Archive for April, 2007

Don’t Think Less Of Me

April 25, 2007

One of the ways in which I am very strange is how I react to different types of situations. For example, I get angry if someone disrespects a friend, displays huge amounts of ignorance or if I find out the stall that I have claimed as my own in the bathroom is either occupied or dirty. Irrational anger? Yes. But it still happens.

I also get wicked happy about random stuff. Sunny days. Political bitch slaps. Oh. And movie releases.

Can we talk about this for just a moment? About how I am honestly moving around my schedule [and let’s be serious now, I’ve no schedule other than that job thing] to be able to see this movie on the day that it comes out? And how, when Harry Potter and the Deadly Gallows is released, I can picture myself becoming a recluse just to reread the entire series?

And how [as before] became giddy at the mere thought of GOING to the theatre to see this movie, nevermind actually watching it? If I didn’t know what exactly was causing me to freak the hell out right now, I might be inclined to think I ingested illegal narcotics.

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VERBAL BITCH SLAP!!!!

April 24, 2007

“This president may occupy the White House, but for the last six years the position of leader of the free world has remained open” said Barack Obama.

I am just so excited for this election. So. Excited.

On The Matter Of Music And Fashion

April 23, 2007

I don’t know how many of you were able to get her first CD, but Leslie Feist is back with her sophomore release The Reminder [Leah, I know you’re excited] and it will be just glorious. This is her first single, 1234, which I’ve fallen in love with. I love the video. I love the song. And I sing it at work, which is something I’m sure is at least on the level of ‘disturbing’, on account of the fact that I both cannot sing nor can I regulate the sound of my voice. Especially in public settings and situations that require a modicum of decency.

Which brings me to my other point. I’m pretty sure that living in NYC has amplified my lack of control over the volume at which I speak AND my knack for being completely inappropriate. So with that, I’d like to apologize to the woman at B Bar who may or may not have heard me say what a horrible shirt she was wearing that night. But [and if she is reading this] I’d like to also say that it was totally deserved. You cannot go out with a shirt that has more ruffles on it than Miss Jay’s on America’s Next Top Model and not expect to get a few stares. It just cannot be done.

Live it. Learn it.

Cable Guy

April 21, 2007

It’s not the waiting for the cable guy that is the issue. Having to stay in the apartment from 12-4 is fine.

It’s knowing that the moment I sit down on that toilet seat, my doorbell will be buzzing and I will just be sitting on the toilet, panicked and rushed.

Pretty much the last two feelings you ever want to have in the bathroom.

Someone Will Be Very Surprised By This Post…

April 18, 2007

A lot of my job entails working online. As a result, I’m going to be learning a lot about tracking media on the internet. Stuff like page loads, unique visitors and click through rate. Surprisingly, stuff that I have a slight handle on.

Most bloggers, as well as the somewhat internet savvy, know of a few tricks of the trade, so to speak. Stat counters are pretty much the best thing ever, because they let you see who is looking at your website, and from where. Which is why my day is sometimes brightened by the fact that people from around the world are visiting me.

Like Stockholm. Hi, Sweden! You google searched me, and here you are! Or Japan, who also googled me!

My stat counter lets me see all kinds of things about my readers. How many times they visit. For how long. How they got to my site. And obviously, where they come from.

Like Watsontown. Or West Palm Beach.

[I just made someone very uncomfortable, Internet]

Which is wicked funny to me, because I’m pretty sure I only know of one person who is connected to those two towns, and I’m pretty sure that person really doesn’t like me. I’m also pretty sure that I haven’t been in the same state with this person since graduation. Which would make this person kind of a stalker of mine. Wouldn’t it, Internet?

Japan? Sweden? Would you like to weigh in on this?

I think I should be fair in letting said person know something. My stat counter sees you. And because of this, so do I. Which just makes me laugh and laugh. Though I haven’t given much thought about you in the past several months, you have apparently been thinking a great deal about me. That touches me, Stalker.

So, Stalker. I’d like to thank you for stopping by Come To Find Out [a name you know very well because you googled it just last Sunday at 1:38 pm]. I hope you are enjoying your visits and my writing. And if I haven’t managed to make you laugh in the last few weeks, I hope with this post I made you feel at least a little uncomfortable.

Day One: Success!

April 16, 2007

Wouldn’t you know, that my first day of work and Mother Nature decides to throw up all over the northeastern coastline.

Many places around me are flooded or having issues, but thankfully my neighborhood has remained dry. What’s funny to me, though, is how people in the city are reacting to the fact that a nor’easter has touched down. I never knew they were so out of the ordinary here in New York City. Back in Boston, a nor’easter would hit at the merest mention of a picnic.

Other than the extreme wetness of the situation, today was a great first day of work. I’m not going to say who I work for, because the last thing that needs to happen is for me to get dooced out of my first big boy job. I will tell you that I am working in advertising, specifically media planning, for a top company where I feel like the office atmosphere was created with me in mind.

Honestly, I’m very excited about this. If not only for the wonderful job, the fun people and the interesting work, but for the sheer fact that everyday I get to take the subway into Manhattan, whereupon I can view crazy people in their natural element.

And to be quite honest, that’s the only reason I moved to this city in the first place.

I’ve Arrived

April 10, 2007

And I have no furniture.

I moved the last of my stuff into my apartment yesterday with little issues. I write to you now in a bare bedroom while lying on an air mattress surrounded by all my luggage, still packed, because there’s no place to put it. If there’s a classier way to living, I don’t know what it could be. But I would guess it might include couches. Possibly dishes.

My new job starts on Monday, so until then I’m pretty much just trying to gain my balance here in the city. My plans include exploring the neighborhood, getting the cable set up, picking out my first day of work outfit, and somehow ensuring that this free wifi will never, EVER leave me.

So yah. I’ve made it to NYC. Goal complete. My next goal is to make sure I STAY here. Which entails making butt loads of money.

Local street corner, here I come.

Only Days Away, People…DAYS!!!

April 5, 2007

I think that it is very important to note that on Saturday, I will be driving down to New York City with my father so I can drop stuff off at my new apartment. I also think that it is important to realize that this little road trip is taking place in two [2] days.

Lastly, I think that it is VITAL to realize that I have approximately 17 loads of laundry to do. And that it is all scattered throughout the house, all willy nilly.

My life is in shambles, and I’m packing it all up to move to the city.

UPDATE: 4:45 pm…CVS run and post office done, as well as 1.5 loads of laundry. Cheer me on.

UPDATE2: 7:01 pm…Did another load of laundry, helped my mother out. Starting to realize that coming back to the computer to update every so often on my status may not be the wisest use of my time.

UPDATE3: 9:47 pm…Another bad decision may have been going to that bar to have a few martinis over appetizers and conversation. 2.5 loads of laundry done. 14.5 left to go…

UPDATE4: 11:33 pm…I think I broke the dryer. This may prove to be a roadblock…

Perhaps The Dumbest Thing She’s Said

April 4, 2007

Me: I commented on his post. I said that Wolverine would so win in a fight, and that it isn’t even debatable.

Nicole: But Batman is awesome.

Me: I know he is. But Wolverine would KILL Batman.

Nicole: No, he couldn’t. Batman can fly.

Me: What? Batman can’t fly!

Nicole: I know…

Me: You are banned from having any type of conversations regarding superheroes until further notice. That’s final.

Now Who Wants To Explain To Me Why Bush Hasn’t Been Impeached Yet?

April 3, 2007

I’ve as much knowledge about politics as a 16 year old with their learner’s permit does of driving. I have the basic idea of how it runs and what it’s used for, but I’m more apt to take a wrong turn down a one way street than a more experienced driver.

That’s why I need help on some issues. While there are plenty of times, with enough research and dedication, I can figure things out for myself, there are even more occasions when I’m left clueless, confused and yearning for the comprehensible comfort of SpongeBob Squarepants.

That’s why I’m very grateful to one of my favorite bloggers, Matt Baldwin of defective yeti, who recently wrote an easy to understand article on the Purgegate scandal. Which, up until I started reading, did not even know that we had named this Gonzales hoo-ha ‘Purgegate’ in the first place.

Do yourself a favor and read through his Purgegate Primer. By the end, not only will you understand what the hell this scandal is about, but you’ll find yourself throwing around big 10 cent words like ‘farcical’ and ‘judiciary committee’ in front of your friends. And knowing what they mean, to boot.