Monday, September 24, 2007

I've Been Here a Month, and I've Finally Organized My Closets.

Seriously, they're a thing of beauty now. Did I ever tell you that the best thing about my apartment is that we have FIVE closets? Two in the front hall, one in the hall between the living room, bathroom, and bedroom, and two in the bedroom. Now that they're organized, I can finally start dressing like I mean it, which is nice, as I have another interview tomorrow. (I had an interview on Friday - it went fabulously. So well, in fact, that they called the CEO, who was in another meeting, in to talk with me. And then that went well, too. Unfortunately, I don't want the job, and when they call to offer it to me, I'm going to turn it down. In fact, I hope they decide not to offer it to me so I don't have to go through turning it down.) And now that my closets are organized, I can dress for great success tomorrow.

That's good news for all of you who have been asking for apartment pictures, as I'm now closer to a) taking them, and b) posting them. Honestly, I'm holding off on taking the pictures as my living room (about which Zak, who came to visit us this weekend, exclaimed, "Wow! This is the largest room I've ever seen in a New York City apartment!") looks unfinished without the dining table that I ordered many weeks ago, which will be delivered sometime in the next 5 weeks. But, I'll just get over it and take the pictures tomorrow, after I come back from my interview.

I take pictures every day. A few weeks ago, I promised myself that I would post one every day, because I don't have all that much fabulousness to blog about - but you can see how well that has been going. See, for example, all of last week. But here you are, a church that I think is on Amsterdam somewhere, that I love for its lovely terracotta color.

Amsterdam Church

(Terracotta makes me think of a story I was meaning to tell you, Internets, about my visit to Kykuit last week. Kykuit, the Rockefeller family home in Westchester County, is filled with art, both modern and classical. Nelson A. Rockefeller loved positioning modern and classical pieces near each other, knowing that they would bring things out of each other that you wouldn't necessarily notice. In the basement, there is a classical Greek statue of a female (I think it was Flora) positioned next to a very modern statue, and both were made of terracotta. The guide talked for a few minutes about the placement of the "Terracotta Flora" next to the "Terracotta modern piece" - I swear she said terracotta 10 times. When she was finished, an old woman in the group asked, "What material are those two statues made of?" and we all held back a laugh as the tour guide answered, "Terracotta," and the woman replied, acidly, "It's not attractive." After a stunned silence of about 10 seconds, the tour guide replied, "Well, I like it. Moving on to the next room..." at which point I about died laughing.)

7 comments:

Angela said...

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures! For some reason other people's homes have always fascinated me, but I swear it's in a totally non-stalkerish way.

L said...

Ooh, that's a lovely photo! I can't wait to see the pix of the new apartment :-)

Ryan Oakley said...

That's hilarious. I love that old woman. I want to be her when I grow up.

Chaim said...

I had no idea my grandmother was in New York. Strange, she normally doesn't travel...

bobealia said...

I'm sorry I've been so MIA lately. I suck. I'm taking a mental health day today so that I can try to feel a little less crazy.
I can't wait to hear about all the potential jobs and the interviews. The CEO???
Don't forget. In NY you can hold out for that job you LOVE. Don't settle.
Best of luck!!!

sporkfoo said...

i've been in my home for 2 years and still have a big mess of boxes in my closets =X

Princess in Galoshes said...

I am so jealous of all your New York adventures I can hardly stand it.

So how did the interview go???