Tuesday, June 10, 2008

8,200,000

Here's a first: last night, I slept with the DOOR to my apartment wide open. Why would anyone do such a thing? I did it because my air conditioner has been broken since last summer and I never bothered to get it fixed. When I went to bed last night, it was 98 degrees in my apartment, and I was flattened like a blade of grass. And I was sweating. And my persian cat, who is basically a wiggling fur coat, wanted to sleep on my neck.

So in a city of 8,200,000 people, I propped my door open with a box of cereal and opened my windows - and went to sleep - right there for all the 8 million to see. The cross breeze was worth possible rape, torture and dismemberment. I was sort of hoping someone would abduct my cat and steal a few computers. To reduce the clutter, you know?

Today, I am going to the gym (to the gym!) and then I am going to NJ to watch Liam all day so that Leta can take a nap and read a book in peace. Poor girl has a tough time with all that parenting and I want to help her out. Plus, their yard is just luscious, and I want to be among flowers.






Have I said yet how great it is not to be working three jobs? I mean, being broke sucks and all, but damn it's nice to spend the day with Liam just because I feel like it.

Have a good Tuesday.

13 comments:

Em said...

That sounds like a wonderful plan, Nina. Enjoy!

Avitable said...

I don't know if I could survive without air conditioning. Should we start a "Make Nina's nipples hard" donation drive to pay for the repair?

Jennifer said...

it was so hot in our house last night with fans and windows open and all that... that i don't blame you one bit. although it is probably a little unsafe to do that in NYC, unless the building you live in really safe. :)

enjoy your day with Liam!! :) that sounds like a great plan!! i wish i had some one to come hang out w/ my children so i can have a nap and read a book. You totally ROCK!! :)

have a good one!!
hugs!! jenn

Miss Britt said...

I might have extra fans. You want me to send you some fans??

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner said...

Oh my gosh; what a great aunt you are. Sorry about the heat. It's been cruddy and cool and wet here in the Northland.

Julie said...

You are braver than I am. I don't even sleep with our bedroom door open, and I'm in a house.

Have a great day today, and enjoy being in their air conditioned home.

Finn said...

Have a lovely day... you deserve it.

And I'm glad you made it through the night without incident.

Sizzle said...

That's good medicine right there- playing with a kid and being among flowers.

LizB said...

You are most courageous. Enjoy your day away from the city!

jen said...

I will send my HVAC guy to your house.

Catherine said...

If you can get a fan, get a VORNADO. These things kick ass; if I had A/C, I would save the money and not even turn it on, that's how great they are. They smallish and light, and you can situate one to blast air right on (or very near) you overnight. They are a bit pricey for a fan, but they are worth it.

Kate P said...

You have VERY GOOD guardian angels, Missy!!! But yay for going to hang out with Liam. You're not missing anything at the office.

Cylithria said...

I posted a sentence for you Nina ;)