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APARTMENTMAN In need of a break from the frantic pace of city life in Boston JOHNNY BORING (TM), and his alter ego APARTMENTMAN, (TM) sit in a cafe reading MOBY DICK and soaking in the atmosphere inherent in the Boston cafe scene. (I can see you all shaking your heads and saying "MOBY DICK" ugh. Well that's the reading selection so just bear with it. At least "you" aren't reading it.) Suddenly an idea flashes into JOHNNY BORING S (TM) mind. How about a whaling adventure !! How about retracing the story of MOBY DICK. (Now all of you Greenpeace/save the whale types don't worry since we're not going to be harpooning any whales or killing any dolphins so take a deep breath and chill out. We're just talking about a brief sojourn into Melville land) So what does JOHNNY BORING (TM) decide to do Of coarse, he is going to New Bedford to find the starting point of MOBY DICK Arriving in New Bedford, our hero loses himself in his imagination. He feels the cold, unforgiving ocean winds and sees himself before the mast alongside men named Captain Ezekiel Hardy, killed by a sperm whale on the coast of Japan in 1833. Suddenly, after hour of wandering the streets of New Bedford, our whaler in training realizes that he needs a place to stay. (Kind of like you which is why you're reading this ad. )Will he be able to find the actual Spouter-Inn Can he find the harpooner/Queequeg (Queequeg, for all you who haven't been willing to force yourself to read MOBY DICK, is the tattooed naked harpooner in the book.) Will he be able to retrace the steps of Ishmael. Entering the nearest Inn, our intellectual voyager approaches the innkeeper. "Avast" matey, where can a whaler find a bunk for the night Behind the desk sits the clerk. Momentarily stunned he regains his composure with a startled "huh. " " I'm setting sail tomorrow in search of MOBY DICK and I need a place to stay. " Oh I see is this some type of college initiation or something comes the response " Stand fast matey, I need a bunk to rest my bones. "Well, all I've got is a single bed with a shared bath." "That will do." "Top of the stairs last door on the left." Reaching his room, JOHNNY BORING (TM) (JB) for short, stretches out on his bed and begins to imagine days before the mast. Suddenly, the door opens and in walks a dark complexioned chap, naked with tattoos all over his body. In his hand is a six foot harpoon gleaming from its sharpened point. Panicking, JOHNNY BORING (TM) blurts out, "Queequeg " Startled, the man answers laconically, "yes, me Queequeg. " Not knowing if he is dreaming, or suffering one of his momentary flashbacks caused by attending too many Grateful Dead concerts, our hero of the homeless slaps himself in the face. Realizing that he is not dreaming, our whaler in training decides that a naked man with a harpoon is too much Herman Melville reality for him and bolts from the room. Running by the clerk, our sojourner of the seas flees his New Bedford residence in search of a more private home in Boston. Here is what he finds for himself, his shipmates and and for you. DIMENSIONS/ DESCRIPTION OF APARTMENT Here's the apartment you've been waiting for. You enter into the hallway (you can call it a foyer if you want to impress your friends) which measures 10.5 ft x 8.5 ft. To the right is a large closet and straight ahead is the kitchen which measures 13. 5 ft x 6 ft with new wood cabinets and electric range. (You say you want a gas range but who are you kidding since you know you never cook anyway-you can pop your meals into the microwave) To the right off of the hallway is the bathroom which is a nice older charming bathroom with a pedestal sink. (Or just an old bathroom if you don't like older charming bathrooms with pedestal sinks) To the left of the hallway is the living room which measures 10. 5 ft x 18. 5 ft with two windows at the end which face west so you can get a tan as you ponder life. The alcove is off of the living room and measures 8.5 ft x 10. 5 ft. The ceilings are 9.5 ft high.Hardwood floors throughout. Laundry in the basement. Copyright 2003-2010} James V Castelli J V Castelli 617-739-0747 email: Cat OK -


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