Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In Neeeeewww Yoooorrrkkk...

New York...oh how I've missed YOU! I moved out of the Concrete Jungle 10 months ago and I have nooooo idea how I let sooo much time go by before I visited. Oh that's right - Winter. I needed the heat to be turned ALL the way up before I ventured back ;-) After weeks of countdowns and an evite that went out to all my NY peeps inviting them to a happy hour I finally landed around 1030a Friday morning. The plan was to hang out with my trusty "plus 1" - Wes. So I made my way up to Harlem, linked up with Wes and toured my old neighborhood. Nostalgia slapped the crap out of me, but I quickly recovered when my feet started hurting. Twenty five dollars on some lame Jamaican food, one nap and a train ride later, we're en route to Agave for happy hour. Words can't describe the feeling of seeing all my friends after sooo much time. Need I say how many pictures I took?!?! Well, after several margaritas and the obligatory shot I accidentally deleted ALL of the pictures. ALL THE PICTURES! Who does that!?!? I swear there is something about me and cameras...I'm either losing the cameras or deleting the pictures smh. I was staying at my friend Adrienne's place in Brooklyn and I'm sure she'll tell you...that was the LONGEST train ride ever. Filled with my moans about deleting my pix and my attempts of turning the camera on and off hoping there was some kind of glitch and that the pictures would suddenly appear. I went so far as to rant about Sony and how they shouldn't have the 'delete' and 'delete all' options so close together *sigh*

Saturday, first up, a quick trip to Century 21. After fighting the crowds of tourist (Century 21 = world's greatest discount retailer) we stopped for a slice of pizza. We weren't on a pizza mission, but the smell dragged us against our will and we had to submit. Yummo! The day went pretty fast from there...more drinking, an attempt to shop in busy Herald Square, an intense Words with Friends match/tea time at Starbucks until Wes met up with us for more pavement pounding. Before we knew it, it was 730p, which left 0 time to head back to Brooklyn to change to come back to Manhattan for my friend Amanda's fiance's 30th bday party. At this point it really sets in on me that I'm going to be wearing my lame shopping outfit to the Meatpacking District to celebrate a 30th bday...yikes! My friend Naj was meeting us at the bday party and I already knew she was stepping out in the finest (per usual) and here I am in a denim shirt, skinny jeans and my Aveeees of course. I figured "Oh well, hopefully they'll be too drunk to even notice". We get to the bday party spot - Brass Monkey just in time for lemon drop shots...swell, did I mention my equilibrium is still off from the festivities the night before. In short, Mike's 30th celebration was a blast. Lots of dancing, singing and overall good times. Oh, and I can't forget the professing of love something like "I miss you Amanda, I miss you too Kay", I love you Naj, I love you more Kay","Wes buy more drinks, we love you" you know how it goes. The clock strikes midnight and like Cinderella it's time to goooo mostly because I'm sleeping in Harlem, but I still have to go back to Brooklyn to get my bag. Now Brooklyn to Harlem is not far...by CAR, but at 12,1,2,3AM on the weekend when the trains aren't running as often it's DAMN FAR. We get to BK 1ish, scoop my bags and hop on a train to Harlem and it only takes 90 minutes...

The next day, I had a midday flight to catch. I made my way to the airport laughing to myself like a crazy woman about the debaucherous weekend. My laughing quickly ended at 35,000 feet above ground...I mean the flight was the WORST! Like, I know every flight is the WORST for me, but this one was really really bad. Net Net, I had fun in NY and I promise to NEVER let so much time elapse again.













1 comment:

Glam Girl7 said...

had a blast! miss you to pieces girl.

 
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