Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Line at the post office. 15 people in front of me. Yay.

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12th Feb 2007, 22:07   | tags:,

Caine says:

Oy. While there aren't any lines at the Almont post office, we are currently suffering a new postmistress who doesn't seem to know how to do anything.

It took me a half hour to claim the calendars and cranberries you sent me because she couldn't figure out how to enter some sort of code.

13th Feb 2007, 02:05

bronxelf says:

And they had no global priority envelopes. I have to order those *also*, now.

13th Feb 2007, 02:08

Caine says:

Oh great. Honestly, it makes you wonder what the hell the point of a post office is anymore. (Other than one giant annoyance factor.)

13th Feb 2007, 02:14

bronxelf says:

I have to say it just seems to be THIS post office. Castle Hill doesn't have these problems.

13th Feb 2007, 02:16

yourhermione says:

At this point it would be faster for me to mail you the envelopes, I swear. Even my lousy little post office has them. *sigh* I'm sorry.

13th Feb 2007, 13:34

bronxelf says:

I ordered them online, when I ordered the new batch of stamps. So they'll get here at the same time. Soon as the stamps arrive, I will go and send off the 34 I have packaged here, and take the global priority ones back to Kingsbridge.

13th Feb 2007, 13:49

Dhamaka says:


13th Feb 2007, 22:04

bronxelf says:

It's really *not* the USPS in general. TBH, I find that the post office as a whole is pretty on the ball. And my personal postal carrier (Howie, who delivers to my building and lives in the building next door) is just fine. It's *this branch* of the post office, specifically with the problem.

13th Feb 2007, 22:10

Dhamaka says:

not the point, it's extra hassle that you really don't need

13th Feb 2007, 22:11

bronxelf says:

I've largely just given up on using them for anything other than to drop off packages. I am ordering all my supplies online now. It may be just as frustrating, but it doesn't require me to stand on line to do it.

13th Feb 2007, 22:16

Dhamaka says:

so you'll lose less time but get more electronic hassle

13th Feb 2007, 22:19

bronxelf says:

same amount of time. It's just how the time is spent. I'd rather wait for shipping (when I can do other things) than wait on line at the post office for them to tell me they don't have what I need anyway. Saves me a lot of frustration and at least I can use the time effectively by doing something else while I wait.

13th Feb 2007, 22:25