Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summer in the City: Part 2

Summer in the city is CRAZY.
I applied for a job at URBN but I have yet to hear back from them :/

I babysat for an OCD/anorezix wealthy NYC 8 year old. SO ANNOYING and disturbed AND her parents actually forced me out of their apartment without paying me. Apparently it was an accident but they didn't respond to my texts for 3 days about payment. They owe me about $60, which isn't a lot but I earned it and I want it.

My cousin Come (there is usually a circumflex on the O so it is pronounced more like COMB) is visiting from France so I have been playing NYC tour guide the last few days. I've walked miles is terrible shoes. My feet are destroyed. We have visited SoHo, the High Line, Central Park, Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty etc. I took him to Ricky's, one of my favorite NYC stores, so he could buy his girlfriend American souvenirs and he requested that we only eat at diners because there is no such thing as a good hamburger in Paris (did you know that Parisian supermarkets also do not sell root-beer and Oreos? Every time he visits we buy them in excess).

Last night I went to dinner with my grandma up in Harlem. We ate at a Sengalese restaurant and I ordered Mafe. SO GOOD! It was rice, potatoes, carrots, and lamb in a spicy peanut sauce. We got this amazing ginger juice too. Homemade in the store, so sweet going down w/ a spicy aftertaste. Amazing.

Tomorrow we are hosting a barbecue in NJ for friends and family to attend. Adam is coming for a visit and I am SO EXCITED TO SEE HIM! I go back to Philly for 1 day on Tuesday and I am looking for friends to hang! I'm seeing Fiddler on the Roof that night with Adam's pep-pep and mom.

All of my friends are still away in Montreal but it hasn't been awful since I have kept myself very busy. I haven't seen Mercedes in forever either, even though she is in the city. I did get to hang out with Layla and her friend Lindsay though. We got smoothies and sat on a pier by the Hudson river where we had a view of some pre-memorial day fireworks and the apartment complex where Jay-Z and Beyonce live. Turns out Layla's friend Lindsay knows Liz Pride! It was awesome because usually when I tell people I go to Temple the conversation goes like this:

me: I go to Temple University.
person: Oh! DO you know SO AND SO?!
me. No. Temple is a REALLY big school.

I've actually had this conversation a million times so it was a shock when I actually knew the person they were talking about AND they are a good friend of mine.

Now I am on my way back to NJ so I can see SATC2 with my mom.


James said...

1) omgawddd u live a real life version of uptown girls!!!!! (too soon to reference?)

2) fools best be payin you.... no one likes a stingy NYC socialite.

3) i LOVE senegalese food.

4) I love that you have red headed family members... and double bonus for them not being Amurrrrican.

5) Yay Adam! Yay Fiddler! Yay pep-pep!!!!


7) uhh liz pride knows ERRRREYBODY.

Liz said...

Hahaha, no oreos and root beer? What a different world.

And that's hilarious and great that you met Lindsay! Those kinds of crazy aquaintances almost never happen!

Jen (and Audrey, too!) said...

UMMM OMG about those crazy parents and their crazy daughter. 60 bucks is 60 bucks...and they are YOUR 60 BUCKS! Does Audrey have to come up there and lay down the law???

Oh, and I'm jealoussss you know where Beyonce/Jay-Z live. I'm gonna come visit and we can stalk them.

I'm only slightly kidding.