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02/16/05 03:23 - ID#22651

The Gates

Being a "New Yorker" I feel like "The Gates" is one thing I can speak about first hand. Joshua first of all saying "that New Yorkers are too obsessed with looking hip to actually say what they think about it" is so far off base I can't even believe it. The one thing New Yorkers aren't shy about is expressing exactly what they think. That is magnified even more when it comes to our park and EVEN MORE so when someone from out of town comes in and does something to our park. (I say our park because collectively we all see this as our own little piece of nature). There were countless interviews on TV the day the installation opened. And the big story was what we as residents of NYC thought (I have to say most people who live here honestly don't give a crap about the tourists because they just get in the way- i know i know they spend a lot of dough here but that's not the point). Everyone they interviewed had a point of view that ranged from loving it to hating it to just coming out to see it because it was a once in a life time experience. And for the record there were no patrons- it was the artists own money that they earned and the pieces weren't rolled off a conver belt- it took a lot of hard human work to pull it off. My office cube directly overlooks the park (57th st bet 5th and 6th) and it really is something to see. No matter if you agree with it or not its a sight that has to be seen to be commented on.

Personally I do think that it was a waste of money when I see people starving everyday, but the reason we live in America is freedom and that includes the freedom to waste your own money as you see fit.
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01/25/05 09:36 - ID#22650


few can compete w the hello kitty collection-seriously don't try its been in the works since i was three.

i also collect men in my spare time. i have a small but distinguished list including estrip king paulie himself...
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01/13/05 05:23 - ID#22649

This picture is so scary

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12/21/04 11:34 - ID#22648

2 days till vacation

Thats all I keep thinking when Im walking outside in the freezing cold. Arizona here I come! I'm not packed at all, I have a million errands to run and I have to move right when I get back. I can't wait till March. I figure by then my life will have calmed down and I'll be settled in my cute studio apartment. The first thing I'm going to do is have a dinner party, I love those. I'm going to break out the good dishes for the first time in years! Living alone is so nice. Well I wont be alone really, I'll have my ipod and ibook to keep me company and maybe once in a blue moon Thomas too. Yea!

I'm going to miss New York for those two weeks. I frequently find myself cursing and loving this city all at the same time. Its a strange place to live but I don't regret moving here at all. Soneone once told me that New York is the center of the universe and I was like whatever dude. I see now what he meant. ONce you live here it really does seem that way.
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12/20/04 01:53 - ID#22647

ooo ooo is my birthday call

ok so I ripped that off from the beasties (its one of my favorite lines- except they use ooo ooo as their disco call which is way cooler). So my b day has come and gone with out a phone call from my best friend Paul. Thanks. Thats ok I suppose because I have a new best friend- its called my ipod. We love each other and he keeps me company for hours at a time. I plan on spending a lot of one on one time with him during my 7 hours worth of layovers on my way to Arizona.

Speaking of warm weather- I can't wait to go to AZ. I don't care who is there or how crazy they act. I need some warmness. Seeing as how Im not getting it from any man the sun will do. This is going to be the first december since I was little that I wont be in Buffalo for Christmas- there is a part of me thats sad about it. Then there is this other part thats happy because I will have to see no one and do nothing but what I want to do and we all know I am all about moi.

Back to the bday- I have this friend Lori (also know as jew-c not to be confused with juicy) who copied me a million cd's for my bday. How did she know my new boyfriend ipod would LOVE that! She also got me a rad red rock/ business purse (it can go either way) and a comforter which I love too. Then work ono Friday threw me a suprise party complete with wine and a HUGE cake. This new job is stressful but the benefits rock! ok back to the job...
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12/16/04 02:37 - ID#22646

My building is out of control

So I go down to get lunch this afternoon and I hear this harp and flute music playing Christmas songs. I turn around and there are two live people playing a harp and a flute roped off in this little area. Its like a live concert non stop till Christmas now. I can not believe that. I guess working in the most expensive rental property has its benefits.
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12/13/04 02:47 - ID#22644


So i saw the best apartment on Saturday. The catch they wanted someone to move in right away. Something I can't afford to do. I can't pay rent on two places at once. I am so super bummed. Tom told me he'd help me out so I called the person renting the place and it was gone (i knew it would be). Sigh- it was so cute. I guess it wasnt meant to be. I hate apartment hunting. I really super duper wanted that place too. Its going to take time to get over this. You know a piece of fine jewelry from Tiffanys would heal this heartache...
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12/09/04 01:53 - ID#22643

8 days

Until my birthday! Yea! I'm still holding out hope that the birthday fairy will know my deepest desire and show up with an ipod.
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12/08/04 03:03 - ID#22642


Can I change my user name? I feel kinda jipped. I didn't even get to choose it. Paul used our friendship as a ploy to just sign me up w/o my consent. Its like friendship terrorism.

Has anyone seen that "dude" study?
It says that guys call women "dude" if they are close with her but not intimate. I have a ton of guy friends that use that term w me. Great. I am so ready to be done with the singles scene it sucks.
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12/07/04 11:00 - ID#22641

Tao- the review

I don't know why I get so excited about going to these places. Every single time its never as exciting as you think its going to be. It was crowded with business type men and Midwestern tourists. Yuck! I suppose its one of those things you have to do once just for the experience. Drinks were 10-15 each ouch! Thank goodness I wasn't buying. I'm more of a Irish pub local dive kinda girl (at least that's what my pocket pook says I am- actually my pocket books says I'm more of a 40 of OE on the corner kinda girl).
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