Recently during a drunken Saturday night, Jenny B, a busy gal-on-the-go, asked me to fix up her apartment for her. I’m not a designer but I have a good eye for where things should go and know what to place in a room so that it feels like a home. Jenny B and I hatched a plan that resulted in her writing me a check and asking me to buy some new stuff for her apartment. Jenny B is out of town this weekend so tomorrow I’m taking all the stuff I’ve bought to her place (I love shopping with someone else’s money) and turning her room into a showplace! Stay tuned for pictures during the day.
That’s right! Our favorite mixed couple (she’s English and he, American) are moving back to NYC! The Sassy Brit, AKA Sacred Cow and ExPat AKA Cheese Pants are planning on moving back and settling once again in Brooklyn early next year. Stay tuned for more details.
This morning on my way to work, I passed the people gathering for the United For Peace & Justice March. I was surprised to see that the group, marching to protest the war in Iraq, seemed to be comprised mostly of older people and not many young. A lot of the protestors appeared to be old enough to have marched and protested during the Vietnam War. While I think its great to see so many older Americans taking a stand, I was slightly disappointed at the lack of college-aged people present. I was fortunate to attend school during a relatively peaceful (for the US) period of time but still made a trip to Washington DC in 1992 to join the pro-choice March for Woman’s Lives. Looking at this mornings crowd I had to wonder, what will happen to peaceful protest when all of the original hippies are gone?
I’m in the middle of E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo and finding it difficult to deal with the overpowering odors coming from people who feel that showering is optional. I have nothing against people who don’t shower, as long as they stay home, but if you know you are going to be in a close crowd of people in a hot convention center then you should at least have the courtesy to shower and put on a clean T-shirt.
Last night (Saturday) Seth and I headed out for a mini bar-crawl. We started at a favorite spot of ours in Chelsea – Baracuda. The bar was empty and freezing plus they were playing some unbearable music that can best be described as the B-side of a Miami Vice soundtrack. We left after a quick drink and headed around the corner to Jakes (Pub?, Bar?, Saloon?) on 23rd street, for our friend, Anne’s birthday party. We had never been to this bar before but really liked it’s quaint old world stlye with a large wood bar, mixed with modern touches like flat-screen tvs mounted on the mirrors behind the bar. We met some very interesting people like Anne’s friend, Beverly, who recently lost over 100 pounds and used to work for the production team on the Amazing Race, one of my favorite shows. After Jakes we headed up and over to Secret on West 29th off 10th Avenue. Secret was way too trendy and crowded with lots of cute people in cute outfits looking like they’d rather be somewhere else. We stayed long enough for a drink and after waiting too long just to use the toilet we left for our final spot – Siberia. Siberia is hidden in the shadows of the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 40th street. We were there to meet some friends and see another friend, Sam, dancing on the bar. Siberia was sleazy and smelled terrible but was a lot of fun. We ended our night back home with pizza and Resident Evil – a proper Saturday night!
Welcome to my first blog entry. I have no idea where this blog will go from here but I hope it becomes a forum for me to rant, bitch and praise whatever catches my fancy. Enjoy!