Irene was overrated. I now have a case of 35 water bottles in my apt with no place
to store them. Good thing I didn't stock up on canned foods. I am back in the office with more than half working from home.
These folks live in New Jersey. The New York folks are in the office. The gym is back to its normal operating hours. They
increased their towel service fee from $20 to $20. It was a nice day today to walk outside and grab Num Pang. I'm glad to see
businesses are open again. Yesterday was weird seeing people walk around with barely any businesses open. Oro remained
open all weekend. For my last meal before Irene arrived, I ate Popeye's fried chicken with all the fixings. The hurricane should
have arrived during the week so we can take advantage of the days off.
August 22, 2011
Rain never came as expected.
August 19, 2011
Check out Anderson Cooper laughing on-air...hilarious stuff. He laughs like either
a chipmunk or a 12 year old girl. Jacq inspired me to make che thai. Dinner at Jules with Sandrine and then my plans
are up in the air. It has been a very long week. It was good catching up with Joseph and Meg over aged steak. I can't believe
I ate an entire piece by myself. It was super delicious. I was never a fan of steaks before. KNT stopped by with her friend
from Montreal. She calls me and demands that I come down to see her. So I did. I needed the break.
August 17, 2011
Jacq and I got into it this morning. Talk about an early morning shootout! Well,
it was all exchanged through texting. We agreed that she will drop off her kids at my place and my kids will be dropped off
at her place. Yes, pretty disgusting if you ask me. It's already Wednesday. Where did my week go?
August 16, 2011
I totally got my weeks mixed up.
August 11, 2011
I finally got my shirts back. The guy called me during the day and told me that
the shirts have been located. I did not have to go shopping for new shirts after all. Yeah, they are just clothes and I can
easily replace them, but there was one shirt I could not lose. As if I did not learn my lesson, I dropped off another batch of
dirty clothes to the same dry cleaner. I joked about it and asked if he will lose this batch of clothes as well. He chuckled and
said no. I have been with the same dry cleaner for the past couple of years. He is the only one with a clean store. My clothes
always come out clean and pressed. In the past, I used the cheaper Chinese dry cleaners closer to my apt but the clothes
came to me smelling like mothballs and barely pressed. It is as if they hand washed my shirts. I found out about my current
dry cleaner through the alterations guy on Broome. I may not be able to leave this afternoon after all. Gene has the AD
draft report and I may need to work late. Good luck, Karen!
August 10, 2011
It took one hour to get into the Lincoln Tunnel. It was pretty bad for sure.
It was smooth sailing after crossing the river. I had planned on eating food samples from Costco as my dinner, but no one
gave away free food. I stocked up some items, particularly toiletries. I made a couple calls to Jacq to confirm what she
wanted. Then we were off to Target. I am not supposed to shop at that store, but oh well. What can you do? Everything was
on sale at Target. It's as if they were giving away everything for free. We ate at Chili's for dinner. After unloading the car,
I was knocked out. I almost forgot my backpack in the car. I woke up this morning to blue skies and barely any humidity in
the air. My dry cleaner still cannot locate my shirts. I plan on going to Uniqlo today after work to pick up some work shirts
as well as medicine from the pharmacy. KNT returns to the island early next week. Chang was suffering at Mom and Dad's
because of cutbacks. Everyone is cutting back. Cox now charges $100 to reinstate internet service. I have no plans tonight other
than stocking up on new shirts and picking up medicine. Jacq is supposed to fry up some of her mom's eggrolls. It depends
on when she gets it done. Sandrine lost some shoes in the move to Harlem. Derek cannot get his dates right. I continue to
lose in WWF. Viet and I came up with the perfect scenario for next month.
August 8, 2011
Back to the grind. I have a short week this week. Then I am off to the happy island.
August 5, 2011
I managed to fulfill my "obligations" for this past week. TGIF! Remind me not to do
patron ever again. I don't care if it's flavored with coffee. Nelson manned up and drank my last one. It was a great idea.
For those working out of Battery Park at those World Financial Center buildings, I feel sorry for your daily commute. It sucks
to walk up and down the overpass and then having to walk a good two avenues to the nearest train. I have the apartment to
myself this weekend. My "therapy" involves shooting the shit every morning. Jacq was a hot mess and so was Sheryl. My
a/c unit finally died on me after 5 years of breathing cool air into my apartment. I do not plan on replacing it. I have another
one in my bedroom. I'll move it out into the living room. Good luck, Precious! CC, what does Addison want again? I need to
know the exact model. I'm supposed to get my hair gel today. They have discontinued the product so I ordered some on
eBay. The airport security people in Destin had nothing better to do than to rummage through my toiletries. They threw away
my last bottle of hair gel. Their airport smells like a big ole restroom. Just saying.
August 4, 2011
Happy Birthday, Tammy! This one still takes me back.
August 1, 2011
Good to be back. I need to slow my roll. Happy Birthday, Mom!