(Part of the The NYC Effect series) The gourmet deli next to me has delicious, freshly prepared foods, but it’s not exactly efficient. Every time I go in, the line isn’t that long, yet somehow I end up standing in it for at least 20 minutes, waiting to order. Today I watched the man behind … Continue reading The NYC Effect, Part 3
(Related to The NYC Effect) Last night I had a dream that my whole apartment caught fire. I woke up this morning to my smoke detector beeping low battery. The former, Maryland-born me: “Wow, I’m so lucky! That beeping went off during my sleep and caused a dream about fire as a warning that I … Continue reading The NYC Effect, Part 2
This morning I woke up and saw on the news that there was a fire at Penn Station. The old, Maryland-born me: “Oh my gosh, I hope no one got hurt!” Me after 2 years in NYC: “Thank god I don’t have to go to the west side today. Also, I hope no one got … Continue reading The NYC Effect
(A continuation/update of Nora Left Eye Lopes ) Yesterday I received an email from a reader asking me about the progress of Nora’s ptosis, and it dawned on me that I never actually posted an update on the blog. I’ve kept friends informed through Facebook, but hearing from this woman (who also has a baby … Continue reading Nora Left Eye Lopes, Part 2
I initially resisted posting this story because I am legitimately afraid my parents will read it and immediately send someone to come to NYC, pack me up with all my belongings, and bring me home to live in their basement because clearly I have not earned the right to be an adult citizen living on my … Continue reading There Are TWO Lessons Here
Because I clearly need to leave mine. This is bad for so many reasons I don’t know where to start When I signed up to be a teacher, it was because I wanted to work with children. Not be treated like one. I wanted to help children. Not cause them more angst (and if you’ve never been … Continue reading Anyone Have a Job They Want to Give Me?