Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Maybe a place...
Located: A funky 1940's cottage with an added-on garage on the side. It has a garage for my motorcycle. It has a driveway for my Jeep. It has hardwood floors for my allergies. It has a fireplace for my romantic interludes (if I ever find a female penguin around here). It is located two blocks from a great Korean restaurant, one block from a bus line that serves the hospital and community college and two blocks from two bus lines that run down the main drag of the area, 3/4 mile from a large new plaza with a Safeway, 3/4 mile from Santana Row and the mall and another Safeway, and in the middle of a lot of newly-restored homes similar in age. It does not, however, have a refrigerator, washer, or dryer (though it has washer and dryer connections in the garage and a place for a refrigerator), and the dining nook is too small for my current dining room table (oh boy, I get to buy a new table from Ikea!). It also lacks a garbage disposal, central air or heat (still has the old gas furnace in the wall between the hallway and the living room), or a dishwasher (still has the old 1940's kitchen, except with a modern oven).
All in all, it looks like a reasonable place to park my iceberg for a few years. Only question is whether I, of the half dozen or so folks who put in an application, get it. Sigh. Sorry, Mixter, penguin-Americans are not a protected class under discrimination laws...
-- Badtux the Applying Penguin
Posted by: BadTux / 4/18/2007 07:16:00 PM
I, for one, shall be writing to my elected representatives! Penguin-Americans are Americans, after all.
We've been a nation for some 200+ years and penguin discrimination is still allowed here? This is unacceptable!
(Good luck finding new digs!)
# posted by Mixter : 18/4/07 7:30 PM
Good luck, and I hope you get it, or even better digs.
# posted by georg : 19/4/07 5:35 AM
- Name: BadTux
- Location: Some iceberg, South Pacific, Antarctica
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