November 18, 2006 in Uncategorized
A quiet Saturday night appears to be on the horizon – nearly 9:30 pm and the folks I’ve texted to see if they’re into hanging out have not replied. I might be getting ahead of myself perhaps, but a quiet Saturday night wouldn’t be bad – I’ve already cooked up some tasty wild mushroom couscous with grated Parmesan and cayenne pepper. I can relax, recover from the 40 straight hours I was awake the other night/day while meeting a transcription deadline and attending Erma’s boyfriend’s apartment-warming in Queens. Today, after sleeping soundly until about 2, I worked on Project Move to Japan by putting all of my clothing into several piles:
- Clothes I am bringing with me to Japan (including my ghetto suit, a blazer, a couple of dresses and tops and the work clothes I have not yet bought)
- Clothes I am sending to my parents to hold on to for me until I come back (pretty dresses!)
- Clothes I no longer want and will either sell on Ebay or give to my similarly-built friends
- Clothes I am going to give to the Salvation Army
I also did some preliminary cleaning of the closet. Hooray for feeling useful! Tomorrow I’ll take Pile 4 to the nearest Salvation Army and the next day I’ll take pictures of the clothes I’m giving away and post ‘em on myspace or something.
9:33, no calls. I could also take advantage of the quiet and study a little Japanese. Last night, at the party, a guest sat next to me and after I introduced myself, he replied something I didn’t catch. At first I was confused – it was loud – and, straining to hear, asked him to repeat himself. To my delight, I realized he was saying, “Watashi wa Chris desu.” Squee! “Watashi wa Liv desu!” I answered excitedly. Sugoi!!
Tomorrow, a pre-Thanksgiving day dinner in Queens. I have been assigned to bring the green bean casserole.