Saturday, December 10, 2005


Big city life has turned my brain into mush. It was almost there, but this town allowed the transformation to complete itself. So, here are some scattered thoughts rolling around in my head today. (Yay, it's Saturday...I have personal computer access!)

Professional freakazoid Marilyn Manson recently married his girlfriend. In other news, I am still single. Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor?

If one more bum asks me for money, I'm going to hand him my checkbook, ask him to balance it and offer him a sawbuck if I'm actually in the black.

Why is it that everyone in NYC is in such a damn hurry except for the person I'm walking behind?

Even surrounded by complete spazzes, I am still self-conscious about my own dancing abilities. I don't know why I can't shake that.

I had another celebrity sighting. Last night at the Knockout Drops' show (and if you're in NYC and still haven't seen Escape from Bellevue yet, shame on you for six weeks), I sold a ticket to Sid McGinnis from the Late Show band. The verbal exhange:
Me (dork): Hey I know you. You're in my living room every night.
Sid (cool): How did I get there?
Me (dork): huhuhuhuhuh (a la Butthead)

Richard Pryor just died. I hope no one's looking to me for a post on that, because I was never much of a fan. I really don't know that much about him. Seemed like a decent guy, but that's about all I can say.

It's odd that the 25-year old death of John Lennon still seems to be getting more press coverage than Pryor's recent passing.

I can't wait to go home for Christmas so I can watch all my sister's Christmas movies. I've missed all my favorites this season - "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Year Without a Santa Claus", etc. I did manage to catch "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas", but that was way back on Thanksgiving. Christmas shows on Thanksgiving should be outlawed.

I finally found an apartment. It's in Jersey City, not Brooklyn as I was hoping for, but it'll do. Nice roommates, great, huge, remodeled space and a place to park my car. I'm afraid I won't make it as a Jersey girl with my current hair configuration though. I need to start buying Aqua Net in bulk and invest in a professional-grade teasing comb.

Is this turning into a personal journal?? God, I hope not. But I'm sorry, I just don't care if Britney and K-Fed are getting divorced or not. But if K-Fed puts an album out, I'm all over that mess.


Lee Ann said...

Hey, so glad to hear from you. The bums in the city are pathetic.
I think what you said to Sid was cute (maybe I am a dork too).
Cool that you found an apartment. Jersey is not too bad...I lived in Upper Saddle River for a while.
Sounds like everything is falling into place for you. Hope you have a great holiday, and keep us updated.

Doggie Extraordinaire's Mom said...

Good to see you're settling in well. And don't fret about Marilyn Manson getting hitched while you're still single. No matter what she says, she's marrying him for the future alimony. If I thought he had a comeback in him, I'd probably do it too, but alas, I think we've finally grown collectively bored of his antics. Then again, Madonna continues to sell albums...

Teri said...

I don't care about Brittney and K-fed either. Or Marilyn Manson's nuptials. It's the season. I'm such a Scrooge.

Bar Bar A said...

Loved hearing a bit of your new "day to day" in NYC! Sounds like things are moving along quite nicely. Don't worry about how you look dancing!

Um, I think your finger slipped when you were mentioning John Lennon's death's anniversary, it's been 25 years. I wish it was 15 years because then I'd be a helluva lot younger than I am today.

The Emerson Avenger said...

God definitely has a sense of humour Popeye. God just gave Richard Dawkins and other fundamentalist atheist bigots the finger right here. ;-) ;-)

Masha said...

Glad to hear that you are doing great...hope you'll write something great about the sad separation between Jess and Nick ;)

Les Becker said...

I hear Well Woman loud and clear. I miss John Lennon, but I think I miss the days when my skin used to fit my face a lot more...

Alecia said...

hahahahaha - when you buy the gallons of Aqua Net and that awesome teasing comb, don't forget to stock up on Double Bubble bubble gum (you know, those huge pieces that make it look as if you're a cow chewing on her own cud --hot), and some blood red lipstick and nailpolish. Once your insanely long acrylics are on, coat them with that red-goodness, stick a wad of gum in your mouth, start popping and off you go. Because really, Aqua Net alone just won't cut it.

pia said...

Hey Jersey City is cool, has very expensive waterfront apartments, and you can commute by water


The Moviequill said...

I picture you now in those 25 thick deep sidewalk crowds... stopping to check out a new store...and then discovering that it was 6 blocks back before the crowd pushed you along

Gyrobo said...

Just imagine what the world would be like if you had X-ray vision.

Then imagine a giant puppy.

Which is cooler?!

Alice said...

hey now... not ALL us jersey girls succombed to aqua net :-)

i was born about 2 months before john lennon was shot. my mom claims that had i been born 2 months later, my middle name would be "lennon." i don't think she's kidding.

Brooks said...

Isn't Whitney Houston from Jersey City? I just watched a City Confidential on A&E about Elizabeth, NJ and the crime family that the Sopranos are loosely based on. It was very interesting and equally disturbing.

Loved that post on Bono. I couldn't agree more.

Neo said...

Becky -Cgrats on the new digs!

And yes, New Yorkers are ALWAYS like that. It's like you have to bodycheck them out of the way! LOL

BeckEye said... know, I didn't know which anniversary it was of John Lennon's death. I knew that he died in 1980, so I had to do some mental subtraction. Any math done in my head will invariably be wrong. That's like...numbers and stuff.

(I fixed the error btw...thanks for the heads up Layla!)

Bar Bar A said...

Having withdrawl sypmtoms...please write soon

Les Becker said...

Hear, hear! Where are you, Beck?

Lavinia said...

Hey, now that you live in Jersey have you had more people confusing you and your friend for Meadow Soprano and Tony's psychiatrist?

Hope you're having fun. You know we would much rather hear about you than Jimmy-Jean and Cleatus...I mean Britney Jean and K-Fed.

Sangroncito said...

I want a photo of your teased hair!
New York at Christmas time....magic.

Neo said...

Becky -If you don't update by Christmas have a safe and blessed one.



- Neo

Bar Bar A said...

It's been two weeks since you've last written!!!

Beck, just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank your for one of the best blogs out there!

Hope all is going well for you in NYC!


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