Man, small apartments are SMALL. One of the places I looked at was 380 square feet. I realize this probably sounds incredibly spacious to a New Yorker, but the idea of fitting all the stuff I had in a 550 ft^2 place into a tiny space like that...not good. I don't have nearly enough bookshelves for that, to say nothing of all the DVDs. Anyway, the most likely prospect is a 500 ft^2 studio, which ought to give me plenty of room to arrange things. It's not like I'm going to be doing a lot of entertaining, after all.
Supposed to get together with my friend Mark tomorrow before he disappears into the Valley for a weekend with parents, boxers and llamas; considering going up to Laurel Saturday to see Mr. Butler and possibly other gamers; no plans for Sunday or Monday yet. We'll see what develops.