Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What Jersey Shore can teach you about life

1. If you want to make a good impression, don't get s***faced on the first night in a new house with 7 new roommates.
2. It's not a good idea to wear a thong into a hot tub when you don't know the other people on the deck.
3. GLT - Gym-Laundry-Tan.
4. Bartenders do great things.
5. In every hour-long episode of your life, there should be a fight on the boardwalk.
6. Shave at the last minute, haircut the day-of, it's in the Guido handbook, you wanna look fresh.
7. "If a girl's a slut, she should be abused."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome home

My first interaction in New York City (assuming anything before customs isn't really NYC) went something like this: I was starving, and standing in line at the only kiosk open for a diet pepsi and an apple. There were three people in front of me. One random person already receiving their coffee when I arrived, and two women: middle-aged, short, portly. They were standing next to each other, but the one on the right was probably next in line. So when the first person turned and walked off with his coffee, the lady on the right opened her mouth to start asking for tea while the woman on the left attempted to push her bag of chips at the attendant. Lady on the right did NOT like this. "Excuse me, I was on line first, wait you turn." Boom. The lady on the left seemed quite shocked by brass New York-ness. She also seemed quite foreign, and the distinct Anglo rules towards the queue probably didn't entirely register with her. But still, that's New York. And it got me so excited to hear it that it was hard for me not to hug lady on the right. (I refrained; she probably would have slapped me).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Writer's block, reader's heaven

Sitting around drinking coffee and reading. That's what I'm doing in London, that's what I'll be doing in New York, that's what I will definitely be doing in Ventura (yay for Peet's!). Life really doesn't get any better than that. I've been waiting for so long to be able to do it. I would be writing, too, only I've got end-of-the-semester writer's block. Probably a bad thing since I still need to write a few more pages for my memoire. But oh well. I will owrry about that when I hit the US. Until then, no worrying about anything except for how I am getting to Charles de Gaulle on Tuesday morning.