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march 22, 2009. 47/365
another ACEO.

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this weekend we were supposed to have a housewarming party. donna ended up being unable to take sprout for the night and with sprout's room being so close to the kitchen [people inevitably end up congregating in kitchens during parties] and the bathroom, we decide that having 20+ people in the house until wee morning hours wasn't a good idea. i sent out a cancellation on friday. 10 minutes later the e-mails and phone calls started pouring in. alex e-mailed saying that him and adge insist on coming by, party or not. sashi called me saying he planned his entire weekend around seeing us. alla called saying she'll come by for a couple hours because she misses us. i didn't mind 4-5 people coming by as we often have a few friends over on the weekends and it doesn't disturb eloise in the least. to make a long story short, despite the cancellation, by the time everyone came by with friends and significant others in tow, we still ended up having a mini-party.

sprout stayed up until 10[!] hamming it up for the crowd. after we put her to bed for the night, we basically sat around the living room until 4am playing mafia and cranium pop 5. the board game nerdom in this house is out the roof. alex, adge, alla, and sashi were all too drunk to go home; they crashed here. on sunday i woke up with a wicked hangover to find out that adge got up with eloise in the morning [those 2 are in love], alex already walked huxley [those 2 are not in love], and in my less than sober state i gave sashi a towel instead of a blanket before going to bed. apparently he took it from me, thanked me, and as soon as i went to bed he folded up the towel and took a blanket from erica's room. ha.

sunday ended up with more of the same. we hung around the house all day, drinking beer, eating crappy take-out, and playing balderdash. everyone left late last night.

my body feels absolutely wrecked from the weekend debauchery. it's hard to believe that 3 years ago i spend most of my weekends like this, sans the boardgames. today i'm craving veggies and drinking gallons of water.

alex took some really fantastic pictures:


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*nye was lame. i picked up elly's stomach virus and spent most of the evening/night in the bathroom.

*on friday ian and i went to gobo for dinner. i had an appetizer of spring rolls with a spicy honey dip, and a small plate of vietnamese stir-fry [hot spiced tofu, red onion, bell pepper]. ian had new england rolls and a large plate of soy cutlets in black pepper sauce. everything was cooked perfectly; the flavors deep, clean, and fresh. i think i found my new favorite vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

*grades for the fall semester still aren't up, i know i got an A- in one class. waiting for two more grades.

*i need 3 graduate level english courses for my degree. csi is offering only 6 graduate level english courses in the spring -- two workshops (writing/writing about lit), an independent study course, multicultural lit, 19th century english lit, and a classics course. i registered for the multicultural lit class. and the classics which is taught by a professor whom i've had for 2 classes before. he's a quirky old man; knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. unfortunately, i find that he's incapable of engaging his students in a classroom setting. i'd love to drink a beer with him and talk shakespeare. i don't want to see him every tuesday night for 3.5 hours for 14 weeks.

*my dreamscapes should come with a movie camera. i dream kadain style, nightly.

*itching to go dancing.

*kristina and i are taking agnes to atlantic city for her birthday. it promises to be a corny good time of badly dressed senior citizens, the rainforest cafe, dingy strip-clubs, and hangovers. upon our return, i promise to reconsider my idea of a good time.
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i felt very out of place at kris' party even though i knew, closely or peripherally, almost every person there. it's odd to find yourself in the same room with 20 people you know and struggle for words nonetheless. it's odd to think that in spring/summer '06, when the shrink i was seeing at that time pumped me full of SSRIs and anti-anxiety meds, i felt at ease with everyone, friend or stranger. i met more people in those 6 months than i did in the entire decade prior.

i had a beer and 3 vodka cocktails, all over the span of 6 hours. somehow i ended up drunk stupid and woke up today with only vague recollections of the later portion of the night.

a couple nights ago i drank one 12oz light beer with dinner and had a heavy buzz. ONE BEER. i have no idea why my body is reacting in such an extreme way to what is really pretty reasonable amounts of alcohol. it's been happening more and more frequently. lame.

kristina's reaction was about the only thing that makes this hangover worth it. well that and the 2 cakes representing what she loves best -- toilet humor and crappy [pun not intended] american beer.

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ian is sleeping with huxley at his feet. eloise is watching baby einstein's neighborhood animals. i'm about to make some coffee. perhaps we'll walk to panantico and pick up a few bagels.

the only words out of elly's mouth lately are -- "dooda" [this refers to the process of someone lifting her up so that she could touch a piece of artwork on the wall] and "no!" everything is no. no no no. if she wasn't cute, i'd put her up for adoption.

mmmmm, pasta sauce.

the yarn from the purewool coop is here.

the green/mauve/whitish one will soon become a longies/hat set.

later today eloise is getting dropped off at my parent's house. i have a 3:30 haircut appointment in mothereffin'williamsburg. while i'm somewhat ashamed to admit me that i go to the depth of hipster hell to cut my hair, lilypad is the only salon i know of that is affordable, consistent, and glam-free.

kristina's surprise birthday party is tonight. it appears she has no clue of what's coming. i'd probably loose my shit if anyone ever did this to me, kristina however, she will love it. when ian and i were in providence, we browsed through a seconds and oversells book store. it was there that i saw thrift store paintings and said to ian, "we have to get this for kristina!" we didn't, but once this party thing started taking shape, i kept thinking back and wishing i bought the book. i looked for it on-line and couldn't find a single new copy under $50. weeks after we came back, i called the store in providence to see if they still had it in stock. they did and i had it mailed to me for $28, shipping included. it's a perfect present for k.

in other random bits of info -- ian set up an an etsy shop. i think he's a brilliant artist but this is like selling umbrellas to a fish. actually that's a really bad analogy. it's nothing like that. i can't think of a better one though. it's like selling a pair of socks to a centipede? i've been try to convince him to have a neighborhood art"gallery" opening in our apartment.

speaking of our apartment, we got our lease renewal. first and foremost, they're raising our rent 6%. we are a rent controlled apartment in a coop building. the most they can raise us is 4.25%. i'll call them on monday, but we are done here regardless. we need to move out of this crazy building [and we need a second bedroom]. out by february 1st.

finally, chinese democracy. it's so over the top i can't help but like it. most entertaining review* -- reviewing chinese democracy is like reviewing a unicorn

*although i disagree with the final grade and would lower it down to a B.


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