- each embraces New York with the intense excitement of first love, with the fresh yes of an adventurer -

Friday, November 9, 2012

Back to New York, New York

Remember the time I accidentally bought a plane ticket departing on the wrong day? Always a fear, never a reality? Until this time. Whoops.

A literal gchat convo with Bethany on Sept 25
Bethany: ahh! speaking of! when are your flights? times, etc?
Me: oh yes, i shall email you flight times right meow.
i get there thursday afternoon and leave monday morning very early
Bethany: WEDNESDAY?!!!! umm. lj.
Me: well shoot
Bethany: itsayswednesday
Me: actually. wednesday. right.
Bethany: haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahh
Me: damnit
Bethany: sorry. not laughing.
Me: i am
Bethany: but actually laughing.
Me: hahaha
Bethany: because it means more play time?!
Me: mehhh, i'm totally ok with it
Bethany: good thing you have me
So that begins my story. Off to a real good start. BONUS DAY.

You'd be surprised how quickly 5 New York days fill up with things to do and people to see and places to eat. The crisp October weather was perfect. Just what I'd been craving. New York was as charming as ever. I strolled the streets and soaked up the sites just like I never left. I suppose that feeling will never go away. Or maybe it does. Someday... But that's another story for another day.

For now, 5 days of New York City. 5 days of headphones in, music up, subway rides, neighborhood strolls. 5 days of best friends. 5 days of staying up too late, eating too many treats, giggling entirely too much. 5 days of pretty great.

Some highlights...

East Village dinner at a fun new place with this crew. Longhorn reunion! (plus husbands, fiances and Bethany!)

Strolling SoHo with Sue! We did some good shopping. And she introduced me to Alex & Ani. New addiction.

Happy houring with these fools. We are good at happy houring. (not pictured: sam + other former co-workers who are awesome. also, yellow cardi. a casualty.)

Upper West Side Friday with my BFF. Shake Shack. Mani / pedis. Banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery with Krista - who had BIG news to share, YAY!! (not pictured: West Village pizza, wine and gelato with Jenna & Nick. Followed by Whiskey Tavern with Caroline, Katy and Mike.)

Sunny Saturday. Brunching at an old faithful. Strolling. Street fairs. Cheering for the TCU Froggies. Cheering for the Longhorns. NYC style!

Question: "what's an insomnia cookie and do i need one?"

Sunday funday! Girliest of all girly brunches surrounded by purple whimsical everything at Sugar & Plumm. Brooklyn flea treasure hunting. We love treasures. And Brooklyn is pretty neat too.

Sunday night dinner date with old 9A roomies and good friends. Pio Pio! So delicious. So much green sauce.

5 days fly by I tell ya.

I'm sure Bethany was happy to get me out of her space. Such a big thanks to Jessyca for meeting me on Wednesday to drop my bags. Such a big thanks to Bethany and Kristen for letting me stay and play for 5 days.

Oh New York. I'm thankful those city streets still feel like home. And so many friends that still feel like family.

Be back soon! Promise!

1 comment:

  1. the nyc feeling never goes away, silly. stop forgetting!!

    i'll take you for as many bonus days as i can get. always. xoxo bffaeaeaeeee