Monthly Archives: September 2012

Neighborhood tour

¬† When I have a morning or afternoon free, and I’m not feeling too far behind on work-related tasks or domestic chores, I go for a walk around my new neighborhood. I am struck by the architectural quirks of many … Continue reading

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Dining √† la daal

Surrounded by a smorgasbord that stretches several blocks, I have to constantly fend off the desire to eat out or order in, especially at dinner time. (Lunch seems more excusable since I’m at work and it’s easy enough (and relatively … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous observations

Complete strangers may not smile at you. It’s weird, but they’re not actually being rude. Your bank will not give you a temporary debit card to tide you over till your actual one arrives in the mail (for security reasons). … Continue reading

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Evanesco

I mailed myself in boxes Quite compressed in liquor walls The whole wide west of middle. Yet some of me Has failed to be delivered, Lost in flight or sea and postal muddle. Numbers two two and eleven, Unencumbered, freed … Continue reading

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Tips for visiting friends

La Guardia airport is about a 10 minute bus/cab ride from Jackson Heights, while JFK is a bit further away. A cab ride (with a tip) from JFK will be about $20-25 more than one from LGA. So unless your … Continue reading

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Lessons From the First Week

You call ConEd about electricity¬† and they can start your account right away but they don’t do the gas. For that, you have to call National Grid, who cannot send a technician out for a week. It’s unclear why he … Continue reading

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