Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Casa de Clutter Anniversary

Casa de Clutter
Originally uploaded by AZLee
(View of the front of my place. Behind that garage is 2100 sq. feet of cluttered condo.)

T'was 10 years ago today (Oct. 27) when I closed on the title and officially became the owner of Casa de Clutter. I can't believe 10 years as passed already!

I was dropping off a review tape to a co-committee member's home (we were on the screening committee for the local GLBT Film Festival) and I loved the floor plan, the "open-airiness" of it and the size. (2100 sq feet worth of apartment is definitely nothing to sneeze at!) Kipp said that there were 4 other apartments in the complex, one of them with the exact same floor plan as his. I made an appointment to see that one and LOVED it. I decided to buy it even though I wasn't officially looking. I told my parents I was interested and fully expected for them to tell me I was crazy, they surprized me and said "Go for it" instead.

Several haggelings with the previous owner, meetings with the agent, $48,000 down payment, and a $ 113,000 mortgage later it was mine.

I don't regret owning it although I occasionally wonder why I need so much space and so much shit but no, no real regrets.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Faster, Pussycat! Eat! Eat!

Faster, Pussycat! Eat! Eat! 2
Originally uploaded by AZLee
Back view.

Yay! It arrived today! My "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" lunch box! It's so cult and kitch I just HAD to get it! Alas, if I showed up on a school campus with it these days, the school security would be all over me like tasteless on John Waters.

I Forgot to Post This Yesterday

They Grow Up So Fast!
Originally uploaded by AZLee
That's moi, 34 years ago today (10/20/07) at my Bar Mitzvah. (For those math impaired, I was 13 old to admit now). Thought I'd make myself feel bad by seeing how young and slim I was! (Luckily, I still have my hair)

I still haven't forgiven my parents for making me do this and I remind them of that every year.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Gimme More Shoes Mash-Up

Yep! Kelly meets Twitney! Enjoy!

And yes, I'm still alive and so is this blog.