last night i got caught

last night i got caught in a huge rainstorm. i had no umbrella cause i had no idea about the weather. i realized that without a TV, phone, radio, internet connection at home the entire world could be at war and i’d never know it. talk about being incommunique!

anyhoo – i’ve got a mobile phone now and i feel slightly more in touch. as well as that the office is permanently connected and i have the web again, for working hours anyway. the mobile phones here are cool you just buy the phone and then can buy minutes as you need them at any “Tabac”, which is sorta like a bodega but not at all actually. OK it’s ubiquitous like a bodega, but really it’s like a little goods counter that can be found in a cafe. it has primarily cigs and gum, and mobile phone minutes. lovely, right? no more buying 2000 minutes a month you’ll never use. gimmie a shout and i’ll give you the digits if you want to spend some dough on a phone call to yours truly. hey, it’s exciting – you never know where i’ll be… incoming calls don’t count – heh heh

otherwise, i got the keys to my new place but it’s still not ready :(

i really want to move in so i can stop spending so much money eating out and having cafe’s out just so i can be somewhere that’s not a bedroom. i also need to set myself up with some music and maybe a TV so i can join the modern world again. speaking of, did i mention how old everything is here? sometimes i think it is so damn cool. but sometimes i get a bit irked. like when it rained last night. all the water was being gulped down by these old street drains and i just wonder, when was that shit built? where does it go? i mean sanitary conditions were kinda sketchy back in the day… you think they upgraded?

meanwhile there’s some new anti-rave law that just passed here, which is kinda a drag. i’m not typically down with raves, but i must find a group of like minds to hang wit here. there is a lesbian bar accross the street from my new place. there’s also some sort of communist art collective just below. it looks kinda dilapidated though. i mean there’s probably only like 2 communists artists left. the US must’ve had them all killed.

speaking of, we Americans have a really bad reputation in the rest of the world. “American” seems to be synonymous with violence, racism, guns, capital punishment and other appealing ideas. i can’t say i don’t understand the sentiment. i also really cannot defend against any of it. we’re pretty much the big asshole at the party. the one that spills drinks on people without apologizing. who eats all the chips and doesn’t offer to get more. and then takes a dump which clogs up the toilet, then saunters off without a thought to who cleans it up. btw, i think i’ve come up with this brilliant imagery just cause i’ve thrown a lot of parties and there’s almost always a dude like this.

but we got all the cash so we don’t care… nyah nyah nyah.

no really – we kinda suck.

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