so i finally heard from the girl with the amazing chelsea apt. she says that a friend of her roommate's had said a while back that she'd want to move in if she got a job in the city. apparently this girl did just get a job in the city and is taking the room, though no leases have yet been signed.
so that's sad. really sad.
i saw a better chinatown place (no chinese families of four living in it) but you had to walk through this gross alley with garbage cans lining it behind a restaurant to get there, followed by a 5 floor walkup. the apt was tiny, but just renovated and definitely livable. rent only $610 and it wasn't too far from the subway at all. it wasn't in the heart of chinatown, it was just off canal street so i could get all the fake fendi bags i'd ever need just a few steps away. the boy showing the room (he was 21) was adorable, real funny, and seemed like an easy person to live with. i don't know what kind of misconceptions he had about me but he really really didn't believe me when i told him i was a lawyer. i was like, "listen guy, if i were going to make up a profession, i'd say i was a doctor. people don't hate doctors." the bathroom was TINY. i do fear rat and roach infestation with restaurant down below, but we're on the 5th floor. does that make a difference?
saw an ad for an apt in an amazing east village apt and after sending the initial, "i'm interested, when are you showing it?" e-mail, i get this:
"Please write a short statement about what your purpose is in life, what you believe in, what is important to you in life. In short, who are you in essence? What is your life all about? What can you tell me or show me (by way of a statement, poem, story, drawing, etc.) that will be a window on your soul?"
what a goddamn tool. seriously. so i sent him my 100 things list and then remembered the part where i say i hate cats...and the part about how he said he had two cats. so i'm pretty sure i blew it on that one anyhow.
a friend of a friend directed me to a nice girl named nikki in astoria and i'm seeing her place tomorrow. cross your fingers for me.
STILL no word from library adonis. i'll wait till the weekend to worry. i'll give him one more call before i give up and get sad about it.
also, went to the most fabulous secret restaurant tonight. you have to make reservations. but to make them you have to get the unlisted number. you do that by showing up at this random taco stand and going through the door marked "employees only" and getting the number from the hostess downstairs. i made resos (i got the number from an un-named source) and went tonight and had a great time. you go downstairs, through the kitchen and around a bunch of other stuff before you're broght into the bar area, all candlelit and awesome looking. awesome sangria. food is affordable (get the shrimp ceviche, it rocks). service was perfect and place was sultry yet accessible. can't wait to go back.
met up with pretty afterwards. he's got balls the size of texas, so of course he started talking to a girl and i knew my cue to go meet other people and make friends. she wasn't pretty, but for his sake, i hope she's good in bed ;)