Friday, May 17, 2013

nyc times...

made it to NYC!  am staying at the Jane hotel in west village tonight. and then tomorrow night Chinatown..sigh.
Shared a taxi with my buddy A to Harlem over by 118 and Lexington, left my bags and we walked down to Central Park and continued along until about 96th street, then walked east to the green line to head south to Grand Central Station and had lunch then walked over near Bryant Park and shopped and I found 2 fun summery shirts at Joe Fresh, then we got a subway at Time Square back up to Harlem. she stayed there, I got my bags and went back downtown to my hotel here to rest up a bit and change. back to harlem for a school production of Into the Woods, out to eat dinner after that at Carmines which was awesome and filling... stopped off at Time Square on the way home to shop at Quksilvr and Element where I got an awesome pair of shorts and shoes, and a tshirt at element.
now it's ZZZZZ. sorry not able to post much this weekend. cheers enjoy a good spring weekend. :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


I was checking my hotel reservation email today and noticed I only booked it for one night! ugh..of course they have no more rooms this weekend.. (The Jane Hotel), so I quickly booked a room in a quick cheap small place in Chinatown for my second night, Saturday. ughhh... I hope it's not too much of a bitch getting my things from one place to the other. my weekend trip is so quick that I'd rather just run around ALL DAY Saturday, probably I can either leave my things at the Jane all day, OR check in super early at Chinatown. one things for sure, I'm getting a cab between place and then getting on with my Saturday in NY!
Hi, I'm dan from Oklahoma City, and currently feeling the pressures and stress of buying a new car, preparing for an attempt to get a new job, and in the middle of everything a getaway weekend to NYC that I planned way before any of this other stuff came up. ha
first about my truck, I haven't been able to take it down to my bud's garage yet, until I can get a ride back. I had a move job yesterday with my friend A (who I'll be in NYC with btw), and without my truck it took us a LONG time using the back, the hood, and the roof of her Xterra. ha but heck I got some extra $$ for the trip.  I am so busy this week now planning for the trip and getting my final grades in at the college job that I'm going to get the truck down to the garage next week when I get back.
in the meantime I have the used escort which feels like I'm driving a little gocart all over the place, after driving a truck for 12 years.  meanwhile I'm checking for deals on trucks all around town of course.
did I mention getting final grades in?  Tonight was my last class of the semester. woohoo!  passed back their last essay and then everyone wrote a final in class short essay on topics I put on the board.   Before class I was talking to another adjunct about the job interview, his is the day after mine.  from what he gathers, there will be interview time and also walk around meet departments time... and also of course the presentation.
I spoke to a fulltime person, who told me to go ahead and prepare a lesson and teach it like you were teaching a class, she said bringing a handout just like you would in class is also helpful etc etc. be prepared for them to ask questions like students would. all that... so that was cool. also, word is there are TWO positions open so that helps my chances mos def.
I'll be thinking about it all next week no doubt and then get that interview over with and hopefully nail it!
I'm going to brainstorm on the plane about my teaching philsophies and what experience has taught me blah blah blah.
well good ole chaste innocent celibate me got a phone call last night. the guy that used to live here for a short while 3 years ago wanted to stop by, he was running up to the store during half time while watching the game at a bud's house near me.  Anyway I was in a towel having just gotten out of the shower and doing my best to get my butt into bed after staying up late already after getting home late from the move job.  I tell him all those things but by the time I'm trying to say I'm just going to go to bed, he's saying well I'm parked outside now so let me in.. ha  so he came in and said "hey" and then got back to his bud's place for the second half of the game. so I had that on my mind today on top of everything else.  funny thing is that he does kid coaching at my gym and so he know my little gym buddy, the big buff college kids that lifeguards sometimes and who I always chat it up with while working out, anyway, i was told my visitor to keep an eye on that guy and let me know if he thinkgs the guy would ever swing our way, so to speak. ha ha
I'm hoping to take some time tomorrow night to get some stuff set aside to pack for the trip, I dont' want to throw it all together the night before, definitely NOT.  I do plan to travel very light and hopefully buy some stuff to wear while there. I plan to look at the pants at UNIQLO that are the light colored sort of preppy trendy look out this spring. also I'm wondering where to shop for some shirts with crazy fantastic well desighned though out prints all over them. that mark westbrook look but maybe in summery pastels? I dunno but that's what I'm gonna have on my radar for shopping.
Central Park will be a must and otherwise just whatver my bud A has planned to do. up for suggestion as usual. I've always been in NYC during December and this will be my first spring trip.  okay I'm crashing hard into bed now.zzzzzzzzzzzzz

is it summer yet....

Monday, May 13, 2013

you might want to read this...

from Scruff and the City blog, a post called "My Biggest Mistake" about not just meeting boyfriends in NYC but friends in general. quite interesting. It made me think of my favorite line from "I Heart Huckabees" which is "how am I not myself?".....

gas pump fun...

back to work Monday....