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Friday night [Jul. 3rd, 2004|01:16 am]
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Went to see Fahrenheit 9/11 this evening. While most of the direct anti-bush arguments didn't impress me [or at least weren't surprising] (association with saudis, corrupt businesses, etc), it did have some really funny one-liners from Bush and his friends. However, I did think it really did well showing viewpoints counter to the war-- especially from soldiers and their families. You don't get so much of that from the more mainstream press, and I think it's an important viewpoint to be heard. Update: I later found this article that seems to be a good compliment to my feelings about the film.

Also spent some time on apartments.com tonight trying to figure out what I want. I think I have a good idea what sort of apartment I'm looking for now, but all the good candidates got rather poor ratings from apartmentratings.com and I'm trying to decide if thats because it seems that mostly people with complaints write reviews (in a random sample of places with a decent number of ratings it was very rare to see one with over 50% recommendations) or because there are actual problems with the places.

Most of this is moot of course because The Company is paying some other company to take me around and show me places next weekend.
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[User Picture]From: denorae
2004-07-03 01:16 pm (UTC)
In Orlando there's apartmenthunters.com, which is a free apartment-finding service. They get their money from the apartment places. You should see if there's something like that out west. Also check out craigslist if you haven't yet.
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2004-07-03 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping it won't come to me despirately searching for myself, after all, they did hire a company to find me an apartment...

I was only poking around the websites since the apartment-finders said that if I found anything that interested me specifically, to let them know.
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[User Picture]From: sarahnade
2004-07-06 05:51 pm (UTC)
and I'm trying to decide if thats because it seems that mostly people with complaints write reviews (in a random sample of places with a decent number of ratings it was very rare to see one with over 50% recommendations) or because there are actual problems with the places.

I think that's mostly true. Where are you looking? I'd be happy to offer advice as to where the best areas are and such.

Where will you be working?
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2004-07-06 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'll be working in Mountain View.

I'm probably looking for a 2BR/1.0 bath apartment with a patio/deck probably in the 900-1000 ft^2 range. As I said, The Company is paying a real estate agent to help me find things, but if you know anything interesting, let me know.
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