my apartment: the weekend in review
this is the landing outside my door. the families in the other apartments decorated it and it's so cute! it makes me look forward to getting to the top of that fourth flight of stairs. there are a lot of kids in the building. maybe we'll have trick or treaters!!!
the dynamics of my roommates and i are quite different. they follow astrology and completely understand that i'm controlling and uptight and organized because of my virgo status, my rising sign, my moon sign, etc. i have no fault, it's all the stars! i'm serious, they're artsy, i'm cool and level-headed, they're emotional and romantic, i'm conservative, they're free and wild. we all really compliment each other pretty well.
in short, my first weekend was great.
i have a new love: the dollar store! there are exactly three of them in a 3 block radius. those places have EVERYTHING. we got brooms, paper towels, hand soap, and on and on. we had nearly three full bags of things and spent all of $14 dollars. AMAZING. i was looking for rubbing alcohol and walked by a girl saying, "i want those socks." the girl's older sister said, "they have better socks at the other dollar store." i stopped in my tracks and yelled, "what other dollar store?!" they thought i was nuts. i was, truly, a woman possessed.
we painted the hallway and sang fiona apple songs at the top of our lungs. a friend of theirs came over and gave salsa lessons in the living room. em and melis have decided that we should take stripping lessons and strip one night a week at some stripclub downtown. they know a girl who strips at a place and pays the club $250 for the night and she keeps whatever she makes (up to $1,500/night). we rented showgirls to get tips and it was the WORST movie i think i'd ever seen. sunday morning i finished the entire NYTimes crossword, something i haven't done in ages. later that night we had an impromptu dinner party. we invited some friends over, ordered in white rice, bought seaweed and avocado and cucumber, and rolled our own sushi while listening to bob dylan and norah jones. sushi is so much better with crisp seaweed! it's amazing!
the apartment is not without it's quirks. to turn the lights on, you have to move the switch down to the "off" position. the hot water faucet is labeled with a C, the cold with an H. we have no kitchen cabinets. outside the apartment are stairs that go down to a basement apartment and a drug dealer hangs out down there. EVERY SINGLE TIME i walk by there is someone receiving bags or handing down cash. he must be the busiest dealer in a 10 block radius.
okay. back to the yankees game. just watched crosby and sheffield knock into each other over the same ball. doh! this does not bode well...