I've got a nice studio apartment on the 4th floor of a big brick building that looks something like a prison or county jail. Unfortunately, getting everything set up has put me behind in my writing, so nothing much to report today. But I will say Buffalo is a very laid back town in many ways. Stores close early on weekends. People love to ignore stop signs and just roll into traffic in front of you. Ice and snow means drive faster instead of slower. And everybody talks with this massively flat New Yorker accent and I actually heard a couple of people use "youse." Hey-yell, I ain't in Texas no more, that's fer dang shore.
Still lots to do to finish up, so more discussion tomorrow. Not yet having internet or cable set up yet, I have to hop down to Starbuck's to use their free WiFi. And have some Refresh Tea and an oatmeal-raisin cookie. Nice excuse to indulge...but I can't do a lot of that; I'm at the edge of being penniless, again.
Why the hell can't I just sell one of my books to a movie producer for a million dollars? It'd make a very controversial movie, but I have the perfect actors in mind for Curt and Shayes or Antony, Collie and Jake or Eric and Bobby. Any takers?
UPDATE -- a photo of Scott Mechlowicz...who'd be excellent as Jake should RIHC6 ever be made into a Hollywood film (yeah, I'm laughing at that, myself...but you never know)