the distance to here

my life, my rambling, my nonsense

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

vacations are to die for

Well, we're back from Puerto Rico and it was...amazing. As usual the greatest part (hence the most relaxing) is the time we spend in Culebra. There's just something about that island that puts me at peace. Seriously, I'd move there and open a restaurant with Daniel, live in a little place and get a Jeep and just enjoy living on a small island. Oh...maybe someday.

Monday, January 02, 2006

happy new year

Hope everyone had an excellent New Year, I certainly did.

Daniel and I are leaving for our Puerto Rican vacation in a few hours and I am thrilled. God I need to get out of New York City before I go insane. 9 days of paradise. I can't wait.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

holy shit...it's over

That's it. I'm done. My undergraduate years are completely and totally over. I turned in my last paper yesterday and that's that. Wow. It feels...weird.

Other news: fucking transit strike. It's cold out and I don't want to walk in the cold but I don't want to have hang out at home until the damn thing ends. There's rumors it may not end until January. It's not cool. I support the union's needs for better health care and good contracts but I wish they would have just negotiated earlier and not run out the clock causing this terrible strike.

Monday, December 19, 2005

my last paper

So my final paper of my undergraduate career is on Asian based racism in comedy. It's due tomorrow. And I am having a hell of time getting it done. It's terrible. I just want all of this to be OVER. One more paper. That's it. But it sucks. I'm not happy about it. Why can't this be over???????????

Sunday, December 18, 2005

it's finished...

Friday, December 16, 2005

graduation looms

2 papers left to write and it's all over. I should be able to finish one of them by tonight, then I'll work on the other one tomorrow. By Tuesday, it will be done. I really hope there isn't a transit strike because I don't want to have to walk to campus to hand in my APA final Tuesday afternoon. That would be a bad way to end it all.

I've been applying for jobs but no one has gotten back to me. This isn't going to be easy. Hopefully I can get enough cash for Xmas to hold me over for a little bit while I get a job. It probably doesn't help that I'm going to Puerto Rico with Daniel in January but I have to get away. I can't just go straight from school into work without a break of any kind. Hopefully I'll be able to pay my rent come February.

Friday, December 09, 2005

neglect

I admit, I have neglected this blog for quite some time. But I was busy. I have my reasons damn it. It's not like my audience is far reaching...if I've upset anyone, it's just a few people that will understand.

I am right in the middle of finals and it makes me want to cry. One final down, three to go. One article, one essay and one take home exam. It will all be over on the 20th of December. That will be a happy day. And then, I will have officially completed my undergraduate degree with NYU. There's something to look forward to.

I got my tattoo finished, and now I want more. :) Plans are in the works...but it will be a while before I'm back in the chair. First, I need to find a decent paying job. The time has come.

I'm trying to go to Puerto Rico with Daniel next month but I don't know if I can make it. I can't afford it as of right now. But I really want to go. I just need to keep an eye out for plane tickets that are in a reasonable price range. With the disastrous oil prices that may be difficult, but I really hope I can make it work.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

november already?

Is it just me, or has this year really gone by quickly? It certainly feels as though the year has flown by. Only two months left till 2006. Works for me, 2005 was a great year. Plus, I'll be graduating in 6 weeks and nothing can beat that.

Monday, October 31, 2005

happy halloween

Not that I intend to do anything more than homework, go to the gym, and get work done on my tattoo...but...Happy Halloween anyway.

:)

Saturday, October 29, 2005

halloween weekend

Going out tonight with Meghan & Katie...and it's about damn time. I haven't been going out much lately, been pretty boring. But Halloween weekend is the perfect occasion to go out. Especially because I won't be going out on Halloween night because I'll be at Daredevil getting the color started on my tattoo. Sweet.

Friday, October 28, 2005

the gym and i

It's time to start getting serious about the gym again. Whenever winter rolls around I tend to slack off and gain weight, and I don't want to do that this winter. If anything I'd like to maintain, and if I could, I'd be up for losing a few pounds. I've been working out pretty sporadically but now it's time to get it together and really do it...again. I think if my gym wasn't 46 blocks from my house I'd be more apt to go...

Thursday, October 27, 2005

it's gettin' cold out there

The temperature has crashed. Sure, it gets back up to around 55 during the day, but at night and in the morning, it's about 38. I know that's not cold, it will get a lot colder. But after a summer of 100 degree weather this is certainly a system shock. I'm cold right now. I should be used to cold, being from Wyoming where my first winter it dropped to 50 below zero. But the cold in New York is different, it's wet, and it's windy, then it's cold. And then I'm sick for 4 months thanks to the humidity. I am certainly not looking forward to this winter weather.

Monday, October 24, 2005

school smchool

Sometimes I really can't stand school. Midterms (right now) are a perfect example of my distaste for academics and classes. The petty assignments so many professors hand out that are supposed to act as a gauge for a student's performance are, at the end of the day, meaningless. They grade assignments with checks (average), check minuses (below average) and check pluses (yay for you!). Whatever happened to the A,B,C,D,F gig I was used to? Sure, at the end of the term you get a grade like that, and sometimes for your midterms (but not often) but how the hell do they get from checks to grades? It's insanity. Plus, the J-school is in this whole controvery right now about grade inflation. Maybe it's because the check system is bullshit! So stupid. I can't wait to be finished with this nonsense.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

do you know the muffin man?

I'm so bummed out. Daniel won't be able to come with me for Christmas this year. Since he got the promotion at work (which is awesome) he has to be at the bar over the holidays (which sucks). It just won't be the same without him. But I will be back in the city in time for his birthday on the 27th of December, something I made absolutely sure of.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

the colbert report

Another reason to love Comedy Central...Stephen Colbert. Everyone must watch The Colbert Report (the t's are silent).

Monday, October 17, 2005

life updates

It finally stopped raining, much to my great satisfaction. It was an unwelcome reminder of how down I can get when the weather gets icky, and winter is coming soon so it may be a little bleak from here on out. But as for now the weather is fine, the last few days of an Indian summer and I welcome them with open arms.

My classes are in full swing, midterms are right around the corner. I am beyond excited to be graduating this December, all I can say is that it is about damn time. I'm thinking of going to grad school for communications, but not until the fall of 2007.

I'm not sure what my plans are for the holidays any more. Daniel won't be able to go to Wyoming for Christmas so I may stay here with him. My mom threw out the idea that we may try and go to San Diego for the few days between Christmas and New Year's Eve, but it's not definite.


Daniel got two more of his Wild Things colored in on his tattoo last night. He has another appointment next week to get more work done. I have an appointment on Halloween to start my color for my back piece. I've been thinking about new tattoo ideas...there are so many things I want to do. ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

i'm never happy when it rains

It's been raining for about 5 days straight. It is supposed to cease on Saturday morning or as late as Sunday afternoon. It's too long. When it rains like this one distinct thing happens to me...I get really depressed. I just want to stay home and shut myself out from the rest of the world. It's just so dark and dreary and wet and going outside is terribly overrated. This weather is a recipe for emotional breakdown and disaster. Trauma. I hate this weather. I have a perpetual headache and I constantly feel like breaking down and crying. I just want to lie in bed and not get up until the rain subsides. Of course, once the rain stops, winter will begin to set in, and it will get cold. I wonder what it would be like to hibernate until April...

My class work is starting to pile up. Midterms will be upon me soon enough. But then, I will be done with my undergrad in just under 2 months, and that is something to celebrate and look forward to.

I still haven't found a job. It's getting bleak. Everything is getting bleak. I'm broke.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

i don't like the rain

The weather until next Friday...RAIN. I hate that. I like it when it rains when I am in the country, but in the city it's awful. In fact, moisture of any kind is pretty nasty in Manhattan. I guess winter is finally on the way. But as for now, it's wet and humid and I protest.

I've gone to the gym 2 days in a row, and I intend to keep going. I want to get back into bikini shape, even though I won't be wearing one for a while. I just feel better about myself when I'm in shape.

I have 3 papers due next week. I'm going to write my libel paper tonight for media and the law. I'll try to work on the Talk of the Town article for my magazine writing class tonight as well. I'll save my Asian American experience paper for tomorrow and Monday.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

sickly

I hate being sick. Even worse, I hate being sick when I have to go to class to take a quiz. But I'm skipping my afternoon classes, I just don't feel well enough to deal with the entire day. Thank god my weekend starts tomorrow. But this weekend, I have to do some serious job hunting, or continue really. It's beyond frustrating now, now it is just ridiculous.

I finished Songs of the Doomed by Hunter Thompson the other day. It was excellent, of course.

Monday, October 03, 2005

2-2

Well, last night, I turned 22. Getting old damn it. Ha. I had the most amazing day though, best birthday ever. Daniel and I went to Central Park, had brunch at Cafe Joul, then dinner at La Nougatine, Jean Georges sister restaurant. After that we went back to the park, had drinks at Serafina and came home. The food at La Nougatine was above and beyond anything I've ever eaten before. The bluefin tuna tartare? Out of this world. The veal? Outstanding. Dessert? I could have died. A glass of champagne, a bottle of merlot, a dessert wine. I was definitely in heaven. And, Daniel got me an iPod Nano for my birthday. He treats me like a princess. I couldn't ask for anything more. He's amazing.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

life and such

The job hunt continues...

Classes are going well, it's a lot of work, but I'm managing. It will be all over in a little less than 3 months. Now that is something to look forward to.

My mom has asked me to look into some graduate and master's programs. I wouldn't start until next September, so I will have to figure out where Daniel and I will be living at that point in time (because I'm certainly not going anywhere without him.) I thought I might look into the University of California system, particularly those in the southern half of the state considering we had thought about moving there anyway. One problem, I don't know what I would get my masters in. Journalism? If I do that I would eventually go for my doctorate a la Hunter S Thompson, the greatest writer to ever live. I am so obsessed with him right now, it's bordering on the unhealthy.

Friday, September 23, 2005

ink

I love my new tattoo. I love it. I still have two more appointments, I only had the outline and the shading done on my first round. The next two...color. So excited. It's gorgeous. Pictures to follow once it is healed.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

why I love hunter s thompson

Yet, at other times I think the events of that night were so inevitably predictable that nothing we might have done would have taken us in any other direction. I think of the day before, and the week before, and the month before that; I can even go back in the years and see the chain of apparently haphazard circumstances that brought me into that yelling, drunken parade at that certain spot at that certain time, next to those people I would have never met if I'd been a minute early or late. I remember decisions made in Europe and New York, at times when I never dreamed of going to any carnival on St. Thomas, at times when I felt I could go anywhere and do anything, holding myriad life patterns in my hands like cards, and feeling free to choose--yet if I look at all that from a certain angle, I see that I never had a choice at all but was only submitting to a fate that had long since been chosen for me.

--
Songs of the Doomed, Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday, September 17, 2005

why won't anyone hire me?

Being unemployed sucks. Why won't anyone reply to my applications? Am I that unqualified in EVERYTHING? Damn it. I'm going to be broke soon, it's going to be ugly.

sleep?

I really wish there were ways to sedate my cat...

Friday, September 16, 2005

sushi?

Seriously, I have a serious need for sushi right now. As soon as Daniel gets home it's all about Sushi Seki. Thank god for great sushi served until 3 in the morning.

I actually got some work done today, surprise surprise.

I have to meet up with Eli tomorrow to discuss the design for my tattoo. Then the appointment is Monday at 2. I am so excited.

mood: complacent
on the tv: good eats

Better Than Sex

I just finished this book...and I loved it. The man is a genius. My hero.

mood: productive
on the tv: Bones

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

To Do

Get my life together!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

lucky

I have the greatest boyfriend a girl could ever dream of.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

already counting the days

School just started and I am already stressed, and wishing the semester was over. The homework load from the first week of classes was pretty intense once I looked at it all in one pile. Damn. But at least it is my last semester, that is something I can be happy about. As long as I get through this one, I am home free. Thank goodness.

Well, I'm off to spend my Saturday night reading about privacy laws, libel and punctuation. Oh the joys of college.

mood: annoyed
on the iPod: Iron & Wine

Friday, September 09, 2005

Well, I have officially survived my first week of my last semester of undergrad. It's a miracle. Hopefully this semester will continue to go smoothly and easily...so I can just get through it and graduated in December. I can't wait. My Asian/Pacific/American Experience class looks like it might be a little tough, but it's also really interesting, so that will help me get through it. My journalism classes, well, I'm not too excited about journalism right now...maybe they will help me get back on the track of my major.

mood: tired
on the iPod: under the bridge - red hot chili peppers

Monday, September 05, 2005

final semester

My classes start tomorrow morning at 1030. I have three classes on Tuesday; Copy Editing, the lecture for Intro to Asian/Pacific/American Experience, Media & the Law; I'll finish my day at 850 pm. It's a long day. On Wednesdays I have one class from 620-10 pm. Then on Thursday I have Copy Editing, a lecture for Asian/Pacific/American Experience and a recitation for the same. I'll be done at 445 pm. That's not too bad, classes only three days a week, it's hard to argue with that. Now if only someone would be interested in hiring me...

27 days till my 22nd birthday...
3.5 months till I graduate...

mood: mellow
on the tv: the food network

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

graduation...

I am kind of freaked out at the prospect of graduating this December. There is no doubt that I am excited about finishing my undergrad (grad school is a possibility...but it won't be happening for quite a while if I opt to do it), but...what the hell am I going to do with myself once I finish. I know that I don't want to jump directly into the work force (which will make my parents...well, most likely they'll be livid). I want to travel, live a little, before I get stuck in the job market. I don't even know if I still want to be a journalist. Thank god for the writing skills that come with this major, at least they will come in handy for other job prospects.

I am still on the hunt for a job to hold me over for the semester, no one has expressed any interest in hiring me yet. Guess I'll send out another 15 applications, seeing as I have sent out about 40 unanswered ones so far. Looking for a job is so depressing.

mood: conflicted
on the tv:
the day after tomorrow

Sunday, August 28, 2005

me and my tv...

...are going to spend some quality time together tonight. After I send out another slew of job applications, as the hunt is not going so well. No one has shown any interest in hiring me, it sucks.

Classes start a week from Tuesday...
I can't wait to graduate...
I want to go to New Orleans for my 22nd birthday...

I had a great time with Daniel last night and today.

mood: sleepy
on the tv: dodgeball

friends?

In New York, Manhattan, I can't think of anyone that I would call my close, personal, friend. Sad, isn't it?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

wow

I can't believe it...I've actually stuck to my diet thus far. And I've lost a little over 4 pounds since I started on August 18th. This is definitely a first for me. Usually, one day into my diet I've given up and have gorged on chocolate. No chocolate this time. And interestingly enough, I haven't even craved it. Cookies on the other hand...I have been having cookie cravings (I am of course the cookie monster) but I have persevered and have not broken down. The only sweets I've gone for have been soy yogurt, apples, dried peaches and honey nut clusters cereal...and all of those things are good for me. I must say, I am pretty damn proud of myself.

mood: satisfied
on the tv: bad boys 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

the job hunt

Alright, so I've sent out my resume and applications to about 15 places in the past 2 days, please let at least ONE of them be interested in hiring me. Manhattan is too expensive to be unemployed.

mood: bored
on the tv: the simpsons

Monday, August 22, 2005

more wyoming pictures

Daniel & I at my best friend, Adrienne's, wedding.
Wyoming sunset.
The Village. Best.Snowboarding.Ever.
Patches.
Myself, my dad & my little sister Kayla.

Home sweet home.


mood: full of sushi/super lazy
on the tv: orange county

Saturday, August 20, 2005

wyoming photos


Daniel took tons of amazing pictures while we were on vacation last week. It's incredible what type of quality he gets from that small camera of his. Digital Elph...the way to go. I have one too, but in comparison mine is enormous. I get it six months before he does and his is less than half the size of mine. So jealous. :)


The first beautiful horse is my baby Brownie. The second is the baby, Chex, she's only 3 years old.

That handsome fellow is my cat, Trouble.


And that looker is Mister Fud (as in Elmer Fudrucker)

I'll post more pictures tomorrow.

the sweetest thing

I had the best talk with Daniel last night, well actually it was around 6:30 this morning when he got home from work, but regardless of the time, I've been smiling and glowing ever since.

I'm off for my morning walk, think I'll head over to the park again today. My diet is going well for the first few days, I hope I can keep it up.

mood: estactic
on the iPod: dirty little secret - all american rejects

Friday, August 19, 2005

total 180

This morning I was stressed out and upset and depressed. Now I feel great. What the hell? Not that I am complaining about feeling better but I just can't stand the ridiculous flip. This is when I hate having a limited psychological base of knowledge, all I can think of are things like bipolar, manic and fucking insane. I'm going to make myself some crab and tomato, maybe an egg, some avocado, possibly an english muffin. Then I'll watch a movie and make an early night of it.

mood: chill
on the tv: starsky and hutch

...

I think New York does something to me, something negative. That's not to say that I don't love this city, because I do, but I just don't feel quite right here. I get irritated easily, I get depressed easier, I feel lonely (which is totally ridiculous because I have the most wonderful and loving boyfriend I could ever hope for) but sometimes I just feel...off here. What a catch-22, I love it but it messes with my head. I guess that's why I feel so much better on vacation.

Or maybe it's the fact that vacations are designed to make you more at ease. So where does that leave me? Destined to always feel out of it whenever I'm not on a vacation? Maybe once we leave NY I'll feel better. But it could be anywhere between 5 and 9 months before I get out of here. And classes are starting in less than 2 weeks, so there's some more added stress to my life. But really, it should be the only stress because what the hell else do I have going on that should be stressful? And all I want to do is go for a damn walk, but it's pouring outside so I'm stuck in here. I just need to clear my head. Maybe that's the problem with vacation, you can forget all your troubles, but when you get back, they all come back with more force than they had before.

mood: frustrated
on the tv: shrek 2

fuck

tonight had been awesome, it had been going really well. then i (of course) fucked that all up. i suck. said and done. all that happened/happens...definitely my fault.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

the next 2 weeks

Time for the detox. No red meat. No pork. No chocolate. No cookies. No cake. I need to kick off some pounds, and this is the way to go. Good food and exercise. It has to be done.

back in the big bad city

While there will be a more detailed post to follow, I just wanted to announce that Daniel and I had a fabulous vacation in Jackson Hole. Pictures to come soon. (Once I watch some more Alias of course). Also, my workout and diet regimen started this morning, expect updates. Thank god Daniel is in on this with me or it could be hell...true hell.

mood: relaxed
on the iPod: canned heat - jamiroquai

Monday, August 08, 2005

going on vacation


Daniel and I leave early tomorrow morning for our 8 day trip to Jackson to visit my friends and family. We'll be back in the city on the 17th. I think the both of us really need this vacation, it's been pretty stressful here in NYC and we just need to get away. I see a week of beer drinking, sitting in the backyard and eating some serious Wyoming style food. And that's about it. And that's all I want to do. Just relax...

mood: busy
on the tv: the food network

Sunday, August 07, 2005

miss you guys

I just found out today that this guy I used to party with in high school, Kenny, died in a drunk driving accident 2 weeks ago. I also found out that my friend Cody died two days ago in a drunk driving accident...he was 17. Another friend of mine, Tyler, was in the car and is now in critical condition at the hospital, and the outlook is bleak at best. And the last piece of news I got today was that a good friend of mine, Taber, tried to kill himself a week ago and is now in a rehab center in Casper. It's all still settling in, I guess the shock will last for a bit before the grief and sadness sets in. Cody's funeral will probably take place when Daniel and I go to Wyoming on Tuesday. A wedding to attend, and possibly a funeral. This fucking sucks.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

pondering

Why is it that when people get drunk they want to discuss complex topics, like our education system. Why can't we just bitch about our day or talk about beer? No, instead they want to get into a thoughtful, insightful and semi-inspirational (and totally inebriated) conversation about the state of New York public schools or the college drop out rate at the Ivies? It's no wonder I have a hangover today. Not only did I drink 5 pints, I also had to dissect the benefits of charter school lotteries with some guy I've never met before. Wow...I'm truly anti-social.

mood: drained
song of the day: porcelain - thursday

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

tee hee

I had no idea they had a website...well, I'm off to the bar now...be home and slightly intoxicated later. Things to talk about...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

unemployment....

...is so boring! It was nice not having to work for about the first week, now I'm just bored out of my mind. I watch so much Food Network I should look for a job in a kitchen somewhere. But once Daniel and I get back from Wyoming on the 19th the job hunt will begin. Hopefully it will be easier this time because I'm not looking for something office related or something for credit, or even related to my major. I just need something where I can make enough money to survive in Manhattan (which is way more than I should have to make) and will work with my class schedule. So it looks like I'll be working nights and weekends. No problems there.

mood:happy
on the tv: alton brown's good eats (all about eggs baby)

Sunday, July 31, 2005

grrr


I think there is something seriously wrong with my cat. She is fucking insane and I'm so pissed right now. I just want to get some sleep...and Daniel will be home from work soon and if she doesn't calm down I'm going to have to stay up with her so he can try and get some sleep. I really hope she grows out of this.

mood: there aren't even words

Friday, July 29, 2005

minor updates

*great night last night...late night
*amazing, enormous sushi dinner tonight
*11 days till Daniel and I go to Wyoming
*approximately 20 minutes before I watch The Family Guy and go to bed

mood: laaaaaazy
on the tv: the roast of denis leary

Thursday, July 28, 2005

new thoughts for new tattoo

I think there will be a pixie or two among my floral tattoo (certainly not the one on the left...I will ask Eli to draw one for me, I only threw in that picture for visual stimulation for my limited audience)

So there will be stargazer lilies, lotus flowers, pixies...I want it to be a bit of a magical landscape. Somewhere one can get lost...

mood: complacent
song of the moment: deliver me - sarah brightman

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

new mods

I think I want to get my nose pierced...

bad day ahead

Well, it's only 8:30 am and so far the day has started off as shit...has been for the past 2 hours. Then it's going to be 95 degrees with a heat index of 110 thanks to my mortal enemy humidity. I don't think this one is going to improve.

mood: pissed off
song of the moment: my own summer - incubus

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

like the good ol' days

I went out last night, with Daniel, for the first time in ages. Usually when we're out 'together' he's working and I'm hanging out at the bar. But last night he had the night off and we went to dinner at Le Pere Pinard then out for drinks. It was a great time, we used to do it more often, when we lived on the Lower East Side. Now that we live uptown, well, the scene up here kind of sucks, and to be quite honest, a lot of nights I would prefer hanging out on the couch with Daniel in my pajamas watching something on Pay-Per-View. But last night was really nice, definitely not something that needs to be done every night (which we used to do) but it was a great time.

Daniel and I had a conversation a while ago about when we want to leave New York (as soon as I graduate this December) and we came to realize that New York City is amazing...but at our age this is a place for singles. Being in a relationship changes a lot of your personal habits, going out to certain places, the way you behave while you're there. Now, I just want to be with him. It's always wonderful to have the opportunity right outside your door to do what we did last night, but it's also really nice just to sit back on the couch and be lazy together.

And, Daniel got the first round of outline work done on his tattoo yesterday and it looks amazing. Eli is an extremely talented artist. It's probably going to take about 4 more sittings, around 5 hours a piece, to get the whole thing done. It will be a full half-sleeve on his right arm, will continue over to his shoulder, to his chest and eventually it will go all the way across his upper chest. It's going to be gorgeous when it is finished. I am so excited to get my tattoo in September. I'm glad it it will be a while before I get it so I can think about all the things I want to do with it and then Eli can work his magic with my ideas. I'm going to give him the general idea of what I want and let him take control of the design. The guy is an awesome tattoo artist.

OH...and I spoke to one of my best friends from high school last night, Jon, for the first time in over a year. I haven't seen him in about 3 years. It was great to catch up with him. I miss all those guys...but then, I wouldn't change what I have now for the world. All that...that's in the past now.

mood: moderate cahors hangover
song of the moment: i wish - skeelo (old school...I know)

Monday, July 25, 2005

where the wild things are

Daniel is starting his new tattoo with Eli this afternoon. It's going to be a left arm half sleeve that will continue to his chest with images from the children's book Where the Wild Things Are. It's going to be beautiful. Eli did The Clockwork Orange tattoo on Daniel's back and it's amazing, he'll do a great job with this one. It will probably take about 15 hours total but I think they are doing it in about 4-5 hour segments. I am so happy for him, he's been wanting this for a long time.

mood: peaceful :)
movie of the moment: the jacket

Sunday, July 24, 2005

.s.l.o.t.h.


this is me today


mood: out of it
on the tv: the family guy

ramblings at 1 am

<-My dream pooch...that and a pit bull. Bulldog named Vito and a pit bull named Yakuza.

So for some reason I took a nap from 4 pm yesterday afternoon until about 20 minutes ago. There's a way to guarantee my sleep schedule will be totally fucked for the time being. Guess that's one of those side effects of not having to get up for work on a daily basis.

I could go out...but, I really don't want to. The bar is so far from here and it's probably packed, being a Saturday night, and getting hit on by random guys and having to tell them to fuck off because my boyfriend is their bartender is never fun. On the weekend, the crowd there sucks. I really like it on Wednesday and Thursdays, and there are some cool people on the weekend but they are drowned out by the mass of Jersey kids and otherwise rude and irritating people.

mood: contemplative
movie of the moment: anchorman

Friday, July 22, 2005

a few of my favorite things

Why isn't he home yet? I am so hungry for late night sushi! Sushi Seki...I love you. Some of the best sushi in the city, right near my apartment, and they serve until 3 in the morning. One of the greatest things about New York is sushi...good sushi...good late night sushi. Nothing beats that. Mmm, I want crab sticks and tuna...

A few of my other favorite things about Manhattan:
1) Delis that deliver 24 hours a day
2) Those awesome egg & cheese on a bagel at Le Basket on campus
3) EVERYTHING is deliverable to your doorstep (and I mean everything)
4) You can walk down a different street every day
5) No one knows your name...

mood: hungry
on the tv: john leguizamo's sexaholix

Thursday, July 21, 2005

lack of sleep

Around 9:30 last night my day was coming to an end...I thought I'd watch some Family Guy and fall asleep until Daniel got home from work around 4 am. At 10:44 pm as I watched the episode with the singing trees and Lois' gambling problem my phone rang. It was, of course, Daniel...and less than an hour later (with absolutely zero coersion) I was at the bar with a Tuborg in hand. I didn't get home until 6 this morning. And for some ungodly reason, I am now awake. I do believe I can attribute that to my dear kitten, Pixie, whose main goal in life it seems is to be awake and making as much noise as possible when I am trying to sleep. I love her, but...oh well, guess it's no matter now. I'll just take a nice nap later.

mood: sleepy/bored
song of the moment: take the a train - duke ellington

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

the half-blood prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. <- this guy said exactly what I wanted to say...

I finished reading The Half Blood Prince today. It was amazing. I admit, the occasional tear escaped during the last two chapters of the book (okay, maybe more than just the occasional tear) but every tear was worth it. I am going to be quite sad when it's all said and done. Another countdown begins...

mood: considering a nap
movie of the moment: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

the ranks of the un-employed

My newest allegiance. Whatever. I had been hoping to part ways with that company for quite some time, and really, they cemented the whole thing when they pulled down the sex blog due to some heat from a conservative parenting group. I'll miss the members, but I'll drop in on them from time to time. And I'll miss that nice paycheck...but as soon as I get back from Wyoming I'll find myself a night job to keep me occupied for my last semester at NYU, then I'm moving away in December anyway.

mood: oddly content
song of the moment: pawn shop - sublime

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

excuse me, but I'd really like to shower this morning

But apparently, showering is out of the question today. Thanks to my less-than-high-class building and an idiot of a super, there is no running water anywhere in my apartment. Were we warned? No. If you'll excuse me I have to go brush my teeth with Evian.

mood: irritated
song of the moment: even - dispatch

Monday, July 18, 2005

modification

Exciting news of the day: made the appointment for my new back tattoo. Sept 19, 6pm...going to be a great day. Daniel is getting his sleeve next Monday. It's a piece from Where the Wild Things Are. We just went down to Daredevil and spoke with Eli about it, it's going to be awesome.

Mine is going to be a selection of lilies and lotus flowers on my upper back (think big...) It's been over 2 years since I've gotten anything done (and the last piece was tiny) so I am definitely excited.

Our anniversary dinner was last night at Mr. K's. It was a lot of fun. We officially decided that the 17th will be our anniversary date from here on out after a year of slight confusion. The food was, of course, amazing. Soft shell crab to start, followed by fried pork dumplings then I had filet mignon in a soy-garlic sause and Daniel had the Mongolian beef. Followed by an amazing three tiered chocolate masterpiece for dessert. Throw in a glass of champagne and a bottle of red wine and we were set. Very nice.

mood: happy as a clam
on the iPod: closer - nine inch nails

Saturday, July 16, 2005

a step in time

happy (sort of) anniversary

Sometime this weekend marks the one year anniversary for Daniel and I. Problem is, we are having some trouble deciding if it is the 16th, or the 17th, of July. For the past year we had gone with the 16th, but once this weekend rolled around we realized...it might just be the 17th instead. Oops.

But no matter. regardless of the actual date, nothing changes for us. We can use it as an excuse for two days of extra indulgence (not that we short change ourselves on indulging any other day of the year).

As for plans, we already saw
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yesterday which was fitting seeing as it was all we talked about on one of our first dates. Today, lunch or dinner (depending on what time he drags himself out of bed) and my vote is for Rosa Mexicana. Then tomorrow, the piece de resistance, dinner at Mr. K's (quite possibly the best Chinese restaurant in the states)...god bless the jade lobster.

Since we recently returned from our 12-day vacation in Sweden we both felt that lazy days and extravagant meals would make for a wonderful celebration.


mood: sleepy (and angry with the cat)
on the iPod: autumn walker - jets to brazil

Friday, July 08, 2005

the distance to sweden

Daniel and I returned from our 12 day vacation in Sweden last night, and I already I wish that we could still be there. It was my first trip across the Atlantic, and aside from not the 3 hour delay on our way home, the trip was a huge sucess.

Next stop? Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Back to my old stomping grounds. We'll visit my parents and sister as well as attend the wedding of one of my best friend's from high school (holy.shit) The jaunt is from 8/9 - 8/19 and I am not one to argue with a second summer vacation. (I'm sure my bosses will love it though, ah the perks of being part-time)

mood: a little sad
on the iPod: dr robert - the beatles