[When Vonnegut tells his wife he's going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.
A quote from Kurt Vonnegut – Interview by David Brancaccio, NOW (PBS) (7 October 2005)
I love the adventure of going out to buy an envelope. I also love farting around the internet. My guess is that Vonnegut never got the hang of farting around the internet.
In other news my new apartment is really rather wonderful. There is tremendous potential for a thousand minor improvements. One thing that would be hard to improve are my roommates, who are all lovely and wonderful people. Life is good.
I shared a video from youtube of an apartment I signed a lease for. I didn’t get it. In fact the owner of the building really jerked my roommates and I around and it was pretty awful. We signed the lease, and they didn’t. They took our money. Eventually they gave it back. We found a new apartment. This Sunday I move to it.
As an experiment I am attempting to crowd fund my move.
So far it is going amazingly well! Now I’m packing. Soon I’ll leave this apartment and begin anew in another one .4 of a mile away, in Sugar Hill. The folks moving my stuff, is the NYC Cargo Bike Collective. I’m rather excited. Rose said it sounds like an Onion article, Young White Woman Use’s Hipster Bike Collective to move to Sugar Hill Harlem.
I had a beautiful valentines day. Here are some pictures! I continue to have a husband I am very fond of.
As you can tell from the pictures I own a pretty dress, it is new and I love it. I also got new shoes. This picture I am flanking with pictures taken of the cat I return to its proper owners today.
In other news, I am moving at the end of the month! So many changes in life. It is all pretty intense. I’m moving in to a 4 bedroom nearer the school. I am not moving in with E.T. (the guy in the pictures/husband) and many people seem to think this is strange. Well I am strange so no big.
I also go genetic testing from 23andme.com it was really cool.
Here’s a video of the inside of my new apartment (it is super close to work & the subway! I’m excited)
On 12/12/12 I got married to E.T. Smith. He also goes by Eric, but I usually call him E.T.
There’s much I could blog about getting married. I don’t know where to start. He lives in NJ with his grandmother. He isn’t moving in, later maybe, if he wants, when he’s not a help to her. He will get very nice health insurance now. I love him. In a few years we may do a big wedding out in KS, or perhaps just a big party. Not until after I finish this second masters.
Here’s some picture of us down at city hall.
This is the wedding party, but I’m not there, I’m taking the picture. There’s E.T., there’s Erick (the videographer and boyfriend of our witness) and Rose Regina (our witness and girlfriend of the videographer). There are more pictures, and video. I plan to upload it all later.
This dice had a role in deciding our fate.
This is us as newly weds. That’s a fake city hall behind us. Very cute photo I think.
In other news, my coworker Yoko has moved in with me. It may be temporary it may not. A cat named Witchbaby has moved in with us, but that is temporary.
Last night in the middle of Noreaster snow I took some trains which were working out to Brooklyn and had a wonderful dinner with my friends Sara and Steven. There was beer bread with bacon and cheddar and honey butter that was notably awesome, the honey is from Sara’s father who is a bee keeper. She said this like it was a fact instead of a TOTALLY AWESOME FACT. The company of Sara and Steven was even more awesome than that fact, and the honey butter with home made bread (pish, I say to anyone suggesting that such was suppose to be the opposite way around).
Hanging out with my friends reminded me of how wonderful it is to hang out with my friends. Being a busy body I am often reminded of how wonderful it is to hang out with my friends.
Before all this crazy weather, I was engaged in various pre-halloween celebrations.
Here’s some pictures of the halloween getup I put on my friend Yoko, and the Halloween wound I made for myself, I look so grumpy in this photo, I kinda love it.
That was all the Friday before Halloween. On Saturday I went to an awesome triple feature with E.T. out in NJ.
Here’s pictures of me and him. He was a vampire, I was a victim (I was lazy and use the same wound, I ought to have gotten a bite wound, but meh).
The last two pictures are hurrican related. One is my only picture of hurricane damage that I took. That’s a street lamp laying on the street, next to a tree laying on a car. The tree took the lamp down with it.
My friends, Rose and Erick, have maintained power and my company for the duration of the storm. Their block had three trees, two of them old mighty looking things, but all with sad shallow root systems pulled up and smashed into cars.
I don’t know how I’ll be getting home, but I suspect I’ll begin the journey today. Perhaps I’ll find a car share, or perhaps I’ll have a leisurely two and a half hour stroll home. There may be buses.
I’m in Queens. I’m having a wonderful time… so far.
We are hiding in Rose’s apartment. We went for an Irish Brunch. She has loads of Irish immigrants in her neighborhood and they have bars. It is interesting to engage with anachronistic New York stereotypes during a hurricane There are great accents around here. I am glad to be in Queens and not at home by myself. I feel like there are things to do here, even if most of what I’m doing is hanging out and reading. We’ve stopped by various grocery stores picking up odds and ends. One of the stores we visited looked like they’d sold out of water, but they had a 5 gallon water cooler container sitting in a corner which we snagged for surprisingly cheap.
I may update some more in the future. So far stuff is pretty chill. It is my hope that chill is how it remains.
There is a hurricane heading to New York. I am hiding with Rose Regina in her apartment. I am a bit nervous but it feels a bit like an adventure. I suppose that is how it works sometimes.
I don’t have work tomorrow. Which is good, because the subways shut down and it would be very difficult / expensive to get from Queens to Manhattan I bet. I hope I don’t have to go to my radioshow, that could prove problematic.
I have had a lot of halloween fun. I’ll likely post some pictures of it in the future.