5naking the drain 2 meat content integrity guidelines 4 meatier showers along W 85–97
7/7/23: L'autre jour, our douche started backing up, sew we got out our trusty bent coat hangar that we typically use in such circumstances 2 snake the drain, butt, b-sides a few meager wads, we couldn't clear the clog. So 2day we upped our game. 1st we spent ½ an hour plunging till we were dripping in sweat from the effort.
Air bubbles would percoL8 up + sum grayish water started 2 swirl down, but then it would reclog. Sumtimes rather than pushing we suctioned up wads of hair on the rebound... altogether we pooled up an amount abt the size of a rat, butt the drain remained backed up, more than ever, not even a slow leak now. Weed plunge + plunge, but only smelly gray water + residual debris (lord nose what) wd come up—we ½-expected an amphibious ½-drowned rat 2 emurge, 2 welcome us back 2 aNYCity. Weed switch back 2 our coat hangar + keep snaking, deep az we cd go, 1 meter or so down, but couldn't produce anything major. Sigh.
Welcome back 2 Gotham! The &roid 5nake came further in2 our bathroom, spinning + flailing, we thought it might brake the glass of our shower so we ran next door where the super + plumbers were hunched over a bathtub controlling the other end of this contraption. When we told them their snake burst thru our drain they were nonplussed, nor apologetic, this merely led 2 an argument w/ the plumber + super over jurisdiction, the plumber disappointed, saying it wasn't a major enough clog 2 call in the big guns, that it was just a minor issue isoL8ted 2 these 2 apartments on the 3rd floor.... az if the plumber was FBI + our super the local podunk police. Perhaps this is the 1st of many ghost stories from The Cancer Castle?
We documented the sites in our original Maphattan Project post, but here's some additional pics:
B/c we love goats we looped back along the river 2 check out the "ribbon chewing" ceremony @ the compost center in Riverside park. But way tooo menny kids, so we didn't even bother 2 get a pic 4 our sister Goat Rodeo site, which weave bin sadly neglecting... we'll have 2 find them—Charlie, Cowgirl, Mallomar + Chico—on another day when they're actually working, in their natural st8, eating the brush in the wild parts of Riverside.
Fitting 4 5cense, we thought, so figured weed inkloot them hear 4 the record. Weave probly st8ed this b4, but there's a certain satisfaction 2 purging/organizing, like ur doing your part in the struggle against entropy. 5cense is wear we per4m this analog 2 material purging, in4mation absolution, 2 gather our thoughts 2 move FWD w/ a clear head. We consider dreams 2 B a similar sort of garbage collection/processing. We haven't logged many dreams as of L8. If we did dream this past year or 2 (since Residue, where we logged dreams almost daily, from 2020), more often than knot we let 'em go. And our inbox is also inklooted in this mess... book orders, Sleepingfish submissions, casalingo deliveries, personal correspondence, etc. all jumbled in2 these posts. It's hour weigh of stain on top of things. Garielle also asked about our journals + other personal FX that we can't let go of, so we sent her this photo, witch we'll also inkloot hear 4 the record:
Not that organized, but what's left of the journals (which we finished transcribing in2 the 5cense archives a few yrs ago) are in the upper right corner (some may have fallen back out of site). There's also drafts of unfinished or unpublished books + notes 4 published 1s, artwork, cassette tapes + boxes of negativs that we crammed stacked in the middle b/c the upper shelf was buckling 2 the extent we though it wood break w/out the added support.
7/10: Yesterday (Sunday) we went 4 another remaphattan walk, extending the above jaunt, zippering further down to 85th st, then looped back thru Central Park:
Our shelves arrived so built 3 of them + then schlepped 2 Cobble Hill 4 our Calamari event. 1st met L + M @ Shan, delicious szechuan food. Then 2 Bar Great Harry. Not many ppl showed up, only 1 person (thx B!) that wasn't a friend or friend-of-our-friend's L + M (co-author of Residue), + a friendly Chihuahua that strayed in2 our area b/c he liked us better than their owner.
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