Tuesday, June 17, 2008


208.0 (bleh)

I wish I were one of those creative or funny bloggers that people love to read. This blog is composed more of my stream-of-consciousness writing than anything that others would actually find entertaining or interesting. Ah well. I suppose I should consider it a good and healthy outlet then.

I am still trying to unbury myself from the mountain of work that accumulated during May when I was out of the office a lot attending 18 depositions. New tasks get added to the "to do" list daily, so it makes it a little hard to ever get caught up. (Heh heh.) For example, most of today was consumed with attempting to negotiate a settlement in the case that has the potential to tank my vacation plans if it goes to trial as scheduled on June 30. A worthy cause, to be sure, but I'd rather be devoting more time to other cases and assignments. Anyway. . . .

I had dinner with KC last night, and that was fun. As I've mentioned in here before, I don't get to see nearly as much of her as I used to, so any time I get to hang out with her, it's fun and appreciated.

MM fired his realtor over the weekend and met with a new realtor last night. The first fellow he hired did basically zero: never had an open house, never brought anyone to look at the place. We both know that the housing market sucks, but SOME effort has to be put forth in ANY market. MM's house is in a gated community, so it's not gonna sell itself. . . no one who didn't already live in the neighborhood would even be driving by to see the "For Sale" sign.

When MM met with the new realtor last night, he learned that not only was Realtor #1 putting forth no effort on his behalf, he also apparently supplied us with misinformation. For example, he told MM that no homes in his community had sold since January; Realtor #2 showed MM that there was a home sold there in March, one in April, and there are two showing "sale pending." Hmmm. I don't think Realtor #1 LIED, but he certainly failed to do his homework since he clearly did not present MM with the most up-to-date information.

In any event, I mostly stay out of the whole deal, aside from listening to MM vent about it and offering my opinion when he solicits it. Realtor #2 seems confident that she can sell MM's place. So long as it sells by early October, he and I won't even really be inconvenienced because we had planned to live at my place until mid-to-late September anyway.

MM is moving in with me on June 29. We've been talking for a while about living together before we buy a place together--a good idea on many levels--and MM had set July 1 for the date when that would happen. Because July 1 is a Tuesday, he will move in the previous weekend. . . . which is now less than 2 weeks away.

I am looking forward to living with MM. At this point in our relationship, I think it will be good. And in my opinion, it needs to happen before the relationship can progress any farther; he agrees. He is a bit apprehensive because of a bad experience he had living with a girlfriend when he was 22 and because, as an only child and 34-year-old bachelor, he is used to A LOT of alone time. But I really think it'll work out well.

MM is even growing to love Sebastian (as I knew he would!). With Flonase and Zyrtec, MM's allergies are not a problem no matter how much he interacts with Sebastian. As he has spent more time petting and playing with him, in addition to just hanging out at my place, Sebastian has grown on him. I'm glad. I know MM would never have even suggested I get rid of Sebastian, but I'm glad "my boys" like each other. LOL

For the past several weeks, I've done little aside from work and hang out with MM, so I don't have much else to share. The pace at work has been such that I like to just veg in the evenings most nights. I *have* been doing a lot of reading to unwind, though, and I'm enjoying it. The 110+ degree heat is a barrier to outdoor activities, so it's probably not surprising that I've been somewhat lazy. . . .