Finally I decide I’m ready to start dating again now that my life is in order and fucking Okcupid won’t let me see anyone’s picture?! That site is bad enough when you do know what they “look like”. I’m not about to chance a date with one of these freaks without that!
This neighborhood houses every asshole I’ve ever got naked for…ever. Pretty sure I’ll run into the CA and VA ones here too. Just ran into AGAIN the hot Colombian who’s unfortunately an enormous DB and hates my guts. He didn’t even acknowledge my existence. It’s like a dating “This Is Your Life” just walking out to get avocados at the bodega
My surf girls and I just finalized our plans for Barbados this March and I CANNOT THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE. SO EFFING EXCITED I CANNOT EVEN BREATHE!!!!!
So I’ve been off the radar for a long time. I’ve had quite a bit going on. I guess it all started with Hurricane Sandy. I went into it drunk and pessimistic. I bought some oreos and vienna sausages and laughed at the news. I was excited for a day off work, but expected nothing more. My colleague and I ended up going to a local bar and received free “Sandy Shots” from the bartender who was pissed off she had to work a hurricane. I went home, passed out, and woke at midnight to no power and was utterly confused. Thank God I had my work MiFi and was able to, via Twitter, read about what was happening. I read about over 100 homes burnt to the ground in Breezy Pointe. I read about Rockaway, where many of my friends live, being completely under water. I read about NYU Medical Center, which is just 2 blocks from my apartment being flooded, and being evacuated. It was all so surreal.
At about 1am I decided to grab a candle, head down my 7 flights and check out the neighborhood. I saw the heroic nurses rescuing the babies. I saw everything you saw on the news. It was all very unreal. But I think what really changed me…what really got to me, was what I saw when I went to Rockaway a few days later. My surf friends and I went there to check things out, really. I guess we were just curious because we heard things were bad. I dont know what I expected, but I didnt expect anything like what I actually saw. As we drove into Rockaway, through the boats in the middle of the street, houses knocked off their foundation, people who’ve had to load everything they own, moldy and ruined to the street, cars strewn about….I started to realize I was driving into a situation I just didnt understand…how could I?
My friends and I arrived at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club at Beach 87th St to check on our friends. Even though those friends live in Rockaway, right on the beach; had no power or water, they decided to stay in Rockaway and set up the Surf Club as a donation distribution center. They were up and running the day after the storm to help the locals, which is a full FIVE DAYS before FEMA or Red Cross showed up. I was lucky enough to be a part of this kindness, and it has changed my life. Being part of a group dedicated to helping the local residents of a community I love has meant the world to me. With the lack of news coverage, to the outpouring of volunteers, to the progress, and the disappointing Congress decisions, it’s been a wild ride.
I’ve also got my period a few times. Made out with some losers. Moved to Williamsburg. Shit’s gone down.
I know, sorry. I am busy volunteering and trying to help rebuild the place I love with all my black heart. I promise to get wasted and start banging some dude who sucks in bed soon, and to write all about it. Stay tuned…..
My company FlatRate Moving has generously donated a truck to get supplies out to The Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Thursday morning. This Wednesday we will be having another donation drive at The Rodeo Bar at E 27th St & 3rd Ave from the hours of 6-10. Last Tuesday was a great turnout even though it was Election Day. I hope to get an even better turnout this Wednesday. We need to
remember that just because the roads are being cleared, and power for a SMALL percentage of the Rockaways will be back this week (hopefully), there are still tens of thousands of people who are in need of food and supplies. Even when the power comes back, it will be weeks before stores are up and running for these people to access basic survival items. For those of you who havent been able to volunteer, or cant really afford to give money…dropping off a bottle of bleach, or even a can of tuna helps these people more than you can even imagine. Plus it’s at a bar so you can have a beer while being a good person!! Please pass the word.