Wednesday, October 27, 2010

top ten realizations from NYC

  1. It doesn't matter what you wear as long as the majority of it is black.  And, it's nice to know that men still wear suits.
  2. Public transportation - and so much of it - totally rocks.  You do, however, still feel like a rat in a maze even with all the abundant signage.  
  3. There is a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner except any corner on my walk to Penn Station.  I've been told there's one right in the station but I have yet to find it (see reference to maze above).
  4. You do a lot of walking when using public transportation and that's good for my butt.
  5. Reverse commute, moving against the tide of traffic, on foot is not nearly as enjoyable as when you're driving a car.
  6. People honk their horns all the time, just because they can, and I love it.  It makes me feel like maybe I'm not so crazy even if I'm the only one doing it in suburbia CA.
  7. It can be warm while rainy (unlike in Northern California).
  8. Humidity makes for a bad hair day (see above).
  9. The economy seems to be doing fine, at least in Manhattan, as judged by the hour-long waits to get a table at a restaurant.
  10. It's hard to read a menu in said restaurants' dim lighting making me realize that I need to go to the eye doctor and get a new prescription.  I literally cannot read the menus.
*Photo from Flickr, under the Creative Commons license, by Joe Schlabotnik.
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