for those familiar with my 100 things list
, you'll remember that i said i didn't like olives (and bananas, salmon, and barbecue sauce). well, i have an announcement to make...i am now an olive liker (won't go so far as to use the love word yet). i went to this tapas bar and they had these little green pitted olives and i could not stop eating them. *standing at the podium to announce to the world* give me a little olive with a pit any day! seriously folks, this is monumental. i still HATE those ubiquitous green and black olives. already, i'm an olive snob. go figure.
we finally have a working stove! we just told the landlord we were not paying rent till he got someone up here to deal with this shit and the next day someone had come and chopped our ceiling down and put in new, non-gas-leaking pipes. landlord also promised to send a maid in here to clean up ALL the mess they've made. hooray for threats!
justy and i discovered the coziest bar ever. we stopped there on a crisp night, had amazing martinis and chatted by the fireplace about life and love while lounging in comfy couches. i think i could go and sit there every night and die a happy woman. and while i'm on the subject of new finds, also found a fab Fab FAB brunch place. it was trendy (minimal decor and clean) yet really warm and cozy at the same time. filled with communal tables, the owner walking around chatting with everyone and then walking over to the open kitchen to finish cooking your eggs. amazing coffee, excellent food. i plan on going back again, and again, and again.
i went and paid for a pedicure today (thus taking it off my list of moola saving activities) because, well, i'm making fat cash and i can.
i had been craving some White Lines by grandmaster flash. instead of putting it into my "on the go" list (for people w/o ipods who don't know what i'm talking about...um, society called, it says it misses you), i played it from my song list. these songs followed:
Whiter Shade of Pale (procul harum)
Who Needs Shelter (jason mraz)
Who Needs Sleep (barenaked ladies)
Who Will Save Your Soul (jewel)
Why Can't we be Friends (reel big fish)
Why Didn't You Call Me (macy gray)
Why Don't You Get a Job (offspring)
Why Georga (john mayer)
Why Was I Born? (ella fitzgerald)
Wild Horses (rolling stones)
Wild Thing (jimi hendrix)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (carole king)
Winter Time (steve miller band)
it was very un-virgo of me to not control and plan my playlist and to let it keep going like that, playing through the alphabet, not mapping it all out...but i have to say, it was awesome. maybe tomorrow i'll do some G's. i'm not ready for the "random" feature. i still want to see what songs are next. baby steps people, baby steps.
will post ALL about work when i have the time to collect my thoughts. in short though, it's easy and fun and i actually feel really guilty taking all that money (and billing overtime) for a job that a monkey, especially this one
, could do. that monkey has even done commercials
. talented SOB.
it has been absolutely beautiful in new york. there is nothing like autumn here, seriously. new yorkers, you better be basking in it while it lasts...