Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day...I think I lost let's call it day 1 and start fresh

I was exploring the streets of downtown Soho with a friend and came across this statement.  The funny thing is that I love love stories (yes that is not a typo).   One thing I have learned since moving here is that New Yorkers are direct about things they love or hate.   This city is a place where the truth is definitely told even if you don't want to listen.    For all I know, this person could have just seen the worst romantic comedy and decided, love stories just suck.  Or maybe this anonymous New Yorker is struggling through a breakup.  Maybe it is just spontaneous self expression.  At the end of the day, "anonymous New Yorker" decided to stand in his truth and let it be known.  I admire this type of strength and honesty.

Yesterday, I just had a conversation with a friend from California about truth telling.  She mentioned how frustrating it is to talk to Berkeley hippies because they will talk in circles in order to never say anything that will come across as negative even if it is just the truth of the situation.  She felt like relationships with people like this is close to pointless since their is never a foundation of honesty.  "It is all smoke and mirrors and rainbows" she said sighing.  

So, I love this city.  This place is storytellers 365 days of the year.   Stories are being written everyday all around me.  This place is a canvass and a platform for self expression.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 33...

I bought my first painting to hang in my room. It is a shot of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. This park was designed by landscape architects Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, who also designed Central Park. I have yet to go to Prospect Park! I saw this particular artwork at the Union Square Market and fell in love with it. After searching the Prospect Park website (yes, the park has a website) I found out that it has a forest, the nation's first Audubon center, a zoo, and hosts a performing arts festival each year. I am definitely going to visit the park this weekend while the weather is still nice. For now, I have this beautiful picture above my desk to remind me of nature and new sites to explore.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 32...

This past Halloween I was inspired by the 1920's party I went to. I "flapped it up" at a benefit party in Brooklyn. Only in Brooklyn would there be six Hunter S. Thompson's at a party. My favorite was a group of guys costume. One of the guys was the plan that landed on the Hudson with a blow up plane on his head. The other four guys were air traffic controllers directing the plane to the beat of the music. And the last guy was the pilot. He had good rhythym too!! He was dancing up a storm in the front of the plane. It was so funny!! Halloween is really a sight in New York City. Other interesting costumes were Lady Gaga (the bubble version), vampires, a local vegetable market (I kid you not), pacman and the list goes on. It was a fun night. I am starting to get intrigued by Brooklyn.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 31...

Today marks my last day on the day shift. Next Monday I will be working from 8pm-8:30 am. The changes... they just keep on coming. So, I am going to enjoy my weekend and not worry about what the future will bring. It will all work out the way it is supposed to.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 30: Transitions

The world is all gates, opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck" Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day 29: In Contemplation

I am torn... I stood in line this past weekend and missed out on $35.00 same day tickets to Hamlet starring Jude Law. It is going to be a very rainy day on Friday (my next day off) but I can maybe score tickets or just pay full price and see the play. Decisions, decisions. Part of me wants to sleep in and just spend the day reading my book at a coffee shop but then the other part of me wants to put on a pretty dress and go to the theatre. I think the theatre may win out. What could be more perfect than a rainy day, shakespeare's greatest play and Jude Law playing the lead? I can't really think of anything.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 28: A little coffee break

Things have been rather hectic. I started a new job and I have been working 9-5 during my orientation. Transitioning from student to worker-bee is very tiring. I actually contemplated taking a cab home yesterday! As I was packing up my bag for the day I thought about the ease of hailing a cab and sinking into the worn leather seat... but I pushed myself to walk. Anyway, the pictures will be coming. I predict I will be back on schedule in one week. I just need to adjust to working. But rest assured, I am jotting down my thoughts about this city and I am still living very fully in it.
On a different note, I found a great little book that I have been reading before I go to bed called "Instant Karma". It has over 8,000 little quotes to make you think, feel better, change your ways, or just say hmmm... Here is one of the quotes I love:

"There is always a piece of fortune in misfortune."