the To Do List (as it were)

The two big things I’ll be doing with my week before I leave San Francisco for 3 months are:
1) Finishing up my application for a $10k individual artists’ grant due Friday (plz plz plz plz PLZ pray for me &/or think good thoughts about this in my/The Money Bestower’s direction), and
2) Making fairly surreal queer cripple porn with a comrade & colleague whom I could not be more honored & pleased to work with… at an amusement park!

Way to go out with a bang, I guess?

Grand Adventure Updates

CAMPY BAY AREA PEOPLES (hee!): Any chance you could help a Gina out? I am looking to borrow a one-person tent from August 3rd - November 3rd. Me & my travelling buddy will be camping a bit on our road trip along the Pacific coast, and once I land in Pdx I’ll be hanging out with my camping enthusiast sweetie and in one of the most spectacular places for camping ever, so. I promise I will take VERY good care of your outdoor gear.

PNW PEOPLES: I will be in Portland for the month of August, and also probbbbably September & October (though I do still want to get to Seattle for a spell). I’ve got a definite Pdx sublet for August, but I am still looking for either a house/pet-sit or a cheap sublet for Sept & Oct (in Pdx or Seattle). If you’ve got any leads, please send them my way!

EAST COAST PEOPLES:
1. It is not looking very economically feasible for me to come out your way any more. Basically, I can afford either a plane ticket or a sublet, but not both, so unless I find a gig that will bring me out and a sublet, OR a free place to stay and a cheap ticket, I will be coming your way later.
2. On that note! If any of you NYC and/or Boston (esp. Somerville/Davis Square folks) people with studios/one-bedrooms would be interested in doing an apartment-swap with me later in 2014 or some time in 2015, please be in touch. I live in San Francisco, and my studio & neighborhood are awesome.

Breaking news: Cat & Girl cuddle to Beyoncé.

Seeking PNW & East Coast Crash Pads!

Happy update! I’ve just secured a house-sit in Seattle for the month of August! I’m still absolutely seeking Portland and East Coast crash pads for September & October, however. Lemme know if you can help a girl out? <3 & thanks!

queershoulder:

Hello there, dear friends & comrades,

As some of you know, I’ve recently hit up against some hard times. I’ve decided to sublet my apartment in San Francisco and go travelling starting in early August. Renting out my studio and travelling outside of San Francisco is much cheaper than actually living in San Francisco right now, so I am trying to use that to my advantage. There is a lot to be said for making lemons into lemonade!

I will be starting my travels by leaving town on a road trip with a dear friend August 3rd. My travelling buddy will be dropping me off in the Pacific Northwest (probably in either Portland or Seattle – see more about that in a second) somewhere around August 5th-6th. From there, my schedule is fairly open-ended.

My current plan is to spend August and the first half of September in the Pacific Northwest (cities I would really love to visit include Portland, Seattle, Olympia, and Vancouver BC), and the second half of September and October on the East Coast (cities I would really love to visit include NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, and Montreal). That said, how I plan my travel largely depends upon where & when I can find crash pads. If you or someone you know might be able to help me out with this, please let me know!

Important details:

1)   I am very interested in hearing about pet-sit and house-sit possibilities in all of the aforementioned cities during the aforementioned months! PNW folks: Do any of you need pet-sitters or house-sitters in August or September? East Coast folks: Do any of you need pet-sitters or house-sitters in September or October? I currently live alone and I love it, so I am especially interested in hearing about pet/house-sits in studios & one-bedrooms.

For the purposes of this trip, a room in a (quiet, chill, clean, adult, queer & trans & kink & sex worker & disability & fat-friendly) group house would also be great! I will note here, though, that especially because I am travelling as a cost-saving measure, this will mostly be a working trip for me. I will be spending the vast majority of my time doing freelance writing and grant-writing assignments, and editing the second draft of How To Have A Body (my manuscript in progress). Translation: If I am staying in your house, I will be erring on the quiet/chill/possibly even kinda boring side. ;) I’m probably best suited to living with folks who are equally quiet/chill/possibly even kinda boring.

2)   Barring pet/house-sits: Do any of you have guest rooms, or enough room to entertain a guest? Would you be down to host a sweet, tidy, chill, big-Italian-meal-cooking, roamin’ queer writer for a spell? I need an Actual Bed and/or a fold-out couch/futon and/or a not-likely-to-deflate air mattress due to disability/chronic pain stuff (I just can’t sleep on regular couches or floors any more) – but I’m otherwise quite open.

3)   Barring pet/house-sits & guest rooms: Are any of you aware of CHEAP sublets in or nearby the cities I listed above? As I said, I am travelling on an extremely tight budget, but if you happen to have a cheap room to sublet, I’d love to hear about it. I would be especially excited to rent from friends, or friends of friends.

Please feel free to pass this along to potentially interested friends, and do let me know if you have any resources to throw my way. I’m reachable at queershoulder[at]gmail[dot]com.

Any way it goes, I really hope we get to hang out when I am in your town!

<3 & thanks bunches,
Gina

Seeking PNW & East Coast Crash Pads!

Hello there, dear friends & comrades,

As some of you know, I’ve recently hit up against some hard times. I’ve decided to sublet my apartment in San Francisco and go travelling starting in early August. Renting out my studio and travelling outside of San Francisco is much cheaper than actually living in San Francisco right now, so I am trying to use that to my advantage. There is a lot to be said for making lemons into lemonade!

I will be starting my travels by leaving town on a road trip with a dear friend August 3rd. My travelling buddy will be dropping me off in the Pacific Northwest (probably in either Portland or Seattle – see more about that in a second) somewhere around August 5th-6th. From there, my schedule is fairly open-ended.

My current plan is to spend August and the first half of September in the Pacific Northwest (cities I would really love to visit include Portland, Seattle, Olympia, and Vancouver BC), and the second half of September and October on the East Coast (cities I would really love to visit include NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, and Montreal). That said, how I plan my travel largely depends upon where & when I can find crash pads. If you or someone you know might be able to help me out with this, please let me know!

Important details:

1)   I am very interested in hearing about pet-sit and house-sit possibilities in all of the aforementioned cities during the aforementioned months! PNW folks: Do any of you need pet-sitters or house-sitters in August or September? East Coast folks: Do any of you need pet-sitters or house-sitters in September or October? I currently live alone and I love it, so I am especially interested in hearing about pet/house-sits in studios & one-bedrooms.

For the purposes of this trip, a room in a (quiet, chill, clean, adult, queer & trans & kink & sex worker & disability & fat-friendly) group house would also be great! I will note here, though, that especially because I am travelling as a cost-saving measure, this will mostly be a working trip for me. I will be spending the vast majority of my time doing freelance writing and grant-writing assignments, and editing the second draft of How To Have A Body (my manuscript in progress). Translation: If I am staying in your house, I will be erring on the quiet/chill/possibly even kinda boring side. ;) I’m probably best suited to living with folks who are equally quiet/chill/possibly even kinda boring.

2)   Barring pet/house-sits: Do any of you have guest rooms, or enough room to entertain a guest? Would you be down to host a sweet, tidy, chill, big-Italian-meal-cooking, roamin’ queer writer for a spell? I need an Actual Bed and/or a fold-out couch/futon and/or a not-likely-to-deflate air mattress due to disability/chronic pain stuff (I just can’t sleep on regular couches or floors any more) – but I’m otherwise quite open.

3)   Barring pet/house-sits & guest rooms: Are any of you aware of CHEAP sublets in or nearby the cities I listed above? As I said, I am travelling on an extremely tight budget, but if you happen to have a cheap room to sublet, I’d love to hear about it. I would be especially excited to rent from friends, or friends of friends.

Please feel free to pass this along to potentially interested friends, and do let me know if you have any resources to throw my way. I’m reachable at queershoulder[at]gmail[dot]com.

Any way it goes, I really hope we get to hang out when I am in your town!

<3 & thanks bunches,
Gina

queershoulder:

BAY AREA PEOPLES: I am looking for someone who would be interested in temporarily fostering my two awesome & extremely low-maintenance cats from roughly August-November. (I can be somewhat flexible about dates.) I will provide food/litter/all the rest, you just need to feed them/change their litterbox/love on them. Please ping me at queershoulder at gmail dot com if you are interested in taking in two Temporareh Kittehs for a bit!

Pictured: Vajra (tortie), Tilda (tuxedo).

Big love & thanxxx to everyone who signal boosted this. GOOD NEWS: I managed to find a subletter who is genuinely excited about having 2 cats around (!), so the ladies won’t need fostering after all.

BAY AREA PEOPLES: I am looking for someone who would be interested in temporarily fostering my two awesome & extremely low-maintenance cats from roughly August-November. (I can be somewhat flexible about dates.) I will provide food/litter/all the rest, you just need to feed them/change their litterbox/love on them. Please ping me at queershoulder at gmail dot com if you are interested in taking in two Temporareh Kittehs for a bit!

Pictured: Vajra (tortie), Tilda (tuxedo).

Going outta town without ANY access to phone or internet Friday-Sunday. If you need to get ahold of me over the weekend, please be patient.

Literally &amp; figuratively chilling in the #Excelsior with my high school bestie. (Like, not to quote Mark Twain, but to quote Mark Twain: Brrrrr!) #i&lt;3sf #stillheredammit #hometownpride

Literally & figuratively chilling in the #Excelsior with my high school bestie. (Like, not to quote Mark Twain, but to quote Mark Twain: Brrrrr!) #i<3sf #stillheredammit #hometownpride

<3

This was, hands-down, my best Pride in years.