I am a New Yorker.

I realized it this last week when Matt and I were walking down Broadway on my day off to go shopping. Matt kept trying to slow me down because I was practically plowing people over trying to get to our destination. We weren't in a hurry but I couldn't help walking as fast as possible. The next day I made a conscious effort to walk at a more moderate pace and I just felt annoyed. So. That's it. I'm a New York City resident.


nyc exploration #1

Yesterday, Matt and I went to this really good Egyptian restaurant in Queens with some good friends, Matt and Julie. The owner was delightful and entertained us with some witty banter, great food, and lovely service. Afterward, Matt took me to Roosevelt Island to see the city from a different perspective.

Roosevelt Island is a really weird little place that lies in between Queens and Manhattan. It's only about a city block wide but is jam packed with tall buildings. It's almost as if the island used to be part of Manhattan and then just broke off and floated away a bit. The noise of Manhattan is still pretty incredible to me. On the side of the island that faces Queens, all you hear is the gentle sounds of the East River. On the side that faces Manhattan, the only thing you can hear is the white noise hum of traffic and lights.

In other news, I got a promotion at work! I am the new POS supervisor at Club Monaco in Soho and am really liking it so far. The work is a lot of clerical type stuff, which I really enjoy, and I get some more responsibility which is always nice. Of all the things to be excited about, I'm most thrilled about having benefits. Yay! After last summer with my unplanned gland surgeries, I have learned that having health benefits is a top priority.

Hope all is well with everyone!


1 month point.

I've been living in NYC for just over a month now and I am finally starting to feel settled in. I'm getting used to all the walking so I'm not exhausted all the time, and I can manage finding my way around pretty well now (with the help of my phone of course). I really like my job, and the people I work with, and things at work seem to be going in my favor. More on that subject next week.

As far as upcoming summer plans, a trip to London, ON may be in the works in July. BUT! One for sure, super exciting plan is...

Paul and Abby's wedding!

They are the best, and I am so excited to see them!