notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Feet

I'm typing this from the floor of a friend's friend's apartment. I made it to New York at around 4:30, picked up the key, and lugged all my stuff to Queens for the night. Tomorrow (I hope), I move into my apartment on the Lower East Side, but for now I'm happy to have a place to relax after a day and a half of travel encompassing:

-one car ride to Atlanta
-one 5AM car ride to the train
-one 45 min. train ride to the airport
-two one hour long flights with a
-three hour goddamn lay over in Akron-Canton
-one erroneous bus ride
-one subway ride
-whole lot of walking
-one cab to home, sweet, home for the night

Right now I'm waiting on Blake to get off of work to let him into his own apartment, where I've been using his computer, watching his TV, and eating his wheat thins. I am exhausted, but I owe the man a drink for letting a total stranger avoid homelessness in what is, upon first impression, a somewhat intimidating metropolis. Hopefully we'll head down to a watering hole an minute now.

I still don't have my laptop, so it may be awhile before I can visit the Muck again. In the meantime, I'll be getting settled in, visiting the school for some paperwork, and working feverishly toward building a mental map of Indian restaurants, arthouse movie theaters, and somewhere to buy a cheap hoodie for the Fall. For the latter my future roommate, who has spent 50 plus years in the city, recommended the nearby K-Mart. Go figure.

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