new york city

Lighting is everything 


Today started to suck at about 3:45 so when I left at 6 I bought myself a $35 lipstick, put it on, and decided to get the hell over it because I’m an adult and that’s what adults do. We fix our messes and move on.

Tudor City

I went exploring around where I work yesterday.

I never explore. Especially in the winter. It’s cold and I don’t like to leave my desk.

And when I say explore I mean I went to the park a block from my office and sat on the swing and watched the clouds go by and the people come in and out of the park and the little boy play hide and seek with his dad. I decided its a beautiful place to be, Tudor City. It looks like an old part of the city. All the buildings have stained glass windows and the people all seem to have that class that you can’t pay for (something I strive to have, especially in my old age.) It’s a place I wouldn’t mind living in. Waking up on the river; seeing the UN from my window; walking my dog along the park’s edge; exploring my tiny part of the world every day. I would enjoy the trees and the wind and how un-city like this little section of Manhattan is. As I walked back to my office I contemplated going back tomorrow. And then again once it got warmer. It would be the perfect place to read or people watch. Obviously I was excited.

But then I walked into the office was told we are most likely moving. Cool.

Oh and after that my day just got worse. I’m finally writing this because yesterday’s madness has died down… I think. So here are some Tudor City pictures from 3/25/2014.




Reporting LIVE from the Arctic!

just kidding

But New York has pretty much become Antarctica over the last few weeks.

Yesterday afternoon we were told to leave work early because there was so much snow in Manhattan, and it was only expected to get worse. It took me over 3 hours to get home. Thank God my dad was in Manhattan as well and was able to drive me home, because it could have been a lot longer if I had taken the bus.

My college started classes yesterday; or they would have, if it hadn’t snowed so much.

I miss living in a dorm and getting snow days and eating mac and cheese bites with my roommates.

Life is pretty different than it was a year ago.

But here are some photos I took yesterday of snowy New York City.


Here’s Bryant Park… from the front seat of my Dad’s truck.


Here’s the New Jersey Turnpike… again from inside the truck… it was safer in there.Image

Times Square (above and below)


Here we have a plane landing in Newark Airport. My Dad assumed that they were landing any planes because of the dense fog and snow. Makes sense.


And here is my house. The bright light is my brother trying to plow the driveway. It was a mess. And when I woke up this morning, it was fully covered again, like he hadn’t done anything.



Tomorrow morning at 6am I will be stepping on an airplane headed toward Disney World. My head is a whirlwind of emotions; I haven’t eating anything but sunflower seeds and Pringles and I still haven’t packed! This trip will give me a heart attack! I plan on packing tonight after work, not going to sleep, going to eat with my friend, Nick, and then waiting until 4am when our friend Joe will be driving us to the airport.

As exciting as all of this is, I need something to calm myself. Since today is kind of a slow day at the office, I’ve decided to post a little re-gram action.

Here are a few of the pictures I posted in the last couple of weeks.


The first picture, on the top left is the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. I had it for the first time last Friday and it was definitely worth the ridiculously long line.

Top right is a brownstone I passed on my way to work two weeks ago. Its so perfect, I want to live there!

Middle left: Nespresso’s showcase in Grand Central last week. Free espresso!!!

Middle right; Two Friday’s ago I went to a show called Unicorn Meat: Illuminate 2013. It was crazy cool, a bunch of DJs did their thing on stage while people went crazy in the audience, there was a garden of flower lights, which was gorgeous, and a sea of glow in the dark hammocks. Definitely a night I’ll remember.

Bottom Left: Saturday, before driving me home, my friend stopped at a deli for a bagel. I thought their neon signs were pretty cool.

Bottom right: the love of my life; my type writer, which sits on my desk, unused, because I’m a bad parent 😦 I need a little down time to play!


But those were my favorites from the last two weeks. IG Central over here