Wednesday, June 24, 2009

LOVE the Park Ave Office!

Hey girls!

Yesterday at work was a great day! In a nutshell, everyday in this city is a great day, but really, I got a new office, and i wore my grey was good! First, we had our first PR Photo Shoot for the website! Secondly, we also got to work in the Park Ave office and I sat at my very own desk!!!
We interviewed some potential clients yesterday, and it was very fun! Then, we went in the cafeteria, and I met so many other people that worked in the building! I had a storm, and a man came in and he had one too, so clearly we had to start a conversation! We talked about stocks politics, and work! LOVED IT!

Last night M and I went around 10 to get a drink and talk about our day, it was a lot of fun!
I also got all of my laundry done, finally! Its funny, the laundry machines here are a freakin joke, I feel like im in prison and being punished having to put my clothes in those 20th century machines. Im not laughing....


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Love Crazy Mondays!

Hey girls!

Oh, yesterday! What a great day!

It was absolutely beautiful all day long in the City! I loved every minute of it!

I took the Subway to work around 9, and then proceeded to walk my usual 4 blocks passing all of the beautiful people and buildings I see each day! Sometimes, I pass dogs that are decked out in more name brands than I can count on 2 hands, its beautiful! Or, sometimes, like last Tuesday, a dog does its business a little too close to my Lilly out bitches, I dont play when it comes to my shoes! All in all though, the upper east side is a beautiful place with beautiful people and things...I LOVE IT!
I always see cute kids in their Lacoste, Burberry, or Vineyard Vines with smiles on their faces about whatever they may be doing! Lastly, I see so many friendly faces that I exchange waves with each morning! Basically the walk on the Upper East Side makes my day!

We have meetings all day today, and I am so excited about it!

Last night was another adventure!
So, M texted me right as I was about to order cheap Chinese food and do laundry to see if I had dinner yet! I was so excited, it would be fun to go out and get something, and hear about his job!
We made plans to grab dinner around 7:30, and meet in the lobby.
Well, two of my BFF's, as we call each other, called to see if I had made plans yet because they wanted to go into Hell's Kitchen! I just couldn't say no, because everyone is just so much fun, so we all met and went to dinner!
Before dinner, we were walking down a busy street, and I was talking to M and J when out of nowhere, some SOB on his "trick bike" was racing the street trying to make the light!
We clearly had the "walk" sign!
I was so into my conversation, so hell if I noticed Lance Armstrong coming toward me!
All of the sudden, I hear J scream "KATIE DONT DIE!!!"
I looked to my left, I see J's face in shock ready to catch my body that would soon fly through the air!
I looked to my right, I see, 2 Lance Armstrong wannabes racing on their bikes, and they don't see me!
I screamed at the top of my lungs, frozen in shock, (not because I might get hit and break a bone, but more so that...I MIGHT GET HIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND FALL)and hello, that's embarrassing!
I looked real cute screaming "OH MY GOSH" In the prissiest girly voice!
Then, BFF pushed me out of the way!
(This all happened in like a 3 second interval!)
Let me tell you what, I was sweatin' like a hooker in Church when that was all said and done!
I was lookin a hot mess! My newly done "beehive ponytail" was now...just a ponytail...:(
The bikers were really sweet and were like Ahh oh gosh, we didnt see you, because it really wasnt THAT big of a deal! We were all dying laughing, and lord knows I needed a drink after all that! J and my reactions were priceless! Oops!

Oh, but that was just the beginning!

Then, after looking at 3 menus, we finally decided on a great Italian place!
M and I split a dessert. It was this awesome chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream! SOO GOOD! He also paid for my dinner, which I totally didn't expect! That was really sweet of him! He was joking as always and was like "this dinner date really blossomed!" Which, yeah it did, but I was glad everyone went! It gives me more time to get to know him!
After dinner, he left because he works extremely early, but the girls and I stayed around and talked for about 2 hours. I ws so excited because both of these new friends go to schools very close by home!

Okay, off to a meeting in a few minutes!

I will post more later, have a great Tuesday!

Monday, June 22, 2009

My MOMS Coming!!

Hey girls!

2nd post of the day, I know!
I am so excited! My sweet mother is coming to visit me on Thursday, and I am so ready to see her!
We havent seen each other since May 26th, and Lord knows I am so used to talking to her atleast once a day! Since I have been here, we are lucky to talk once a week!

I dont work Thursdays, so I am hoping she flies in early so we can lunch, and I can show her where I work, and we can also do some shopping!

I am trying to make a list of stuff I really want to do while she is here!
-Eat dinner, and drink wine at one of my usual spots near 12th and 2nd! She will just love it!
-Take the Subway to where I work, and walk around!
-Go sightseeing, especially by taking another tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral!
-Have our usual "vent" sessions about any and everything, good and bad, over a glass of cold white wine! Usually its "Porch Time", but we arent in the South anymore, so we will have some kind of "time" with wine somewhere!
-Take her to the building where I interviewed for David Letterman, and show her around
-Possibly hit Canal St just for fun, but not a must!
-Get our nails done!

Any ideas? I am sure we will play it by ear, we always have a great time no matter what we are doing, but I cant wait to show her what all I have seen and done!

Thursday come quickly!

LOVE the Ferry, HATE the Island!

Hey girls!
Yesterday was a wild day to say the absolute least! K and I woke up at noon, well actually, lately I have been waking up at 5:15 because of what I can only assume are night terrors due to the obease, gassy neighbor that lives next door...I just cant sleep for a full night without waking up to his hacking at 5 in the morning, or his daily showers at 5,7,8,9, and midnight! Sketchy fool, but hey it takes all kinds...
Anyways, after I woke up, I turned on LMN because it was pouring rain outside!
Normally, every Saturday and Sunday K and I go sightseeing in a new spot that we havent seen yet, but the weather here has been just awful, so we decided to catch up on sleep instead!
Then, and as much as I hate to say this, I have to...I realized how overwhelmed I have become with living in New York City! It has more perks than I could count in a year, but as far as some things go, I am so overwhelmed.
One reason that I felt so overwhelmed yesterday was because the weather here is just depressing sometimes! Although when its pretty, its truly beautiful, but the rain, just sucks!

Eventually, I got up and got ready and we went to walk around the Fashion District, which was amazing by the way! I saw the Danskin factory, which are like my FAVORITE brand of leggins, so I was sure glad I knew where to find it!
Just putting it out there, I was looking for a cute place to get lunch...I am always eating, and I was starving! Eventually, we found a cute restaurant! That made my day so much better, because the food was so so good!
Later on, I was planning on going to the Art Museum with M, because he asked me earlier that morning to go around 3. I am a big fan of art, but let me just tell you what! I do NOT know how to interpret it like some people, I see what I see with my own 2 eyes and I go for it. Most of the time, ill see like a bobcat, and somebody else sees a village full of people, its embarassing, so I steer clear but since I am just getting to know M, im game for whatever!
Well, K and I decided that since the rain eventually looked like it was going to stop, we wanted to take the Staten Island Ferry and see what that was like! Also, we decided we were going to go to the Staten Island Mall, to the Ann Taylor! HELLO, Art Museum, or Ann Taylor...simple!
I called M to tell him, and he agreed to go with us! I was so excited because it seemed like it was going to be such a fun day full of shopping, drinking, and a "classic boat tour" with all of NYC, because, well, its a free ferry and hello our economy sucks so its an easy way to keep the kids entertained on a budget!
No, but in all seriousness, I was on a mission for a new little black dress, and I really really wanted to see Staten Island! The ferry ride was gorgeous, but everyone and their mother rode on it that day!

While we were waiting to board, I got myself a s'more poptart and a diet coke, which yet again, made my day! Then, I took some pictures!

I was praying it didnt rain, because M kept picking on me about not going to the museum, and he just knew it was going to rain on the way to the island...we would see about that! :) Eventually, yes it did rain...oops!

On the ferry, we all stood out on one of the decks, and just took it all in! It was beautiful for the first 15 minutes, but then we looked over near the dock we left from, and it was actually really cool, I could see the rain over there, and it was inevitable, the rain was going to catch up to us! I had to act fast and take pictures of the double view! I know this is fairly common to see, but it was such a great view!
Once the rain began, everyone hauled ass inside to get out of the cold! We were all pushing trying to get a seat inside, but eventually after the hostility passed and we all (most of us) had a seat, we all had a good laugh from almost busting our asses on the deck!
It was actually a lot of fun!
Then, when we got off the ferry, we went straight to the snack shop, because I needed my starburst, and then of course to the bus stop! This was an adventure in itself, and as you can see from the pictures, the bus stop reminded us of a prison, seriously, Alcatraz! It was sketch, the only people in site were sleeping on the benches, but really, its okay, I wanted to stand! I didnt know where I was, but I was scared! I would never want to be there at night! Lookin' like a scene from Madea Goes To Jail...SKETCH!
Once we got on the bus, it stopped about 5 minutes up the road and I smiled and exclaimed "y'all, we could have walked this!"
OH boy, did I speak too soon! We were on that bus for another 45 minutes, and seriously, there just wasn't much to look at!
It was a really funny bus ride, I mean we just had to laugh, if we didnt want to cry...
First, we saw a big fat guy riding this Stuart Little sized scooter, which broke down in the middle of the street, and then we saw the bus almost hit a Mercedes, and the drivers face was priceless (in the Mercedes of course!), and lastly on the bus we saw a guy driving down the road...on his lawnmower!!
SO interesting, SO classy!
Once we got to the mall, we walked a good mile from the bus stop, and got in a good leg, hip, and thigh workout... hence why I MISS MY CAR SO MUCH! hahaha
We got inside, and were looking for the Ann Taylor when...we saw!
"Ann Taylor is closed today due to A Store Wide Power Outage!"
Okay, HELL NO! I really needed a new sundress, esp after almost sitting in gum, spit, and what I can only assume to be smeared peanut butter in my close by seat...Lord help me!
As we were walking out, I stepped in a huge puddle, and got someones nasty used cigarette butt stuck between my sandal and my foot...yes I know, DISGUSTING!
M was laughing at me, because I have probably stepped in every puddle in NYC, I am just not good at spotting them! He always yells PUDDLE when he sees one, very helpful for a girl like me!
Then, we got back on the bus and went back to the ferry, only...when we got back to our original bus stop, they told us bus pick-up was across the street!

Since apparently someone stole the public bench at the bus pick-up, K and I were forced against our will to sit on a big, nasty rock. In the 30 minutes we were PATIENTLY waiting at this fine example of a bus stop, we saw some crazies! i.e. an alcoholic hugging his bottle of jack, a homeless man with a Costco shopping cart, and, an unknown animal!
Also, we saw some nice graffiti, reading "FU" and "Candi <3 Steve. I hope they are still happy together, because graffiti cant be undone people!
Here are some pictures from the other nights adventures!
The first guy was a friends roommate, he was too funny! He can tie a necktie, and I can tie a bowtie, so he taught me how to tie a necktie...I nearly strangled him, so we stopped lessons early and decided maybe another time! haha!
The second picture was just for fun!
Here are some pictures from our Staten Island Adventure!