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09 November 2008 @ 06:06 pm
actually fairly productive  

It turned out to be a pretty productive day, in the end. I got half the sub-plot written in, and another 12 or 13 pages on the manuscript will actually get it up to the page count it’s contracted for. That’d be nice, although I’m not so far off that it’s really critical. Should finish tomorrow.

Oh! Seattle people! What kind of neighborhood is Ballard these days? Still industrial or has it poshed up?

I continue to be a great big dork and every time I read about election stuff and Obama and hope, I get sniffly. These two articles are my current sniffle-fest. I share my dorkiness with all of you. :)

ytd wordcount: 346,500
miles to Isengard: 477

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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lt260: Haggislt260 on November 9th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Have to agree. Gone are the bowling alley and strange looking Denny's. Everything is changing. Construction all over the place. But . . . all is not well in yuppy land. The soft money is gone and the condos are not being purchased as fast. Lutefisk may yet rule the day.
kitmizkit on November 9th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Actually, I probably should've asked what it was like a few years ago, since the calendar I'm using in the Walker Papers is actually the 2005 calendar. So it's poshing up, but it would've been a place that somebody working, say, as a security guard or some such might've been able to afford to live for a long time? I read that it was highly a highly industrial area and not all that toney for living there up until fairly recently.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11pullthestars on November 9th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
I think at that point things were in the upswing into posh-ness. There would be a lot of apartment-to-condo conversions going on (much the same as the rest of the area, alas), but you'd likely still be able to find rentals for less than other places in Seattle.

But most definitely renting, not a home owner. You'd still be looking at condos starting in the high 200K - 300K, at the minimum.

Honestly, it will all depend on how long that person has been living in Ballard. for a long while it *was* one of the cheaper areas to live in, and only in the past.... 3? 4? years has it become a more desirable place to live.
kitmizkit on November 10th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
He's been there quite a while, so even if it was on the upswing by then I think it'd be a sensible place for him to live. :)
Gerrigerriwritinglog on November 9th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
I think that what this election proved is that, in large measure, the Civil Rights movement succeeded. Are there still racial tensions? Absolutely. Do we need to continue working on race relations? Absolutely. Do we need another MLKJR? Honestly, right now, we need Obama, the leader, the gap bridger, far more than a firebrand. Obama is a symbol of coming together on both sides to reflect the changing views of America.

Kes Yocumkesmun on November 11th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
Hee. This has been stuck in my head for a couple days now. I love it.

Edited at 2008-11-11 03:49 pm (UTC)