Today is my last day of …

Today is my last day of work at my current employer. Next week, I will be in New York City doing the apartment-hunting route. If you’d like to have lunch with me, feel free to send me an email. NYC apartment-hunting tips are greatly appreciated.

Because so many people have asked, here is what I’m looking for in an apartment in NYC:

  • 2-3 bedrooms (no convertibles)
  • 1 full bath w/shower
  • Price range: $1800-$2500/month
  • Manhattan preferred, the closer to mid-town the better
  • Laundry in building
  • No dogs allowed, cats OK
  • No shit-holes
  • Close to subway line
  • No brokers, they’re like leeches

About five different people have written in and recommended that I use the Village Voice classifieds. Not only are the majority of them broker-free, you can find some great apartments if you take the time to set up appointments on Tuesdays, as soon as the classifieds are posted.

I’ve been personally invited by David Kaufman to go see his new band called The Motives play in NYC (2/16 at 10:00 PM at the Baggot Inn). David Kaufman played the keyboards for The Nails in the 1980s. The Nails are best known for their hit song “88 Lines About 44 Women” which was recently used in a Mazda Protege commercial.

Pi + “The Raven” + AANVVV = ???

I’m watching the Twin Peaks pilot on Bravo right now. I completely forgot how good this series was. I’ve been a long-time fan of the music, though, composed by Angelo Badalamenti.

There is incredible buzz right now around the movie Boys Don’t Cry. I couldn’t help but notice that the preview uses snippets of Koyaanisqatsi soundtrack by Philip Glass.

Why is it that the Miss USA contest, er…pageant, gets worse each year? Man, what crap TV that is. Complete with a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” multiple-choice rip-off. Ugh. [Interesting…]

Expect infrequent updates for the next week or so while I get settled.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at February 4, 2000 08:27 PM