catching up on november

i can’t comprehend how it can be november 16th already.  i’m still not over the speed at which august flew by.  i’m not even sure i remember what happened so far this month.  i know i watched the marathon because i have pictures.  these were taken on nov. 6th:

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i know i babysat my 2 nieces  because there hangs brand new ‘artwork’ all over my refrigerator, but otherwise the 2 days are pretty much of a blur.

my friend lori got married on 11/11/11.  she was stunning as always and happier than anyone has ever been:

i went to occupy wall street and met this guy:

found this car parked outside of the un plaza.  there was no sign of the owner of the car even though i waited a pretty long time.

i watched some street dancers on 42nd near 6th

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oh – and i almost forgot – i got new license plates!

my landlord william koeppel has continued to exhibit insane behaviors.   we recently discovered that the entire building is rent stabilized by law and the 80 or so tenants who pay market rate rents have filed a class action suit against him.  several days later we each received letters from william koeppel.  he said he hired an outside firm to calculate what the rent should be under the stabilization laws and supplied us each with a 7 page document to let us know that when our leases expire we will have the option to renew at the stabilized rate.  the rate for my studio / 1 room apartment is  $3,506.21.    i currently pay $2,100.

in addition to that stunt, he removed the canape  from the front door to the street so that the striking workers would have no protection from the rain and snow (no worries that the tenants no longer have the protection either).  he visited the building every day this week to deliver the weather forecast to the striking workers, laughing while he told them how hard it was going to rain for three days.   there were 5 articles written about the freak in the ny media in november.  you can read them here.

and today this great story was in the news – daniel the miracle dog.  i would have adopted daniel too.

also in the news,  karl slover died at age 93.  he was the oldest living munchkin!   here he is in his younger years – he’s the one in the center with the beige suit. very cute.

other than the job search which resulted in 1 freelance gig so far, i think you’re now up to date on november.   i do hope the second half of the month provides a bit more excitement  –  and a job.

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We represent the Lollipop Guild, The Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild.
And in the name of the Lollipop Guild, We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land,
~ The Lollipop Guild.

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