||[Nov. 8th, 2006|06:17 am]
I'm A Vocoder
Are you or have you ever been . . . a goth? Feel free to talk about it! Over the past year, my opinion of gothic (sub)culture has improved. Sure, there's a lot to dislike about the goths but in some way but it's somewhat reassuring that you can find them practically everywhere in America. It doesn't matter if you are in the reddest, most bible-thumping town in the US, you'll still be able to find a clique of pale (naturally or via makeup), dorky kids dressed all in black and, by golly, that just warms the cockles of my heart! Also, the coolest ones kept the Minimal Synth flame alive when no one when else was listening and I can't thank them enough for that!
I visited NYC again this weekend and, as expected, I had a wonderful time. On Thursday night, I went to this authentic Sichuan Chinese restaurant in Queens and made an important discovery: SHRIMP HAVE LEGS! HAHA! You see, I'm not a huge fan of shrimp but I'd like to think that I've experienced them in both "low" and moderately "high" settings and in both cases there were no legs on my shrimp. At first I thought that I was crazy but after proclaiming my utter shock to the table, one or two people hesistantly came forward and also admitted that they had never eaten shrimp with legs. I'm not crazy! So now I'm wondering why errbody takes out the shrimp legs. Are shrimp legs that unaesthetically pleasing to the Western mind(tummy)set?
Oh, after the meal, Beverly, Faryal, Sarah and I went to ISS at the Sanctum room of the Tribeca Grand. If you are ever bored in NYC on a Thursday night, please go to ISS, the music the played was EXCELLENT. Dancing at the ISS also reaffirmed my belief in the fact that "Diamond Girl" by Nice & Wild is one of the greatest musical triumphs of mankind.
Ok, now I'll just breeze thru the rest of the days just to keep this entry somewhat short. I spent the early part of the day in Scarsdale/White Plains, which was relaxing. A lot of the plans for that night fell thru but I still had a fine time, nevertheless. Saturday, I ate at an extremely good + cheap ($4.50 entrees!) malaysian restaurant in Chinatown. Afterwards, we saw the Borat movie. the movie wasn't as good as I thought it would be b/c I was ONLY dying of laughter half the time. The other half was spent MERELY laughing my ass off. But seriously, you must see this movie. There is one scene that manages to be both the most repulsive and hilarious thing I've ever seen. Those of you that have watched the movie know exactly what I'm talking about. Afterwards, I saw Finally Punk and they made me miss Austin all over again. Kinda wish one of the members, Vron, still kept an LJ. After that, there was some dancing at an LES bar that was recommended by Dan Selzer.
ANYWAYS, after I came back to Miami, I felt a bit depressed. I really don't want to be here anymore. Since I've saved quite a bit of money, I only need to take care of a few things before I can move. This is vastly different from the situation even a few months ago. The thing that worries me about NYC is the fact that it is so gosh darn expensive! I seriously need to visit LA and see if that city is more my style. If both LA and NYC don't work out, then I guess I could go to Austin although I would really rather live on the coast. Ok, that's enough rambling for now, bye!