Also, I'm really slow and ridiculous about Christmas shopping this year. I've picked up some odds and ends here and there in the city but I mean, I did the bulk of my shopping on Amazon this morning. I even had the damn things wrapped. And I love wrapping. When did Christmas become such a chore? It makes me kind of sick.
Anyway, I am really glad I'm going home for Christmas. I miss my friends and family, I need a haircut desperately and I CANNOT FUCKING WAIT for REAL MEXICAN FOOD. New York has every other food nailed, why not Mexican food proper? They have lots of Cal-Mex places but they just do not measure up at all. Ah well. Soon, soon! Also, though, I'm kind of terrified as I'm taking my little dog on the airplane with me and while I've gotten tranquilizers, I'm really, really worried about shoving her in a bag for 5 hours as she is really, really jumpy.
Other than that, New York life is just dandy. Went to see Jay Brannan at Ars Nova last night where he off-handedly, pre-second song, asked the audience if I was there. As I sheepishly responded, he told me that the next song was for me (its my favorite). Embarassing. Anyway, I love Jay and his music is so amazing beyond words. Also, where else IN THE MOTHERFUCKING WORLD besides New York can you go and see a movie in the theater and become friends with perhaps the best actor in the damn thing and have songs dedicated to you during his shows in less than two months? Weird and painfully cool at the same time.
Oh! And I bumped into Molly Shannon while racing from the subway to the venue last night. God, I love this city.
Anyway, I feel as though I never update this, so an early Merry Christmas to you all from me. May you all have a wonderful time and may everyone buy you the Emily Haines record for Christmas.