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Lessons Learned As A New New Yorker

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND A RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP AND FUN HAPPY HOUR, ANY TIME OF THE DAY ON ANY STREET CORNER

This is something I don’t usually get to take full advantage of, however, if you do have the opportunity to either get off work (funny) by 5pm or you take a little break and then go back to the office, you couldn’t be more appreciative you live in NYC. The sketchier and divier the bar is the better the Happy Hour deals are usually. I walk by shoe box “restaurants” that feature both Chinese and French cuisine (yes, you read right) offering $3 vodka cocktails for 4 hours a day. COUNT. ME. IN.

IT’S A FAUX PAS TO ACTUALLY ACCEPT PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS AT THE MARKET

I’ll admit, in Boston if you looked in the trunk of BMW you’d see ….. let’s just say a sickening amount of “eco friendly Trader Joe/CVS/ Walgreen” bags. I did have the intent to use them when I frequented those stores, however, it just did NOT HAPPEN. I will say the bags were eventually used when my brother and dad moved me out of my apartment — using my “eco bags” to throw all of my miscellaneous “crap” into. Since having moved to NYC, however, I have taken accustomed to actually re using the bags — who woulda thunken?

COFFEE SHOPS SERVE MANY MORE PURPOSES THAN THEY DO IN OTHER CITIES

Ok, so my Foodie God, Frank Bruni, wrote a sick article for the NYTimes yesterday about the concept of spiked coffee beverages being served all over the city. Personally, I think coffee shops a whole lot hotter and more intimate than a loud sweaty ass bar environment. If I could bring a gentleman on a date to a coffee shop with chill music, warm couches and spiked drinks? There’s no question to be asked. Reservations for 2 please?

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS IN FACT MORE EFFICIENT DURING PRIME RUSH HOURS THAN CABS

I don’t think is really some large “revelation” however, it is so true. I was not one to ever use public transportation in any other city I have resided in but when it comes to NYC? Not only do you spend 5x more money when you take a cab, but you also will most likely get motion sickness and get there 5x later than you would had you sucked it up and taken a subway. $2.50? I think I am justttt fine with that.

NO ONE GETS OFF WORK BEFORE THE SUN SETS

I tend to be too anal and get to work for no rhyme or reason earlier than my co-workers. Keeping in mind it has been fall slowly turning into winter, the mornings are dark. Now that daylight savings just passed, I actually have some light in the morning and can unfortunately see the attire I throw together for work. I’d like it to be dark again, k great thanks. Regardless, in NYC if you get off work before 6? You clearly don’t have a job with health security or benefits — I’ll leave it at that.

NO SMART PHONE? CHECK PLEASE.

As shallow as that sounds? You will NOT be called back for a second date in New York if you whop out a flip phone. You can say I’m spoiled, go right ahead but this city is very materialistic and work friendly. Most people have jobs unless you work as a struggling artist (at which point you probably would need to shower AND buy a smart phone before we call you back), you have to have a smart phone for work. I’m JUST stating the facts here guys — and sometimes life’s a bitch.

FORGET IT BEING “LAUNDRY DAY” — SUNDAY IS DEDICATED TO DOMESTICATED SHOPPING

If you are not at The Container Store or Bed, Bath, & Beyond? You clearly left town for the weekend. I literally wait in lines outside of Container Store to get inside on Sundays, it’s a bit ridiculous when you think about it. I wait in a 30 minute line to get an underwear separator? Yes, yes I do.

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  1. YOU ARE SOOOOOOO FUNNY. I AM HAPPY THAT I AM YOUR MOMMA:)

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