My landlord wrote me a note and put it on the stairs this morning. It read:
Even though you didn’t keep a record I need to know how many days you actually took care of the cats so I can write you a check (or approx how many days you may or may not have been here (weekends or because of the weather). It’s a small matter Matt but it is something you said you would do and then didn’t. This lack of follow-through is something you might ponder in your learning lessons for your work situation
We continue to appreciate your care of Patches and Shadow
Yeah I said I was going to keep a written record but it just felt like an additional chore. They were gone for an entire month! Needless to say it pissed me off so I wrote a response note. It went something like this.
You are 100% right. The truth of the matter is that I didn’t check on the cats while you were away. Not even once! I didn’t make sure that they always had food and water and I didn’t scoop out their litter box. I definitely didn’t pet them, or brush them, or make any attempt to comfort them. I’m not even sure how they survived.
I’m truly sorry for my lack of “follow-through”. I can only hope your next cat-siter is more responsible than I was.
P.S - Thanks for your concern about the “job situation”
Interesting Pitchfork article on why we fight about music. …
I like how they compare Newsom to Gaga
"Newsom gets pegged as some woodsy creature whose art is highly constructed; Gaga gets pegged as some artificial construct whose art feels intuitive. Newsom’s music feels private, a strange artifact waiting for you to come engage with it. Gaga’s is entirely public, to the point where most of it is located in image and gesture and persona. Sometimes it’s as if she’s still figuring out how to reliably pack more of that meaning into the songs themselves."
I just had a lengthy debate with Jon about quentin tarantino which somehow, unbeknown to me, transitioned into a conversation about celebrities we would like to have lunch with. Like if you had a chance to sit down with someone and pick their brain for an hour or so who would it be and why?