“I’m completely relaxed right now.”
Those words make my heart happy, even though my skin is crawling so badly from the thought of having needles all over my person. I’m with my friend at her acupuncture appointment (when in New York, right?) and I must admit to you… I hate needles. My darling ultimate, like me, has crazy anxiety, as well as awful back problems rolled into one (great combo…) but lately, she has been doing so great, and it makes me smile! There has been a lot of stress going around (it’s like the common cold…) Some of our family (oh yeah, my best friend is my cousin, a bunch of times removed. It’s okay if that doesn’t make sense. It usually doesn’t to everyone else.) deserves to have our bridges burned. But, us being the sweet, loving individuals we are, continue to put ourselves out there and make attempts to try and keep those relationships alive. This really has nothing to do with what I want to blog about today, but my serendipidees tend to take me where they will.
Anyway, she does acupuncture for her back and anxiety, so I’m currently sitting in the room, a single lamp on, and her covered in needles. My body feels weird! But since it’s the only free moment I have had to share some amazing get things with you, here it goes!
1. Goodbye pre-law!! As pumped as I was to become a paralegal for a criminal law firm, I just wasn’t happy with where I was. I then looked into a graphic design school and fell in love. So, for those who are not aware, I am going into graphic design. Why not do something you are crazy passionate about?
2. I extended my stay in New York for another week because (drum roll, please!!!) a friend of my cousin got me a meeting with the head editor of one of the biggest publishing companies in America. Obviously, I can’t give names quite yet, but this is an amazing opportunity. How many small town girls come to New York, decide graphic design is their thing, and then get a meeting with a magazine publishing company?? I am counting my blessings.
3. I must share pictures! I have a few days worth, so brace yourself. The leaves, I must say (just to make you jealous), waited for me to get here before they came together to form a glorious real life water-color painting. New York has honestly surpassed my expectations, and though my cute outfits that I mulled over before packing are hidden under a wool coat and thick scarf this time of year, I can walk down the streets confidently in my high heel boots. I feel at home, though I do miss seeing stars at night. Here I go, rambling. Picture time!
So, we began my night tour by tossing me on a crowed subway car, the first thing I hear being an announcement about crowded train cars not being an excuse for sexual harassment…”Welcome to the Subway, Dee!”… But when I got off, I was met with a breathtaking view (I’ve had a lot of those this week…)
Find Dee! I’m in there somewhere!
I’m here too, but much easier to find. I mean, I can’t be in Grand Central Station and not re-enact one of the most famous scenes from Gossip Girl, now can I?
Oh, allow me to put a beautiful face to the ultimate best friend/cousin/biggest fan I’ve been talking about:
Isn’t she just the cutest??
We just so happened to pass by the New York Public Library when they were having their annual Lions Gala. So many pretty dresses!
The fact that we were at Rockefeller Center and there was nobody out on the ice (it was during the break) was awesome. They started calling me their lucky charm (everything has been amazing since I have arrived, so much so that we went out and each bought a lottery ticket.) and so far, the name has certainly stuck.
A building pretty much 100% dedicated to chocolate? Yes please.
Hey, it’s my people!
On to the next day…It started off with (wait for it) a chocolate filled scone, an apple turn over, and, yes, a slice of lemon cake. Delicious.
Also, two Russian coffees. It was so good. And we got a little artsy with the saucer…
Then, for one of the best evenings ever, we went to see my first ever Broadway show. Now, for those of you who are Dexter fans, you will love this. For those of you who either don’t know what Dexter is or don’t understand it, this wont excite you a bit. Buuuut…
Yeah, that’s him. His handsome eyes are covered in blue eye shadow and glitter. He played the role of Hedwig, a man-woman. I could have cared less about what the show was about… Michael C. Hall was there. I met him!!! Whaaat? But yes, we were right next to his silver Lincoln SUV (which said “Slice of Life” on the back) and boom. There he was with his little dog after the show. Amazing. My cousin’s husband is a professional photographer, and he got the shots of his car and us meeting and such. Those will be following.
Then… the next day we went to see Les Miserable after swinging by Starbucks for some morning jumpstart.
Then we had an afternoon in rainy New York after touring the Federal Reserve where 1\4 of the world’s gold is stored. They were performing an audit so we got to see it being transferred. It was awesome!
Best little coffee shop ever!
Then…the next day (I told you it has been a while since I blogged)…We graced Central Park with our presence!
Then we made it to the Hudson just in time to see the skyline of New Jersey be painted with the sun’s goodbyes.
At this point, I was a frozen little popsicle, so we went back to the apartment and ordered take out Chinese. It got delivered to our door. I’m telling you, reader…I live so far out in the middle of nowhere that pizzas don’t even get delivered where we are.
Then… the next day…tehehehe!!!
All we did was go out and have a Girl’s night, which consisted of a shared bowl of spaghetti and meatballs at the cutest little Italian restaurant, the a random stop for a delicious cup of espresso, and a walk in the park.
And that, dear reader, gets us all caught up to today, where I’m snuggled up on an air mattress with my ultimate, who is anxiously awaiting a blog to read while we nurse our cups of coffee. So off I go, the publish button beckoning me. I promise I won’t dilly dally as long next time before posting. As long as I get enough coffee.
Until next time,