December 22nd, 2005

mr. robin

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I started writing this entry last Thursday, December 15th. Then work came up and I couldn't finish it. So, um, here it is.

Man, I was in a PHENOMAL mood on Tuesday and then a really really great mood yesterday and then last night it all fell apart and cried a little bit but then today is back to being pretty all right again.

I had sushi for lunch today. I AM FULL OF RAW FISH and it feels so good. I keep burping scallions, though, I don't care for scallions.

Last Friday Jeff came over to see the condo, and then we had dinner at the Tuscan Tavern, and then we went back to the Manse and hung out with Vince and Dave and Chris for a while (and they all said comforting things to me, which was nice) and then I fell asleep in Jeff's recliner. I awoke at 7am to Dawn of the Dead on the big screen and that is the second time this year that I was awokened by that movie at the Manse. However, this past weekend it was the original, blue slow-moving zombie version, and the first time, it was the opening scene of the new, bloody yelling screaming running running running banging on the door banging on the window OH GOD SO MUCH BLOOD screaming yelling Ving Rhames version. That, let me tell you, was not that awesome. To illustrate, let me make an ordered (and incomplete) list of Things I Really Do Not Like:

Things I Really Do Not Like (ordered and incomplete)

  1. Being woken up

    • being woken up abruptly

  2. Scary movies

    • scary movies with fast zombies

As you can see, being awokenened by a scary zombie movie is not my idea of a good time. After I recovered from that first instance (when the chick finally got on the road, and the camera panned up to general destruction, and the credits began) I exeunted, went home, and had nightmares about zombies. THANKS GUYS. This most recent time wasn't nearly as bad, though, because the zombies were very slow and stupid and it wasn't actually all that scary.

On Saturday, Michelle and I got up reasonably early and went to Ikea. Oh but first she gave me a housewarming/Christmas gift! It is awesome. Then we headed out to Ikea and had delicious meatball lunch for five bucks and bought furniture. That evening was my company party, and I had a great time. I really, really like the people I work with, even MORE when I am drinking. When the party was over, I headed to 508 for ANOTHER Christmas party, and man, that was the bomb shit as well. There was mistletoe and egg nog and I don't know, it was just the perfect party. Just the right number of people; not too many that you were avoiding conversations, not so few that it didn't feel festive. And the right kind of people. And the right amount of drunk. It was just a really great night. Christmas is great, and my friends are great. Everybody's great.
wash with his dinosaurs

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Okay I rushed the end of that entry because I want to talk about NOW!

Now is great too! Sure I haven't unpacked as much as I should have by now, but who cares? It will get done eventually! I will get a lot done tonight. It's been hard because work has been such a bitch. But as of yesterday morning, that's done for a while! Yay! No more crazy hours for at least a few weeks. And I got a Thank You message on my voice mail this morning from the client, in which he reiterated his desire to help me towards my goal of owning a Vespa. He wants to take me up on his offer to see about the down payment or something. Um, what?? All this from an offhand remark last summer about how all the overtime was going to get me a Vespa. It is weird! And maybe awesome, but maybe not because what? I mean it's not like Bruce isn't paying me. I don't know, it's crazy, let's forget about that for now.

Last night I started to get a little bit upset about how I wasn't going to have a tree this year, because the living room is filled with boxes and Oh will I be able to have a Little Christmas/Housewarming party on the seventh but man WHATEVER! Who cares! I don't have to have a Little Christmas party this year! I'll have one next year! And I've decided to just get a tinyster live tree, and that will be fine! And less stressful! I am easily mollified.

And sure, it's cold in my condo in the places I loiter in -- like the couch, and my bed -- when it's warm and toasty everyplace else. But whatever! I can deal! I might even move the living room furniture around, even though I just got the bookcases nailed to the wall a few days ago. It's all right, man! Nothing is permanent!

I got all my Christmas shopping done last night. I think I did all right, for the most part, despite the fact that I (as I have come to realize this year) not a particularly inspired gift-giver. That's okay! I still love to do it, and Christmas is Christmas and I can't wait to see my family this weekend. Particularly my brother.

And on Tuesday Jeff and I went to see Spamalot! MTA strike be damned! And it was still really really funny! I think the song about the Jews is my favorite. And man, it was great to see Hank Azaria! BOY do I want to hump that man! Ha, you want to hear something funny, though? In June I saw the show with Mitch, and it was the FIRST performance of Hank's sabbatical. (It should have been Alan Tudyk, who subbed for him all summer and fall, but it wasn't for some reason. Which in retrospect was disappointing, but at that point I had seen one (1) episode of Firefly and wasn't yet enamoured with Wash, so I wouldn't have appreciated it as much as I would have today.) So no Hank. And then for THIS performance, we saw the dude who isn't Tim Curry. He was good anyway, but still, isn't that crazy? I just missed them both. And I was hoping that Niles had worked on his Cockney accent in the meantime, but no such luck. Keep tryin', El Niles! Or, you know, don't! I guess your vanilla English accent is fine! Haha I kid, I kid, he's fine.

Christmas is here! It's going to rain! Oh well! But Christmas is here and Jeff and I saw the Santaland Diaries last weekend (which was AWESOME) and also last weekend I traveled north to New York in an attempt to see mordicai in his theater debut. I and New Jersey Transit failed! But I DID get to see iphisol, and later M and Jenny at the afterparty, and meet kromelizard and kingtycoon. And we had drinks and M performed a bit of the play that I had missed and we all had a good time and then kingtycoon and I shared a futon. And then M showed me Ico.

These thoughts are jumbled.

But I was so miserable and angry earlier this week! And now I am not! Also I keep thinking we're a day later than we are. Yesterday felt like Thursday, and today feels like Friday. But tomorrow I'm totally going to fool around all day at work I bet! So who cares.

Life is good! I should get out of here soon.