Countdown until I Go Home

Five more days! Until I’m back on Perry Street where I belong. I looked for pictures of my block. This is Perry Street one block East. Much nicer than my block. This is where they shot Carrie’s apartment for Sex and the City. (Their crews where the nicest crews. TV and film crews can be miserable to have around, but theirs were alway polite and fun.)


Here’s Perry Street all the way West. It’s the worst part of Perry Street since these towers went up.


I couldn’t find my block so here’s a shot inside. Kinda cluttery, I know. I do my best. I’m not even a hoarder, I’m a thrower-outer. But you live in one place long enough, things accumulate. (Am I repeating myself? I think I already said the exact same thing here in an earlier post.)


I’ve started a list of things to do when I get back:

Fix glasses (stepped on my favorite glasses the first week here).
Home Spa Day (I need some sprucing up).
Backup iBook (forgot to bring a back up device for one of my computers).
Healthy snacks (been od’ing on Smarties here, my comfort food).
Buy weights (I got into working out!).
Look into gyms (see above).
Go to Lush store (Bath Bombs!!).
Hair cut (need desparately).
Go to Met, Moma, hit the Chelsea galleries (not something I do a lot when I’m actually there, but I feel the need).
Laundry and dry cleaning (needs no explanation).
Walk to Battery Park bench (I have a favorite spot to sit downtown).
Take cats for dental work (poor things).

What is even the point??

Comment spam. Every day I have to delete comment spam. What the fuck do they even expect to gain?? They post spam in old posts that no one looks at anymore.

The worst is when they post spam to my blog about unsolved murder. Under a post about a murdered child I’ll find spam for drugs and porn. These people really do suck.

Oh, I just read that the point is it makes the jerks pages look like they’re getting a lot of traffic. I’m not a programmer. Can anyone tell me what I can do to at least slow it down? I block the IP’s everytime it happens, but of course there are endless IP’s, it’s not a terribly useful solution. I wildcard it when I can, when I get a lot from a certain range of IP addresses.

People suck. Except for you guys, of course.

I Made the Duke Chronicle

Thanks to Janie Morris at the Special Collections Library, I’m giving a presentation about my research at a Scholar’s Tea. Look at this great ad that appeared in today’s paper!

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