the lightning rod

So, back from New York. Sometimes is fucking sucks to come back home. But, it was absolutely lovely to see people I know and love. I also ate frigging great food and of course, hardcore Olympic watching, a trip to the UCB. There was a sketch about someone whose life is worthless except for the fact that she had great taste in music. And it hit a little too close to home, folks. Other thoughts:

I spent lots of time on the Upper West Side and Washington Heights, both of which I spent no time when I actually lived in New York. So it was like a whole new city.

It’s weird how perceptions and preconceived notions affect me still. I got off the train at 125th street and went through Harlem to get through Erin’s. Harlem has such a connotation to everyone, and not much of it is true. Clearly I was fine and Harlem is not what people make it out to be. But it is interesting to see how the class system works, because as soon as you get past Broadway on the wast side, the stores completely change from discount department stores to Ann Taylors and Banana Republics.

I really had no urge to shop, except when I went a little crazy at my favorite store, Laila Rowe.

Erin and I totally did some sociological analyisis of New York City Urban Theory through the eyes of the Baby Sitters Club. I don’t think we could even think of a part of Manhattan that was considered dangerous or seedy as depicted in the late eighties and in movies. Oh, how I love gentrification.

Also loved seeing old co-workers and aquaintances. It was a real kick on my ass to make me realize that I need to do something about my situation and circumstances because I am sliding backwards on the social adaptability scale.

far east connecticut

Aw shucks. Thanks for all the kind word. I will post in a bit, about my weekend and about other stuff (I have 2346 blog feeds to read) along with some music. I just got the new albums from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Built to Spill. I'll maybe post those and some other stuff in a bit.

I miss the Olympics already.

But there is a replacement- Cops Mardi Gras!

I'm saying I'm not going to, but I know am going to end up watching The Real World Key West.

totes

Well, I'm live blogging from Erin's. We are in the same room but can't communicate unless it is through a blog. Actually, almost every conversation started "so did you see on my blog?"

Anyway Erin, make sure the tv is free to so we can watch the slolem races.

Erin's dorm is nicer than expected. Although you have to pee in sinks.

Fuck. I left one dorm to stay in another.

pinch me

I must be dreaming. I must be dreaming. I must be dreaming. I must be dreaming. I must be dreaming. I must be dreaming.

“40-Year-Old Virgin” co-star Paul Rudd has joined the cast of “Reno 911: Miami,” the big-screen version of the heavily improvised Comedy Central TV show. Currently shooting in the Los Angeles area, the film focuses on the not-so-brave men and women of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department as they attend a law-enforcement convention in Miami and end up becoming unlikely defenders against a bioterrorist attack.

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