Tuesday, was a day of travel. Rising bright and early to be ready to leave the land of QIVC at 7AM. Emilie Michaud was gracious enough to give @themadhatter and I a ride tithe bus station in Albany. We arrived shortly after 8AM for or 10:25AM bus. Sad news dear friends, the Rensselaer library does in fact not open until 10AM; though fear not, we had come equipped with our own books. I also, managed to be stung by a wasp which managed to help pass the time. Three hours of bus ride later we disembarked in NYC. And began the search for a subway stop. @failspy had promised to text us directions and despite them never coming through we managed quite well. @themadhatter managed to find us a station and figure out the map allowing us to make it to the 110th St. Stop and walk to school just in time to catch the last half hour of the day and the gratitudes circle.
Wednesday was an all school excursion to Brighton beach. Offering up the first chance of the year for me to wear my bathing suit. Initial fears of rain proved false as @ryanshollenberger managed to call the sun out of hiding with a little help from Sterling, one of our visitors this week. With luck and sun-screen I managed to soak up the delicious rays of the sun and not turn as red as my bathing suit. @bear and I took a trip to the Brighton Bazaar’s hot bar for lunch and I had some choice anxiety. There was just too much good food. After a scrumptious Russian inspired lunch, I combed the beach for coal. Never have I found so much coal in such a short amount of beach, as I have at Brighton Beach. If anyone knows the cause of this I would love to hear it. As the day on the beach wound down @failspy, @lillaw and I had a game of catch with the disc I brought before packing our belongings to head back to school and home.
Thursday was a fairly low energy day. With the help of @abbyo I polished up my résumé to apply for a haberdasher’s position in Park Slope. I read more of Trinity, a graphic novel about Los Alamos, the Manhattan project, and the first Nuclear Weapons. The slurch caught me shortly after lunch and the resulting power nap was crucial. Post school day, I took @timotree home, we had some great conversations on the bus ride up town about different navigational apps and the programming of Galactic Nemeses. After we got off the bus he showed me the highest naturally occurring point on the Island of Manhattan and took my picture standing on the point itself. After catching the A train from one of the best looking subway entrances I’ve seen I met Hannah at Union Sq. park for some hanging out and Gelato. Quite possibly I had the best pistachio flavored gelato I’ve ever had. From there the delicious food continued as I met Abby back up town near school for grocery shopping and a dinner of fried fish.
Today, has been another beautiful day at ALCNYC. After the change up meeting, I finally managed to cover some blank text blocks I’d bound a few months ago. It was satisfying to get the crash and glue on the spines and then cover them with some pleasingly teal card stock I cannibalized from a folder. While they sat under some weights drying I sat down to lunch with @abbyo, cheese, bread, hummus, pickles, greens, and some samosas. Delicious. After lunch I took a pleasant stroll through the park with @bear and we discussed the next steps to take for our beverage start-up. We made it back just in time for clean up and blogging. Later tonight I have both @lillaw’s play and a birthday celebration scheduled and I’m greatly looking forward to both.
Who know’s what this weekend will bring but I greatly look forward to spending some more time in the city with my friends.
Until next week dear readers, whoopy pies and cider donuts,