Under my favorites today, I offered an honorable mention to Charles, a guy I work with. This morning he called my extension just to tell me that although I always look good, today I was “lookin’ as good as a motherfucker”. I think this is a good thing. Maybe a very good thing. It was certainly said with such inflection, I’m just not sure how good motherfuckers are supposed to look. I actually put NO effort into looking good for this job since I am getting all smokey anyway. I put my hair back and throw on older clothes. But the shirt I have on today makes me look skinny, so… LOL. Made me feel good though, of course. And again, this is the guy who randomly came up to my desk last week to ask if I liked “black dudes”. LOL. No explanation of course, especially since he is married with a young kid. Still… hilarious though.
Archive for July, 2005
I’ve rented a couple good movies lately- not well known- so I thought I’d mention them on here if ya’ll wanted to check them out.
First of all there’s Por La Libre (Dust to Dust). The grandfather of a disfunctional family dies suddenly. One of his last requests is to have his ashes scattered in the Sea of Acupulco (sp- sorry I don’t have time to look up the correct spelling). His family doesn’t understand this request so they are slow at fulfilling it. One of his grandsons, both of whom had close relationships with him, decides he is sick of waiting. He steals the urn and his grandfather’s car and plans to drive to Acupulco. The other grandson jumps in the car because he wants to visit his girlfriend in the same town. The two aren’t the closest of friends. The movie follows their journey and reveals the real reason for the request. I dunno, I just thought it was good. I liked the funky ending too.
The other movie is called Admissions. It’s a Sundance film about a young, bright woman in a difficult family including a inattentive mother and savant sister. The story includes a plot regarding her sister’s “original” poetry and the reason she sabotage’s her college interviews. And oh yeah, a little love to boot.
The Festival of the Nations takes place in Tower Grove Park this weekend. I realize it is KILLER hot, but I still highly recommend checking it out. And make sure to go hungry. The best part is the dozens of global food vendors.
Over the past few months, Ani has suffered from an inflammation of the nerves and tendons in both her wrists and hands. After having received a diagnosis of tendonitis in late spring, Ani’s doctor instructed her to follow a regimen of relative rest, restriction of hand use to critical times, non-steroidal medications, and splinting. Unfortunately, after having taken almost three months off from touring earlier this year to treat her condition, Ani’s problems have not decreased in severity. If she were to continue to perform at this time, she would risk permanent nerve damage to her hands. Therefore, the decision was made to cancel upcoming tours, starting with the West Coast tour planned for late August and early September 2005, and provide Ani with a sufficient amount of time to make a full recovery.
I regret to inform you that due to a variety of personal consequences, I will be vacating your property, Apt. 3, within the the next calendar month.
I intend to move to Chicago to attend familial duties and seek new paths. I will be living with my sister and her husband as they welcome their 3rd child. All three children will be under age 2 1/2!!
It’s a sad and exciting time for me. I will keep you informed as I know the exact date the apt. will be empty. I did not have a formal lease with Mr. Stankus- just a handwritten note dating our move-in, cost of rent and deposit, which was $375. I hope to obtain all or most of the deposit per your approval of the state of my apartment. I believe it to be quite satisfactory after over six years of inhabitance.
Thank you for all you have done, especially the new refridgerator (years ago), the new windows (best of all), and your persmission to let me garden — and the recompense for my work. That was greatly appreciated! (FYI- I recently trimmed all the bushes out front.)
Please call to inform me as to how to proceed, as I intend to leave approx. mid-month. Is it possible to pay 3/4 of the rent perhaps? This would help me out in a time of need and give you a jumpstart on preparing the apartment for someone new. I may even be able to refer someone for the place. I plan to show it to a couple of people I know who are looking. With any luck, you’ll find someone trustworthy without having to interview. And I hope to find someone to water my flowers and tomato plant out back.
God’s Blessings and My Thanks,
P.S. I’ll leave my air conditioner window unit for a few more dollars. It’s currently in the bedroom. The apt. had nothing when I moved in. The unit isn’t new, but it works well. Maybe $50?
I haven’t had much time to blog lately. Sorry guys and gals! I miss it!
I decided to stay at my temp job. The smoke is horrible, but the brainless work is kinda nice. And the people are nice. I figure if I do a good job for them then that is something.
It looks like I will definitely be going to Chicago next month- maybe mid-month. I haven’t told my landlord I am leaving yet, but that’s because I still have so much stuff to get rid of. Hm… My sister has it figured out how I can have my own little “room” at her place. So that will help a lot. I will likely look for a cocktailing job as soon as I get there. I am getting excited, although I am scared to leave too.
I have come to the hard conclusion however that I will be able to go to Mexico as quickly as I want. But you know, it will come. I must be patient and not compromise myself and my values in the meantime.
Well, methinks my lunch break is over. Sorry for the brevity of the update and any errors.