Been up since 3 a.m. Can't sleep and thinking about things that drive me insane. Like: windows here. I've never had any trouble opening any windows in other parts of the world—for the most part, they seem to be the type where there's a lever and you push out—like mini French windows. Easy peasy. But in New York, every single building I've ever lived in has these lift-to-open jobbies that often require you to be a body-builder to wedge open even the tiniest bit. It drives me bananas. Sometimes you just want to crack a window, you know, and not have to move furniture to wedge yourself up against the wall for leverage for the privilege of having some ventilation. That is all.
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn