Saturday, December 19, 2009

it's snowing

i had a tummy ache today. i take this laxative tea once in a while, called Smooth Move, when I can't make it to brown town. Last night I made a cup and maybe I left the tea bag in the water too long because today I was on the dang bowl for half my waking hours. what a misery! i still managed a workout, cardio/chest/abs and to get some editing in on the novel. I feel a little tired but tonight will be a great adventure.

first I am going to the Sacred Gallery Un-Holiday Party and then to Brooklyn for a Blood Dumpster fete at Viet Nam. gonna see some fantastic friends and some serious artwork, and maybe indulge in some yuletide spirits (the sacred party is open bar!). I hope my travels are not too arduous, considering the weather situation (its snowing like gnome, AK up in this piece).

what remains to be seen is my outfit for the evening. the blood dumpster party is yet another delightfully themed gala, the 7th annual sweater party. I will clearly be wearing a sweater. Good for the cold. But I also want to wear a tutu and tights and soccer socks and glitter and stuff. Because i'm a silly little elfkin. But the weather may preclude dress up tonight. I suppose I should get on dressing for it now, as I have a feeling it will be one of those try-on-everything-in-my-closet-twice types of things.

kk bye :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

now listening

They said the girl had devils in her head.

I asked them who burnt my paper wings off?

I slept all day. Lost day. Lost boys. Ruffio.

I'm out of it. gonna do more work on the book, make some sleep, play with my dittocat and maybe paint.

what you up to?


locked up, and editing. very happy girl.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

my teef hurt

my medicaid dentist is not the best. if you need to go see a medicaid dentist in the bronx i do not recommend dr. gordon on pelham parkway. my teeth didn't hurt before!! they hurt really bad all day now.

today was a long long day because i went to the ale house last night for a most epic drinking monday (the one night a week when tons of my friends get together and go to the bar) an evening which occasioned use of a second table, and then necessitated the pulling out of that table from the wall to accommodate all the attendees. It was a raucous good time but I went home later than I should have and woke later than I planned too. I was meant to go to the gym with Terrell this morning and then swimming but I could barely make it out of bed in time for work. I managed that though and then went on the hellish boring plodding journey that is my eight-mile hour-and-fifteen-minute snail's pace commute. the 1 train at 207 street was closed and i didn't have time to ride down to dyckman and change trains so i just waited for another 12 select bus and took that to isham and ran for the 7 bus (which i missed) and then i went into a Dominican greasy spoon for an espresso b/c i was dragging and i was like well I'm late already so hang it all. but then as the espresso machine was expressing it's dark liquid wake-up juice i saw the 7 bus out the window and apologized to the lady, gave her my last $1 and ran for the bus.

I made it to Chloe's school on time and then we had this fascinating conversation about how she likes to play The Sims 3 on her mother's i-phone (she is four and knows all about i-phone applications because her father runs some sort of app-review entity) and anyway she was saying how it was odd that in the lamp store her Sim could buy a menorah or a kinara (for kwanzaa) but when her Sim went to he plant store he could not find any christmas trees. i was a little astounded at her logic and categorizing abilities. I am amazed when she reads to me and tackles words like "martian" and "distinctly" without a moment's pause.

then she made a most telling observation. she told me that her Sim could play on the computer, but the only option of computing activity available to him was playing The Sims 3. And she asked me why that was the only thing her Sim could do on the computer because she has a computer and it can do lots of things. So we talked about marketing. I really like Chloe.

then we got sophie and I saw Igor and Julie
from the family I used to work for, and

(this is masha from the family i used to work for)

also Luka, my little hyperactive half-Georgian half-Russian friend and his bube, Vera, who doesn't speak any English. I had missed her so we had a nice reunion of sorts with lots of hugs and bad English and worse Russian.

then i took the girls to their home. we played for a minute and then all they mostly wanted to do was to play Club Penguin! This is MMOG (similar to Second Life). so that part of my day i was left to myself and thinking about the implications of growing up on Club Penguin in a child's identity they grow into myspacers and face bookers and then linkedinners. If I ever go to Georgetown or RPI for the doctorate programs I was accepted to I will definitely add this to my research possibilities. I've been working on a thesis proposal basically applying old identity theory to the new "E-dentities" created by participants in online communities.

yawn. i'm super tired and sore in the muscles and my teeth hurt. I have work to do though so i must be going.

smell you later!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

NOW rocking with the best

What up oni-ites!
missed me? we're at new web addy but it's the same good stuff.

NOT me! not yet anyway :)


much to report. still working out like a fiend, mostly at the bronx house. lately started in with swimming laps and my body is getting pretty proper. weight lifting like these a stronger woman than i'd ever thought i'd be as well

Highlights of recent weeks have bene the completion of the rough draft of my first novel: Three. It's good, people, and it's getting great. And it's finally getting done!! so that's pretty amazing.

In employment news I got some new kids to watch after. This is fantastic because as much as I told everyone I was ready to hang up my nanny hat and get a grown-up job I really live a much happier, if poorer, life. richer in spirit. my girls are fantastic. ages 7 and 4. they are bright as all get out and remind me of me, reading like a much older person reads. they have great imagination as well. Tomorrow will be the first time I do a full shift, picking them up from daycare and a elementary school and then looking after them until their mother or father get home in the evening. Should be fun I had a blast playing with them on Friday.

Speaking of Kids...

I want to let everyone know that there is a really wonderful Disney movie out right now. It's the called The Princess and The Frog. It's a musical comedy set in the beautiful city of New Orleans. The voice actors and animators did a great job on this one but it really the score which sets it apart and evokes the magic of New Orleans and the Bayou.

I went with Ewaen, and being Nigerian, I don't think he's ever heard Zydeco music before. I fell in love with it when my sixth grade english teacher, Mr. Link, (who was also the town's volunteer fire chief) introduced Buckwheat Zydeco to the class and I was blown away. So, anyway, the movie was great musically, with all the jazz and zydeco going down. Voodoo was portrayed in a fairly even-handed manner, with a bad "shaowman" and a good "mama adee" in the swamp. This was the second most female empowering "princess" movie, after Mulan, but it was a way more entertaining. And to see a positive strong black female role-model on the big screen for mainstream viewing is a pretty cool thing in my book.

Well I have plenty more to tell you but I am tired and I have full day tomorrow, starting @ the gym at 9:00 am with Terrell, who is trying to hit a certain goal by his birthday and since we work out together I am suffering along this crazy regime as well! but it gets results so there we are.
I hope you all have good night!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

~>~<~>~<~>~< PeAcHeS ~>~<~>~<~>~<

Happy thanksgiving my sweet little peaches :)  I visited with my aunt mertie and my mother's side of the family.  Absolutely lovely dinner and the best company and of course a big blessing to get out of the city and go visit their log cabin home in upstate New York. 

I got to spend the day with my niece Annika, who is just about the cutest thing.  She came by my father's house yesterday when I was here, on the phone with Mr. PRVRT wishing him a happy holiday.  She was in the other room but she heard my voice (which is high and somewhat melodic) and she yelled my name!  It made me very happy :)

Isn't she beautiful?

So before I left New York I was studying a lot for the proofreading exam (that's going to be this Wednesday).  And visiting with friends and wandering my lovely city.  And looking for other jobs, and working on my book, and working out.  Getting out of the city for this holiday has been a nice deep breath of fresh air.

The other fun part about today was my an't new St. Bernard.  I love big dogs!

Alright, beloveds, I am very sleepy.  Good night!

Monday, November 23, 2009

ooh i almost forgot

toy sushi!!

it's from pottery barn.  very cute!

oh my darlings oh my darlings

LOOOOONG weekend!!!!
i been in writing conference, proofreading class , studying or partying all weekend.  i am tired.  today has been low key. just a workout so far.  now i'm drinking some coconut water.  oh my darlings.  i'm going to take a shower, eat a tune sandwich, pay my bills, put away my clean wash then go to the movies with Ewaen I think.

the proofreading class was awesome.   It's run by beatrice moritz and only two sessions and i swear i learned and retained more then the 3 mos of training i did at the NYS Legislature's Bill Drafting Commission.  i bet you guys don't believe i am a good proofreader, but i am.  just because i choose an informal representation in online text doesn't mean i am incapable.  i remember when cere first read a short essay i wrote and was amazed because msot of my online posts are of a more childish construction.  but i just enjoy the brevity and ease of writing like i so.

i am going to take my test for metroproof and another agency during the week after thanksgiving.  i am very eager to go home for the break!

i'm going to share some pictures with you now my lovelies.  these aare mixed from walking around the city and babysitting :)

this is maxim.  he is very cute.  i have none him since he was a week old.

OK cats and kittens, I won't bother you much longer.  I promise I will updating more often :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Greetings meatlings :P

i've been working out like it's my job. but it ain't i don't get paid. i am taking a class for legal proofreading and then trying to work for metroproof with timmers. i should be able to get the job because i worked for the new york state legislature's bill drafting commission as a proofer. it's goo dmoney and the hours should be alright too.

today i met some old yenta's at the gym. i went swimming with them. one of them gave me her card and said i lave you! (she's ukranian) i want t0o nail you! marry me it was very bizarre indeed. she's like 70 years old. in other news i recently went rock climbign with cere whcih was very fun. i accidently fell off a traverse wall and smashed my nose with my knee then blood came out.   one thing I really like about Brooklyn Boulders is how awesome the mural artist are that have worked there.  check out a little taste:

 I'm a certified belayer now :)  awesomeness.

I saw a Christmas Carol in 3-D Imax with ewaen, it was awesome. Very beautiful effects.
he looked cute in the silly glasses.

Tonight I'm drinking coffee and working on my book.  for dinner i think i will have some of the matzoh ball soup brian and I made yesterday.

I am studying for a test for a new job.  tomorrow i am babysitting my russian children in riverdale.

talk to you later!

oh wait i forgot i wanted to warn you i saw the most f*cked up movie ever on the IFC channel.  it is called AntiChrist.  if anyone asks you would you like to see it you would be well advised to say NO!

Ha i just went to lean back on the couch and almost squished dittocat!  i didn't even realize he had snuck up on me.

I went to the library today and got some new ghetto trashy romance novels, a new Maeve Binchy (I love her!) and some other assorted stuff that is actually literature as opposed to brain candy.

hmm what else do i have for you tonight?  i'm tired.  lots to do.  i'm washing all the clothes because my goodness they are allllll dirty!  i really have to get better at this domestic stuff.

here is the rockwall i fell off of the top of:

here is me in my swimsuit which i still won't wear out b/c i'm not having a flat enough stomach:

and here i am looking pale on the train:


the best four birthday presents i got were: Who Killed Amanda Palmer book, 
 strawberry pocky: 

a gorgeous leather jacket from my da

and a bunny with moustache :)  mine is pink and it has a butthole 

goodday sir!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

halloween pictures!

pics by siobhan counihan :)  she's my lovely alice in wonderland!



I like this hat.

Ewaen and I:

The plan for today is to go to the gym, do more writing work, laundry, writing group at 6:30 at my old school, then hang out with my friend Dann :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

gogogogo jankees

logging eighty friggin billion words an hour on the book tonight, blesses to my muse. 
my birthday was amazing.  very easy day then a fabulous dinner with MANY friend at
Guadalupe in Washington Heights.  I love that restaurant!  Not only is the food luxurious but the decor is very beautiful.  Good atmosphere overall.  Ewaen brought me a birthday cake!  Sweet man, that. 
So good to be surrounded by friends and feeling like I am blessed to be alive another year instead of cursed.

oooh i wrote 1544 words tonight i thnk am done working for the night.   I did a good workout today, I ran three miles, not too slowly.  My roomate always runs in a sweatshirt and sweatpants and sweats like a beast, so i decided to try "bikram" running and put on a sauna belt, a workout bra, sweatpants, and a sweatshirt.  it made me miserable feeling!  i don't think i will do that again.  but maybe i will wear the sauna belt when i want to get rid of bloatedness.
i want to go rockclimbing again soon with cere and my friend amy dupcak. alirght imma go watch the game
MACARONI!!  THE YANKEES WIN THE WORLD SERIES!!!  my neighborhood is blowing up with fireworks and screaming :)  I love NEW YORK

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's my Birthday!

Hello all! 
Halloween was fantastic, thanks for asking.  I visited my good friends Siobhan and Kevin in Philadelphie, for a party at their home (The Mole Hole!)  I got to see some of my favorite favorites like Artie, Robin, Matt, Alan, Danger and all the rest of the BME phillies I love.
And my YANKEES  kicked Philadelphia's butt! 

fantastic.  It's a good thing everyone there liked me or they might have punched me for being such a bratty braggart.

I decided to be a leather domme for halloween, since I found a great hat at the Palisades Mall.  It was a sexy and cute costume and a big hit!  I shared my hat with Artie b/c it made his great costume look even creepier!

Good adventures in philly included buying beer from the scary-ass bodega near shawn porter's house.  in p.a. they don't sell beer anywhere, not even the gas station. it is a very stupid rule.  i felt like a dumb idiot for thinking i could get beer at Walgreens.  whatever.  some silly costumes i liked were a Somalian pirate and Count Chocula.  I like that cereal.  Boo Berry is amazing though.

siobhan and kevin made killer cupcakes and cookies.  They have like four awesome cats that made my visit much more comfortable.  I love kitty cats!

Here's some pictures from the party:

the madhatter is my host kevin, looking very handsome :)
there was an unintentional theme to the party.  we had a white rabbit, the red queen, the mad hatter and two alice in wonderlands!!

There were some little baby people there.  OK well they were college aged.. but is it bad that freshmen and sophmores in undergrad seem like kindergarteners to me now?  i'm  getting old.

this is my friend Danger who is a vegan and a straigthedge and i still like him.   he has a good vertical leap and is very tall. alan mandic took the picture:

Here's my plan: I am going to the gym and the library and the bank and then to dinner with some friends.

I spent the majority of the last two days in Chinatowns.  first philly one then the new york city one.  i liked it. except my feet hurt.  here's some pictures.

I want to study Kung Fu at this academy!

Have you ever taken the chinatown bus?  the one's in new york are crazy with lots of little tin y women hawking tickets and yelling at you.  the one in philly is in the dingiest weirdest store front the goes on like forever and is dirty.