Thursday, January 15, 2009

SUBWAY...not the restaurant

This wouldn't fit on my last post so here it goes...

I take the subway to work and am surprised how no one talks and it's so quiet. When it comes rumbling up it scares me every time. It's fun though how fast you move into the pace
. Yesterday there was a guy playing his Jamaican drums and he asked me to play! I loved it! It was so much fun! So much culture.

This one was on my way home from church. They just got on and started playing. Mexican Mariachi anyone?


The Big Apple...YUM!



Here it is from the beginning...

In December, I got to spend a lot of time with my mom and Brother Michael who came up for my graduation. They finally got to see Idaho (excluding the fact that Michael's already been there), and my mom got to see what I've been doing for the past 4 1/2 years!!!So after I graduated, I came home to Missouri and spent some wonderful time with some people I love...Especially my boyfriend Sean who came and spent about a week with me....

On the way home, we got to stop and see my adorable nephew and niece, Chloe and Eli...

Afterwards I went to Florida and surprised Ashlee (my sister) and spent time with her, Gavin, Jon, and my littlest bro, who's not so little, Johnathan.

I also got to see my other sister Stephanie, her husband Wes, and their baby Kaleb. It was so much fun! I had a great time!

went to the beach and swam in the Atlantic....and pick fresh oranges right off the tree! They were the best I'd ever eaten...

We also went to Disney's Animal Kingdom, MGM (Hollywood Studios), and the Magic Kingdom.

I loved it! I really love Florida!

This is me on one of the rides at the Animal Kingdom...LOL

I'm doing so great! I had a hard time my first few days getting here and adjusting to everything by myself, but I guess you could say now I've gotten in the flow of things. I really love it. I need to know where those shops are with really cheap clothing...I'm so out of fashion here. Seriously.

Officially graduating is kind of a big deal, except for the fact I feel so small and so young out here. It's good but crazy.

I am working for Coltrin and Associates. I haven't really had much to do since I've been here--there are no projects right now. I've just been reading and reading, sleeping and sleeping. It's kind of relaxing though.

I moved out here last Thursday. I flew into JFK and took my first ride in a taxi. My mom was really paranoid but my driver was so kind. Taxi drivers know their stuff though. They are pushy and crazy, but surprisingly I felt safe the whole time. I almost missed the city skyline because I was looking out of a different window of the was so great when I did see it though. It really did look just like the pictures.

I'm living in Harlem right now. It’s really not that bad.
It’s an adorable apartment that has a swing in it. I shop at a GHETTO grocery store and I'm still scared (even though it's a really safe part of town and really quiet[weird that the quiet scares me more than the loud]) when I walk home. Right down the street is Central Park (4 min walk). It's dead right now so it's not all that pretty, however I am right by the skating rink, so that's fun. I take the subway to work and am surprised how no one talks and it's so quiet. When it comes rumbling up it scares me every time. It's fun though how fast you move into the pace.

I met my roomies when I first got there. There was only one and the other came last night. They are leaving at the end of the month and I will be too. The lease is ending so I think I'm moving to Brooklyn. INTENSE...

The single's ward is great. The people are all so so friendly. I forgot that everyone goes to NY to make it big, so there's a LOT of talent out here. Singing in sacrament meeting was INSANE! It was so loud! LOL. They are all good people though. I'll have to tell you sometime about my fire escape and heels adventure.

It's such a fun city. I can't believe how many people there actually are, but it's awesome. Always tons on the street. I love that everyone walks everywhere. I have a subway station right by my work, but I figured I need the exercise so I walk 6 blocks to one corner of Times Square and take the subway there. It's like a wave of people that you just go with the flow or you'll get pulled under. It's insane. I work at 1212 Avenue of the Americas--one block from the center of Times Square...

I'm here until May...depending on how much I love it.

I'll probably be coming back to Rexburg because...

Well, Sean and I are getting MARRIED!!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Crazy!!! I'm so's not official but will be when I come back. It will probably be in July in Orlando! He's going to school in Rexburg so we don't want to be apart!

That's the scoop from me any way! Whew that was intense! Miss you so much! Love ya and keep in touch...