I Totally ♥ New York
Man… there is just something about this city. The buildings. The lights. The people. The million different things going on.
It was ABSOLUTELY FREEZING here the entire week.
I did nothing touristy… I was either in training or back at the hotel catching up on work I missed during the day.
It does not matter. The very act of BEING HERE, the walk up and down broadway every day between the hotel and the building I was going to. This place is magic, I swear.
As much as I dream of living here, I know I never could make enough money to afford it (I would HAVE to live in Manhattan if I did come here), and it would be cold in the winter… brrrr.
So I will have to be content with being a sometime visitor, and loving NYC from afar. I have GOT to get here more often.
In somewhat related news. The building I am in for training this week has what has got to be the COOLEST elevator EVER! (yes, I am a dork)
Instead of hitting an “up” or “down” call button, you enter the floor you want to go to in the keypad of the elevator lobby. Then the screen tells you which of the 8 elevators to get on. The elevator doors open and there’s a little display with 2 or 3 floors listed. You get on, and it just goes to those floors. – no horrible trips where you are stopping at all these extra floors – so cool!
In one final NYC thing… I managed to behave myself foodaly all week (since the Sandwich on Sunday) with lots of salady salad. But I am leaving tomorrow… and I just couldn’t pass up one last chance to take advantage of the food in this city. So for dinner tonight I am having a piece of carrot cake from the stage deli. It cost $10 and is practically the size of my head. And OH MY GOD it’s good. It’s also the first piece of cake I’ve had in the month since I started the shrinking piggies plan… and I’m practically giddy with a frosting high. Weighing myself on Saturday morning is gonna be scary, but if I’ve gone back up, I’ll just have to rein it in again (a much easier prospect with the stability of work and home).