Thursday, June 24, 2004

Netflix Rocks

I love my Netflix. Problem is that I keep getting movies that I feel I should watch but don't end up watching them. They sit here a few weeks, then I say screw it and mail them back. At least it only takes a few days to get a new movie.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

The problem with Digital Cameras

I was out at a club on Saturday night for a friend's birthday. One of her
friends had a tiny digital camera and was using it to take pictures. I was
in a bunch of pictures and realized that with a digital camera, you can't
really make funny faces.

With the old traditional film camera, you could make a funny face. No one
would know until they got the film back from the developer. Now, if you
make a funny face, then people know right away. You can no longer get away
with this type of behavior.

I hadn't been clubbing in quite a while before saturday night. I kind of
remember why, and here are the reasons.
1. I don't dance. Well, actually, I don't dance very well. My friends
mock my lack of rhythm.
2. I don't like crowds. It's not so much that I don't like other people.
Yes, I guess it is true that at clubs in the city, there is an inordinate
amount of the B&T crowd. Not that there is anything wrong with living in
places such as New Jersey or Staten Island (mmm smells like landfills). My
point is that the clubs are crowded and I get pushed and bumped and I don't
like that.
3. Lines. Lines suck. Lines at the door, lines at the bar, lines at the
bathroom, lines at the coat check (thank goodness it is summer so I don't
have to check my coat).
4. Bouncers. Rude rude rude. Ego trip.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

How to meet people in NYC, Part II

The trick to meeting people is through friends of friends, those people are the people that broaden your horizons.

I met my girlfriend pretty much through a friend of a friend. Someone asked me how my friend had not seen to set us up, and I explained that we really met through one of my friend's friends.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

How to meet people in NYC

NYC is a big place and there are a lot of people here. But it seems that I have lived here for four years now and have not met that many new people. I am not really sure what the answer is. I do however have a lot of excuses:
1. I work a lot. 2. I take actuarial exams. Now some people might assume that as an actuary, one lacks personality, but I disagree. I think its the fact that I basically shut myself down twice a year to study for these exams. The sad part is that my passing rate is not very good. Four years, three exams. Not so great.
3. It's just hard to meet people out there.
4. None of the young people I started work with a few years ago live in the city. They live in the suburbs and commute in. That is something I just don't get

So I have come to the conclusion that you really need to meet people through other people. Some people can go out and meet people no problem but I guess I am not like that. I meet some friends of friends hang out a few times, and lose contact.

Basically, NYC is a big lonely place sometimes.