August 23rd, 2001

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last night and the future

Had a great date with K last night. We ate at Tsampa, which is this amazing Tibetan food place on 3rd Avenue and 9th Street... and then we saw Sexy Beast, which was totally insane. Ben Kingsley should win something for his performance, which was breathtaking, to say the least. It was the kind of movie where I thought I'd be able to tell what would come next, and then get totally sucker-punched. If you haven't yet seen it, do something about it.

My office is a pantheon of non-communication. Apparently, the other girl I work with will be taking over the phone lines for the main partner that I've been working for some time this afternoon. However, nobody's told me who I will then be covering. No e-mail, no phone call, no personal appearance, nothing. Meanwhile, all morning I've been getting phone calls for people I've never heard of. Who can I talk to about this? Nobody, according to the girl I work with - whoever it is that's dealing with this should be by later today, and until then I've just gotta deal.

That record collection site is all sorts of fucked up; thank God I printed out what I had already entered. I might just put that list on my own site, off of, which I've been meaning to work on for a while now - especially since there's a new gig. Of course, what this really means is that I have to pester jongre, or at least borrow his computer. I should probably sketch it out before I do anything, anyway. It'd be nice to get some sound clips of TJE, too...
  • Current Music
    Beta Band, "The 3 E.P.s" (in my head)
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The current LJ craze

(sigh... I spent waaay too long working on this, and now I hate it.)

1.) Are you male or female?
"... and here I am,
the only living boy in New York." - Simon & Garfunkel

2.) Describe your neighborhood:
"I live in a town where you can't smell a thing
You watch your feet for cracks in the pavement" - Radiohead

3.) How do you look?
"Totally naked, baby
Totally nude
'Cause if I want to
Who's gonna stop me?
I'm absolutely free
Living in the trees
The birdies and the bees
'Cause I'm a nature boy" - Talking Heads

4.) If you could say something to the person you like, what would it be?
"And I suddenly see you - Ooh,
Did I tell you I need you
Every single day of my life?
Got to get you into my life."
- OR -
"Why don't we do it in the road?"- The Beatles

5.) Where do you wish you were right now?
"Please don't wake me,
No, don't shake me,
Leave me where I am; I'm only sleeping" - The Beatles

6.) What would you say to your best friend?:
"You're my best friend." - Queen

7.) Any words of wisdom:
"Let it be." - The Beatles

8.) What do you wish you were doing right now?:
"...lying there and staring at the ceiling,
waiting for a sleepy feeling." - The Beatles

9.) What do you think of drugs and alcohol?
"Everybody must get stoned." - Bob Dylan

10.) If you could say one thing to your enemy, what would it be?
"I think I'm drunk enough to drive you home." - Death Cab For Cutie

11) What do you usually do on Friday nights?:
"everything is exactly right
when i walk around here drunk every night
with an open container from 7-11
in st. ides heaven
i've been out haunting the neighborhood
and everybody can see i'm no good
when i'm walking out between parked cars
with my head full of stars
high on amphetamines" - Elliot Smith

12.) Are you for world peace?:
"There's noone left alive
Must be a draw...
So the black-capped barons flip a coin to settle the score..." - Genesis

13.) What do you think about school?:
"I used to get mad at my school,
The teachers who taught me weren't cool." - The Beatles

14.) How do you feel right now?
"I'm so tired." - The Beatles

15.) Any closing words?:
"When I win the lottery, I'm gonna donate half my money to the city
So they have to name a street or a school or a park after me..." - Camper Van Beethoven
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impending weather / boredom / cigarettes / college life

Just looked out the window, and it's starting to look rather gloomy. You can tell that it's gonna pour tonight, the kind of rain where using an umbrella will cease to serve any identifiable purpose.

This job is starting to test my limits on boredom. They hardly give me anything to do, and the internet service here is atrocious. On the plus side, they don't seem to mind paying me.

I heartily apologize for these substance-less posts but I'm losing my friggin' mind here.

Tomorrow will make it one week since my last cigarette, and I've only had 2 really intense cravings in that time. Which is amazing, since I used to start spazzing out if I went longer than a few hours without one.

Those of you who smoke(d): what was your brand of choice? I started out in the summer of '93 with Camel Lights (boy, those were the days, when I'd get outraged that a deli would sell a pack for more than $2.30...), and stayed with those until about a year ago, when I switched over to Winston Ultra Lights. If they were out of Camel Lights, I'd opt for Marlboro Mediums or Reds (never the Lights, oh God no), and I had a wierd Parliament fixation for a while - that recessed filter was fun to play with. And of course I went through the obligatory clove cigarette phase, not because of the taste but because it could get me stoned for about 20 minutes - I'd get a mild NO2-ish buzz that was just irresistable in my innocent days as a NYU freshman.

Speaking of which, my brother starts his sophomore year in a couple weeks. He's living in this apparently insane dorm on Lafayette and Canal, a humongous loft space with sick views. Bastard. When I went to NYU, I had to stay in the low-cost triples, which were about the size of the new Beetles.