Archive for October, 2005

Welcome to the building

Friday, October 28th, 2005

I got a note from the building manager this morning, hand-delivered by one of the maintenance guys. “Please call me A.S.A.P.” It’s one of those things where I still get very, very, very, nervous. I suppose there’s a certain level of nervousness that goes along with it, but given my history with landlords, well, for […]

Weather, library, reading

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

“Cold and wet as a dog’s nose,” is how the forecast started in Monday’s edition of the Daily Fishwrapper. “Brief cameo appearance by the sun possible towards the end of the week,” it concluded. Someone there has been taking creative writing classes. It’s a mighty big dog too. The cold and wet permeates everything. Even […]

Weekend in L.I. (Conclusion)

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Writing about the rest of the weekend, a week ago now, is a bit more delicate. Time was, when anything that happened in my presence was fair game and I wrote about other people’s lives as much as my own. We know where that lead and I’ve learned that’s wrong. On the other hand, I […]

Weekend in L.I. (Remix)

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Friday night, I had trouble sleeping. It was mostly anticipation excitement over travel. I awoke at 3:30 and finally gave up and got out of bed at 4:30. I briefly considered walking over to the Public Market to get some fresh apples to take, but the cold and rain changed my mind. I was already […]

Weekend in L.I.

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Got back from CBC’s in Long Island late this afternoon. It was a superlative weekend—despite the rain and gloomy skies. I met CBC’s roomie, the two cats, Ivan and Jake, and the three tanks of fish. (The fourth one, 180 gallons, isn’t filled yet.) I also met her mom, step-dad, little brother and grandmother. Along […]

Five meme

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

Blame Von. And I’m taking the liberty of extending this first part back an additional ten years. Twenty years ago In the autumn of 1985 I was ten years out of high school and had just taken a new job with a small interstate trucking company. Tasked with computerizing the entire company, I was in […]

Autumn day

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

I like Saturdays. The week is over and I have a day or two to myself to do things I want to do without having to watch the clock so I’m not late for this thing or that. I even like the Saturdays when I have to work. The bus schedule on Saturday doesn’t quite […]