Dispatch From The Commune #7: Up and Down and Up Again


First of all, two of our Itinerant Artists have experienced losses in their families recently.  They’re both fine, and The Commune has been giving them hugs this week, but we also ask that anyone reading this keep them in your prayers and thoughts and send your good vibes their way.  Thanks.  Much love and many hugs from The Commune to their respective families.  We wish you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time. 


No.  None of us drew this.

No. None of us drew this.

This has been a strangely up and down week for the Itinerant Artists.  Both TERESA and ADAM had Disappointments in Dateville this past week.  But, while Adam’s disappointment was merely a matter of scheduling and the lady (whom he’s already been out with before) is clearly still interested, Teresa’s first foray into online dating didn’t go nearly as well.  While she had a good time on her date, she doesn’t think any more will come of it.  The silver lining?  Her first online date is over, thereby making subsequent dates easier and less nerve-wracking.  Apparently.

There was some short-lived drama in the house as LINDSAY and Adam got into a big blow-up over their mutually purchased box fan of all things, but that situation has since been smoothed over as both parties realized that the fight was ridiculous to begin with!

Teresa tried going to Lindsay’s cupcake-baking trainer, but after getting lost in Brooklyn trying to meet up with Lindsay there for her first session, she realized that she’d rather excersise closer to her home.  For free. 

It hasn’t been all down and out though.  Example: EMILY’S been coming over to satisfy her new Star Trek addiction.  She’s been watching Next Generation episodes and loving it!  She just may be becoming a Trekkie…

And speaking of Emily.  We’ll have another lawyer in our midst in a couple of years!  Emily just got accepted to Brooklyn Law, meaning that she WON’T BE LEAVING US IN THE FALL!  There has been much Huzzah-ing in the land tonight.  Just this evening there was a celebratory dinner at Igloo, one of The Commune’s favorite local spots, attended by Emily, LIZ, LORI, Adam, and Teresa.  It was there that Emily infected all of their brains with an addictive game where you pretty much just insert the word “vagina” into movie titles for humor value.  Examples:

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Vagina

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Vagina

Y Tu Mama Vagina

The Land Before Vagina

The Manchurian Vagina.

Go ahead.  TRY not to come up with any of your own.  You can’t HELP yourself, can you?!

– Head Commune-ist

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Dispatch From The Commune #6: They Love the Nightlife, They Have to Boogie, On the Disco Round…Yeah.

club dancer

The Itinerant Artists have been extreme night owls this week!

LIZ, as usual, has been doing a lot of flouncing about town with EMILY and LORI.  However, she’s also been seeing Commune Cohort, EVAN, who’s returned to town having completed her first year at law school!  We haven’t seen much of her, and are hoping she will be around more this summer!  (Yes.  Evan is a she.)  There’s a lawyer-in-training among us, people!  You know what THAT means!  The second she finishes school and becomes the awesome defense attorney we know she will be…we’re all COMMITTING CRIME! Mark your calendars.  2011: Revolving Door Commune Crime Spree.  You heard it here first.  (And really, where else would you hear about it?)

ADAM has been working overtime!  It’s competition time over at the children’s ballroom dance education company he works for (name withheld to keep Google off our asses), and so he’s been out late lugging equipment, judging, DJ-ing, and watching young’uns fox trot.  How cute!

LINDSAY’S been out and about, socializing and baking cupcakes with her personal trainer.  Leave it to Lindt to find the one personal trainer in New York City who will bake cupcakes with you and insist you have one.

TERESA’S become obsessed with Lady Gaga and recently realized that she aspires to become a Neil Gaiman/Felicia Day/Lady Gaga hybrid.  Stay tuned to see how THAT turns out.  To prepare, she’s had a week of rubbing elbows and hobnobbing with actors, writers, and rock stars…  More from her on that later!

Remember those housemates that were circling each other?  Circling has ceased, and The Eagle has mothereffing LANDED, bitches!  One can only imagine they don’t mind being mentioned on the blog (they’ve both seen the previous mention and haven’t ripped my head off about it), because if they did, they wouldn’t be so LOUD.  That’s one of the quirks of living at The Commune.  Very thin walls.  And floors.  And ceilings.  Everyone knows everything everyone is doing.  People ignore, block out, and turn up the TV as needed.  Or alternately, there are guessing games about activities and positions.  It’s something we get used to living in the jumbled, bustling way we do.  The other quirk of living at The Commune?  Being mentioned in a blog.  Heh.

Lastly, there was the house field trip to the Girlyman concert at the Highline Ballroom this week!  That outing gets its own post, complete with photos!

– Head Commune-ist

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