Though things are quiet on the job front they are puh-ritty exciting on the social front.
Lemme tell you how week #1 has been. (Lets get this out of the way before anyone starts accusing me of F'ing around. I've been looking and applying for jobs every day. I AM being responsible, no need to repeat it multiple times.)
My flight Tuesday was supposed to come in at 8pm but I fell asleep before takeoff and suddenly it's 2 hours later, we're still on the tarmac and the pilot is announcing we'll be there at 10:30. Huh? I dunno. We landed at 10:45 and by the time I got my luggage and we got to
Andy's my our apartment in Bushwick it was midnight. Shawn came over anyway and the 3 of us wandered around Brooklyn, eventually stopping for waffles at a diner in Williamsburg. Waffles will be the death of me here.
Wednesday I made my way back to Williamsburg to see Shawn's bike shop, King Kog. He treated me to dinner at Best Pizza and we ran wild through the streets afterward. By "run wild" I mean I limped while he sauntered over to the Williamsburg Piers. We sat by the water and played catch up. Due to the bazillion blisters I had we stopped by the shop on the way home and he rode me back to the apartment on his handle bars. True story.
Thursday I woke up early to meet one of Andy's super connected friends for coffee at St. Balmain. Later I headed into the city to shop and get lost and hang out and explore. After a few hours of wandering I found Union Square and watched the break dancers and snake charmers (seriously) until Andy got off work. We ate vegan chicken and waffles at Champs and walked back to the apartment in the rain.
Friday was a lot of laying around until we decided to hit up Cheeky for late breakfast/early lunch and then to BabyCakes for vegan donuts. HEY! Stop judging me! The food's too good and too vegan to ignore! I only have like 20 more restaurants to get out of my system before I start eating like a normal human being again.
That night we met up with my friend Nathaniel on the Lower East Side for his Dolphin Rape Cave photo shoot. We started at Idle Hands and moved on to Iggy's. I wish I could show you more pictures but that's his thing and I don't want to spoil it. I'll just say this - 3 drunk dudes in full dolphin costumes hitting on NY party girls for the sake of art. It was as ridiculous and hilarious as you'd expect. Maybe more so.
Also, maybe I'm an a-hole for saying this, it's too soon to tell since I don't know my place yet but I really like the L.E.S. Besides the dolphins and Nathaniel's babetastic GF I ONLY met people with accents; 2 Canadians, a Brit, 2 Irish chicks and an Australian.
Despite hating bars and people Andy was a sport and stayed out long enough for me to make friends and have so much fun! Then we walked to St. Mark's for dollar slices and called it a night. Buuut not before I made MORE friends on the train! Woop. Jeremiah and James, Jax, Jackson, Jude, Jonas, Jack? Something like that. (HELLLLOOOO JONATHON! that's for you Mel.)
Saturday I got a pedi and then took the lonely journey to Long Beach to meet up with Kristian and his friends. After lots of food and bars and antics (I entered and lost a beer stein holding contest) we went back to his house and I got to sleep in a fabulous bed for the first time in days. (My bed at the apartment is a futon on the floor and while I'm super appreciative of it and thankful that I at least have that, sleeping in a real bed is going to be exciting and amazing until I have my own again.)
I was supposed to beach it in Long Island with Kristian for the whole day Sunday but after breakfast some stuff came up and I needed to go back to Brooklyn.
Later that night I met up with Shawn, he gave me an awesome loaner bike and we rode to Sweet Chick for dinner- veggie chicken and waffles (see! the death of me!)
That brings us to Monday & Monday I did nothing except laundry, nap, job hunt and read. Not a bad way to spend a Monday if you ask me.
Hopefully this week I have some luck finding a J.O.B. or I may start to freak out... unless I can bury the part of me that's prone to freaking out for a little longer and just keep enjoying the ride. I'm having a lot of fun so far!