Ahmusings

The 98% humorous musings of M. Lizabeth Currain

Month: August, 2011

Ego Boost

Well my little gems, I successfully survived my first class of the semester. I kept yawning through the whole thing, but I survived.

I’m so tired! Work and school on the same day, I think my body is in shock.

I figured I would relay this entertaining little tidbit from my day. During my lunch break, my coworker and I decided to hit up a little cafe a couple of blocks away. We use lunch as an excuse to get out of the office and refresh our brains. Normally,  I bring something to eat and we sit in this little pavement park and scope out dudes. It’s the little things that make getting through the day worth it. Today, on our way back to the office we were walking and this posse of three teenagers (maybe? Trying to tell how old someone is, is getting to be too hard.) was walking towards us. There were two girls and a boy. The boy looked a little bit like he could have been a skateboarder in 90’s hailing from California. Now, this kid looked at me kind of intently and then says as he’s passing, “You have a really nice face”. That little asshole made my day! I said, “Uh, thanks?” and continued on my way.

Too bad he appeared to be too young for me. I could be out on a date right now.

I have my Rare Books class at the NYPL tomorrow night…I’ll fill you in on what it’s like to be in a library after hours!

Technical Difficulties

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Pretty much the feeling right now.

Okay folks, I’m experiencing some Internet drama at my new apartment. I actually downloaded the WordPress App onto my phone, just so I could make post for you all. This is how faithful and diligent I’ve become about blogging! Hopefully there aren’t thousands of typos or weird ‘auto correct’ mishaps.

Like I stated above, I moved into my new place today. Seriously, the room I am living in is bigger than my last apartment almost. It’s like having a studio but also getting to live with a friend and having human contact on the regular. Something which I think I was in desperate need of. I’ve already decorated this room better than my last place. Movin’ on and movin’ up to quote my friend Joe!

The moving experience was actually fun. I hired movers because it was the easiest option. I always use these guys when I move…because there is always at least one cute guy lifting heavy things. One of the movers actually moved my stuff before when i made a move from Brooklyn to Washington Heights three years ago.

I was doing my best early morning flirting. Flirting has now become one of my favorite hobbies. I was making jokes, batting my eyelashes, they were loving it. I gave them leftover hurricane beer and cookies. What’s not to love? I am basically trying to use this company as a dating service. And why not? It’s as good a place as any to meet men!

Anways, I’m all unpacked and I start classes tomorrow. Things are about to get interesting.

Vintage Sylvester Stallone

Another week has passed! New York successfully survived Hurricane Irene. Now I’m stuck having to listen (read) to people bitch about how it wasn’t as big as it was supposed to be. I don’t understand how people can be upset about this. So you stayed in for the weekend; was it really that awful? No. It wasn’t! There was pizza, cookies, and beer involved! And I’m sure there are people out there who’s Hurricane “Operation: Get Laid” plan actually worked. Kudos to you!

Well, on to the important matter at hand: Vintage Crush Sunday! This Sunday I am presenting you with none other than Sylvester Stallone!

Look at that 70's goodness!

 

Now, I am an unabashed Stallone fan. In my eyes, he can do no wrong. He wrote Rocky! Just watch this trailer…They don’t make trailers like this anymore.

 

 

Part of me wonders if he wrote the script for that trailer as well. He is all of those things that trailer says he is and more. Anyways, during my first semester of graduate school, I had a lot of spare time. I wasn’t working and wasn’t spending all my spare time deflecting OkCupid messages from guys with a ventriloquist dummy hobbies. So I spent even more time watching Netflix than I do now. I re-watched all the Rocky movies (IV is my favorite…always has been, always will be) and then I caught up on all the other Stallone movies I had apparently missed out on in my youth…or didn’t remember. Um, Cobra? Amazing! Over the Top; who wouldn’t want to watch Stallone compete in an arm wrestling competition? Of course there is Lock Up! The age old story of good prisoner vs. bad warden. The best part about Stallone is he wrote these. He took stardom into his own hands and I admire that.

 

Love a man in mirrored shades!

 

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone

Born: July 6, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Height: 5’9″

Films/Television: 59 Films, 22 of them he actually wrote! Impressive. I mean, those first couple of Rocky movies are just…sigh, perfect. Everything about them. He also directed eight of those.

Awards: He was nominated for two Oscars for Rocky. He’s also been nominated for a lot of Razzie awards. And won several of them. Including the 2000 Razzie for Worst Actor of the Century. Which, is being a little harsh. I mean…Demolition Man was pretty terrible, but all those Rocky movies should make up for it!

…and yes for the 70s/80s/very early 90s. But have you seen him lately? It’s kind of frightening. Although, I’m working on that time machine to make all my dreams come true! Maybe I’ll set it for Rocky IV and get some of this beard action…

 

So manly! I love it!

 

Here’s a little secret: I downloaded the compilation album for all the Rocky movies. It’s amazing. I have it on my gym playlist called “Gym Jams”. For a while I was just solely working out to that the soundtrack. It’s so motivating. Try not to get amped up listening to “Gonna Fly Now“. Also, “No Easy Way Out”…there is no shortcut home…some things are worth fighting for…and some feelings never die. This song is perfect. So perfect in fact…

 

 

I also bought a Groupon for 5 one-on-one boxing lessons! All because of Rocky. I really just want to be in a boxing ring so I can say, “I must break you”.  Expect posts about that when I get going on that.

There’s still enough time in the weekend to watch a Rocky movie! Do it! And have a great Monday!

 

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