Monday, May 22, 2006

Manhattan Borough President
Scott M. Stringer

Invites you to celebrate


Co-sponsored by
Asian American Arts Alliance

Featuring poetry, music
performances by:

Ishle Yi Park l Patrick Rosal
Ma-yi Theatre Company
Trio Tarana l Vongku Pak

Hosted by:
Vivian Lee
Reporter, WNBC NewsChannel 4

Reception will follow

New York County Surrogate's Court
31 Chambers Street
Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 6 pm - 9 pm

RSVP to (212) 669-4374 or

Friday, May 19, 2006

First Homeowner Injury

Mallet + Mailbox Pole + Small Wooden Block + Thumb . . .

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

RIP Stanley Kunitz


Waiting for the paint to dry

The office has been painted a bright shade of yellow. I need to find curtains that are more suitable for the tones in that room. There's a wall that's covered with wood panels, so I need a mix of the yellow and the brown somehow. Anyway, we got most of our bookshelves moved into the house. We also moved a ton of book boxes. There aren't really any books left in the rental, save those I'm using for classes.

We also painted the masters bedroom a dark shade of red . . . at least it was dark after I had painted it on Saturday. We'll see what color it REALLY is.

Poetry? Who has time for poetry when there's another coat to paint!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Slowly Slowly

We've been moving things into the new house. Last week I visited the new place three times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. I almost went on Sunday, but I had weird flu-like symptoms and Meredith urged me not to go. I predict I'll be up at the new place three more times this week. Crazy, huh? I'm not sure if this system of gradual moving is better than all at once at this point.

In other news, there are four more weeks in my quarter . . .

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The View from our Bedroom

The View from our Bedroom
Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
This is a picture taken from the sliding glass door in the master's bedroom.

Living Room Window

Living Room Window
Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
What we see out the windows of our living room. That poor tropical plant was also left behind.

That 70's Show

That 70's Show
Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
Meredith mugging for the camera with the groovy 70's-style curtains left behind.


Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
The deck with a shot of Jake's hind-quarters.

Wet Bar

Wet Bar
Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
Yes, the house has a wet bar.


Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
Dig our new fireplace? You'll note all the wood panelling. It's actually not so bad since they're installed at angles rather than straight up and down.

Monday, May 01, 2006

My name . . .

. . . is Oliver. I own a home.