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QUOI? (An explanation.)

I come from this era of kids who have the need to compulsively document & share everything. The old lolz catch-cry of “pics or it didn’t happen” has almost become a mantra. The more my life changes & the more exciting it gets, the more intense my urge to put it all on display becomes. This is exhibitionism taken to a whole new level.

xo GLD.

June 18th, 2009

Things to do:
Mani/pedi
Go to Tarina Tarantino boutique & pick up pieces
Call old landlord to try & hunt down packages
If (no good) else email Ebay sellers to see if the packages got returned
Go through suitcases, work out what I am not going to wear for a while, make pile
Retrieve other clothing/shoes from storage
Buy plain white tank
Work on L&S #3
Stay awesome.

Last night = dressing up, dinner, drinks, cuteness2. I said it was going to be an awesome day & I was right.

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June 17th, 2009

On Sunday I did two weird things. 1) I called someone’s ferrets “gross” to their face & 2) I said, loudly, “IF YOU EVER WORE SOUTH PARK PYJAMAS I WOULD NEVER SLEEP NEXT TO YOU AGAIN” & did not notice a woman holding them up examining them at the very same time. & The Dish has been giving me grief over it EVERY DAY since then.

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh.

I got an email from Stuntkid & I’m going to do a shoot with him & I am amped. He does awesome work.

Tarina Tarantino wants me to borrow jewellery for special events. RAD.

I’m going to dress like a sexy white rabbit at Dr Sketchy’s on the 27th of June.

On Monday I didn’t feel like working so I went for a walk, I bought 3 rad dresses & one awesome skirt at Forever 21, as well as candy marshmallow fluff knee-high socks, two pairs of frames (white & blue), & a black hat.

Sharing a workspace with other people (namely: a coffee shop) reminds me why I am so so so happy I don’t work in an office any more. Constant sighing & passive-aggressive phonecalls & bullshit nervous leg-jiggling which rocks the tables, holy crap. I do love my solitary life.

I started using the word ‘rad’ a few days ago & I am already totally abusing it. It’s like I never stopped saying it. I just want a stamp which says “RAD” & some mad permanent red ink & I would just press it on everything. Declaring everything rad. You are a radsicle from Radville. RADZILLA. For real. La-la-la-lame.

I think I am hosting an advertising awards ceremony in a week or so. The anti-Cannes. Fingers crossed.

I got an email from one of my psychic friends the other day & it said this & I was like, ding ding ding.

success is simply saying what you mean at the right time and then DOING it! love money happiness and soulful bliss will follow!!!!!!

True that.

I just had the cutest morning with The Dish & Hank Williams. We make up a nice little family unit. You should see us on the couch, The Dish at one end, me laying on him in the middle, & Hank at the other end laying on me. It is photo worthy.

Okay, today is going to be amazing, here goes.

June 14th, 2009

Lots of good things. I submitted my speaking proposal for Blogworld (October 2009), & drafted up three panel ideas for SXSWi (March 2010) with Molly over incredible coffees at Ninth Street Espresso. I am going to start doing some collaborations with Tarina Tarantino. Yesterday  I got an email from my friends at The Standard hotel, saying,

Do you want to come in tonight for dinner on me? There is a table for 4ppl at 9pm available, and it’s all yours if you want it. Paul Sevigny is having about 100 friends in the bar afterwards from 10pm - 1am. Let me know. It’s very casual. Like a pre-pre-preview of the place.

Invitation for a free meal at a super-chic restaurant which hasn’t opened to the public yet?!  Of course I said YES. The Dish was upstate racing & was going to be away until 11pm so I invited my girlfriend Chloe, art genius Molly Crabapple & her beau to join me.

We had a grand old time.

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The food was completely mind-blowing.  & I love my girls & it felt really good to treat them to such an awesome experience.

My rap friend is coming to town in July, I don’t know the exact dates, but he’s all “you’ll be the first to know”. My other rap friend is coming to town too but I am less ecstatic about that. Next week I get to see Inder of Matt & Nat at an event at Bloomingdales, & we are going to have dinner in a couple of weeks. I love Inder, he is totally rad.

Other stuff:
I am going to be in a top secret video project.
I am going to a raw chocolate party.
Molly has her book launch.
I move into my new apartment.

My birthday gets closer all the time. How are we possibly going to top last year?! Nubby, I am looking at YOU!

Today is all about hip-hop, good brunches, long walks & lots of bed time.  & with that… I am putting down the computer now.

CUTE

June 12th, 2009

Hellooo Gala Darling!
I was walking towards Ave C and 8th street Thursday night with my two friends, when lo and behold, I see a pink haired girl walking towards me! Finally, a Gala sighting! You were with that handsome tattooed fellow and adorable dog, and I was way too nervous to say anything. All I could do was glance at you quickly, and then have a major freak out down the block! I hope you will love living in the East Village, because I really really truly do. It has the best energy in the summertime. Hopefully now, I will see you around more often!

Love,
Esther

June 12th, 2009

A highlight of the evening was seeing Gala Darling in the crowd. I have admired her blog for a long time and, like the giddy fan that I am, introduced myself and asked if I could take a photo with her. She was kind and adorable and what struck me most of all, present. It’s difficult to describe with words what that means. It is an experience of being acknowledged, looked in the eye and respected. It’s nice when it happens and yet it makes one realize how really rare it is. Hopefully that is changing. I know I am working on it and am always grateful for the reminder.

Wow, that’s really cool.

Yesterday on AOL

June 10th, 2009

6:22:18 PM Jesse: ello mate
6:22:33 PM Gala: hey kid
6:22:49 PM Jesse: oh look who answers :) 6:23:12 PM Gala: what’s the haps?
6:23:18 PM Jesse: in paris
6:23:28 PM Gala: good stuff, i’m back in new york!
6:23:52 PM Jesse: shall we rendevous when i return or has your interest run it’s course?
6:24:21 PM Gala: haha
6:24:26 PM Gala: my interest has run its course :>
6:24:47 PM Jesse: its hard to tell if your kidding in IM
6:25:17 PM Gala: not kidding
6:25:23 PM Gala: i have a boyfriend
6:25:34 PM Jesse: congratulations.

& that, as they say, was that.

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June 9th, 2009

8th June 2009

Yesterday was Hank (the dog)’s birthday.  When I left Dr Junger’s book launch at Urban Zen, I stopped in at a party shop & bought helium balloons & party hats, then walked from one side of Manhattan to the other holding them.  (They were pink & black so at least they matched my outfit.)  There was an immense thunderstorm last night & Hank kept waking up & being worried, so The Dish & I cuddled him back to sleep.  It was even cuter than it sounds.

Tomorrow I am meeting with Miss Crabapple for SXSWi 2010 panel plotting.  It is going to be good.  My plan for today concerns coffee, sugar cookies, maybe some fried chicken, & a whole lot of writing.  Yes.

June 8th, 2009

Cupcake Boy called me when I got back to New York City & said, “I decided I should bow out of this now while I’m still sane”. Good call, je crois. I like him & I think that was pretty much the best way it could possibly end. So that’s that.

I went to look at this really amazing sublease last night with The Dish & as we walked back to his place we discussed it & we thought that the odds of getting it were slim, just based on the guy who showed it to us.

Today when I was shopping with my friend, the guy from the apartment called & said it was mine.

It is beautiful.

I move in on the 13th of July & I cannot wait. It is supreme.

Tonight I’m going to a book launch party with my friend Dhru, & then it’s also Hank’s birthday. I think The Dish is going to cook him a big plate of bacon, & I will give him the birthday card I made & maybe we will sing to him. I am idly considering picking up party hats & I just realised I am going to pass a party supply store on the way to this book launch, so I am totally going to do it.

I don’t have a lot of news other than that but I would like to just say a big thank you to New York City for being awesome to me 24/7.

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June 6th, 2009

4th May 2009

So I decided I was kind of done with Toronto & on Wednesday I was talking to The Dish who said, “I can’t see why you can’t just come home.  Just tell them your situation & see what they say.”

I called the border three times to ask them what the odds of me getting through were.  The first guy said, “It could work!”  The second guy said, “I’d say your chances are slim to none”.  The third said, “I really can’t say”.  I decided to try — the worst they could do was turn me down, & if they did, my life wouldn’t be any different anyway, I’d stay in Toronto for a while which was my initial plan, & all I would have wasted would be $36 ($18 each way) & 4 hours of my time.

On Friday I caught a bus from Toronto to the border, which was Buffalo, New York.  I totally sweet-talked & flirted with the immigration officer who granted me another 90 day visa even though theoretically they are totally NOT meant to do that.  But they are also able to do whatever they like at their discretion, & obviously, he decided New York City wanted me.  AMAZING.  I cannot tell you how elated I was.  I could have burst.

Once we got through immigration, we had another 20 minutes on the bus before we arrived at Buffalo airport.  The bus, miraculously, had wifi, so I booked a flight from Buffalo to JFK for $179 on kayak.com.  I disembarked at Buffalo airport, checked my luggage, & caught a flight to New York City.  I got off at the other end, put my bags in a cab, & arrived in the East Village.  Which is where I am now.

5th May 2009

This morning I rode on the back of The Dish’s 1968 Triumph across the Brooklyn bridge, where we went to a 1950s diner & ate breakfast in a garden full of roses while listening to Bauhaus.

I think I am kind of in love with motorcycles.

It is really good to be back.

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June 4th, 2009

2nd May 2009

Thanks Dave.

Nine Inch Nails were totally AWESOME & Jane’s Addiction weren’t too foul either.  Boys who are amazing on guitar are the key to the universe.

OOOOH I HATE HAVING THINGS TO SHARE THAT I CANNOT ACTUALLY SHARE.

Okay I’m over it.  Also, last night I called the American embassy & “the border” to ask them about coming back into the States while my visa is in process.  I have a plan.  Fingers crossed.