Monday, June 15, 2009

Updates, Updates, Updates!

Hey girls!

Oh my gosh, I have so much to catch you up on!

So here we go!

My good friend and fellow intern has a cute blog! I want her to have lots of cute followers so she will keep it up, because it is such a fun blog, and she is such a fun girl!
Her blogs name is The Interns Confessions

In other news!
My Aunt, as I mentioned, was doing her best to hook me up with "A", the recent Wake Forest grad that now lives in the City! I'm not hating it! :)
Well, as you know, he called the night that I was on the Charity Cruise (tipsy!!) Obviously, I was so nervous ALL DAY after the cruise, because he was supposed to call me back, but I wasn't betting on it, because you know, I sounded awful! Well, much to my surprise, he called me around 5 the next day and said that he had made us dinner reservations around 9 in the Lower East Village! I was so excited! I absolutely love when a date makes all the arrangements, because all I have to do is show up! It did shock me though, because it was already 5, and I needed time to pick out a cute outfit! Couldn't believe he already had everything planned!

Around 8:30, I took a cab, and met him on the corner of 12th and 2nd! We both got there around 8:45 and went to this great bar to have Gin & Tonics before dinner! It looked like a hole in the wall, with an older vibe! Of course, those type of places are unexpectedly always the best! After drinks, we went down the street to this adorable restaurant! It was Italian, and oh my gosh, just gorgeous! The decor was very old fashioned, lots of dark wood, dimmed lights, and wonderful service! I will have to find out the name! I cannot believe I don't remember!
When we sat down to order, everything was in Italian, and looked so good! Now, I have one rule on first dates, I never order pasta or salad! So, as tasty as the Boar, and the Suckling Pig looked, I decided to go with the Salmon, and mashed potatoes! He actually got the Suckling Pig because he said it sounded interesting! Both were of course, delicious!

When we sat down, we decided to order a bottle of wine. A asked me if I preferred red or white wine. Of course, I warned him that, although I loved red, it usually stains my teeth. After I drink red, I either look like I was punched in the mouth, or a Wino who needs an AA meeting, and fast!...either of those scenarios are not so attractive!
However, A turned out to be a red wine guy, so I let him pick out whatever he thought would be good! He ordered a bottle that the restaurant specialized in, and it had a certain spicy taste to it. It was different, but I loved it! We made that wine last over 2 hours! We just drank and got to know each other! It was so much fun! We have a lot in common, and I was really surprised!
After dinner, we went to this sports bar for another drink, and then on to this Chinese bakery/bar...random combo! It was great though! The bartender at the Chinese place was hilarious, he took his job VERY seriously! He mixed us this lemonade and soy sauce, with Grey goose. I wasn't so sure how that would taste, but it turned out to be great!
A and I ended up ordering different drinks each time, so we could sample each others, and at times we even traded! Some things are just too strong for me!
Every time that he made our drinks, the bartender would look us deep in the eye, and start shaking our drinks with every bit of energy he had, haha! He seriously looked like he was dancing to techno music while shaking my margarita! Then as we would taste them, he would cross his arms and wait for the "I love it" nod! It was too funny!
After that bar, my feet were KILLING me! I wore these new Lilly flats, and unfortunately hadn't quite worn them in! A put me into a cab, and we said goodnight! It was atleast midnight, so I was ready for bed!
When I first met him, I had never seen him, so I didn't know what to expect. He had played Rugby in college, so I thought, okay tall, probably built, who knows!
Well, when he walked up, he was very tall, and REDHEADED! I love a redhead!
He was very attractive, but not so gorgeous that it was intimidating. I hate going out with gorgeous guys, it really is hard! A was extremely sweet too! I mean, I am sure we will be just friends, but he will be extremely easy to hang out with, because we had so much in common! It was a great blind date haha! I had blind dates, I have never been set up in my life!
Of course the next day, my Aunt, mother, and Grandmother called to see how it went because his parents are my Aunts good friends! It was too funny, and at dinner we showed each other the e-mails my Aunt, and his mother had sent us. It was exactly like they were trying to set us up, and we both agreed, it worked quite well!
I am seeing him for brunch on Tuesday, so I will have to post more about that!

So here is my newest Subway story!
The other day, I boarded the F train to go to work. Unfortunately, this woman was on board with her guitar don't get me wrong, I get it. Everybody has to make a living some how, but I was in no mood for a guitar solo at 7:30 am! Well, apparently I wasn't the only one! Don't get me wrong, she wasnt awful, but it was so awkward. Some people threw a dollar or 2 at her, but this one man just started yelling at her about how much she sucked, and she was nothing special! SO rude! I mean, it was 7:30, and she was annoying, but my Lord, someones hostile! Needless to say, he did not give her a dollar! This woman kindof reminded me of Pheobe from Friends! I was glad to be out of that subway, and will surely remember my iPod next time.

My other story is,
The other day, I was about to board the Q train! Well, I noticed that this man had been following me, and was staring at me. I don't just mean making eyes, like making gross gestures, and staring at me! DISGUSTING! I had seen him at the stop before, I see a lot of the same people daily, and I had always found him to be kindof odd!
Well, I also see this woman on the subway everyday, and of course, we wave! (secretly because I know she could save my life with her attitude, and shes just a big girl!)
Well, that particular day, she was sitting in one of those double seats, so even though it was kinda tight, when we boarded I did my usual wave, and then much to her surprise, I slid in next to her! She said "girl, i'm all about wavin' but I don't know about cuttin' off our circulation!" I said "girl, I wouldn't normally do this, but I got a problem, and you gotta help me solve it!" She smiled and said "whose ass I gotta kick to ease ya mind?!" I glared at the man...still making weird glances at me...eww, and she said "let big momma take care of business for ya!"
Oh, I did!
She got up, and went over to the man (there were maybe 5 people in the Subway car at the time, its an early ride) and she said "you messin' with my girl, you gotta go through this (as she shimmy's, and points to her angry face!), and I don't think you wanna do that because I do think I have no problem kickin' yo ass!"
She then went on to say how she used to be a resident at a women's prison, (im hoping she meant she worked there!) and how she learned a thing or two about predators.
Also, apparently her husband was a renowned cheater, and she hadn't yet healed from the pain...basically nobody wants to mess with her!
I love friends like that!
By the time it was all said and done, the mans eyes were huge, and he apologized to her hahaha! She then came and took a seat, next to me, and we shared a smile and a "pound it"! Right after that, she crossed her arms, and glared at the man for over 3 stops mumbling!
I may have caused a big problem, I've been checking the obituaries daily! Oops!
Oh, the Subway! I just love it!

This week is a big week at one of my firms!
I just found out that I have 4 book signings to attend this week! Today, I am going to see Windy Williams, and Joe Scarborough! On Wednesday, I am going to see Artie Lange. Then, on Thursday, I will get the chance to see LAUREN CONRAD! Lastly, on Friday, I will see my personal favorite ELIZABETH EDWARDS!
I am just so excited for all of these great opportunities! I cannot wait to hopefully take great pictures and enjoy every minute of it!

Yesterday, my roommate and I decided we would go explore Times Square and take cute pictures! We walked for like 4 hours, and got the best pictures! I cant stand to take a crooked picture, so it took a while for some of them, but Times Square is amazing, and I had to take all that I could. Eventually, we saw Rockefeller Center! That is my favorite spot because that is where all of the major News Buildings are! It was beautiful! I got a great shot of NBC Studios, FOX News, and Radio City, also the shops there are just great too!
Quickly, I ran into Jimmy Choo, Banana Republic, J. Crew, and so many more! Of course, a lot of looking, but they were all so much fun!
Also, I saw my favorite store in the whole world...CRANE & CO! They have beautiful paper!
After that, we were so thirsty, so where the ice skating rink usually is, there was a great restaurant set up! We found out, that at the time they were just serving drinks and desserts, PERFECT for me! I ordered a Strawberry Daiquiri, and my roommate had a Pina Coloda! Such a perfect afternoon snack!
After that, I just had to see St. Patrick's Cathedral!
As I was wandering over that way, we ran into a Puerto Rican Parade! Quite the cultural experience! It was really neat, it just took a while to cross the street!
Anyways, when I finally did get across to the Cathedral, I got some beautiful pictures both outside, and inside of the church! The ones inside turned out a bit dark, but I am hoping I can brighten them up!
St. Patrick's is the most beautiful church I have ever seen! Granted I am not Catholic, I did go to Catholic School from 1st through 8th grade, so it was a great experience! I love the Catholic Faith! My roommate said she would love to get married there...I can only imagine the cost and the waiting list! What a perfect spot!
Outside the church was a gift shop, I had my fingers crossed for a long sleeve white tee shirt, but unfortunately, they didn't have them!

On a negative note, the place that I am staying still has not brought me a dresser! I am still currently living out of a suitcase which I am extremely ticked about because HELLO, I paid upfront for a dresser and internet, and I barely have internet! I have called at least 5 times, and I am thinking if I call today and it doesn't get done, my father will call, and that would not be pretty! He gets things done!

I will post more later on! Have a great Monday!
I will be posting pictures later!


Perfectly Plump Preppy 2.0 said...

Maybe your friend from the subway could help you get that dresser. :)

Preppy 101 said...

It just sounds so great!! I am loving reading about your summer!!

I bet the restaurant is near where my son and daughter-in-law live. They live in the East Village! They have the neatest apartment. I just love it!

CarolinaPrep said...

Sounds like you're having a blast!! Can't wait to read more about it :)

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Wow, it sounds like you are truly "living the life" in NYC. Good for you girl!! By the way - if you do go private, I would LOVE an invite.

CashmereLibrarian said...

Soooooo fun! Thanks for sharing your adventures!