Sunday, May 13, 2007

I'm a New Yorker!

Note: I don't have cable/internet at my apartment yet, so this post was written in Notepad on Saturday night. Sorry for the delay.

It's official, I'm a New York resident. I've been here for about three and a half hours now, and already it seems like the kind of place you could explore forever.

But let's rewind, this needs some backstory.

I got to the gate at Columbus International Airport at about 3:45pm. My flight left at 5:10. So that means I got about an hour and a half of reading and talking to Lauren done before take-off.

The flight was good (my first ever solo flight, FYI). The plane was so small the seat I got was both a window seat and an aisle seat. Talk about living in the lap of luxury.

I brought out the camera as we made our descent into LaGuardia, and here are the results:
Puffy Clouds
A cruise ship taking off
Straight down Lady Liberty’s toga

Once we landed I booked it to baggage claim, got my stuff and took a cab to my apartment. I met someone from the real estate agency to get my keys, and before I knew it I was here.

Unpacking, resting, unpacking some more, more resting, and after all that I'll be damned if I didn't start to get just a little bored. So I got some shoes on and went exploring.

I took a stroll down to 79th, then over to Lexington, then somewhat diagonally back up to my apartment. All in all an area measuring four blocks by four blocks, and I saw more pizza places, sushi restaurants, grocerys, bars and Chinese restaurants than I've ever seen in my entire life. And I only saw about a third of that area. This is going to be good.

I ended up getting a slice of pizza at the pizza place next door, called Pintaile's Pizza. Turns out not only is it a pizza restaurant, it's an organic/health pizza restaurant. So maybe there's hope for me not weighing 400 lbs when I come back to Ohio after all!

That's about it for me for tonight. Tomorrow I'm planning on doing a little more exploring, in the daytime this time. I'm sure you'll hear all about it. Til' then!

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