In Uncategorized on May 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm
WHAT I would give to be drinking at the old stand pub in dublin. every single day as five PM rolls by, i feel tortured. haven’t checked out any of the irish bars nearby due to the fact that on one of my walks, i saw a bar (not irish) serving tap beer on disposable glasses. i don’t know but if i am parting with seven dollars plus a single as tip for a beer, it better come in a fucking glass. but this is new york where civility is thrown out the window in the pursuit of money. i mean, imagine that, beer inside a bar served in disposable plastic glasses. the horror.
WE MIGHT travel in about two months time to amsterdam. i am praying to my tentacled gods that we have enough money so we can do a stopover in dublin. i really, really miss that place and its people.
In Uncategorized on May 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm
ONLY TWO boxes remain to be unpacked. one, the extra large box from home depot containing shoes and the other, a johnny air box containing bathroom stuff. and then it would be official that we are really done with unpacking. of course, this is not true, we still have boxes full of winter clothes, boxes full of clothes to be sorted before it could be sent to manila, and boxes of documents that joy needs to shred. but the first two boxes are the ones in the line of sight and the only thing uglyfying the apartment. i’d say we’re done with the move-in as soon as the paintings and the posters are on the windows and walls.
TODAY, I unpacked the books and shelved them with the same arrangement as before. there is a space for my reference books, followed by my crk books, and then the rest of the books in no particular order. on the tv stand are two pieces of fiction and two pieces of non-fiction. on my bedside table is “under the dome” by stephen king that i plan to re-read before the tv series starts next month.
WE’VE GOT cable (free hbo, cinemax, showtime) as well as internet (free turbo for a staggering 50Mbps download speed).
EVERYTHING THAT needs to be assembled has already been assembled including joy’s working table by the window. she has yet to start working on it though. but it is nice to know that it is there and that we won’t be fighting for the precious piece of real estate called the dining table to get some things done. in an alternate universe, we have around three thousand US dollars to spare so we could buy ourselves a descent dining table that could seat six people. for now, we are making do with the old one.
THIS SPRING weather has morphed back into winter. while rain is OK with me, it the godsdamn cold that is a pain. fifty degrees in may? what is that?
In Uncategorized on May 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm
Another iPhone entry so caps and lower.
The time-warner tech will install the internet & tv connection tomorrow. A necessary evil once again enters our house.
The minor accomplishments are:
-emptying the suitcases
-buying tabo (from muji, 7$ each, maybe the only hint of sosyality in our ikea-themed house)
-buying candles and handsoaps
Tonight, I retrieve my unread books and Guinness pint glasses from our hosts while we were homeless, Pajanamals. I miss Dublin terribly. The promise to reward myself a pint of Guinness might occur tomorrow. Gods, I beseech all of thee to please send the wife to a short trip to Dublin. Maybe in the next bank holiday weekend?
I am currently reading “masters of the word: how media shaped history from the alphabet to the internet” by William J. Bernstein. If you are a citizen of this century, this is a must read.
I can’t wait to finish all the unpacking so that we could host a sort of warming. And also welcome the very first guest to have a sleepover. You people know who you are.