Today was my first full day in Manhattan. I slept in for a change, but after breakfast jumped right into the job search with Amanda by my side. Between the 42 jobs I'll be applying for tomorrow, I memorized my subway route to my part-time retail job interview and started picking out what I was going to wear. I found the subway station all right, chanting the directions in my head and trying not to come off as a crazy person whispering to herself, and had a bit of trouble purchasing my first metro card. At one point two girls asked me if the A train ran downtown and I confidently said, "Why yes it does!" They didn't suspect a thing.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to celebrate my 25th birthday in a new city. Well, apparently the NYR Fairy got the message wrong, and through a series of events, I have now found myself living in New York City days before I turn 24.
I am grateful for my good friends Rebecca and Amanda to welcome me with open arms into their amazing apartment in this great city. While I’m here, I’ll be hopefully working some retail to have some sort of income and applying like mad for full time positions all over the city. Perhaps I’ll even run into the likes of Tina Fey or Amy Poehler while I’m at it.
These next few months are going to be interesting ones. They’ll be full of hope, frustration and opportunity. I just pray something positive is waiting for me at the end of this road.
But enough with the sappy hopes and dreams that I wish to obtain in the near future.
My first day in New York was amazing. The sky was clear and blue, and the high couldn’t have been above the low 60s; my kind of day. After depositing my luggage, Rebecca, Amanda and I went for a beautiful walk in TryonPark where we’re 99.9% sure we spotted Aubrey Plaza (April on “Parks and Recreation”) participating in a wedding. Then we wandered down toward New Leaf, where Matt Damon and Emily Blunt stole a quick lunch with one another in The Adjustment Bureau. From there we had dinner at a local restaurant then retired to the apartment to listen to music, learn about the different neighborhoods and boroughs of Manhattan, and to work on my confidence in battling the subway. I also learned that one does not go to the Target in the Bronx despite their strong desire to do so.
In the end I was tired and exhausted and immediately fell asleep when my head hit that glorious pillow.
Oh, and we also spotted a Google Street Car!
The third trailer for Pixar's Brave was released this morning. Can. Not. Wait.
In the last 24hrs I've stumbled upon two great covers of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." The first came via TV Line and their reporting of Glee doing an acapella version. The second came from a friend's Facebook post, and to quote, "This might add 1,000 points to my already alarmingly high hipster tally, but I'll take 'em because I love this cover." I concur friend. Enjoy them both below ::
Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels, is about time traveling assassins. But what if you were sent through time to kill your future self? Looks promising.