1. ) I sold the car! It's funny. I couldn't get any love when it was at $800, but the moment I dropped it to $650, the phone wouldn't stop vibrating. And I don't know what this means exactly, but the people who responded were named Miguel, Luis, Pablo, Jorge, Carlos, Miguel again, and Luis again. If these guys are anything like the Miguels and Pablos I want to junior high with, my car has already been pimped beyond the dreams of gaucherie.
2.) I got a freelance gig! My friend Ellen put me in touch with a guy who needs a book of crosswords edited. It's 50 hours of work for $1000, which means I've got another month of rent potentially covered. The only downside is that it takes them sixty days to turn around payment. But still--it's my first job in New York, and I feel a whole lot happier now.
3.) Right now I'm watching 1958's St. Louis Blues, a biopic of W. C. Handy that not only stars (and features plentiful singing by) Nat King Cole, but co-stars Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, and most especially Eartha Kitt, who is every bit as sultry and wonderful and dominant onscreen as Lauren Bacall. But what's even cooler is that the theme of this evening is "movies where someone goes temporarily blind." Next up is something called The Invisible Ray.
I guess what I'm saying is, life is temporarily good. Now all they need is an Eartha Kitt festival.