May 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Springtime in New York, or my partial lobotomy

On an unseasonably warm Saturday in early March, my friend Jim asked if I wanted to join him for a stroll through Central Park. As I reached the park, I was surprised to see that the grass was brown, and the trees were still naked. It was only at that point that I realized I had been expecting everything to be lush and green! It had finally happened: I have lived in New York long enough to completely lose touch with the realities of nature. In my twisted city brain, park = nature = green, no… Continue

Added by Anna on May 13, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Post-Vacation Stress Syndrome

At the end of March, Justin and I took a little 5-day vacation to Puerto Rico. I had simply reached my limit with work and, more importantly, the winter weather in NYC. I couldn't take another week of trudging to the train under overcast skies, muscles sore from the burden of coats and bags, shaking my fist at unpredictable radiator heat. That's when I found out PR has 80 degree weather year round. Why do we not all live there?!

In PR, we rented a condo right on the beach. We… Continue

Added by Anna on May 6, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Smoking the Big Apple

I moved to New York right after college, in the fall of 2000. I moved here because it had been a life-long fantasy, and because I didn't know where else to go.

During my first year in NYC, I was an intern at a small publishing company, while also working as an office temp during the day and an usher at night. I was working 12 hour days, but I was still broke. I didn't really have any friends. And New York was getting me down. It was noisy and crowded and dirty, and I found I was just… Continue

Added by Anna on May 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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