more on brooklyn

so jHoff sent me an awesome article about brooklyn, so now i'm even more excited about living there. but, i'm also getting nervous about leaving home, cuz this time it's kinda for good. i keep having to remind myself just how independent i was when i was abroad.

the plan right now is to move in for good on 1 july. this depends on how quickly the locksmith secures that skylight :
but, i do have to be there on the 2nd to receive my mattress.

also, on the way home last night, we found the Athenian Dinner I! as in, the first one, in new haven! it was just like the middletown one, only smaller. way smaller. it's right off the merritt parkway in new haven. we ate dinner there at 9pm-ish (it was a looong day).

big up to brooklyn. it's totally gonna rawk =D

it'll totally rawk for whoever sublets KPd's room for the summer too. email if you or someone you know is interested.



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i call it 'tq hasn't moved all her couches and other living room furniture in yet chic'. it's totally the up-and-coming design style. anyhoo, check out the rad exposed brick! and come hang out once we're moved in for good!


Originally uploaded by ertzeid.
so i moved all my stuff to my new apartment! yesterday, with the much appreciated help of KPd and Mrs. KPd's-mom. this is what it looked like after getting everything up from the sidewalk (where we had to watch it closely or someone would come by and take it thinking it was free... oops) to the 4th-floor-walk-up. we all felt quite rubbery by day's end. but now we're totally fit to bring up all of KPd's stuff when it needs bringing up =) i'm in lincoln again for a couple weeks but the plan as of now is to move for real on the 1st of july.


canadians are the rudest drivers ever.

anecdotal evidence suggests...

ok, say what you will about boston drivers (and of course new york drivers, but i'm personally way more familiar with boston driving so that's what i'ma discuss here). we're aggressive and rude and bestow the bird upon many a fellow driver. we don't make it easy to drive or navigate our fair city if you haven't already been where you're going a good ten or so times. all in all, we have quite a reputation.

canada has no such reputation (why do i have the feeling the first comment on this post is going to be something like, 'everyone knows toronto drivers are the worst ever'?). canadians are our polite, peaceful, socialized-health-care neighbor to the north, whence some people get cheap prescription drugs. canadians never hurt a fly. canadians get beat up on by americans blah blah blah.

well, it's crap.

cases in point (and in iambic pantameter!):

1. from the parking lot, making our merry way home, what do we hear but the beep of a horn. ten feet up, a big truck lumbers out of its space, without bothering to look up and check if it's safe. we're compelled to give way (either that or get smushed), and to let the large vehicle enter our path, at which point he stops again, blocking the road, so his wife can climb into the oversized cab.


2. on my way home, again, but this time from work, i have stopped for a traffic cop raising his hand. and who should approach on my right, but some jerk who thinks he's more important than us bostonians. passing me on the right on a one-lane-wide road, and then cutting me off in full view of police, its maple leaf mocks me the next one-point-five (that's miles, fucker) as i fume at the gall of this vehicular beast.

fookin' 'ell.

ok, maybe not exactly iambic or pantametric. but in verse. i swear it wasn't on purpose! at first...

in conclusion, canadians need to get off their high horse and respect the locals. jerks.



lucky shaved and cut his hair short. he is now so hot. i am now so sweaty. unfortunately, it's mostly random annoying teenager sweat.