Monday, March 23, 2009

Bummin' around day 2

After being sick for a week and a half with what felt like the Pneumonia I had last year around this time and then having a really busy week back at work, it has felt so good to sloth around my apartment for two days. Ohhhhhh does it feel good! Yesterday I started to feel a little glutenous, but then I thought....GLUTENY? WHO CARES? I DON'T CARE! THE CAT DOESN'T CARE! NEW YORK DOESN'T CARE! Sloth away, Tara! Bum around like you've never bummed around before! That's what days off are for, right? Eh?

So on that note, yesterday I slept in till 11:00, forced myself to go to the grocery store around 2:00, came home, took a nap, ate a little bit, played with Rupert, fell asleep watching The Office season 4, played with Rupert some more and then woke up from nap #3 feeling extremely guilty for doing nothing all day. Kate has been in Austin for four days, so I've been extremely lonely and homesick, not to mention that I miss my boyfriend like crazy! (Who am I?!) So in lew of my newfound solitude-induced depression, I decided to go to the movies to take my mind off of how I've become one of those lonely women obsessed with reality tv, boys and cats. I went to see The Reader in Union Square. It was a great movie but a bit of a downer. Maybe not the best movie to see when you're missing your friends and family and feel like enhaling an entire vat of buttery popcorny goodness. I made a quick stop to Whole Foods afterwards because, well, I was bored and who doesn't like staring at perfectly placed pyramids of fresh vegetables? I picked up a variety of random goods: Peanut butter, seedless red grapes, nectarines and veggie burgers. Oh, and also a very over-priced bottle of fizzy water. "Mojo cool" to be exact. I then hopped onto the train and got home around 10:30. I started another movie on my netflix but fell asleep 20 minutes into it. Sorry Parker Posey, I tried my best to stay awake!

Today seems to be trending very similarly to yesterday. I must have fallen asleep on the couch because I woke up around 7:30AM to Rupert meowing and pawing at my face. I gave him some food and then laid back down in my bed. Re-awoke around 10:30 am. Have played on the computer for a couple of hours doing the neccessary scan through all of my favorite blogs. I then received a buzz at my door and discovered a very robotic looking package sitting infront of our mailbox!

I received a bar mitzfah-themed greeting card that read, "Dear Tara, congrats on the Mitzvah, it has been a long journey but you are finally a man. Enclosed are two mugs (you may want to use the enclosed hand sanitizer on the mugs. They are from savers), the MP3 cd you requested and a brand new copy of Spooky Sounds." I laughed for a long time. I needed something to cheer me up and almost make me shoot coffee out of my nose all over myself. Thanks Robot, I love you. You're a great brother.

Suddenly, I am feeling an inspirational itch to be productive! (I would hope so, it's 3:00 in the afternoon!) I need to do laundry, clean the house before Kate gets home (Eeeeeek!!) and take a shower. I will also try to be more productive with writing in my blog. This last week has been so long and tiring, I couldn't find much motivation to do anything, let alone the inspiration to write about anything interesting!

I will leave you with a few pictures of Mike's cat. He has been a great source of entertainment. It's funny how easily distracted cats can be. They think they're wiser than dogs, but I've never seen a living creature become so infatuated with a runaway grape on the floor or the shadow of their own tail.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Baltimorian...water is pronounced woooarter.

Spending five days in a new city was so refreshing. Minus getting sick, I felt revitalized when I returned to New York. I love spending time with Mike. And even while he was at work, I kept entertained by playing with Rupert in his apartment and walking around the neighborhood taking pictures. The city is so old and there is so much history there. You can feel it while you walk down the old cobblestone streets. I met a lot of new people during my stay and was engulfed in new cultures that I may have never been exposed to otherwise. Some of the neighborhoods are so old and beautiful, while others just two or three streets away are poverty stricken. Entire blocks of homes are completely abandoned and the streets are drug infested. There is so much to be seen and experienced in Baltimore. I can't believe a city that has so much potential has been so neglected and uncelebrated. Such a shame.

At first I was a little nervous about Mike and I being far from one another, but I have really enjoyed the distance and the anticipation of visiting eachother in separate cities. It has worked out perfectly. Funny how things like this seem to fall into place when you are least expecting it.

Feelin better.

I got home from Baltimore late on Wednesday night, worked Thursday, left early on Friday and left early on Saturday due to this crazy flu that I randomly caught. After a couple of days of feeling feverish and sounding manly with this burly cough I've acquired, today I am finally feeling a bit better. Fever feels gone, only one nostril is plugged...things are looking up! On top of feeling poorly because I was sick, I also felt bad because Mike and his buddy Ray drove all the way up from Baltimore on Saturday to see Kate and I. They drove a u-haul packed with a bunch of Mike's things to give to us since he is moving out of his apartment. I was probably not a lot of fun to be around, but it was nice having them here to spend a day with. I wish I could have shown them a better time in Manhattan, but the cold weather was taking a toll on me. I can't believe how sweet of Mike it was to give us his all of his furniture, his tv, etc etc. Also....we're watching Rupert for a while. Mike is thinking about trying to move here sometime in the summer, so Rupert will be living with two girls until then. Having a little kitty around feels so nice. He is such good company.

Our house looks beautiful. It finally feels like a home now! I'm so thankful.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm okay!

Hey everyone...

Oddly enough, I've gotten a bunch of calls/emails about my lack of blog posting. I'm okay. I've just been out of town and now I have the flu. Posting will continue as soon as I'm feeling better.


Monday, March 2, 2009


New York is expecting a foot of snow today. Me, Kate and Travis played around in it this morning on our walk to our favorite diner.

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