I have not done real work for a few days as I have been doing administrative tasks like paying bills, running to the post office, grocery shopping, and all the things in life that are not photo related.
I spoke at length to my roomie about issues he had with our living arrangement. Basically we agreed on bills, food, etc and we are going to keep it on a professional level instead of being friends. He has things he needs to focus on in his life and its best if I don’t have to be included in that. I still would ultimately like to find a place of my own. I guess the first step towards that goal is to get credit reports cleaned up. Then it should not be as difficult. My friend suggested I call one of those credit counseling places which is non-profit and would help out. I will look and make some calls this week. Here are few photos from Mickys Decade last night. Saw some friends and had nice evening.
I went last night to APLA Summer Party at Paramount. The body painting was a lot of fun and took a good number of photos of the people that the artist painted. Saw some regular people that I do in the scene. I was able to take my mind off the roomie thing somehow. Today however, I am still contemplating options. Briefly, the roomie decided to get high drama on me and nit pick everything from utilities (high elec bills, etc) to lifestyle diffs (neat vs clean). He has a lot of personal issues and that is affecting me. I ultimately would love to find my own apartment someday if that is possible. I have a lot of constraints that make it restricted. I want to be in weho, I need to be close to public transit, I dont want something cheapy, etc. So if anyone reads this and knows of something nice for under 900 a month, please email me.
Pretty quiet week and weekend after tuesday. Did not go out at all really. I went last nite to see Finger’s new apt. Its nice and he seems happy. Now for my living situation. I spoke to my roomie at length and after going back and forth about it, we decided I have until July 1 to find a new place. He agreed to help me pack and move when the time comes. But I still am rather upset that I have to do this again so soon after finding something that I thought to be a little more permanent. Anyway, I am looking at listings and starting a real search. I have a feeling its going to be tough again but trying to look at bright side that I have 4 months to find something. I am no longer worried and have started looking at rooms for rent. I think I have sufficient time and will be able to do this.
I covered both Oscar parties and got some nice shots of celebs. The only big name was Jennifer Love Hewitt. I went Monday to a book signing of the Bel Ami stars. They still look good but less boyish these days. They were very polite and professional and were very comfortable in front of a camera. Mickys was fun with the contest and such. Took plenty of shots and had to select best ones. I may go to Hot Rod or Bingo tonight (to see Coco). Have not decided yet. So overall, photo things are going well. I said I was not going to put a lot of personal stuff in this journal but decided to mention my roomie situation. He informed me yesterday that he would like to have whole place for himself (no reflection on me). After not even 1 year at this place, I was worried about another move so soon. Well to make a long story short, I am waiting and not going to do any searching. I have too many other things going on to worry about moving at this time. I will revisit this topic with him in a few months and decide further action then.