Sunday, November 20, 2011

brief update

Do you feel like there are two parts of you? Your "real-life" presence and your online personality? For the past few months, I've been really cultivating my online profile and spending less time and energy on my real world self.

A few tidbits I've learned in the past few weeks:

1. There are a LOT of rats in NYC. I was sitting outside the Shake Shack at night and saw no less than five mice scurrying around the bushes. I suppose that area is prime picking for fallen fries and pieces of burger. Maybe even a lick of that strawberry shake. Note to self: don't live near the Flatiron district, no matter how appealing it may seem. Those rats gotta go somewhere when it's cold, and I refuse to let their refuge be my house.

2. Dating sucks. I don't know if this needs any more explanation, but I'll expound a bit. What makes the process of dating (aside from forcing yourself to seem less insane than you really are) exhausting are the games. You're never sure of the rules, and they seem to vary by person.

3. Alexander Wang's T line is a godsend. I'm currently lounging around in a wrap skirt and pocket tee. That's right. I'm lounging in a SKIRT. That's how awesome this fabric is. Super soft and perfectly molded to your body - I'm a little upset that the only man who knows my body so well is gay... which brings me to my next point:

4. The world is unfair. You will get a giant pimple in the middle of your forehead before an important meeting that may break or make your career. Your car will break down, your heel will break off, and you will oversleep and walk in with wet, soggy hair and eyeshadow on your cheeks instead of blush. Just accept that you will never win. The universe always has the upper hand.

5. Facebook will only make you feel horrible. It's a constant reminder of how unglamorous/unfulfilled/unfocused you are. On the other hand, there is an offhand chance that you will see your high school hottie 70 pounds overweight and balding, which will make you feel a little bit better.

6. Don't underestimate the power of a perfume. A friend introduced me to Le Labo, and I made a pit stop where I picked up Ambrette 9 after one whiff. It's the perfect combination of floral and citrus notes, and I love the lingering effects after it mixes with my skin's natural oils. (I sound like a salesman.) It's a great way to say I love you... to yourself.


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  1. Ahh you live in New York City now?! How fun! I just moved from there! And the mice are rampant there! UGH! And I need more A. WANG in my life!

  2. I rly liked this kind of "update"! A fun way to share some random thoughts. The best thing is that u don't take urself so terribly seriously!

    I find Facebook rather picks me up than brings me down most of the time. It's also terrific for some creepy stalking. Sometimes I'm embarrassed of how much I know about a person I've never even met before.

  3. Blogger ate my first comment. Is this supposed to mean something?!

    Just wanted to drop in and say hi. Miss your posts and the blogging world. Totally understand not wanting to merge real life self with online self. I never told anyone I knew about my blog (save for my sister and my friend/makeshift photographer).

    I also break out before any and every important event of my life. Sometimes, I accept defeat but it still doesn't stop me from picking at them mercilessly and regretting it big time later.

    Facebook is lame, and yet I'm always on it. And gifts to yourself are always the best. I may just have to take a page from your book and get myself something that smells especially nice.

    Hope you're doing well!