t go home empty-handed, though! I thought, while I’m there, they might as well remove the left half of my left big toenail, the one that’s been digging into the cuticle for over a year now. Had to stick it with a needle about 10 times, then just shove enough stuff under the nail that it ppoppppsss offf…. ghhfhfssfsnfnxvnxv I cringe thinking about this stuff. I had my hands over my eyes during the entire ordeal.

So the toe’s all bandaged up. Doesn’t hurt! And I’m keeping it that way with some Tylenol.

BTW I am totally going to the LJ Housewarming Party tomorrow. Who’s with me!

Santa Cruz

Heyyyy Santa Cruz kids.

I will be in Santa Cruz with Shiranne from Wednesday afternoon to Friday morning! On Wednesday night we’re going to the Catalyst to see Explosions in the Sky. Afterwards I believe I’m crashing at Nico’s apartment. Thursday, we’ll be goin’ around and saying hello to people. Friday, Tree 9 maybe??!! I’m planning on tagging along with Shiranne, but anyone who’s around, I want to see you!

Also, I’ve decided to start tagging my entries. They do indeed get lost in the shuffle, and Google sucks at searching LiveJournal. Hopefully this will provide some structure!

Funeral Funhouse

Hello Internet friends, new and old.

Today I am heading home to San Rafael for the weekend and totally paying tribute to my stepmom. Will be seeing my uncle, cousins, Betty’s family, family friends, etc. Certainly nice to see all of them after so much time.

But today also marks Part 1 of Get The Hell Out Of Seattle, where I pack up as much of my room as possible in a few suitcases, head to California, and return with empty, bigger suitcases. I’ll be doing it again at the start of Spring break, and then after Sakuracon I’m leavin’ for good. Either my mom’s heading up or I’m just renting a car to take down. If this supposed roommate who’s moving from Cuba to take my place doesn’t call soon, I’m going to have to find something to do about all this furniture that I’m not moving. Oy boy.

It will, only as of recently, be sad to leave Seattle, because I’ve been steadily cultivating friends from a lot of places: roommates, the BEMANI dudez, CSE grads, Secular Student Union pals. I really have to think about starting and re-starting a number of friendships once I head to California, as it might be the longest time I’ve stayed at my dad’s since I started going to college in 2003. I also have to get used to not walking everywhere and using my late stepmom’s Jaguar instead. Fancy car, but not my style.

Oh well. Back to packing.

Movin'

I am planning on moving from Seattle to San Rafael!

So here’s my deal. I am flying twice to California this month. Once for Betty’s funeral (next weekend), and once for spring break (on the 19th). Both times I expect to fill two suitcases with ITEMS. That might take care of something like half of my possessions.

But I don’t know about the actual time for me to move down. There are a few things, like my computer, printer, monitors, and a few other things that shouldn’t go on a plane. So I have to think about driving down…

So I’m trying to think of the most economical way to do this. Budget is $200 for a one-way 10′ truck rental from Seattle to San Rafael, not including gas money (around another $200). But I don’t know if I’ll really need an entire moving van; especially with my two plane trips I’ll probably only need a car.

Car rental places do rent cars to people under 25, for a small fee. But I’m having trouble finding one that lets you drop the car off in another state. Enterprise does only in-state for a select few states. I don’t know about any other ones.

Or is there another option I’m missing? Anyone in Seattle going down to California soon that wants to take all my stuff? Anything else? Bleeeh, I just need advice as usual.

My sister's blog

My Stepmother’s Brain Cancer

My sister Lily is an incredible writer, and she’s planning on blogging about my stepmom and her condition. Read up on what she’s written so far, and subscribe if you can. Like I said, I’m quite removed from the situation so I really won’t be able to provide many updates.

Er… for those who I haven’t friended, you might want to look a few posts back and read the entry I just unlocked.