Sunday, November 13, 2005

just some randomness

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, 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...

18 people who played with me:

Blogger omar said...

YOU listen to Grandmaster Flash?!

11/14/2005 5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know the Ella and Louis version of Autumn in New York? Makes me want to fly here.

11/14/2005 9:30 AM  
Blogger stretch td said...

Hasn't November been everything that October wasn't? If we can just keep this weather until spring. ;)

11/14/2005 10:26 AM  
Blogger marriedman said...

last time I heard john mayer's why georgia, i was eating a peach while watching the baster lactate.


11/14/2005 5:28 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Lucky. Sweet watering holes, brunch places and nice weather to boot. Enjoy it while you can.

11/14/2005 6:13 PM  
Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

God I still loathe olives...

Salmon is delicious though...

11/14/2005 6:43 PM  
Blogger The Seeker said...

I'm still stuck on the idea of people in NY cooking at home... hmmm... Novel concept.

11/14/2005 7:25 PM  
Blogger Squeaky said...

Tapas bars do crazy things to people.

11/14/2005 10:22 PM  
Blogger 1 said...

groovy song list.

11/14/2005 10:46 PM  
Blogger tinyhands said...

I hate it when someone does this, but olives are yummy, bananas are best as 'foster', salmon is best raw, and not all bbq sauces are created equal. And 'Why Can't We Be Friends' might be Smash Mouth instead of RBF (according to allmusic, anyway). Now I hate myself for doing that.

11/14/2005 11:48 PM  
Blogger Gloria Glo said...

Glad it's going well. You're play list was like a tour of 2nd grade. All the 5 questions right there to peruse....once you start random it'll be like having a conversation with your iPOD. Awesome.

11/15/2005 12:36 AM  
Blogger Ale said...


11/15/2005 2:09 PM  
Blogger ty bluesmith said...

white lines [don't do it]. that TAKES me back to being a kid in manhattan. thanks so much!!!!

11/15/2005 2:21 PM  
Blogger Amber Lynn said...

You make New York sound so..romantic. I can't wait to go and visit.

11/15/2005 4:45 PM  
Blogger ian llorens said...

Pitted olives snob? That's pretty standand in the Spanish diet. I assume we, Spaniards and even more Catalans (those without the little border around), are snobs by nature.
My favourite ones are those filled with anchovies. You can easily get them at

11/15/2005 6:48 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

i never liked olives, either, till i discovered the joy of sitting around a tapas bar and lazily eating them when i was in granada.

11/15/2005 10:17 PM  
Blogger Syar said...

this is like my new york IV drip until I can get there (in the flesh) myself.


11/16/2005 12:59 AM  
Blogger Walking Wounded said...

Wild Horses is definitely one of my faves. Check out the Sundays and Pearl Jam covers. They are quite good!


11/16/2005 4:19 PM  

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