After a full and eventful day yesterday, I decided I would take it easy today. So I slept in, caught up on True Blood, and did not turn the light on until about eleven. It was quite blissful.
BUT I had enough of that pretty quickly, so I threw on some clothes and some dark purple lipstick and decided to go exploring.
I first walked up Morningside. It’s becoming my favorite path because it is so quiet. And it has these gorgeous tree lined streets that are picturesque. I made a turn wanting to go to see the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Oh. My. Land. We just don’t have architecture like that in the South. It was so gorgeous. I went in, paid the three dollars for a prayer candle, and sat for about an hour just thinking and praying and wishing and dreaming. I can honestly say it was a recharge, and it was something I needed to do to calm my nerves about being in the big city all on my own.
I then decided to walk down Broadway towards the direction of the Upper West Side. I got my first “hootie hoo” from a homeless man. (It was more of a “Ayy, baby, why don’t you come on over here.”) BUT I have perfected my New York Blank Stare in my first 48 hours of being here. Pre-NYC Dorothy likes to smile and say no thank you. It is polite. But NYC Dorothy realizes, sometimes, that invites people in. So I stare straight and keep walking.
I made it down to my destination, popped in some shops, bought a tote bag, and realized something: My feet hurt. And I don’t mean like a little hurt. It was a painful burning ache from heal to toe. OOPS. So instead of walking back the quick mile and a half, I jumped on the subway and waddled the rest of the way home. (Why am I always waddling?!)
I came into my room and threw off my shoes and looked down. Blisters. All over. Heels. Toes. Crevices. Big ones, small ones. YIKES. I washed my dirty feet (cities are gross, y’all), slapped some bandaids on those bad boys, and hoped they would turn into callouses so I could get used to walking the long distances. This runner does NOT need blisters! No sir, no ma’am.
So I took a day off from running, and as I told y’all, I wanted to try the spin class. So I made my way down to 54th, but the spin class was booked.
Tangent, this is the gym to be if you are after an attractive business man when he finishes work. You will see me there every night around 6 until I have found a husband.
I was ready to make the trek home, and I just had to stop at Mecca. (Chipotle.)
I’m getting caught up on Pretty Little Liars and hitting the bed early tonight. I’m excited to see what tomorrow holds.
Today, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, marks my first day as a resident of New York. And boy, did this city and I get off to an interesting start.
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (via observando)