A Salinger Character Moment

Despite its thin walls and lack of air conditioner, I love my new apartment. I good portion of it is still in boxes (most of my bedroom and half my kitchen?) but I can sit in my living room and pretend that the rest of the place is unpacked.

And getting rid of a car and commuting by subway is much better than I expected. I’ve read eight…maybe nine books this month, 90% of which was done on the subway. I’m three reviews behind, but I’ll catch up soon enough.

You might be thinking that clearly, living in a city with so much going on, you’d never stay home. Well, I’m not that kind of person I guess. Don’t get me wrong, I go out and explore — I try to explore a new area (hopefully of Brooklyn) at least once a week. This weekend I walked the Brooklyn Bridge, then found Kee’s Chocolate, which was featured on Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network. (Levain Bakery is another stop from the show that I’ll make at some point!)

I also just bought a ticket to see Misery on Wednesday with Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf:

But I tend to be introverted, so days like yesterday are spent inside, writing and playing video games and cooking. Lori’s taco soup is going in the crockpot soon for this week’s lunches, and I spent the better half the night working on a few book ideas. I’m a little stuck, but that’s mostly because my desk and boards aren’t se up yet. And with alcohol delivery as simple as food delivery, well.

Fireball whiskey with amaretto or vanilla coke is wonderful.

And so thus, my best friend pointed out to me this morning that while my night sounded boring at first, I was writing in Brooklyn drinking whiskey. And something about the “in Brooklyn” part made is that much more magical? I truly regret not sitting on my fire escape pondering my wasted youth.

Unfortunately, unpacking boxes in Brooklyn doesn’t have the same ring.

Anyways, I did not participate in NaNoWriMo like I wanted to (thanks move!) so expect my December to be a bit more NaNoWriMo-ish. Especially while I flesh out a potential chick-lit idea, loosely based on my life drama. It’s hard to write, knowing the characters are kind of based on real people.

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