Curiosity Killed the Cate

Not yet, of course, but I’m sure someday it will…

big city, big pest problems January 27, 2008

Filed under: Life as I see it — catherineeliza @ 12:49 am

I snapped a picture of this notice in my apartment building as a momento of urban life. I wish I knew how to make it bigger so you easily see every comment, because they are very funny. It took about three or four weeks for this notice to get every note you see here.

will work for money January 22, 2008

Filed under: Manhattan Life — catherineeliza @ 12:13 am

I know my blog’s been very boring of late, but that’s mostly due to the fact that so am I.  I moved home just before Christmas having almost lost my mind over finishing a very challenging semester, winding up a job that I’d been at for three years (sadly, by far my longest stint), and of course, regular holiday stress.  I’m still running down to the basement daily to dig things out of boxes since my bedroom has been a storage receptacle for years, and thus, needs to be cleaned out before I can really move in, which I’ve had plenty of time to do, and yet, have not.  And now my last semester at Rutgers starts tomorrow, my student teaching position has not yet been approved, I need to find another one in an elementary school, and very importantly, I need to find a job.  I need to find the highest paying part-time job I can with night hours.  Other than working the graveyard shift at my local Mobil-Mart, does anyone have any ideas?  Oh yeah, to throw into the mix, I’m sharing a car with my sister because neither one of us can afford our own, so can I add to the order of a high-paying but not actually difficult part-time job that I can do at night that it also be in a convenient location?  Let me know what you come up with, thanks!


many pints of peppermint ice cream January 8, 2008

Filed under: Food — catherineeliza @ 10:10 am

peppermint ice cream

Originally uploaded by catherineeliza_nyc.

We had peppermint ice cream last week at my sister’s birthday, and we decided we like it. So another sister decided to serve it at her son’s first birthday party last night. Problem being that peppermint ice cream is a seasonal flavor, and our local grocery store was already out of it. Yesterday my mother and I decided to try to find some for her while she was at work, so after calling a few places, we drove to a local dairy which had some home-made peppermint ice cream. We bough 3 or 4 pints and I called and left a message for my sister that we had found the ice cream, and would bring it to the party that night. I was well satisfied with our cleverness and went to the gym. Upon my return, I saw had a message that my sister had found peppermint ice cream at another store and had bought a quart for the party and a quart to give it us. I went to tell my mom that we didn’t need to bring the ice cream to the party and learned that while I had been at the gym she had gone to another store and found peppermint ice cream there as well and bought two quarts (one for the party, one for us). So now, we have a lot of peppermint ice cream. Be sure to drop by if you’d like some.