Things That Are Not Actually Normal But Seem Sort of Normal After 2.89 Years in New York City

the person next to you at the laundromat removing all his clothes and putting them in the washer
drop crotch pants
leggings as pants
pantyhose as pants
denim underpants as pants
no pants whatsoever
jeffrey campbell "lita"
scott schuman
six dollar well drinks
people vomiting in public
people defecating in public
people fornicating in public
people weeping in public
yourself weeping in public
marriage proposals from cab drivers
referring to a friend's $1,000/month studio apartment as "an awesome deal"
when your landlady lets herself into your apartment and wanders around looking at stuff
when your landlady lets herself into your apartment and wanders around looking at stuff while you are in the apartment
when your landlady lets herself into your apartment and wanders around looking at stuff while you are in the apartment, wearing only your underwear
being paid to: write other people's personal emails, raise their children, locate their yacht-cleaning service, order their cufflinks, find insurance for their ferraris, execute their google-image searches for things like "friendship" and "health" while they are sitting behind you asking you to describe the google images and you are like "do you want to just look at the screen" and they are like "no, just tell me what it feels like to you" and then a week later they tell you their astrologer said to fire you
styrofoam takeout containers
when they try to put your coffee in a paper bag with napkins
standing next to bjork at art happenings
overpowering urges to do lasting physical harm to people who walk slowly on the sidewalk
people who dye their tiny dogs various colors
people who dress their tiny dogs in halloween costumes
people who put their tiny dogs in purses
tiny dogs
shrink-wrapped vegetables
seeing this and thinking "what a cute shirt"

This post came about as a result of a gchat with Meg, who is posting her own list today.