Thursday, August 18, 2005

new york state of mind

i'm back from vacay finally. intense apt hunt to come in the next week. vegas wasn't anything thrilling. i warned you! lots of laying out by the pools by day, light gambling and shows and dinner at night. it would have been ten times better with friends, so now i know for next time. there were many fine men around but walking around with the mother def. kills my game. sigh. also, when i was walking around with my brother i'm sure most the people there thought we were dating. we don't look enough alike for people to realize we're related. game killed, again!

library adonis called again yesterday. i was thrilled i was able to keep his attention the whole time i was away. i guess i never returned his last call (i thought he told me to call when i get back...?) and his message was classic. "hi, it's jared, AGAIN..." he sounded like me when i left my second unreturned message for him. dropping a couple "i have no idea if i'm ever going to hear from you again" type phrases. i called him back and we actually talked. imagine that! conversation was easy, though i don't always understand what he is saying. we both talk way too fast and sometimes don't understand each other. he was flirty, i think (so hard to read, this one...). he's at the jersey shore this weekend, he gets back sunday. i told him i'd call him so will drop him a message saturday at some point. will tell him i'm jealous of his beach time and that i wish i was out there too, lying out with a book on the sand. hopefully this will conjure up for him visions of myself in a bikini, thus insuring a phone call on his return.

it's been a while since i've left NYC for a whole two weeks. i know i'm always exclaiming this city's virtues, so for a change, i'll tell you all the things i DID NOT miss about nyc while i was gone.

-times square. i fucking hate that place.
-lack of stars in the sky.
-living sans dog.
-how goddamn expensive everything is here.
-the noise.
-public transportation.

but that having been said, there's really nothing in this world like the sight of the new york city skyline on the plane on the way back in. the minute i see it, my heart always leaps. this is a beautiful fucking city and regardless of my near-semi-homeless state, new york is where i hang my hat. any place i hang my hat is home.

20 people who played with me:

Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

The lack of stars in the sky always bugged me. Walking around the city at night, I would constantly point that out.

Also, the city being expensive is one of the reasons it'll take me longer to get back there.

(Glad you're back)

8/18/2005 11:22 PM  
Blogger Digitalicat said...

I've lived most of my life in cities. The lack of stars is the one thing I've never missed.

8/19/2005 12:18 AM  
Anonymous ambur lynn said...

I love being able to see the Milky Way. I wouldn't trade AZ for the world.

8/19/2005 12:52 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I am going to visit my dad this weekend. He lives on a huge farm out in the middle of nowhere. I always stop at the top of the first hill on his driveway, turn off my car and look up. It is so different from the city.

Funny, you mention game being ruined by your mother's company. I met a woman in Vegas, she was with her mother, and we all sat around and talked for about 4 hours at the bar. I have talked to her several times since I got back.

Good luck with the apartment hunt.

8/19/2005 1:12 AM  
Blogger Me said...

I went to a concert with my 14 year old brother once. I swear people thought we were a couple. It was sad.

Good luck with the apt. search!

8/19/2005 3:16 AM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

my brother and i actually do sort of look alike and people his age always think im hte girlfriend. gross. but maybe it's a testament to my youth...?

i'm trying to get to nyc before the end of the summer for a visit. you'll have to give me some tips!

8/19/2005 4:04 AM  
Blogger JustJunebug said...


and i got your blog post this morning, and i will show you around H-Town if you ever make it here to scope out cowboys..although contrary to popular belief Texas (H-Town) is not swarming with them..and if i come to NYC early Oct, I expect to meet you for a cocktail at the X bar!!

good luck on the househunting!

8/19/2005 8:49 AM  
Blogger VespaRosso said...

I, too, always feel a little quickening in my heartbeat when I see that familiar skyline. After interning there last summer, I swore I wouldn't go back, at least not right away. So I accepted a job in DC, and you know what? Not a day goes by when I don't think about moving back there. I miss its starless skies. Glad you had a safe trip home!

8/19/2005 9:28 AM  
Blogger jinius said...

when are you looking to move by and what neighborhood? i might know a couple of ppl looking for rommies but not sure if youre just looking solo.

8/19/2005 10:41 AM  
Blogger jinius said...

will def email w/apt info. and yes we must play and go stalking togehter! ever been to no malice on 3rd/b? heard johnny knoxville was there w/kate moss a while back lol

8/19/2005 12:02 PM  
Blogger Gloria Glo said...

Glad you're home safe and back at the blogosphere where you belong! But LA misses you ;)

8/19/2005 12:18 PM  
Blogger crowww said...

Welcome Back!

8/19/2005 3:59 PM  
Blogger Gordy said...

Did no-one else get the bikin comment, guys I am sooo disappointed..visions of Jazz in her bikini.

That would definitely ensure a phone call on my return!

8/19/2005 5:11 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

As usual, Gordy, you and I are on the same page :)

8/20/2005 1:54 AM  
Blogger Redphi5h said...

What's the rest of your face doing in your photo? It likes like you're doing a big hammy pout. Am I right?

8/20/2005 3:21 AM  
Blogger marriedman said...

so jazz, about those naked pictures.

8/20/2005 12:43 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

yo mamma!

heehe- i thought you were COMING OVER TO THE DARK SIDE- and finally admitting that ny sucks... but no... still hopefull in your last paragraph-- :)

glad you had good vaca- !

8/20/2005 1:43 PM  
Blogger Hermes said...

Who says you can't go and PIMP with your mother?

8/20/2005 2:05 PM  
Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

Just passing through, I'm digging the blog by the way.

8/20/2005 3:33 PM  
Blogger jedith said...

Frankly, I think it would be awesome to live in NYC. I am from "anytown USA" and I am always awed by what I see in urban areas.

8/21/2005 9:59 AM  

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