Monday, August, 25, 08


Filed under: a moment in my head — theradishpress @ 10:20 am

by theradishpress

I have heard that we choose our families before birth. I disagree. And I imagine that someone raised in an abusive household would not find that statement very comforting or true. I remember Teejay once talking to me about the concept of karma and how do you explain that to a child who lives in poverty. What did that kid do to deserve their present state?

I do think that as we age there are opportunities to acquire family. I do not mean those people who are related to us by blood, but those people who we have chosen to let into our lives. Those people who are more than acquaintances, more than friends, who are a part of not only our lives but our entire being.

We are family by choice. Family without the extensions.

Monday, August, 18, 08

amu hossein

Filed under: a moment in my head,looking back — theradishpress @ 12:58 am

by theradishpress

I’m still very sorry. I was looking at the Qu’ran cover you designed and thinking about the drawing you did of us all in the Nahidian house. I was thinking of me begging you for that horse. You were sitting by the kitchen, on the floor, talking to Amu Naqi. I asked and I asked and finally you drew it. On that small torn out piece of notebook paper.

It was soon after we found out and sooner after that we sat in the kitchen eating Disney pops when Baba told us. I had a red Mickey Mouse. He melted on the table.

I know. I do know that you are not angry. I see you often in the city. I think of you often in the city. I miss you often in the city.

Thursday, August, 14, 08

12. Tank Girl

Filed under: movie list — theradishpress @ 10:35 am
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by theradishpress

Doesn’t Ice-T play a kangaroo/man in this? I remember trying to watch this at the library of Mason and not sure if it was supposed to be funny or ridiculous or what. Lori Petty is pretty badass, and I think I recall wanting to be just as cool and hot as her. This I would definitely get and finish and actually pay attention to. Watching movies in the public library is a sad move to make, sometimes necessary, but in this case it was not. I would have finished it had it been for a class. This was more of an “I’m bored and waiting” kind of move. I remember feeling like it was Road Warrior on crack, which says a lot considering Road Warrior is pretty much already on crack. My favourite character from that is still the mohawked chaps guy and his blonde boyfriend who says nothing. That movie is so 80s it hurts. I also remember thinking that Gwen Stefani stole from Lori Petty when I saw this. Who knows? At this point I would definitely believe it. Gwen Stefani reminds me more and more of Madonna. She may have a fake English accent too for all I know. I only forgive Mandy Slade that disastrous move, and if legend is true, she is the original. The others are just taking from her anyway. Apocalyptic sci-fi movies need more girl heroes. I know you thought Resident Evil was the first. Well, it wasn’t.

Tuesday, August, 12, 08

this is the face

Filed under: a moment in my head — theradishpress @ 10:37 am

by theradishpress

of someone who has risen early to write:

Note the tired eyes and the more than usual unkempt hair. I do this for you…and by you, I mean me.

Thursday, August, 7, 08

your behavior during this whole vacating process…

Filed under: a moment in my head,looking back — theradishpress @ 1:39 am

by theradishpress

7/5/08 730pm Text: Hey, just a heads up. Im coming by the apt.@8 to show it.

7/5/08 731pm Text: Tonight?


7/5/08 734pm Text: I am at home in bed, cause I dont feel well.

7/5/08 735pm Text: Yea. Just for a few minutes.

7/5/08 737pm Text: Dude, that is short notice and i dont feel well. What happened to open house on sunday?

7/5/08 759pm Text: Sorry. I showed it this afternoon, but her husband worked til 7. We will only be a minute.

Needless to say I called him immediately and the phone conversation soon turned into yelling because he proceeded to tell me to get dressed and that I could wait in the hall or my own living room. So despite the fact that I had paid that month’s rent and that he was breaking the law in bringing someone in after I said no, did not really matter to him.

I ended up cursing him out in Farsi and didn’t realize it at first until he said he could not understand me. I was that angry.

What followed was a series of emails…well, first there was another phone call on the 7th which he could not handle because I was interrupting his “personal” time. Apparently my being sick the night before did not matter.

After that I called the NYC government and with the help of Rebecca, Teejay, Lisa, and Susin I wrote a very factual and well-thought out email calling him out on breaking the law on more than one count. He responded with an email about how I am childish and immature…he also told me we come from different backgrounds and upbringings, basically I do not know how to act etc etc.

I am considering copying the emails in here.

I was also considering providing his email and phone number for people to get in touch with him and let him know what a hypocritical piece of shit he is, but that may result in my getting into some serious trouble and really, he is not worth that.

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