Summer breakfast is the best breakfast.
Forced March turned 3 today!
I wasn’t going to do this again but first Lugo asked about it and then I got this tumblr birthday notice so I guess all signs point to yes. The March begins tomorrow!
Why not, right?
Enough! Stop saying “That is all” at the end of every motherfucking goddamn tweet, facebook status, every single place you can type things into the internet. What are you even doing?! I am surely guilty of Stock Internet Phrasing all over the place but this has crawled under my skin in a deep, sharply irritating way. I just - what does it mean? Where does it come from? I see it and I imagine a guy in a steampunk getup walking over, placing a scrap of folded parchment on a tea saucer in front of me, doffing his be-goggled cap while doing a small curtsy and riding away on a unicycle.
That is what you look like when you say THAT IS ALL.
Not really, but I need to type my neurosis into the void in the hope of getting somewhere in this loop of indecision.
You have two choices*:
- Stay in Current Apt which costs $XXXX
Pros: It is large and in a neighborhood I love. It has a lot of light. The views out over the container terminal cranes toward Governor’s Island and lower Manhattan are beautiful and make me so happy. Staying put costs nothing.
Cons: It is a tilted dangerhole that makes me furious every time I spy the giant stacks of shims required to keep the furniture level. It has no dishwasher and the kitchen counter and floor are sort of coming unattached. I am, no matter how crazy it is, slightly concerned that the whole building may fall down. We pay for all utilities which this winter have been pretty high.
- Move to Place We Saw Last Night which also costs exactly $XXXX
Pros: This can not be emphasized enough – it has a parking space! For an extra XXX/month, yes, but the heat/hot water are included and in the winter that equals the extra XXX/month. It has a dishwasher and laundry in the basement. The building has a roof deck and a gym and an atrium with chairs and grills. Also, an elevator and shuttle from the building to the subway. There is no fee, just first month’s rent. It is a block away from current place so = same loved neighborhood.
Cons: It is much smaller. It didn’t seem as light but we saw it at night so who knows for sure. Some windows face the BQE – it’s not on top of it, there’s either a low building or parking lot in between and the windows seem like the thick kind but in the summer…? Moving will cost money for movers. This one is stupid but for all I’d appreciate a building with amenities (who hates amenities?!) it felt weird. I feel more comfortable in a tenament/brownstone type situation, I think. I don’t know! I just mean I’ve never lived in a building with elevators and corridors and I fear change.
*The reality of course is that there are more than these two apartments in all of Brooklyn so the answer may well be 3) None of the above.
This is all crazy but I’m crazy and this is what I’m thinking about right now.