I'll Sacrifice Tomorrow Just To Have You Here Today


As the last days of Spring are murdered in the renewed city heat, Summer 2006 brings some milestones and transitions:

  1. June 12th is moving day. I am moving to the borough of Queens! Astoria to be exact. Two new roommates and way cheaper rent. More details to come on the apartment, roommates, and neighborhood at a later date.
  2. June 29th marks my One Year Anniversary of living in New York City. It hardly feels long enough to constitute a full year. Not to contridict Madonna, but time-goes-by-so quickly here and I don't think it is just the "New York Minute." Time is counted and scarred by constant seasonal changes. It makes you pay attention to months more, whereas in Florida you can pretty much just ignore what month it is as it pretty much feels the same.

In Time You Will Call Me Master

As I live and breath heavily controlled Museum air, I was urged to choose the Dark Side, today.

As I was visiting Volunteers, I looked up and could hear the notorious breathing as if he were walking right beside the Emperor. Everything stopped for a second...

...and then Ian McDiarmid walked away.

Someone's Sneaking Quiet as a Mouse

Dear Naima,

Was that you walking though the Lorimer L Station the other day?

Best,
jamesdamian

Jerry Stiller Walks into a Museum...

So, I am almost a full week late in posting this. Last Sunday, I am at the Film Desk chit-chatting with my Volunteer that helps out there and Jerry Stiller walks in. Amazingly cool with his sunglasses on top of his glasses. He moves them to the top of his head. He asks the Volunteer about some film, he is on the guestlist, etc. He is visibly flustered. The Volunteer asks what his name is. He finds this amusing and shoots me a smile (because obviously I know who he is, as do the two other people sitting at the desk). She finds his name on the list. But the ticketing person has already given him the ticket.

He asks where he can get some coffee. The Volunteer says that there is a Starbucks down the street. Jerry doesn't have time for Starbucks. So, there is coffee in the Museum, maybe, if the Cafe is still open. But he needs a Museum ticket, which the person ticketing hands him. He is on his disoriented way. "Where do I go? Where do I go? Several people are helping him find his way. It was hilarious.

Day Off, Number Two

Of course, I have been emailing and talking to friends about the Gilmore Girls Season Finale last night. Here is a great photo of Liza Weil (Paris) and Coco Gordon Moore (yes, of the Sonic Youth Gordon-Moores). Sonic Youth was one of the many musical guest stars on last nights show.

Now that Gilmore Girls is over for the season, all I'll have to satisfy my junk food cravings are the ABC Family repeats.

Being early in the day, I would say I have great plans and that I am not watching television and taking a nap later on - but that would make me a liar. I would go to a park and read or something, but it is rather windy and cold for Spring (for my tastes, anyway).

Day Off, Number One

I woke up at 7:14 a.m., today. Stayed in bed for another good hour or so. I moved out onto the ney-ney futon and wrapped myself in the green hoodie and blankets. Television offered me nothing, but I watched some second tier items on the DVR. 11:00 a.m. came around and I decided that it was nap time. I woke up at 4:00 p.m. That was one hardcore nap.

In 40 minutes or so, I am going to the Gilmore Girls Season Finale viewing party at a friend's place.

Three Day Weekend

My plans for my three day weekend (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) bring to mind this image: