23 September 2010
21 September 2010
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a
-John Lennon (my favorite Beatle)
I believe that we can all live together and coexist peacefully one day.
I think it is something that we all strive and hope for, but ultimately struggle with.
But if we all take a deep breath together and not take anything too seriously, I think we can do it.
I hope I live to see the day!
Long live absolute world peace.
17 September 2010
Don't get me wrong, I am just equally as guilty as my new roommate. Looking for an affordable home in a city where rent is unreasonbably inflated requires a lot of disposable time that neither of us have. Just another lovely perk of living in Manhattan.
We've found 3 really great apartments that fit our budget and are considered "steals" and have lost them all.
I just stumbled across this article that sums up the hell that is apartment hunting in the Manhattan area and it is so funny yet so on point. Read here.
Ah, laughter amongst stress.
We just applied to a great apartment and our application is pending. Cross your fingers!
**And just to show you that we're not that miserable and we still love each other, here is a picture of Darien/roommate and me with a heart-shaped ice sculpture in Times Square... Another wonderful perk of living in NYC. :)
16 September 2010
While in Chicago, we had Intelligentsia Coffee. I had never had it before, but it is supposedly one of the best coffees according to Morgan and Sasha.
I'm not a big coffee drinker, but it was a pretty good, decent cup of coffee.
First we went to Floriole Cafe & Bakery where they also serve Intelligentisia.
Cappuccino was good. But the macarons were better! They had three flavors: chocolate, orange blossom (?) and lemon lavender. The lemon lavender macaron stole the show! The texture and flavor combination was delicious and is worth a trip back to Chicago. I'm serious! It even had real lavender leaves on top of the macaron.
Next, we visited the actual Intelligentsia Coffee. My cappuccino was excellent and made with care. I forgot to ask for soy at the register and the barista accommodated me in the nicest way possible! #kindnessgoesalongway
I tried their chocolate, vanilla and pistachio macarons and they were OK. A bit on the chewy side and not as light as the ones from Floriole. But they steamed a soy heart in my cappuccino. So life balanced itself there, like it always does.
14 September 2010
But also to attend Lollapalooza ... and it was such an awesome time!!
12 September 2010
Not because it was the same exact show. And not because they replaced their awkward opening act with their super cool dj who spinned a set and basically turned the concert into a mini rave.
It was because Nick Carter touched and acknowledged me!!!
After the concert, we waited on the other side of the building for the boys to come out. We saw the tour bus and strategically stood near the bus door. When Nick came out, he stopped where my friend Jenna and I were standing and that was when I touched his hand!!! Our fingers intertwined and I felt him wriggle his fingers free from mine. :)
That's not all. We started following the bus down the street and Nick turned down the window and started staying stuff like "AJ has pink eye!" I screamed, "I want AJ's pink eye!" He laughed and said, "No, you don't!"
*photo of Nick and AJ on the bus talking to me :)
ps- I've washed my hands since then. I didn't want to, but I did.
This was seriously a dream come true!!