Oh boy, what’s in a weekend? To lounge around or scuttle through the city like a maniac? Friday night was much more of a low key night as I didn’t leave the office until 8:30. I had been working March Madness from 2-7 and of course had to handle some client emails before signing off for the weekend.
From there I decided to wander the mall, because going back to my consumeristic habits, wandering stores and grocery stores is a method of relaxation for me. The anticipation of something fresh and something new. The potential to reveal your personality to the world through clothes or food – the opportunities are endless.
Well, I was absorbed in my own lovely phone conversation (this is probably rude to be in a store on the phone, but whatever) when I realized that CWonder had actually closed. The employees were ever-so-kind and helped me make my purchase and wished me a lovely evening as they re-locked the doors behind me. Once back at my apartment, I settled down to watch 500 Days of Summer, which was an interesting movie to say the least. I liked the fact that it wasn’t your typical love story, just because I’ve been in that sort of mood lately.
Saturday started with a warm 4.5 miles along the East River Trail (misleadingly pavement), quick shower, and back to work. The weather did happen to be warm and gorgeous, so that was the only bummer about being inside from 11:30-5:30. More on that tomorrow, but it really wasn’t that bad to be in the office. I was with coworkers I enjoyed, drinking coffee, eating chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels, and watching basketball. Tough life, I know.
Please tell me that every time you see someone in fur, you think “oh that’s so New York.” Because I certainly do. Maybe if I’m lucky I’ll pick up a few east coast habits during my stay but I doubt that will ever be a trend that I pick up.
This may not be Europe, but the unique architecture surprises and inspires me every day.
I’m hoping to pick out a few day trips in the future and adventure outside of Manhattan. Maybe a hike, a trip to Ben & Jerry’s (ok, that’s more than a short jaunt), or somewhere different.
Night out on Broadway! Had this musical on my list of ones to see and wasn’t disappointed. Growing up with these songs on my old school radio made it that much more fun to follow along 🙂
If only I captured the madness of Times Square. Oh boy, I’ve totally become a New Yorker – annoyed at the hundreds of tourists blocking my path and stopping suddenly in the middle of the street to take a selfie. But I digress…
Sunday morning was my absolute favorite – a 9am run through Central Park with Laura and James. While it was still a bit on the chilly side, it felt so nice gallivanting through the park and not having to worry about the snow or ice.
Our five miles were followed up with a Liege waffle and then a trip to the ever so popular and famous City Bakery (off 18th and 5 Ave). Laura and I are two peas in a pod with out sweet tooth habits and it is our goal to test out all the glorious hot chocolate in the city.
More on it’s absolutely deliciousness soon. For now, I’ll leave you with this not-so-great shot, but ever-so-tasty meal. We spent a solid hour on this ledge, eating, chatting, diving into deep and utterly random bits of our lives, and just plain ‘ol people watching. We also may have been eyeing the chocolate chip cookies but decided to save that for another trip. For now, I’m still salivating over the melt-in-your-mouth marshmallows.
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
– Marie Curie