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I’ve officially been in New York for a week and it’s been OVERWHELMING, let me tell you!
Before I get started with my tall tale of this week’s craziness, I want to tell you what you can expect from this blog from here on out. I know reading about my random day-to-day life isn’t exactly riveting, but hopefully some of my future posts will be more interesting! As you know by now, if you’ve been reading for a while, I am horrible at keeping a concrete blogging schedule. I will start one, but then nothing interesting will happen so I’ll be embarrassed to write a pointless weekly update. Keeping that in mind, when anything interesting happens I will write about it! So, in the future I will be posting:
- Restaurant reviews
- Responses to my readings from school and additional thoughts I have about European History and contemporary European politics
- Stories about my random jobs in NYC
- Tips and tricks for living on a budget
- Decorating and interior design projects I complete
- Travel stories (I have the opportunity to go on a few trips, so I will write about those, if and when they occur)
So, lets get to it!
Other than the car load of stuff that my mom and I brought up here week before last, I came with nothing.
No furniture, bed, kitchenware…nothing.
I managed to pack two Coleman camping air mattresses and I bought a tray of cooking utensils and a pot at Target, which have been life savers.
The air mattresses are probably about 10 years old, so they hold air as well as you would imagine. New York has also been going through a heatwave and my apartment doesn’t have air or ceiling fans, so that has been torture. I’m used to the 90 degree heat, coming from Texas, but not having air conditioning has been a major adjustment. The tray of cooking utensils also didn’t include a knife, so I’ve been using a pizza cutter to cook for a week.
Now that I got all of my whining out of the way, let’s talk about my classes and other such schtuff!
First things first, Uber is awesome! This is my first time without a vehicle since I turned 16, so being able to get a ride from the airport to my apartment was great. It was quick and relatively cheap!
I got here Tuesday afternoon and immediately dropped my things off and took the train downtown so that I could find out where my classes were for the following day. I was SO freakin’ happy when I got off the train down by NYU. There is an IFC theater that is playing Boyhood and I can’t wait to check it out. I also walked right by a Papaya Dog and it reminded me of that episode of Sex and the City when Carrie has her book party and the chauffeur takes her to Papaya Dog…I fangirled just a lil’ bit, I won’t lie.