Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In the City


Why I still love New York: In the mere 60 hours that I was there over the weekend I made a half-dozen new work-related contacts; ate at Recette, Pastis and the Stanton Social; drank twice at pretty much the best bar on earth, Death & Co.; had a few beers with Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams (as cool a chick as I'd expected); went to a show at Upright Citizens Brigade; had an interesting conversation with a really gorgeous girl who freely admitted that she was screwing a 64-year-old overweight guy to live in his apartment; became fast friends with a 21-year-old kid who works on Wall Street and who hopes to one day open his own restaurant on the Lower East Side; hit the Mercury Lounge for the official release of Pillow Theory's fantastic new EP; got into an amusing but noteworthy debate with someone over the merits of Sucker Punch (I thought it was brilliantly over-the-top and unfairly maligned -- he either didn't like it or was simply arguing for the sake of arguing); and all in all managed to at least somewhat distract myself from the fact that I went up there primarily to drop off Inara.

I miss my daughter already -- but I'm grateful for the busy and entertaining transition period the city provided.

9 comments:

hecubus said...

thats awesome Chez....i good friend of mine from art school is bartends @ Death and Company. Great Bar! The Mercury Lounge is great as well

Nick said...

See, I could do that for 3-4 days at a stretch. Then I would want to live somewhere...not normal, per se...but less...so I could actually work/get things done.

The following month, spend 2-4 days....rinse, repeat.

p.s. nice to confirm MEW is actually as perceived.

denesteak said...

I just moved off the city in May and I miss it soooo much. Glad you had a good time.

Chez said...

It was a busy time, but that's what I need when I drop off Inara. My goal was to do as much for my little business as possible.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you live there?

TheReaperD said...

Hey, if you got an apartment in New York, that really gorgeous girl could be screwing *you* for your apartment.

Man, I can be a cynical snarky ass sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Ironically, the gorgeous girl is giving up that life and moving back West. Big City has its ups and downs...

Chez said...

It does indeed. She is very pretty, though.

kanye said...

When you mentioned “the girl“, my first thought was, "gold digger/sugar daddy", but now that she's chimed in, I've been made to remember that she's a person: A fellow traveler with hopes and dreams and aspirations...and feelings; and I find myself ashamed for having thought it. And for that, I apologize, gorgeous girl.

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Far be it from me to tell you how to run your blog, Chez, but to my mind, you should being doing everything that you can to get this girl to tell you her story. And trust me, she has a story…I can taste it.

Once she does tell you (and I'm pretty sure that she will), write it. Tell Her story--the way that it deserves to be told, because that's what you're good at, Chez. That's where your true talent lies; where your skill is most deftly applied: Telling the human stories. You’ve gotten away from that kind of writing over the past couple of years. I think that’s probably a conscious decision on your part; I also happen think that’s a mistake.

If it helps you to consider this as a request, then go and ahead do that. And yes, I know…you’re not a jukebox. But to me, that just means you’re slotless.