Thursday, 20 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
I'm in a terrible head space. This holiday has worked in reverse and is really grating at my nerves. There's actually something quite distressing about looking down a street and seeing moderately tall buildings go on as far as the eye can see. It's suffocating. If one wants a breathe of air here, then they live in New Jersey or somewhere else that is far away from the centre and then the transit to get anywhere takes forever. This is not for me. It has made me long for the sunshine of LA, that is more my calling. And I want to go back to Vancouver, now. It suddenly has so much more appeal. It is a city, but it's easy to get into nature. Here, yes, there is Central Park and other smaller areas of refuge, but it is not a proper escape from the bustling, over crowded traffic pushing inwards from its green borders.
I should be writing a short article, or I "should" be going out to do something on my last day in the city, but all I'm doing is sitting in the hostel lounge doing nothing. I just want some time to myself. It's too busy. It's too noisy. And staying at a hostel, it gives no chance to unwind; there are always other people around. I will need to take a break after this "break" in order to be sane once I return to Vancouver.
If I do anything today, it will be to take the subway down to the ferry and take it across to Staten Island. It's grey out though, so who knows. At least it's not storming rain out like yesterday.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
I have been in New Jersey for the last couple of days, but looking forward to going into the city!
I arrived to Newark Airport and stayed in Irivington, NJ, the first night. It was an airport hotel with a shuttle, but it was definitely not in a great place :S The front desk was behind glass. I was supposed to get a room with one king bed and ended up being given a room with two queen beds and a couch -far too much room for one person! It was a bit lonely-like being a lone individual with that much space! Since then I've been out in Englewood which is a wealthy area where several esteemed individuals live. It's pretty nice out here, but again, looking forward to begin my NYC wanderings! I plan to walk all over Manhattan and through Central Park to find a nice place to sit and read. As well, seeking out the street, can't remember what it's called, that has the 5 floor Abercrombie since the Canadian dollar is now on par with the American dollar, totally worth it to make a purchase :)
Lining up in Times Square tomorrow for Broadway tickets, *fingers crossed* I can get an ok price for one of the shows I'd like to see!
I wanted to see both Jersey Boys and Avenue Q but didn't realize how expensive tickets are (minimum $100) if just bought off the website. I'm just hoping to see Avenue Q now, for the matinee tomorrow afternoon.
I bought three pairs of shoes today -a nice pair of supportive sandles not flimsy types, a pai of blowfish and a dressy pair of rocket dogs all for $100 -I wish Canada had DSW! All the shoe stores would go out of business if we did though. But I'm ok with that!
It's very humid here and didn't sleep until 6am last night/morning. It's making my hair go slightly wonky, but now that it's back to brunette, it still looks ok when it's down and the curls aren't perfect. Although the humidity doesn't really agree with me, it was nice to wear a tanktop today and not be cold at all! Also put on sunscreen for the the first time this season :) (Yes, a happy face; sunscreen is my reality :P It's sort of yucky to put on, but needing to put it on means the weather is great outside :) )
I've had a couple of articles in the Independent published lately and will post those soon.