I’m flipping through my mail and getting annoyed. First of all it keeps coming and coming, and lately I have noticed that it is multiplying like that Faberge commercial from the 1980s, where she told a friend and they told a friend and now 16 of them use the shampoo.
I don’t actually mind the bills – they are a necessity in life. I like power it helps me run very important things in my apartment like the coffee pot, hair dryer and mobile phone charger. So yes I will pay Con Edison every month on time so I don’t end up sitting in the dark. Yes to the Time Warner Cable bill – I like connecting to the worldwide internet and endless hours of Law & Order, Frasier and Will and Grace – that Karen Walker cracks me up.
It’s the catalogues that kill me. I don’t mind the ones from J. Crew, Loft or Container Store (I super want one of those tee-shirts that say "Contain Yourself"). But some of these places I have never heard of - Pure Collection, Layfayette 148 and Sundance. Actually – I have heard of Sundance. I just refuse to spend $218 on a faux jewelry unless the necklace is going to clean my apartment once a month.
Just when I think I cannot flip through another catalogue or take my letter opener to another envelope I spot a communication from my alma mater. It reminds me that I received an email invite to attend a lecture-reception event in a fellow alumni’s home. An Assistant Professor from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is presenting the topic of Three Different Ways That New York Might Be Under Water in a Hundred Years.
Sure, my major was architecture, but I like to urban explore and find history interesting and decide to log onto the computer and accept. It is interesting how in these sometimes ordinary and unsuspecting moments in life you are able to reset your life clock without knowing it and begin the adventure all over again.