Monday, June 29, 2009

Last Night in NY

OH MY i cant even recall what I've been doing the last 3 days.

SATURDAY was an insane day. starting at 5 am, we camped out in Central Park to get tickets to see Twelfth Night, Shakespeare in the Park. The tickets were free, but we spent all day waiting in a line...the box office doesn't actually open until 1 pm! Keiko and i carried all the blankets and pillows we brought with us back to the house and ate a lovely meal in SoHo. I seriously had a HUGE flatbread sandwich and a roll of sushi all by myself. I was SO hungry. waited until 5 pm to eat anything all day. Picked Eric up from work and walked to the subway-->to Central Park. it started raining so hard on our walk to the subway but the sun was shining so bright it seemed like a surreal movie scene.
Shakespeare in the park was amazing. It was pretty awesome seeing Anne Hathaway performing a play right in front of me :) The entire cast made the play really entertaining and the show was hilarious.

SUNDAY we took it easy... walked around washington square park, ate mexican food in west village; the service was terrible but the food was good....and they don't give re-fills here!!!! WTF! Passed by NYU and had gluten free cupcakes at Keiko's obsession, Babycakes. Then we walked across the Williamsburg bridge and hopped on a subway back to the apartment. Got some champagne and ice cream and enjoyed while watching episode after episode of heroes until 5am.

MONDAY we went to the Guggenheim Museum and were in awe of Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing architecture works. There was also an amazing collection of Kandinsky and a few others. I made note of some awesome works that i want to find online :) After the museum, we took the subway to Madison Square Park where there is the most amazing Burger Joint ever in the world. Im sure of it. Shake Shack has the most amazing Shack Burger and Cheese Fries ever accompanied by an Arnold Palmer refreshment. I couldn't stand to leave a single bite or crumb behind. I was so satisfied. Met this really cute dog and she was the sweetest thing ever. Most of the dogs here I find are the most friendliest dogs ever. Got some red wine at Union Square and made our way back home. Just finished watching the movie Fido. Pretty funny zombie movie. I'm pretty tired and tomorrow ill be able to rest either on the plane or after i land :)

tomorrow i leave :( i miss home though. so glad i got to spend time with my best friend. This week was VERY well documented thanks to my amazing new camera! <3
xoxo A

Friday, June 26, 2009

More New York!

Im sitting in the portion of the room that is considered the dining room, between the bed in the common room and the kitchen. basically the only table to use my computer on :)

Havent really done anything today yet, but this week has been fun so far.

Tuesday we went to Bedford Ave. and walked around all the shops in Williamsburg. I bought a new skirt/dress, belt and cool high tops. Came back to the house, chilled for a bit, and went to the Brooklyn Bridge. We walked all the way towards Queens, to the other side of the river, and looked at the Manhattan/Brooklyn skyline. AMAZING. and im proud of my camera for capturing it properly. Found a convenience store called Peas & Pickles and bought some chips to munch on. Taxi driver couldnt figure out how to get us we walked BACK on the bridge. it started raining. Keiko and I sat on the roof of her building for 3 consecutive hours after that and had the most amazing ketchup talk ever. <3

Wednesday we dilly dallied around the house and Eric and keiko worked on a speech for a SGI Buddhist meeting. Went to the meeting via subway. Met some amazing people. Went to Times Square and ate at Dallas BBQ. Ate the biggest burger of my life. I think we watched Billy Elliot when we got home...either did this Wed. or Tues.

Thursday we went to St. Marks Place and ate at La Orlin restaurant. Had an amazing humus and falafel plate. Bought a really cute ring at this really overwhelming jewelry store. Saw some guy in a nice car who looked like Johnny Knoxville and the car was European car (drivers seat on the WRONG SIDE). haha the Subway cars were all packed to the maximum and there were armpits in my face. Went to another SGI Buddhist meeting for the Bushwick district. Met some amazing people who have a lot of genuine compassion and welcomed me to their meeting. Went dancing at Frim Fram and met up with Rhoni B. and Dave G. SUPER fun.

Now its Friday. walked around on my own for a little over an hour. ended up raining for about 5-10 minutes really hard with thunder and lightning. it hurt my head. walked down Metropolitan ave. from Lorimer to Driggs ave. really enjoyed the sights at my own pace with not intentional destination. Finished walking when i found a cute comic book store called Desert Island. now we're back at the apt. on Hemrod. chillin with beer on the fire escape. <3

xoxo A

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New York

help im alive, my heart keeps beeting like a hammer- Metric

 I tried going to sleep 3 hours ago and I just can't seem to get to it. Im tossing and turning, my throat is feeling scratchy....maybe, possibly getting sick, and this couch might be a little bit too small for me. I feel terrible that I'm possibly doing a little bit of complaining right now because i have only been here for a few hours, but feeling sick on vacation and not being able to sleep through it is a little rough. 

While I was flying out here,  The clouds reflected the most beautiful sunset. The clouds looked like pink dust in a fairy tail book. beautiful.

We watched Dan In Real Life when we got back to the apartment because I got in too late to really do anything in NY on a Monday night. Classic Keiko/Amber movie.

I don't know what could be better than the feeling of seeing your best friend in a different city across the country and knowing that everything will always pick up exactly the way it left off with you. It felt REAL fucking good to see Keiko and Eric across the pickup station at JFK. I seriously dropped everything and ran to them. 

My first meal was nothing particularly special to NY, Wendy's chicken nuggets, but it tasted SO New York. hahah

If I can't sleep tomorrow, i'll continue my NY recap. xoxo amber