when you laugh about people who feel so very lonely their only desire is to die, well, i'm afraid it doesn't make me smile.
for those of you who knew i was away (which probably is not many of you, sadly) i am now BACK from milwaukee and chicago. will try to post more when i'm not at work, if i am feeling up to it and my internet at home is working. like a true stalker, i was glad to catch up on all of you via lj when i got back to work yesterday!!
good and bad news.
the new apt in greenpt is mine! i signed the lease and everything and stupidly forgot to ask about the mailbox key when i was there yesterday, but other than that, it is parfait. i am going back either today or tomorrow to check that the stove was hooked up (the plumber is supposed to come today) and that the bathroom is cleaned up (there are a couple cans of paint in the tub). i don't really know if a cable rep will have to do anything with the physical wiring, but i actually have TWO cable jacks and would like to just transfer my current service, including internet, because only paying one bill for internet and cable makes my life easier. i'd also like to keep my vonage phone service, too, even though basically no one has the number, because my honey will be repping the 215 and i will need all the phone time i can get.
okay, the bad news is really bad. my mom called me and told me they had to put memur to sleep. i have been pretty cool about it. he was, after all, fifteen and a half years old, which is pretty old for a cat. she said he was basically in kidney failure and needed a blood transfusion and all kinds of horrible things, so i am glad he's at peace. i don't know what they're going to do about the other monster (tuxie.) my mom wants to get a new second cat, but i have a funny feeling that won't work out very well. memur was my oldest friend, but he has been on the decline for a while. still, it is hard for me to deal with not seeing my old buddy anymore when i come home. i'm sure tux will be happy to see me, though.. and in my new place, i am allowed to have a cat, so stay tuned for possible pet news...
helloooo. so miraculously and suddenly, much sooner than i thought, i found a place that fits all my qualifications, including a location in everyone's favorite polish neighborhood in bklyn. i should know tomorrow or monday if i got it, so hold your breath for me or whatever.
now it's time for my haircut that i can't afford, yesss.
leaving to go on the first of maybe many apartment viewings ALONE... wish me luck
hello hello, just a quick note from me in my oh-so-precious worktime to let you all know what's up. i think it is more than a little gratuitous to call everyone to let them know this, so i am posting via lj, which i suppose is also gratuitous, but in my mind, it's less pathetic.|
so anyway, on thursday night, my apartment was broken into while m. and i went to dinner. we were gone for less than an hour. the lock was jimmied and they only took my computer (!!) and my digital camera (!!) and ipod charger. they also took the software CD to mark's digital camera, which i bought him for xmas, which means his camera is now useless.
we are fine, the police came pretty quickly, but i had to stay at home from work on friday to wait for the super to arrive and fix the locks. thus, i have been internet-less for five days now. you're welcome to e-mail me at work at my nyu e-mail address or the work one, if you have it, or call, of course. i am okay, swamped at work, and the post-burglary anxiety is just beginning to kick in (i had a very restless sleep last night.)
unrelated to any of this, it is m.'s and my anniversary, yes, as in One Year of Awesome Coupleness, today.
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1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?|
near my right eye, i passed out at work at bradlees and cut my face on a shopping cart
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
paint, a heart made out of post-its
3. WHAT DOES YOUR CELL PHONE LOOK LIKE?
flip-screen verizon, you know, the one everyone has
4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO?
the kind that rocks or the kind that wussies listen to (when mark is choosing)
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
not to have to clean for my parents
7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
fridays off, friends that moved away
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
my personal effects
9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
clean laundry, indian food (but not after it lingers for like a week)
10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
i guess so, but it's functional...i do ride the L train, you know
11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOGNE / PERFUME?
14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF BEING PROPOSED TO AT?
the white castle; i.e. nowhere never
16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINKS?
17. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
extra cheese or white
18. IF YOU CAN EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
19. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU MADE MAD?
mark, probably :)
20. DO YOU SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?
french, second-grader german
21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU (OF THE OPPOSITE SEX):
pants, as in, a pair of his jeans. that hasn't happened since, even though i have gone out with some equally tiny men
28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
29. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU?
any way. if it's sincere, it counts
30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED :
31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
32. WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL OFTEN?
x9513 (my boss) and/or her cell phone
33. WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?
liquor bottles on the floor, people trying to get me to do their work for them
34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE US?
35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
36. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
37. FIRST JOB?
aforementioned cashier job at bradlees
38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
39. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED OUT THIS SURVEY?
40.IF YOU COULD GET PLASTIC SURGERY WHAT WOULD IT BE?
first, i'd have that part of my brain removed where i care about what other people think, then i'd have my hands replaced with suction cups
41. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS SURVEY?
to answer the question above
42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
43. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?
44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
a coat, new glasses
45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT?
46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
purposefully not after anyone. my mom's a teacher and she didn't want to be reminded of any former students, and she didn't know any wendys, so that's why it's my name.
47. DO YOU WISH ON STARS?
48. WHICH FINGER[S] IS YOUR FAVORITE?
one that isn't crooked
49. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?
after i got home from the party at aggie's (i was drinking red wine)
50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
yes, do you like my handwriting?
51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
52. ANY BAD HABITS?
53. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF?
musicals (rent, phantom of the opera, les mis, etc.)
54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
19 skipped questions?
73. HOW MANY WISDOM TEETH DO YOU HAVE?
all extracted, as in, they pulled them from my jaw when i was barely 15
75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
i can't believe i did
76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
77. LAST THING YOU ATE?
82. FAVORITE DRINK?
84. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT?
? maybe i'll support lauren and say "roller derby"
87. DO YOU WEAR GLASSES?
89. FAVORITE MONTH?
90. YOU LIKE SUSHI?
yes, and also, hahahahahahhahahahahaha because i love vague references to cunnilingus
91. LAST THING YOU WATCHED?
golden girls highlights special
93. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT?
i don't know
94. SUMMER OR WINTER?
97. WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
98. WHO IS THE LEAST LIKELY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
josh because he hasn't signed onto lj in like 3 years
99. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING?
i am halfheartedly reading citizen girl (it sucks really bad) and recently finished the red notebook by paul auster
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i had to prove with audio evidence that "i believe the children are our future" is NOT a separate song from "the greatest love of all," and in fact, not a song at all. lesson to mark: do not doubt my knowledge of whitney houston ballads from the 80s!|
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just an informal chance for people to voice their thoughts: who are you voting for in today's democratic primary for nyc mayor, advocate, other offices? no need to respond if you'd rather not, i was just wondering out of personal curiosity. all of my knowledge about the dem candidates has mostly come from reading articles and seeing commercials (and a bit of two mayoral debates, except the extreme disorganization of the format and bickering between candidates gave me a headache.) i have not even registered as a voter in nyc yet (for shame!!!) and when i do register, in time for the nov. 8 general election, i don't plan on registering as a dem. my honey and his bleeding heart registered as socialist, so he's also out for the primary. |
as for me, here are my brief thoughts on the candidates. please be aware that i have been unsuccessful in trying to engage my colleagues in political debate, so basically these opinions have yet to be debated at all.
c. virginia fields: ??? i would like to see a black woman become mayor, but i'll be damned if i know what her stance is on anything. i suppose it's a good thing that she was manhattan borough president, but i live in brooklyn, so that doesn't mean much to me. also i know she's coming in dead last in the polls.
fernando ferrer: i don't like that he won't address his former negative stance on late-term abortion. also i think he is really smug in debate and says nothing of importance. and what has he done for the bx? i have no idea.
gifford miller: seems like an okay guy with a supposedly very strong record of blocking bloomberg on legislation. the whole campaign finance board ruling against him doesn't speak very highly to his character, though. at the same time, i sort of sympathize for him that he's basically run out of money and has reduced press coverage in the last week or so before the primary.
anthony weiner: i suppose i am won on his confidence and style, but i am NOT behind his plan to "cut wasteful spending" by "eliminating the worst-performing programs." wtf???
for advocate, i am surely charmed by that rasiej fellow with his socialist-propaganda posters and plans for all-city wifi, similar to philly's plan. YEAH PHILLY.
okay, that's it. your thoughts?