Now you’re in New York

Light at the top

Some observations:

  • A NY friend started a conversation with the phrase, “you know how people throw trash in the street …”
  • A crowd gathered in the park. I stopped to check out what they were checking out. It was a squirrel. Not a squirrel with a doughnut around it’s head or anything interesting. Just a squirrel doing what squirrels do.
  • The rumors are true. The food is amazing. I spent $2.60 for pizza for lunch. Delish. At dinnertime, I had a mac & cheese craving, so I put in an order at Southern Hospitality next door. Amazing. And right next door. Justin Timberlake’s restaurant might be the thing to clean out my wallet.
  • Radiant heat is weird. My room is actually hot, but I don’t know how to turn the thing off, so it keeps pumping out the hot air. And occasionally lets out steam. And makes weird noises in the night.
  • Women wear skinny jeans or leggings with boots. There appears to be no other option. This is the New York uniform. Dark colors only.
  • I get tired after four flights of stairs when carrying stuff. If I’m not carrying a bag or two, I can make it to 5A before I get tired. I will let you know when I make it all the way to my door without a change in breathing. The plus side is that I caught my reflection in the full-length mirror while I was getting dressed this morning. My legs already look leaner.
  • I don’t like not having things to do. I like having a schedule – work to go to, for example. I have a few things on my to-do list, but really. I need to pace myself. I have three more days with no where to be.
  • Sometimes I think about how long I need to stay here before it would be acceptable to pack my bags and return to Seattle. For now, I’ve decided I need to stay until all the boxes I’ve shipped arrive. And until I’ve been to MOMA, Central Park Zoo and used up the $20 I put on my Metro pass.
  • There’s no stocking up. I can only buy as much as I can carry.

Published by Candace

I’m a journalist, nutritionist, doting auntie, one-time bobsledder, and wannabe health nut (who loves chocolate and pizza too much to fully commit). I don't want you to think my life is perfect. It's not.

4 thoughts on “Now you’re in New York

  1. I know you can do it! You will be breezing up those stairs faster than you know it. And as for having nothing to do… savor it if you can. Let yourself relax for at least an hour!!! Oh, and you are not allowed to come home until you have finished an entire pastrami sandwich in one sitting at carnegie deli! miss you!

  2. You should do these every month, it will be so fun for us to follow as you discover new things and I’d imagine fascinating to look back on all your past impressions.
    p.s. Show those New Yorkers some color, life’s too short for a color-free wardrobe 😉

  3. Thanks, ladies! I’m feeling more comfortable by the day. I stopped counting down the days until I leave.

    Heather, I bought a red striped shirt while I was out with Quyn. She questioned whether I’d ever wear something so bright. Wearing it right now. And I plan to wear it a lot.

  4. Have you seen people toss their trash on the floor? I’d hate that.

    I’d think New Yorkers wouldn’t be fazed by a silly little squirrel?

    I totally wear leggings with boots. It’s my fall/winter staple, haha.

    I bet I’d be able to get to the 3rd floor only, without tiring. Go you with your toned legs!

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