Sunday, August 15, 2004

bougie bengali...

my ass hurts as i sit here in front of the computer browsing the internet. i spent the majority of this afternoon scoping out furniture options while simultaneously staying abreast of spectacular athletic events on tv courtesy of the olympics.

like how puerto rico beat the shit out of the usa basketball team!!!!!!!!!!!! ouch! i was rooting for the so called "dream team" at first, but that short little puerto rican #7 (arroyo?) was seriously schooling some of the dream teamers at various points of the game.. so i couldn't help but start cheering for him, and therefore puerto rico.

how ironic is it that the u.s. lost and iraq won? ok, so it wasn't the same game, but.. still! i think the olympics is how wars should be fought. seriously.

anyway. as i sit here and look around me, i realize that my stay in this shitty little apartment is slowly but surely coming to a close. it never really felt like home, and justly so, as it's just a temporary abode until i move into my condo. but as i look around me i also realize how sucky my furniture is. hence the lengthy web browsing to see what kind of furniture i want to have in my new condo. i'm feelin' a little bougie as a result. mm..hmm.. it's all about the leather baby.

i'm thinking brown.. cappucino.. chocolate. mm.. chocolate. i spent the majority of the 90's and early 00's having decorated my apartment(s) with mostly black furniture, and i tell you i'm sick of it now. it's time to move on to the next color. earth tones.. browns, olive greens, beiges. fall colors even. the thought of redecorating from scratch excites me to no end.. yet the thought of how much i'll probably have to spend scares me. but i've been good.. really good actually. i've saved more in the past three months that i have in some years, so maybe it won't be so bad...

i haven't blogged in a while. i worked two straight 14 hour days last week, so i've been pretty exhausted. haven't had a lot of alone time lately which exhausts me even more. perhaps this coming week will be different.

a couple of things of note since i last blogged:
  • the prince concert was fantastic! what a show! he played a ton of favorites and few extended jams. he's just oh so cool.
  • i hosted a summer bbq last weekend that was just magnificent! the weather was fabulous, i got to hang out with a ton of friends i hadn't seen in a while, and ate like a pig.
  • speaking of pigs, the cops showed up later that evening to try to ruin the bbq festivities. they made us empty out open wine bottles and take a cooler full of beer back to my friend's car. while that's completely justified thanks to illinois liquor laws, they felt the need to take it a step further on the asshole power trip meter and made me take down my tent with some excuse about how the (plastic) stakes were damaging the grass... whatever. as they left they mumbled something about not playing football because the lakefront isn't a football field. again.. tip of the asshole power trip meter. after they left we busted out four hidden bottles of wine and continued the party for a few more hours.
  • my boy lenny must've felt my disappointment with his hairdo, because he is now sporting a nice, fresh, short fro. i like it.. i like it! peep the new do here.
  • the timing of nbc's coverage of the olympics very badly coincides with valuable outdoor sunshine time which left me torn both yesterday and today. then i figured i could just tape it while i was out, considering the shit isn't even broadcasted live anyway.

my ass hurts. i can't wait to get a new office chair.