Sunday, April 01, 2007

Another this and that

I just got back from the bathroom. Success! The last time I had success was Friday morning, so you can imagine the relief I'm feeling. Ahhhh. Obviously, I avoided pizza yesterday. Instead, I whipped up a batch of Gyoza, or dumplings for dinner. Actually, whipped up is misleading. It took a couple of hours and then I had to plead spouse to help me finish closing them up. I use a fork to close the dumplings into half moons, and spouse reminded me as he always does that there is a tool for this, like a pizza cutter. I tell him I know that, but we don't have one. I made eighty of the things and got a blister from pressing on the fork. I should probably go buy that tool. Anyway, I cooked them up and served with peanut sauce (equal parts peanut butter, sugar and soy sauce with a little hot water) and asparagus. But wait, there's more to our exciting Saturday night.

I had arranged to go upstairs and take pics of the interior of the apartment that will be vacated at the end of June. At five pm, I posted the ad on craigslist. At 5:18, we received our first call. We decided to let everyone leave messages and I'd call back today. We had dozens of calls but only 6 messages. I say only, but don't you think that's a lot when the place isn't even available until July? A strange thing about Montreal. All the leases are done July to July, so July first is known as Moving Day up here, an annual clusterfuck unlike anything I've ever seen. I figure we'll have a signed lease by the end of the week for the place.

While the phone ran off the hook, we ate our gyoza and watched Transgeneration, a documentary series from the Sundance channel that follows four college students through their journey to becoming the other sex. Fascinating.

16 comments:

bardelf said...

That's great that so many people are interested in the apartment, just hours after you listed it.

KipEsquire said...

"All the leases are done July to July, so July first is known as Moving Day up here, an annual clusterfuck unlike anything I've ever seen."

Amsterdam is the same way. And the streets are so narrow, and many older buildings are still dependent on gable pulleys to move furniture, so it must be an adventure/nightmare beyond imagination. ;-)

Ed said...

My soap opera, All My Children, has a transgendered guy/girl. His/her mother came to visit and told him/her to snap out of it and be a man. His/her doctor explained to her that it wasn't his/her choice.He/she is in love with a lesbian named Bianca. Great story line.
Congrats on getting so many interested potential renters.

Lewis said...

So, is there anything in the gyoza? Or just the dumping itself? Sounds good....but way too labor-intensive for this lazy mind. And asparagus....yummy. Good for you on renting the apartment! Be careful! We know where that has been in the past. Ouch.
Now,I'm wondering, are the gyoza any better for that constipation of yours than the pizza dough? Hum.

GayProf said...

You might look at buying a good bran cereal. I am not sayin', I am just sayin'.

teh l4m3 said...

I can never say no to the poop posts. Anyway, I've seen "Transgeneration." Very moving, IMHO.

PS I would like at this point to reiterate how much I adore those freakin' Charmin' wipes. Very nice.

PPS And no more nudie Montreal dancer! w00t!

Jeff said...

i thought gyoza were crimped with your fingers?

http://www.yongfook.com/2007/03/24/how-to-make-gyoza/

Mark in DC said...

Thanks for the peanut sauce recipe. I love peanut sauce and used to buy it in a bottle. But having moved, the stores here don't seem to carry it. Now I can make my own, thanks to your sharing the recipe.

The Sundance channel on our cable used to show 1/2 hour episodes of Transgeneration and I really enjoyed it. It really helped me see beyond the surface of these folks who feel the need to change their bodies to match their insides.

Mark

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

Sounds like a meal from heaven!
I usually don't use sugar in my peanut sauce, since I get the kind of PB that has sugar in it already.

abnitude said...

good poop, good meal, good tv, good rental....what more could anyone ask for!!!!!

dirk.mancuso said...

I thought TRANSGENERATION was very well done.

Polt said...

I caught Transgeneration on LOGO last year, and loved it. Very well done, informative and not at all explotative...something of an anamoly in today's "Reality TV" craze.

HUGS...

Devo said...

Pooh, pooh, wonderful pooh, makes you want to just break into song, doesn't it?? Is there like a law or something about that whole July to July thing, cuz that is just fucked up dude!?? I know, poor grammar, but really, is there? You should buck the system, well you and a whole bunch of other landlords I guess. Wouldn't work too well if it was just you now, would it?? I'm tired, bye.
Devo

Patricia said...

first pizza, now dumplings. you're killin me here.

La Sequencia said...

I had to read the opening of the post three times before I was completely sure that you were writing a post about your poo-poos. Brilliant! Why can't I be inspired so in my own blogging? XOXO

Lemuel said...

The whole lease/move thing seems very strange to me. Why such a policy?