Monday, October 28, 2013

i got a new coat and other new york things

I do enjoy living and working and overall being in New York City. There's honestly no place like it in the world. I was asked a few times over the weekend if I would consider moving here and no, I wouldn't, but I do enjoy the life I have now where I get to come here for work and live and love the place while I'm here. Especially because oddly enough I have a wide range of old friends that have moved here and whom I get to see while I'm here. I even have a family member! Here's a few photos in no particular order and a sentence or two to explain them.

Erlinda, one of my old bests Alex's sister moved here almost 11 years ago and it was another one of those evenings where we yakked so long that we were the last at the restaurant. Then we visited Serendipity 3 which was luckily open late. Neat little place.
Banksy NY: All City.
Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate. 
Banksy: This is my New York Accent.
Sharon is my CBB: coulda been besties. We knew each other from church and we were about 3 years apart around the time when three years is a big deal. Now we're like peas in a pod. Last time I was here we had one of the longest dinners of my life and we spent all of Sunday hunting Banksys and talking fashion and life. She showed up in that hat and I had mine in my bag waiting. What Coulda Been!
Banksy: Blocked Messages.
After pizza, sure, lets stop by Shake Shack and buy fries and a shake. That won't come back to bite us in the ass at 4am, great idea.
Going to bed early on Friday night  led to waking up early and a nice run in the park where there was nary a tourist to be found.
Your average layered EvY in the city look.
 We got off the island to find Banksys and ended up at Roberta's in Williamsburg. Outta control.
The ice rink is up in the park.
The weather dipped a lot more than I was prepared for and I had to get myself a warmer coat and went with this one. It's perfect. I only wear t-shirts underneath it it's so warm. Plus it has top pockets for your sunglasses! Also see how good my bangs and hair look? New York water baby.
I saw an episode of Louie (one of my new favorite shows) where they go into this deli and proceed to make what can only be described as food porn. Enjoying the food on an orgasmic level is what I mean. I had to check it out. I had a black and white cookie and bam. AMAZING.
Banksy: The Musical.
Andy moved to New York about 2 years ago. He's my ex-husband (AP Economics class, though I don't think we ever filed divorce papers, we might still be married, I think we had a kid too) and also would copy off of me in class and ended up going to NYU and getting a masters in something fancy. He's lived all over the world, speaks four languages, and works for the Clinton Foundation and is still single somehow. Ladies?
Belvedere Castle in Central Park.
My ovaries don't grow three sizes at things just willy nilly but the thought of bringing my kids to Central Park someday does fill me with a sense of not horrified.
Banksy: Dog.
My phone died during my run and I had to finish it without music or without it tracking my miles. Grr.
There was a 5 mile marathon happening in Central Park on Sunday and I wish I'd known about it beforehand 'cause I might have been crazy enough to try it. 
And of course, nice as it is,  these faces are waiting for me at home and nothing compares to them.
I've decided that when my nieces Angie and Lyla are around 8 or 9 I will tell them that if they get good grades, when they're 10, I will bring them to New York City and show them around just us. Catch them right before they become teenagers and show them a little bit of the world and that if they apply themselves in life they can do anything. I assume Em and Jay will take their girls all over the world but I'm not sure my sisters will ever be in a place where they can do that for their daughters.

I promise someday I will.

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