kirby1024: Kirby taking a ride on a star. (Kirby Wheee!!!)
Oh man, has it been crazy.

So, in the last few weeks:

1) I've moved to a new, extremely shiny place
2) It looks like I'm getting promoted at work - They're planning to move me to the Premier call centre (Where they deal with important customers). Took a while, but I'm looking forward to it :)
3) I went to my cousin Paula's wedding, which was a beautiful affair.
4) Been absurdly busy getting house in order. No matter how many times you move, it still takes forever to get the house the way you want it!
5) Put a deposit down on a brand new couch. It is comfy and so incredibly soft, and has cup holders and storage space, and it shall be mine!
6) Spent a long and terrible two weeks with only mobile internet. For probably the first time ever, I have actually gone through my entire mobile pack this month and then some!

I am certain that there have been other noteworthy things, but I am le tired, so I honestly cannot remember them all.

So, hi! I'm alive!
kirby1024: Green Greens Animation from Kirby's Dream Land (Kirby Green Greens)
I've been helping Erin out this weekend with a few of our friends with moving his stuff over to Clive st, and part of that has been ticking an additional thing off the list of things I haven't done yet.

And that is drive a van.

At first it was a little terrifying, since it's a Rent-a-Bomb van, and feels really rickety, but I'm starting to really enjoy the experience. Travelling up high, in something huge, with the big-arse steering wheel... I can see why people like driving higher-up, it's a totally different experience. The only problem with this van is that it's so very, very uncomfortable, since my legs are a little too long for the seat.

Honestly, I'll be kinda sad to give it back...
kirby1024: Kirby taking a ride on a star. (Kirby Wheee!!!)
It wasn't anything [personal profile] erinkyan said, oh no. It was more along the lines that his LJ had pointed out that I'd finished moving before mine did. It's a little embarrassing, let's be fair. Time to catch up at least a little bit. This is a bit rambly, so bear with me.

So! I've moved! The moving went reasonably smoothly, although it's only really finished last weekend when [livejournal.com profile] laza_burns dropped off the last bits and pieces. We're now slowly getting around to getting things out of boxes, and getting boxes out of the way.

We did have some slight issues when we got there, when we realised that the back door didn't lock, so we've spent a good week and a bit at the house without doors that can distinguish between resident and intruder. Thankfully, that was fixed yesterday, so our many pieces of stuff are well and truly safe. We also have a key for [livejournal.com profile] alissakalisti, so when she moves in on Friday she will also have doors that distinguish between resident and intruder!

I've been slowly starting to explore my way around the area, and I'm slowly dawning as to why everyone said "lots of good food" as the first thing they mention about Footscray - my god there are a lot of extremely cheap eats that way! And good cheap eats too! It's all delicious and I certainly plan to nom my way through Footscray's many restaurants in good time. I may well have to invite friends to nom with me!

In other news, last weekend me and [personal profile] erinkyan spent a really good, nice weekend together. We'd started on Thursday with our weekly date, stayed around and enjoyed each other's company on Friday and did some Serious Talks about our relationship and stuff, Went out for a drive to Sunshine on Saturday (Why? Why not? Part of our explorings of the surrounds!), then went out to Chains at the night where we did some really intense play, then on Sunday we went to the Chocolate Rush Festival at the Showgrounds, where we partook in chocolate and I bought yummy spices. By the end of the weekend I was really reticent to leave him - it was one of those weekends where you can clearly and honestly say that there was quality time spent, and admittedly we'd not had such an intense weekend in quite a while. It was a wonderful thing to have my relationship batteries recharged in such a way, and now I miss my [personal profile] erinkyan greatly and can't wait until next Thursday to see him again!

Monday I also got a brief opportunity to say hi to my Uncle Bryan, when he took me to lunch down at Crown before his flight to Adelaide. It was actually really nice to sit down and chat with my Uncle without having the parents around (it's not that they interfere or anything, but when I'm at relative's places with my parents it's still kinda hard to break out of the family unit, so I don't tend to engage as actively). We chatted about all manner of things, like theatre, Twitter and Facebook, how our respective workplaces were going, how the politics in Adelaide and Melbourne seem to be very similar (and yet how things seem to happen in Melbourne, and not in Adelaide), etc. etc.

I don't get a lot of moments like that with my Uncle (unfortunately), and I wish I had more of them these days. He's not just a link to my family back home, he's pretty much my first knowledge of queerness. I've never exactly thought of him as a role-model, but I have to admit, if he wasn't in my family I think I'd've had a lot more issues with sexuality than I do. My uncle, just by living his life, and not really that closely to me, showed me that there was nothing wrong with loving men, and it's taken me a while to really understand how fundamental that was to me. So, since I know you're reading Uncle Bryan, thankyou. Thankyou for being you, because you let me be me.
kirby1024: Kirby taking a ride on a star. (Kirby Wheee!!!)
So, a couple of things to my loyal readership - as it turns out, it wasn't the St Kilda East Property we'd gotten, but a property in West Footscray. Which I'm not complaining about at all, seeing as it's a house, and a house that's about similar distance away from work, for exactly the same price. The reason for why I got confused is a funny one, and mostly revolves around confirmation bias and my noted tendency to miss vital parts of conversations and why you really do need to make sure about the confirmation questions you ask.

So, the day of the Keys is this Saturday, so lots of things need doing. Among the list:

  • Actually Sign Lease and Give 1st month's rent.

  • Arrange the Water connection.

  • Arrange the Gas & Power connection.

  • Arrange the Phone and Internet connection.

  • Call Man with a Van to arrange a Moving Van.

  • Acquire further boxes for moving.

  • Change Addresses with everyone.

  • Set up a mail redirect for the inevitable one or two important groups I'll miss.

  • Press-gang Invite friends over to help with packing.

  • Check with [livejournal.com profile] alissakalisti as to whether she's coming over for moving day or not, and Press-gang Invite her to help move/pack if she is.

  • Arrange Carpet Cleaners.

  • Decide whether I'm doing big clean-up, or whether I'm hiring professional cleaners for the purpose.

  • Act on above decision.
kirby1024: Black and white shot of me (B&W Me)
I previously made a post regarding me moving out and looking for housemates. It's now getting closer to the point of moving out, and while I have one housemate set up, we're looking for possible others.

My needs haven't changed, so I'll just copy/paste the previous:

What I'm cool with: A goodly amount! I'm queer-, poly-, kink-, trans- and just-about-anything-else-friendly - there's not much I'm violently opposed to, and I try to accept everyone, regardless of identity. I'm also pet-friendly, and conversation-friendly.

What I'm looking for: I am a bisexual, polyamorous, kinky male, and you need to be cool with all of the above. So, Queer-, poly- and kink-friendly is a must. The other housemate, Alissa, is trans, so trans-friendly is also a must. Also, gotta be non-smoker - I'm not a fan of smoke, and [livejournal.com profile] not_in_denial has health problems exacerbated by smoke, and he'll be around a reasonable amount. If you're geeky that's a plus, but it's by no means essential. I'm possibly interested in acquiring pets, so you need to at least be able to consider pets in your home. I also work full-time, so if you're a night-owl, you'll need to be a quiet one!

I've now established that my lease is up in early August, so that's pretty much when I'm planning to be moved in by (which means I'm looking at a move-in date of mid- to late-July). I'm expecting to start looking for housing within the next few weeks (it's a delicate cycle, I know - The rent market means that from application to sign can be less than a few days, but I don't want to expect to get lucky).

If you're interested, shout-out - I'll get in touch, and we can discuss needs and desires. Also, if you know anyone who's interested, point them in this direction as well.
kirby1024: Black and white shot of me (B&W Me)
So, I'm starting to get a little tired of the severe lack of cash I have at my disposal, so I've decided that I'm going to be moving out at the end of my lease, which will be around about june-julyish. Considering how extremely expensive housing is in Melbourne, to actually reduce costs I'm pretty much going to need to go into shared housing, so I'm looking for a housemate!

I'm probably going to start looking fairly soon, certainly within the next month. I'd probably be more looking to establish a new share-house, but I'm not averse to hearing about spots in established sharehouses (I may be bringing whitegoods into the house though)

What I'm cool with: A goodly amount! I'm queer-, poly-, kink-, trans- and just-about-anything-else-friendly - there's not much I'm violently opposed to, and I try to accept everyone, regardless of identity. I'm also pet-friendly, and conversation-friendly.

What I'm looking for: I am a bisexual, polyamorous, kinky male, and you need to be cool with all of the above. So, Queer-, poly- and kink-friendly is a must. Also, gotta be non-smoker - I'm not a fan of smoke, and [livejournal.com profile] not_in_denial has health problems exacerbated by smoke, and he'll be around a reasonable amount. If you're geeky that's a plus, but it's by no means essential. I'm possibly interested in acquiring pets, so you need to at least be able to consider pets in your home. I also work full-time, so if you're a night-owl, you'll need to be a quiet one!

So, I'd like to ask people to keep their ears open, and if you hear of anyone looking to move out, or looking for housemates themselves, get in touch with me!
kirby1024: Kirbinator Icon (half-my face, half-terminator face) (Default)
So, The last week has, unsurprisingly, been quite massive:

Moving
Sunday was moving day, a surprisingly larger venture than the previous move. Apparently two years of being in one place added much more stuff into my life. So, my parents, [livejournal.com profile] littlesir and Hannah spent much of the afternoon packing all my stuff into boxes and bags and driving them to my new place. The morning was spent with me helping the Man with a Van move all my big stuff and picking up my new fridge (so I have most of the essentials at my place now. I merely lack furniture...)

So, now I has a new place! It's very exciting.

Sickness
Of course, I was moving while I had a cold, and all the exertions gave me one hell of a fever on sunday night. So, I've not been at work today or yesterday to recuperate. Hopefully, I'll be back to working state my tomorrow. This is, BTW, why I haven't around online much - my internet will still take a week or so to be activated in my house...

A Strange Sort of Self-Discovery
On Wednesday me and [livejournal.com profile] not_in_denial had big discussions, which have made me think a lot about stuff. See, when me and [livejournal.com profile] not_in_denial first got together, the first thing we did was point out the bits about ourselves that we thought were most likely to cause problems. For me, it was that I didn't really know who I was. At the time this just went in a whole bunch of directions - that I'd broken up with Lara, broken up with Ryan, started looking at polyamory, was still sorting myself out after the rape... Basically, it was a chaotic time in my life and I didn't know where I was going.

So, a year later, and I have come to a stunning realisation that not much has really changed. I still don't know who I am. I've worked through a lot of stuff, but I haven't come close to actually dealing with stuff enough to let go of it, and I still have issues with simple things like, you know, what I actually want. Not just the "what I want now", but "where I'm going, what I want out of life". And that's making things difficult - because knowing what I want is kinda important if I want to know, say, where I want my relationships to end up. I can't just keep taking things a day at a time, because that's not fair to partners present or future.

Now, of course, I have realised this stuff. And I realise why it's important. And now that I know the what and the why, I might be able to start learning who I am and what I want. Because I don't think that before I was ever really interested in finding out. But I think that now, I have a shot. I'm realising that I can't get away from myself anymore.

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