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All grown up

First of all, I just wanted to thank everyone for the ridiculously nice comments about my hair on Friday!  Nothing like giving a girl a big head to get her weekend going :).  For now the hair will be staying dark, I plan to make an appointment for May sometime, so we will see what happens then!

Originally, I had no plans for this weekend and then the bf was supposed to come down on Saturday, but he texted me on Friday afternoon that he hurt his back, couldn’t walk, and therefor couldn’t come visit.  Me being the caring and awesome gf that I am, I decided to drag myself up to NYC again to keep him company while he laid incapacitated in bed.  To hold me over until I could eat dinner, I grabbed this to snack on, on the train.

I like the regular chocolate chip flavor better, I ate half and wrapped the rest up for later, in fact I think it’s still in my purse, hmm…

When I asked Alex if he wanted me to bring him anything from my house, ya know like food, things to cook, all he responded with was “Scotch”.  Haha, so I spy…

A bottle of Scotch, and some Milk Duds, and Raisenettes.

So for anyone who’s ever traveled to NYC via Penn Station, you know that standing in the cab line out front can be a nightmare.  Now imagine that on a Friday night, during a monsoon, horrible.  In an effort to avoid this, I decided to put on my big girl pants and take the Subway, alone.  I’ve taken the Subway to and from the train station before, but only ever with the bf taking the lead, so I was a tad bit nervous.  I had a general idea of what I was supposed to do, take the A,C, or E downtown towards Brooklyn, and switch at 8th Ave to the L.

Unfortunately for me, the 8th Ave stop is labeled 14th Street so when we arrived at it, I didn’t get off.  I stood at the door looking out for a minute thinking about whether to get off or not, but I stayed.  Then as the doors closed and we pulled away I realized that was in fact where I should have gotten off, I asked someone just to make sure and they confirmed my suspicion.  Sigh.  Luckily the next stop wasn’t too far away and I hopped off there and ran to the other side of the tracks to head back uptown one stop.  I made it back to the 14th Street stop and onto a Brooklyn bound L train just as it was closing its doors to pull out of the station.  I made it to 1st Ave, and to Alex’s apartment just as our Sushi dinner was being delivered!

The rest of the night was spent eating these California Rolls, some Vegetable Rolls, and whatever Sushi Alex ordered.

Oh, we also laid in be watching TV drinking a lot of Scotch (him) and a lot of Vodka (me).  It was a great way to spend a very rainy Friday night.  The rest of the weekend wasn’t any more eventful really.  Saturday morning I ran to the deli around the corner to grab us some bagels for breakfast, and as I was standing trying to jump and reach a box of Cheerios that had also been requested, I hear a guy start to laugh.  I look over and he’s just standing there watching me jump up and down, almost managing to grab the box each time.  He helped me get it down and I went on my way.  Fast forward a few hours to about 10 pm Saturday night (we managed to escape the house) and we walk into the bar across the street, and I hear “Hey, didn’t I help you get your Cheerios at Lenz’s this morning?” Ummm, why yes, yes you did.  How did he recognize me so easily you ask.  Well, I was wearing the exact same thing I had been wearing that morning, and my hair was still in a messy ponytail.  Clearly I did not make the shower, change, go out transition that he did.  So embarrassing.

Yeah, that’s about all I have to say today.  I hope everyone had a great weekend, and you are enjoying your Monday.

26 Responses

  1. ahahaha… that’s awesome running into cheerio’s dude again. Although he should have helped you after the first jump… jerk. Jk… 😉

    Scotch and milkduds are an unusual but intriguing combination!

  2. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly, mmm mmm mmm.

    I had a similar Cheerios guy experience the other day, but with a phlebotomist, which was more awkward.

  3. I had crazy cravings for Sushi yesterday… but didn’t get to have any 😦

  4. Back injuries=a reminder of impending old age. How sweet of you to battle the monsoonmageddon up to NYC. And way good call on not coming back Saturday night.
    My tactic to reach tall things, if you can call it that, is just to gaze forlornly up at whatever I need. And then turn my forlorn gaze to whoever is next to me and sigh. Call it passive-aggressive consumerism.

  5. Scotch, vodka and rain! Sounds perfect!

    I love what sarah (comment above me said) about getting people to help her. Hilarious.

  6. I doubt what he noticed was what you thought was a messy appearance and was probably thinking more like damn…she has a boyfriend!? haha! 🙂

    • Haha, you are too sweet, I dunno though I hadn’t showered in a day (or two) and was wearing an old green chicks with stix sweatshirt haha.

  7. good job taking a risk. i always get nervous in random public transportation but theres always someone to ask. what a nice gf you are. awesome bag of goodies by the way.

  8. Good work on the subway! I am a pro at taking the metro in DC but NY’s system is soooo confusing.

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

    • Yeah, the Metro does seem a little easier to navigate. I had to take it to the airport once when I was in college, and I didn’t have a panic attack.

  9. I’m loving NYC & the subway! I read a book called Mole People that just talks about the underground community in the tunnels! Going on the subway my first time alone scared the bejesus out of me but now I feel like I’m a seasoned pro!!

    • I think that book would scare the living hell out of me. I would probably digress to no longer taking the subway alone, haha.

  10. Oh Cheerio dude! What are the odds in NYC that you’d run into him again! 🙂

    And what a good gf you are! I heard that was an awful storm up in nyc on friday, so to brave the subway, even, deserves major brownie points! 🙂

    • I know right! I guess because both places were literally within 15 feet of the apartment, I’m guessing Cheerio dude lives in the same area as my bf.

  11. Haha so funny about the cheerio guy!!! Life just works out like that sometimes you know… I’ve had similar experiences because of my lack of height.
    Yum… the sushi looks yummy!

  12. I’d totally be afraid to take the subway. We don’t have that here, but we have the skytrain and I assume its the same. Just in the sky. I won’t take it alone, I don’t even like taking it with people. But that’s because it goes through crack addict central and its just not safe.

    • Oh crack addict central, yeah I wouldn’t do that either. I had the potential to end up there if I missed any more of the right stops, thank goodness I didn’t! Skytrain sounds cool, how high up is it?

  13. HA! At least it wasn’t the NEXT day he saw you in the same clothes. That happened to me once in college. (OK, a lot.)

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