ilona the pest

insecurity + narcissism = awesome!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

best weekend ever

i think i set a record this weekend for accomplishing the most stuff. here is just a small sampling of the fun times had over the past few days:

- got cable
- put together a clothes-hanging rack from Bed, Bath & Beyond with my own two little hands
- cleaned up my (metaphorically) tornado-ravaged room and unpacked a lot of crap that was still in suitcases, transforming my room into something surprisingly liveable
- shared a lovely thanksgiving dinner with my bf's family
- saw the movie Fast Food Nation (decent but not great - it's hard to turn a nonfiction book into a fictional narrative)
- attended The Barber of Seville at the Met (awesome and way less boring than i expected)
- went to a lame comedy show at The Laugh Factory just for the heck of it
- finally found a reasonably inexpensive, reasonably cute, vintage vanity/desk for my bedroom (being delivered tonight!)
- finally put the bed skirt i bought a month ago on my bed, which does a great job covering up all the crap i've shoved under the bed
- bought a stepstool for the kitchen at K-Mart
- changed the single lightbulb on my bedroom ceiling that had been burned out for a week (well, a very tall person i know may have helped)
- put up a giant framed art deco-y advertisement on the wall above my bed (ditto)
- bought several pairs of earrings at Macy's in the mad post-thanksgiving throng, and then changed my earrings for the first time since i got my ears pierced in june

- and most importantly: GOT WIRELESS INTERNET AT HOME. this is the awesomest ever. it's the kind of thing that you don't really appreciate til suddenly you don't have it and you are reduced to stealing weak-ass signal from your neighbors that drops every five minutes.

i certainly have a lot to be thankful for! (aww.)

5 Comments:

  • At 3:58 AM, Blogger Pud said…

    sounds nice!

     
  • At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    pud is a lucky guy!

    He is also taking a great risk in delaying, for you you're bound to meet some smart sharp NYC yuppie lawyer sooner than later.

    :thumbup:

     
  • At 2:11 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    The Laugh Factory? Please. For live, high-quality-yet-inexpensive comedy in NYC, look no further than the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (www.ucbtheatre.com). I will accompany you anytime. :)
    -mrose

     
  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger ilona said…

    thanks for the tip, mrose! :) i will need your guidance for sure - how can i possibly decide which show to go to? http://www.ucbtheatre.com/schedule/

     
  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    The theatre's signature show, Asssscat 3000, is on Sunday nights. This is where you can see moderately famous people (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, others from SNL and VH1) doing improv. The 9:30 show is free, even, but you have to show up way early to line up and get tickets. "Mother: The Soundtrack" on Saturdays is also really, really funny...they use music that the audience brings in as background for improv scenes. And one of my improv teachers is in that group.

     

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