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February 9, 2007

The Passion of the Property Management Company

Linda has been silenced, I believe. Yesterday I called the actual owner of the property I live in to tell him that Linda was being a betch about my rent. The owner likes me because I'm tidy and I take good care of the yard, so if he makes this call she'll get off my frikkin' back.

After chatting with some people about the issue of attorneys and shady property management companies, someone told me last night that the Washington Post featured an article about shady property management companies who charge late renters for attorney fees even though no attorney has been to court on their behalf. I'd love to find this article and tell Linda to shove it up her icy snatch, because that's exactly what she threatened to do. If nothing has gone to court, the late renter cannot be charged attorney fees. A cursory search on washingtonpost.com didn't come up with anything, but I'm interested in finding this article or backup information on this practice and what I can do to fight it.

Last night I was treated to The Passion of the Crawford at The Studio Theatre, featuring John Epperson as Lypsinka as Joan Crawford (Review in MW). It was just what the doctor ordered as I've been feeling very Crawford for several weeks now, and Lypsinka was the reddest cherry on top. The performance is a lip-synched homage to Joan Crawford from archived recordings of an old Crawford television interview. Anyhow, much thanks to Randy at MW for the treat.

Here is a picture from MetroWeekly of a buncha drunk queens. Here are some more drunk queens. Even more drunk queens.

Blowoff is this Saturday at the 9:30 Club starting at 11:30pm.

In other news, the aquarium fish holocaust I was referring to the other day was about my fish dying, one by one. I ordered new angelfish last week and they have since been very robust. However, all of my old resident swordtails have grown feeble and die, at the rate of about 1 each day. They either got a new disease much like the native Americans did when the first Europeans reached the New World, or I overpopulated the aquarium with too many fish, and it simply stressed out my resident fish, their immune systems failed and they succumbed. But my new angelfish are robust, at least.

Posted by jimbo at February 9, 2007 11:37 AM

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Hmm, We jettisoned the whole swordtail/angelfish angle and have been living with Austrailian Rainbows for the past 9 years now. The current pair of Tourquoise that rule my tank have been around for over 4 years. Of course nothing else will live with them except a cory and a couple of shrimp, could be the switch to brackish water. Who knows.

Three fish in a 37 gal. Yeah,I need to get a couple more........Maybe some whiteclouds!

Posted by: TonkaManOR at February 9, 2007 3:14 PM

Is it better to buy Blowoff tickets in advance, or at the door? I don't know if I am going to be able to make it, but I am going to try.

Posted by: Pete at February 9, 2007 3:20 PM

Jimbo, Buy some Tiger Barbs. They will outlive everything!

Posted by: Brechi at February 9, 2007 6:54 PM

Hey Jimbo,
The most important thing you can do when having issues with a landlord is to check the lease agreement. Most reasonable landlords will do what you are thinking to do...it is mutually better for the landlord to keep happy a Jimbo tenant than the crack user. For all reasons!
Lance

Posted by: lance at February 10, 2007 1:46 AM

Well, if you wanna shlepp to NYC, there's going to be 3 Buffy Sing-A-Long's there next weekend at the IFC.

Posted by: Lee at February 10, 2007 7:31 AM

I don't know that I trust mail-order fish...

Posted by: Andy at February 10, 2007 2:48 PM

"Icy snatch"......hahahahahahhahahaha.

Posted by: sean at February 12, 2007 6:50 PM

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