Wednesday, September 29, 2004

How do you shop?

So I'm on the hunt for window curtains and a bookcase (and a lamp and a couch and...). Because my window is weirdly long and I'm anti-tacky and pro-hip, those is proving surprisingly difficult. So far, Ikea is the leading contender, but their curtains might be too small. Meanwhile, there are hundreds of bookcases, none of which have really set off sparks. But, as I've been looking around online, I've been keeping lots of tabs open and praying my computer doesn't crash. Of course, since I have all these tabs, I can't restart and install the latest Windows patch. Does anybody else keep lots of tabs and windows open while shopping? I also end up emailing half the links to Catherine. Surely there's a better way?

Speaking of online shopping, Hold Everything has a moderately snazzy online catalog. Crate and Barrel and cb2 also have surprisingly hip stuff.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Today I found out...

That the K numbering of Mozart compositions comes from Köchel, which sounds a bit like my name. Apparently, he was a writer, composer, botanist and publisher.

Speaking of classical music, I went to the Chamber Music Society opening night last night thanks to Evan. Although I liked the Wagner piece the best, the dance to Renard the Fox was bizarre and entertaining.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Random thoughts

- REM tickets are on sale, but I have nobody to go with!
- Apparently, in old apartments, switching the boiler for winter makes brown water briefly come out of the taps.
- All Verizon cell phones seem to suck in some way.
- Extra-wide shower curtains are surprisingly difficult to track down.
- I still need to get Richard to fix Gallery and MT-blacklist.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

As promised

I had the Welsh Rarebit at the very-hip Schiller's. It was good, although not quite what I expected. Maybe the gooey Mory's rarebit is more uncommon than I thought.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Google Local to the Rescue

I've been hunting for place other than Mory's that serve Welsh Rarebit for some while now, especially since Catherine and I tried to cook it ourselves and had the whole thing end in disaster. Enter Google Local. A simple search finds plenty of possibilities. I'll try one soon and report back.

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Almost no longer homeless

Woo hoo! I signed a lease Tuesday. My life feels like it's been on hold for two months, but I finally start moving in tomorrow. I will soon be a proud Chelsea walkup studio dweller. Along the way, I've learned various valuable lessons like: bank checks can be cheaper than cashier's checks, movers may be slower than they claim, it's worth waiting for a good apartment, and sometimes the subway floods and makes the trip from Park Slope 2 hours long.