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 I find myself making long personal posts on my Tumblr, which is probably adequate reason to, you know, come back here, which is designed for it.

So, State of the Kris for those who haven’t been following me as I have wandered around the various bastions of social media:

Age: 38 (have given in and started saying that I’m almost 40)

Relationship status: single (if anyone has cute bi/lesbian friends they would like to introduce me to, let me know)

Job: finishing up my last few days working at the vendor job I’ve been working at for 3+ years.  Will be starting a new job doing production work on one of the Windows 8 websites in a week and a half or so.  It’s all telecommuting, so hurrah for getting back 90+ minutes of my day and being able to work out in the mornings!  I’m making some changes to my office at home to accommodate this, which is really fun. The office is painted a hideous mustard yellow, so I think I’m going to repaint it…which involves moving a lot­ of stuff out of the room. Whee?  It’s a project for later, definitely.

Location: I’ve been living in Issaquah for the last year, and I love it.  I’m nestled down between a pair of friendly mountains, I can walk to the grocery store, and I’m going to be getting a bike so I can ride around town.  Issaquah is a little out of the way, but over time I’ve come to actually really like it—and I have a direct bus to downtown Seattle for the days I need to be there, for crit group and the like.

Writing: Had a story published in The Colored Lens a little bit ago.  Working on a book tentatively titled The Phoenix Crown.  Have several nearly-finished stories that need to go out for submission, but need a little final polish work first.  I am in that phase of the book where I hate it and writing it is like pulling teeth, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Bad Draft.  My goal for the Bad Draft is 80k words, and then I will hopefully add about 15k words in the first edit.

Anyway.  There’s where I am, and now you are all caught up!

Date: 2013-04-11 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aiela.livejournal.com
Good to see you here :) I loved telecommuting, I think it's so perfect for introverts. Every time I hear someone say "I hated working from home, it was so lonely." I kinda go "huh?" It's been over seven years since I went back into an office and I still miss it.

Date: 2013-04-11 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silenceleigh.livejournal.com
Yes! Man, I am so looking forward to being able to just be in my own space all the time. It might even help me, you know, get out and see people on occasion! :)

Date: 2013-04-11 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theferrett.livejournal.com
...I keep forgetting you two know each other.

Date: 2013-04-11 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silenceleigh.livejournal.com
For years and years!

Date: 2013-04-11 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aiela.livejournal.com
Kris took me out for my very first taste of thai food.

Date: 2013-04-12 08:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ivy
Should you feel social, I am here for tea! I'll be in your neck of the woodish Saturday, and starving after I finish the morning run, so if you want lunch with a sweaty person I am also free for that! (Sounds so appealing, doesn't it? Heh.)

Date: 2013-04-12 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silenceleigh.livejournal.com
I does sound appealing, actually! Unfortunately, I am not going to be around Saturday, I'm dogsitting and will be down south. Another time, I hope?

(The next few weekends are terrible. This weekend: dogsitting. Next weekend: in Port Townsend. Weekend after that: dogsitting again. (this week was an emergency dogsit, since Laura's father died and she and Bryan had to run off to Oklahoma to deal with everything.)

Date: 2013-04-13 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seattlejo.livejournal.com
So what was the new on Twitter last week?

Date: 2013-04-13 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silenceleigh.livejournal.com
New job! See above. :D

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