Saturday, December 19, 2009


Life has been crazy the past week. I went from no job to two and its just pretty awesome. Thursdays are long days for me. Yesterday was my first long day working two jobs. It will only be once a week but 20 hour days are a lot for me.

Thursday I was up at 7am getting ready for work at the cafe. I worked the cafe from 9am-2:30pm and then made my way home. I made something to eat and got ready to go to the other job. Everything takes an hour by train (or just under or over). I started work at the bar at 6pm and didn't get home until after 3am. Ugh. What a day! And Ill do it again every Thursday for the next few months at least.

I love being busy and having things to do. The cafe is the best job I think Ive ever had. I like people. I like coffee. My boss is rad (read: fun, encouraging, positive, not an asshole). My co-workers seem cool too.
They have moved me up to the register and setting up drinks which I really like.

As much as it sucks sometimes, I do really like working with the the public. People are fun and interesting for the most part.

Other than that my life doesn't consist of much. I got to spend Wednesday at the spa! A full body massage, steam room, sauna, etc. I wish I could go every week! I also got an iphone that day. I'm having trouble figuring out how to use it but I'm sure it will come with time. For the most part I love it. I haven't had an ipod since I was in India so I can finally listen to music again!

Yesterday I ended up spending all the money I made at the bar the night before. I need more work clothes and had to go grocery shopping. :(

Today is a lazy day. The weather forecast says there is a high of 29 degrees and a 100% chance of snow by 3pm today. I'm not a big fan of the snow but I maybe this year it will put me in a Christmas spirit...

Oh yeah and before I forget, here is a photo of the current me. I gave myself bangs (fringe)... Its been a few days and I think I like them.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


What a week! Life just keeps getting better and better and better!

Let me start with home life: I have moved into an apartment that Im not totally excited about but it will do for now. My roommates had a party last night and despite two of them being straightedge, I came home to beer bottles/cans everywhere but it wasn't out of control so I don't mind too much.

But with this also comes with good news! A friend called me last night while I was out studying to tell me that he is moving back to Oakland and his room will likely be opening up in the next two months! This is a place I would love to live in. Punks, vegans, cheap rent, loft space, creative roomies, shows, etc. It would still be in Bushwick, which I hate, but much much better than here and I already know the area. So, yay, I am happy about that.

More good news: I got a job, two in fact. I never really had a job at the bar until this past Thursday. I am now on the schedule for every Thursday for the next month. I will also be working Christmas Eve, day and day after. So if you're going to be in New York and want to come visit me at the bar you totally can!

The other job, the one I am super excited about, is with Stumptown Coffee. So far its been the best job ever! Training is mostly hanging out, drinking espresso and various forms of coffee extractions and talking about it! There is a little more work involved than that but its still super fun. I can be a huge nerd about things like this and so my research and studying have been excessive.

Because of this new job, I have decided not to start school in January. It just doesnt make sense anymore. Stumptown is the kind of place I could stay for a very long time. They take care of their employees and there is a lot of room for growth and opportunity. I can definitely see myself staying for a long time. So EMT school is out for now. I still want to go back to a university but that will have to wait until the fall at least.

I got a new computer recently. I love it. Its a brand new MacBook Pro.

There have been a million other little things that have made me happy the past few days too but I cant remember them all and they aren't really that important.

What is important is that I have the two major hurdles to moving cleared: a place to live and a job. Now I just need to work on a social life and Ill be set!

As much as I would love to continue this little update, I have to leave for work soon (what a great feeling after so long...). For now I will leave you with a photo of my work attire... Its not a great one but I think you get the idea.


Friday, December 4, 2009


I have had a whole week of amazing awesomeness! So much so that I don't even know where to start...

Well, Thanksgiving was great. I got to spend the better part of a week with great friends, eating great food and just enjoying life. Who could ask for a better holiday!

We had a huge dinner for the holiday. Everyone helped out and we ended up with way too much food, all of which was vegan and tasty! Tofurkey, Field Roast, sweet potatoes, dressing, vegan mac n cheese, vegan meatloaf, garlic and kale, pot pie and so much more. I thought I would explode by the end!

People doin stuff:

Other events from my week in DC included a Drank Party, thrift store shopping, watching football, baking, dessert potlucks, shopping, over eating and shows. Some friends of mine played a show on Sunday night that was amazing. You should go listen to The Ambulars (I dont know how to to the link thing so here: ). My favorite song is Lighthouse. Even if I didn't know these kids personally I would still be excited about the band.

I saw this on the side of a bus and thought it was just silly.

I came back to New York very late Sunday night for a date to the opera. It was wonderful and I got to get all dressed up and have a fancy night out. The show was a work by Mozart called Le Nozze di Figaro. It was at the Metropolitan and to top it off I got to sit in the grand tier (It means I had one of the best seats in the house). I really enjoyed it and hope to be able to go again soon! I thankfully remembered to snap a photo just before running out the door.

My week only got better when I received a text telling me I had a place to live. I moved in two days ago. Its been nice having a room but things are tense and awkward with the new roomies. I thought they would be rad because they are young and vegan and straightedge but they eat tons of shitty food and invite their friend over to get drunk... its just weird. The girl who lives here also brought a cat home the other day. I'm not really into pets right now and I really hope she doesn't want me to have any part of its care. I don't even want a litter box in the bathroom because if she doesn't clean in then Ill have to smell it and I didn't bargain for that.... Whatever, it will be fine.

On the up side I have a bedroom. And a temporary bed until mine arrives next month!

I started working on my cross stitch again! I hope to finish it soon because I need to send it to my friend. Im sure he is wondering where his surprise is!!! This is what I have done so far.

Its about 30 hours of work so far, its extremely detailed. I have another three left and then Ill have to frame it and ship it down!

Ive also started working on letters to pen-pals. I like to include little trinkets in them so if you have any ideas or suggestions let me know!! I like homemade or personal things. Ive had a lot of suggestions for gift cards but its just not the feeling I'm going for.......

So far my list is:
Handmade Bookmarks
Teas/ Coffee
Chocolates/ Candy
Coins/ Currency
Pens/ Stationary
Dried Flowers/Leaves/Bark
Bubble Prints
Handmade Cards/Envelopes

I'm finally reading again too! A friend let me borrow Watership Down and I am very excited about it. Its kind of like LOTR but with bunnies. I'm not very far into it but I like it!

Tomorrow I'm going to the museum, I'm not sure which one just yet but it should be fun. I alway enjoy going to the museum. And I have nothing planned for Sunday. Probably just another lazy day at home with my book. :)