Envy Me

Mar. 23rd, 2010 02:52 pm
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Dinner tonight at Peter Luger's.
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If Peter Luger's had a religion, I think I'd be a black hat in it.
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I ran into the preturnaturally lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] ladyjaida this morning on the F train this morning. It was the first time I'd seen her in a few years, so at first I wasn't sure it was her, but I saw her name written on the notebook she was carrying. We spoke briefly about how exhausted we both were, how sick her cat is, how badly J.K. Rowling answers questions, and how we both took that train nearly every day.

Still, we were both, in fact, exhausted, and so the conversation stayed light and fluffy. And then I had to change trains at 2nd Avenue, so that was that.

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May. 25th, 2006 01:08 pm
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I am working much too much and sleeping much too little. Don't even get me started on fucking and working out.

I really, really like what I do. I know how unusual that is, and how even more unusual it is for lawyers, and how even much more unusual it is for $BIGLAW lawyers. It is nonetheless true. But there are times when I wish I didn't have to do quite so much of it.

Progress continues to be made on the apartment. The new sofa was delivered yesterday, and we're trying to figure out whether we like it. Lauren and I agree that we don't like the stain that the brand-new sofa arrived with, but we're not sure what we're going to do about it. Lauren, Leo, and I did enjoy some quality time together this morning on the sofa, though.

Despite the progress on the apartment, the third bedroom is not yet an office. I continue to refer to it, alternately, as the "crapatorium" and the "crapateria." I just can't decide which I like better. An obstacle is that we don't have bookcases yet. Ikea has a set that we think we'd be happy with, but they want $150 to ship them, and none of the local stores has them in stock.

Tonight I have to get home relatively early to relieve the babysitter because Lauren has some event or other. I think that I will take the opportunity to put the air conditioners in the bedrooms. We still need a new unit for the living room and another for the crapatorium.

The other day, while walking to the bus stop, I noticed how beautiful the weather was, and I looked across the East River at lower Manhattan, and, for the first time in years and years, I was conscious that I was glad to be alive. I think that the Zoloft is working.
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Unpacking has begun. We spent most of Monday moving, although I set up Leo's crib and our bed in the new place before the end of the day. Yesterday we put away a lot of stuff in the living room, Leo's bedroom, and our bedroom, although there remains a lot of work to do. Among the minor problems is the lack of anything covering any of the windows in the apartment, making for not a whole lot of privacy, and also meaning that we have had to stack broken-down moving boxes in the windows to make it dark enough for Leo to nap.

The cleaning woman came today and spent about all day on the kitchen and bathroom, both of which desperately needed the attention. (The prior residents were a couple of guys—probably straight, although I admit that's based entirely on stereotyping. They were nerds, too: nearly everything in the apartment—the oven, the circuit breaker box, even the toilet—has an "Intel Inside" sticker on it.)

The apartment has three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a washer and dryer. We get lots of light and a spectacular view of lower Manhattan. We've only just begun to explore the restaurants, but we hear good things. The phone finally got turned on this afternoon, the DirecTV installers will be by tomorrow (which means NFL Sunday Ticket come fall), and the DSL order is in. And if Vonage can get its act together and transfer our old number, we will have a 212 phone number despite living in Brooklyn, thereby showcasing our massive telecommunicative studliness.

And so it goes. Tonight I stop at West Elm on my way home to look for window shades or blinds or something.

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