Thursday, January 27, 2011

{ freezing in new york }

times square 1.27.11 

dear anyone who cares to listen to me complain, 
I'm freeeeeeezing!
new york is cold and there's way too much snow for me. 
Don't get me wrong, I love the snow. 
I love snowcapped mountains and sitting inside on a snowy night cozy by a fire
and snowball fights and sledding on snow and skiing on snow and shaved ice snow and 
snow patrol and snow bird and snow white and snow days
but NEW YORK snow makes me grumpy
it looks pretty when you're up on the 21st floor 
and you feel like you're in a snow globe
but on the streets it turns to slush, mush, shush...blah.
It's not the pretty, flakey, powdery snow of your dreams
Life is good, I really shouldn't complain
but I'm freeeezing and my skin misses the sunshine 
I'm about as white as snow now 
and although white is supposed to be the new tan. 
I need some sunshine...just a little sun kiss. 

freezing in new york 

photo may appear worse than it really was...
I just want all my eighty degrees and sunny west coast friends to feel sorry for me. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

{ subway confessions }

I don't often talk to strangers on the subway
I'm sure half the people on the train are perfectly normal 
but it's NYC, there are crazies here
so I'm usually found riding with my ear phones in or a book in my hands
Friday night though I was coming back from PBR
(professional bull riders-the greatest show & the hottest guys at madison square garden) 
and waiting at 96th street with my roommate for the subway
and this woman just started talking to us 
first things out of her mouth were...
so, I work at a bank and we were robbed today
she just started talking, like we were old friends
and showed us her bank badge, so we wouldn't think she was crazy
she needed a friend, just someone to talk to and I'm glad we were there for her
bank robbery though, what?
she was crying.
The good thing I told her was that the chances of this ever happening to her again are SLIM!
I hope she had someone to go home to and a good friend to call.
ahh, only in New York City.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

{ the c states }

c is for chocolate and cheese...two of my favorites
and colorado & other homes
this holiday couldn't have been more perfect
five days in beautiful sunny colorado
and five days in beautiful (less sunny though!) california
I got to relax and eat the finest home cooking
and watch lots of movies and sit still for awhile
and talk and walk and hike and watch the clearest sunset at calafia
and see my favorites that I don't get to see enough of
there was even an all day excursion to disneyland
running into a friend from hawaii at my moms gym of all places...
what the random?!?
an east coast west coast reunion
toasting to the new year on a gorgeous yacht in newport harbor
and an unexpected reunion with my freshman year crush
life in the c states was perfect
i am lucky & blessed.

{ image courtesy of khm }