A Rose In Bloom

Better than I could be. Not as good as I’d planned.

Friday, October 31, 2003

Happy Halloween gobblins and ghouls!

So Halloween is finally upon us. I must admit, I am not a huge fan of Halloween. I mean, I don't hate it or anything I just don't get all excited about it. But I still had big plans for this Halloween as it is my first in NYC, but alas, I have to work. Yup, there will be no Village Halloween parade for me and no handing out candy to cute little kids in funny costumes. Instead I will be folding shirts and cashing in on the obscene spending habits if shopaholics. I do have plans to pop into a little bash that Elly is throwing next door after work when I come home, hopefully it will still be going.

I don't feel like I am missing anything though since I sort of got my fill last night at a Halloween party that I was invited to go to by my homey Joi. Who knew that lawyers-to-be could have so much fun?!? Certainly not me but it turns out that they do it up right. Three floors of costumed college kids, face painting, fortune tellers and karaoke. There was a 70's band upstairs and a pretty good dj in the main hall rocking the eighties goodies. Aside from the fun I am in a bit of pain today from lasts night partying. Not that kind of pain, I only had two glasses of wine, I mean literal physical pain as I somehow managed to become that girl at parties that everyone stops and looks at in shock. Joi and I were making our way down the stairs to do some dancing when I caught a wet spot of beer and slid (yes, just like in a bad movie) down the stairs on my ass bouncing from one to the next. My plastic tumbler of wine cracked and spilled on me as my butt soaked up the beer from the stairs and my shoes fell off and I created a traffic jam behind me. When I finally got up and put my shoes back on, my knee was scratched and my butt it nice and bruised today. I graciously accept the award for best party foul ever.

For someone who was totally sober, it was a pretty good night of drunken events. May your Halloween be just as special!

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Well, it is another rainy and cold day in New York. Plus, with the time change, it's dark by about five o'clock now. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't cloudy all day...a little sunshine would be nice, maybe soon.

Nothing too exciting going on, just work and school. The work wackos however, did manage to not pay me for a full week and a half of hard labor so I have to fix that. Who knows how long before I actually see it on my check. Speaking of checks, let's talk taxes...New York is taxing hell! Not only do I have all of the regular taxes but all of a sudden I now have a New York state tax and a New York City tax what the hell is that?!?!? Seriously depressing but hopefully the tax man will give it all back come spring time.

** Star Siting**
John Mayer
(going into the W Hotel in Union Square)

Friday, October 24, 2003

The Good
So, it is near impossible to find decent Mexican food in New York. Considering most places that sell Mexican food are called things like "Taco, Burrito" and "Fresh Tortillas" and owned by Asians, it isn't too surprising. But as I was walking to class the other day I noticed a buliding undergoing 'burritofication." That means that there is soon to be a Chipotle within walking distance. I realize that isn't "real" Mexican food, but it is familiar and damn good so it will do.

The Bad
It's grand opening time at Mexx this weekend and somehow I got suckered in to working the 4 pm to 1 am shift. I'm trying not to think about it too much but...

and The Ugly
Since everyone is so happy with all of the people in charge at work anyway...today really added to the love. It is pay day so all of us are excited, especially me since it is my first one. But it became more and more evident as the day progressed that there were no paychecks to be handed out. Due to some faxing glitch the money people only got six of forty-six time slips so nothing was processed. Let's just say that there were lots of angry New Yorkers walking around the stire today. To make up for it, the managers were going around to everyone asking how much money they needed to hold them over until Tuesday, when the money is finally supposed to come in, and handing out cash from the safe. It was definitely ugly.

Monday, October 20, 2003

I'm published!!!

So it isn't the New York Times, but is something I read a whole lot more. For those of you who may not know since I wasn't there to keep you updated, Barbra Streisand released a new album last week, The Movie Album and it is fantastic! I know, I know, I say that about all of her albums but this one really is! Anyway, she was having a contest on her website where you could send in you review of the new album...and I did...and I was chosen and publishd on her website! Of all of the ones printed online, the powers that be will select two for national publication in a syndicated newspaper or magazine...so maybe the New York Times isn't far behind.

So, feel free to take a look at my review online. Scroll down through the column on the far right labeled Fan Reviews. Mine begins with the line "Barbra Streisand's The Movie Album reminds us why we go to the movies..."


Thursday, October 16, 2003

Wow! It has been quite a while since I did some blogging. I blame it totally on mid-term madness at school (only one paper left) and crazy work people who seem to think that part time means working 40 hours a week...I'm working on this one and if tomorrow's meeting doesn't go so well I may just be gainfully unemployed again!

So what prompted me to finally get my but back on the blog you ask...well, I just saw my first pick-up truck in New York City. An honest-to-goodness Ford F150 driving down first avenue complete with a white guy with a buzz cut, probably a transplant from Texas just like me. It literally made a smile creep on my face as I was going by. And now I am sitting here eating fried chicken from this place across the street called Kennedy's (I see lots of black people in there so I figured it must be good, and it is) and sipping on a A&W cream soda...I don't think I could get much more Southern than that!

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

As I mentioned once before on my little blog, I am a set of china. What I didn't realize is that I am also a doll who happens to like pink roses...go figure. I also happen to be a fairly inexpensive psychic, a breed of dog, a financial consulting firm, and a black ski club. The funny thing is, I can still find the real me!

You never know what you'll find. So go ahead, Google yourself...I dare you!

Monday, October 06, 2003

At Last!

After searching for entirely too long, I am finally gainfully emplyed! I sunk the deal in a quick ten minutes with the guy at MEXX, a super-fab clothing store. They are opening one in Union Square, just up the street, so I can walk to work and make money which I will promptly spend on clothes! Anyway, that's my news.

Today's Star Siting
Gilbert Gottfried
(you know, the guy with the voice)

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Fall has officially found its way to New York City. For a brief moment I thought it was just a phase that would blow over and I would still be able to get some use out of my tank tops, but alas, fall is here to stay. Truth be told, it is absolutely beautiful out today and the breeze on my face is kind of nice. The leaves still haven't changed yet, but they will, and I will bask in the beauty of reds and browns and things that make me think of pumpkin pie and warm apple cider. My plans today include wandering around the village and settling into a cozy little coffee shop to do some reading...not a bad way to cap off a weekend I think.

I spent yesterday with Elly and Joi hanging out in midtown shopping at Bloomingdale's and H&M where I got a totally cute maroon and mauve reversible scarf for five dollars. Fall definitely brings great accessories. I did a little dancing in the street with some vendor at a street fair we stumbled upon and then we ended the day with Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity. You know, the place from the really bad John Cusack movie...well, the great little restaurant with chocolate oozing out of every nook certainly makes up for it.

Thus begins October, I think it might be a good month!

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Okay, so I left the option up to the devices of my visitors but it doesn't seem to be working. Obviously you people need a bit of direction. So, take a peak directly to your right..go ahead...see the new little section titled "Guestbook"...well, go ahead, feel free to use it, it doesn't bite. But I do!

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

They like us, they really like us!

So MTV may keep looking over the greatest city in the world, but not the ladies at The View. They are having a contest to broadcast a show live from an American hometown and Austin is in the running as one of the 15 top contenders. They will eventually narrow it down to 4 and then the winner, but it is noce to know that of all of the places entered, Austin is in the top.

(Side note: My real hometown of Georgetown, Texas also sent in a tape, so my mom says. We'll have to wait and see if they pick that one too...)