Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Almost 3 weeks down and 8 more to go in New York! And boy has it been eventful. I thought I'd sit down to write since I'm always home alone after work and have tons of thoughts going through my head. I'm that crazy person that's always talking to myself.. in my head. But I'm pretty sure when I'm older I'm going to be that crazy person talking to myself out loud. Speaking of those types of people, they're everywhere around here. There's this one guy that's like right outside my apartment that is always yelling to himself. He's super creepy late at night.

So the internship has been going pretty well. The hours are definitely not bad and I get Fridays off so I love having my 3 day weekend. I'm really glad I have my internship to keep me busy- not to mention keep me sane. Preston's internship, on the other hand, has been very time consuming. Actually it hasn't been too bad yet, but the worst is yet to come. Recently he's been getting home around 10 or 11pm and going in at 8:30 in the morning. I just feel bad for him because he never has a day off or a weekend. I could definitely not handle that! He's a trooper though. :)

It's really great having friends here in the city with me. I can always count on them to want to go do something and to get me out of the house when I would probably just sit around and read all day. Last weekend, Camille, Jani, and I met up at Barnes and Noble to get some books to read in Central Park. On our way up there we stopped at the American Girl doll store. That place was amazing! Seriously, everything you could ever want for your doll. We couldn't believe this doll hair salon.. it was like $15 to get your doll's hair done, and there was even a spa treatment complete with cucumbers on their eyes!

After stopping at the store and a cathedral, we got to Central Park and found a place to sit just as it starting raining. We had no idea it was coming because it had been a perfect day. But to tell the truth it has been raining almost every day since we've been here. 
This last week, Camille, Liz, and I went to a movie in Bryant Park. It was actually really fun. I brought a tablecloth that we laid out to sit on and we watched Tootsie, an older movie that I had never heard of but I liked it. That park was a mad house though, every inch of grass was taken. You can kind of tell in this picture:
Here's once it got dark and the movie started:
 Liz, me, and Camille at the movie:

Also, this is way random (but so is this whole post), but I just had to take a picture of these nasty rice krispy treats in the checkout line at the grocery store. They literally just stuck all these loose marshmallows on top of the rice krispy treat. Yuck! (Sorry if you're one of those people that loves extra marshmallows on top)

 Next little bit of randomness.. we had to call 911 two nights ago. We got home late at night and we had a gas leak. The apartment reeked so bad we couldn't even go in. We didn't know a thing about how to turn off the gas and the lady we're renting from wasn't answering her phone because she had gone to sleep, so we really didn't know what to do, so our only choice was to call 911, right? We didn't think that 2 fire trucks and two backup trucks all with their sirens blaring would show up to the apartment building! So embarrassing! But luckily they were able to turn the gas off so it wasn't leaking out anymore and get the place aired out so we could go to bed. Just another day in paradise :)

*Just wanted to note that I am "documenting," not complaining. In case you were wondering.*

And then today we realized that we REALLY needed to do laundry because we are running out of clothes and Preston has no clean socks, so I came home from work and tried very hard to find a laundromat so I could do my laundry, but I guess where we're living they just really don't have any places like that. So I ended up having to drop my laundry off at a place to get it done which makes me way nervous! And I'm pretty sure we're going to go broke with the laundry bills on top of everything else being so expensive... but the good thing is that I figured out a great way to get my laundry to the cleaners- a suitcase! I had told Preston that I needed a wagon to get groceries and do laundry, but I figured out I can just roll my big suitcase around with me and it works like a charm and fits my laundry bag perfectly :)

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