Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
August 29, 2005
Sigh ;___;

Quick update. I've been browsing apartment listings and making calls all day -- very exhausting. And FRUSTRATING! This one lady told me that I wasn't qualified, financially speaking, to live in her building. WHAT? Something about it being 48% of the yearly income I gave, as if it would be impossible for me to pay rent. Dude, I could get by on an average of $30 a week -- MAX -- so I could totally have afforded that place. But after she started talking about it I didn't want it anyway, so whatever.

Suffice it to say that my apartment hunting has not been going very well and I'm wondering what the hell I was thinking in the first place to resign from my position and decide to move out of here. I could've just stayed in the same job and lived here with my mother through my forties until finally deciding to shoot myself through the brain and nobody would've said anything like, "Oh, such a shame; he had so much potential blah blah blah," because they wouldn't even have been able to say it with a straight face anymore. Hahahaha.

Also, saw The 40 Year Old Virgin this weekend. Thought it was funny, but one thing that I found kind of odd was the representation of the male body in the film. I mean, I'm well aware that not every guy out there is cut/buff/etc., but really the only shirtless male torsos that I'm familiar with are my own and those of fictional characters and sculptures -- or similarly buff guys in magazines or jogging through the streets -- so it was kind of weird to see these guys whose bodies were quite noticeably less than "perfect." I mean, I know I've seen other men without shirts who weren't "sculpted" in my lifetime, but apparently I just looked through them, because they failed to leave an impression on my mind -- whereas watching the movie I couldn't help but see these kinda flabby (and hairy) guys and it just struck me as really weird. I dunno.

I'm tired so I'll sleep now. Ja!

-posted by Wes | 11:54 pm | Comments (2)
  • Becky says:

    Interesting as I just saw that movie tonight and the "less than perfect" male bodies didn't bother me at all. I thought they looked great b/c they were normal.

    Good luck with your apartment search. THe lady is a dumbass b/c what matters is the debt to income ratio and on-time payment history. If a guy makes $6k a month and has $3k in bills, then he's just as qualified as someone who makes half as much. You know what you might want to do, and I know you shouldn't have to, but tell them you've just graduated from Yale and are looking for your first job out of college (I know someone who did that when he was getting out of law school and you wouldn't believe how much nicer they treated him when he told them).

  • Parizad says:

    No, no, no! Once you've made a decision, NEVER second guess yourself. This is your life, Wes. You're in it for the long haul. So what if some snob said you weren't good enough for her apartment? Fuck her! There is a landlord that will take you in. You can always upgrade your living habitat later.

    You were misrable living at home. Do you really want to go back here? NO! Say it with me. NO!

    I'm in the same boat as you, buddy. I've been browsing and making phone calls. Some of the apartments make me drool. Holy moly, some places give complimentry massages, manicures, and pedicures! I'll settle for a place where my drunken neighbors don't wake me up at 3 a.m., 4 a.m., and 5 a.m. (Those fuckers upstairs! I'm ready to take a baseball bat to them!) It would also be nice if there was covered parking and the roof didn't leak. Man, I live in a hellhole! It will be nice when I get away from here. 🙂

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