Tuesday, August 12, 2008

THE blue lagoon

our cruise is taking us to olu deniz, otherwise known as the blue lagoon.

rock. on.

zeki, my former stylist had somewhat of a breakdown which involved me sitting in his apt listening to him, by turns, talk about some crazy spiritual shit and then yelling at me for being "too much a lawyer and not enough friend."

suffice it to say, dealing with him and trying to help him was stressful and annoying and i left his place a sweaty angry mess. he called a million times to apologize but i kept screening him out. until i realized i was going to istanbul and needed some guidance. when i called, his voicemail said he was without phone for the month of august (the outgoing message was strangely coherent) and i dropped him an e-mail although i know he barely knows how to work a computer and never checks it.

to my surprise, i got this message later that evening:

"Hey darlin .!
So nice to hear from you .feelin almost happy
wisch to see you .bud i cant  sorry
left new york for a weil'l  living in a ZEN BUDDHIST MONASTERY
will become a student soon  for the next four years
would love to seya in september ?????????
Please call my sister in istanbul  so you dont have to be a turist all the time
she  can guide you and take you out some night . if u    feel to
call hear anyway"

and actually, hearing him talk is strangely similar to how he types. so that's that, he's becoming a monk. it's probably for the best as he had decided to quit cutting hair and thus couldn't afford to pay his rent or his utility bills (in his apt we sat in the sweltering heat in the dark because the electric had already been turned off). but i've dropped his sister a line so maybe we'll have some help navigating the city and whatnot...

time will tell!

i don't remember whether i have already linked this but i certainly meant to: alex balk at his best. except for when he's ranting/raving about politics, that may be better. or talking about his family. or opera. whatever, he's genius.

i'm also thoroughly enjoying this little blog by eric ripert. all the food he makes in a toaster oven. they have few ingredients and are quick and look delicious. also, he's remarkably good looking, has luscious hair and i heart the way he says "aluminum." THIS is how cooking is made easy. to hell with rachael ray.

2 people who played with me:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to become a monk, but then baster snelched me, and after that they wouldn't let me within five miles of the monestary...

8/13/2008 3:31 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

I'm not peaceful enought to be a monk. Thank you for Aveceric.com. That is about the best cooking site ever.

8/14/2008 1:13 PM  

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