Kevin — February 4, 2008, 6:06 pm

Wide Angle Eyeballs

So today I went to my new apartment and met my new super. In an attempt to legitimize the shady “passing off of cash” to ensure prompt service in the future, I also gave the super a nice bottle of (nine dollar) wine from Trader Joes and a card. What kind of card do you get someone when the occasion is basically extortion? “Congratulations”? “Deepest Sympathies”? I decided to go with a card that simply said “Howdy”, with no message inside (guess the writers strike has extended to greeting card writers, har har har). I just jotted a quick message about how nice it was to meet him and be part of the area and wandered over for the handoff.


When I got there I asked if I could take another look at the apartment and get some measurements. Man, when I walked in, I swear the place had shrunk 40%. Really? Was I wearing my “wide angle eyeballs” when I first checked it out? The kitchen is literally the fridge, the stove and the sink all jammed into a back corner. There’s no actual SURFACE AREA to work on – it’s wall-to-wall appliance. The bedroom is a lavish 102 inches x 75 inches, with only 82 of the length really usable because the remaining 20 inches is the door.

So, rest assured, it’s going to be… cute.

Let’s hope I love the area, because at this point I’m sitting here shaking my head asking myself “what the hell were you thinking?!”.


Ah well. Onward and upward. At least it’s getting a fresh coat of paint.


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  1. Comment by dag68 @ February 5, 2008, 2:03 am

    Sounds like someone will be making a trip to.

  2. Comment by dag68 @ February 5, 2008, 2:05 am

    Tiny Living

  3. Comment by dag68 @ February 5, 2008, 2:06 am

    Thats – Tiny Living

  4. Comment by Brett @ February 5, 2008, 2:21 pm

    Hey man, we met briefly in SD during Comic Con at Bar Basic. I flew into New York last night to be part of the race to the top of the Empire State Building today. I’m this guy:

    I think your wordpress knows my email now. I’ll be around for a few days. I’m pretty good at having fun and not so bad at moving stuff. Later.

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