Updates and the like

It strikes me as I make my way to the coat check at the Vampire Weekend concert tonight: I've reached the point where I'm willing to pay someone to hold my coat for me. Financially and socially. I pay the dude $3 and hand over my long coat, then join my friends with a beer downstairs. It's such a simple thing, but reminds me that I'm not in an entry-level job, not walking insane amounts of blocks to avoid paying for a $2 subway ride.

Someone emailed me the other day and asked about love. Have I met someone and have I been on any funny dates lately and what kind of person am I looking for? And rather than making me feel upset or frustrated, I just felt tired reading all of that. Every once in a while it hits me, that I sure would like to share all of the awesome things going on with someone. I mean, everyone wants that, to be able to roll over and say "let's go get some muffins for breakfast and then maybe later see a movie and order take-out for dinner." It's still there, the desire to have someone, but I just haven't met him yet. And that's all I have to say about that for now.

Oscar is a regular Greenpoint cat by now. He successfully scratches his corrugated cardboard instead of the subletted furniture. I feel guilty when I work late, a kind of guilt which I assume will only multiply by a million when I'm actually responsible for human kids at some point. But he's great company and follows me throughout the apartment so that he's always an arms-length away from a head-scratch.

I'm trying to come up with something great to do for New Year's that doesn't involve a bunch of money or time. Part of me wants to rent a car and drive somewhere new for a few days, another part wants to fly to visit old friends, a very tiny part wants to stay here in New York. Great ideas welcome... don't be afraid to suggest something a little crazy. I'm just the kind of girl who likes a New Year's adventure.


Edith said...

Vampire Weekend rocks!

on the love subject, i'd love to be able to help you/comfort you/make you laugh but i'm afraid i am in the same situation...


Anonymous said...

It might involve some organisation but a safari dinner? http://entertaining.about.com/cs/dinnerparties/a/progressivedinn.htm

Anonymous said...

You can always come to Nashville again!!! :-)