20 Jun 2016
As much as I love taking the trips and looking forward to writing about them on Yow Yow! When I sit down to actually start writing the post, I find myself dreading it. These are always the meatiest and because of that, I want to make sure that everything is perfect and not leave anything out.
I went to New York for the first time in March with Mandi and I couldn’t have imagined a better travel partner. I’m not just saying that because she writes on Yow Yow! with us. I’m mostly saying this because it just seemed like a no-brainer – we already really enjoy spending time with each other, but we’ve never spent THIS much time together. It could’ve gone either way, however, it was definitely more positive for us. Also, Mandi graduated from Columbia a few years back when she was there for grad school so she really knew her way around the city. We all know that I would have had a tough time surviving that if I were on my own.
Similar to me, Mandi likes to plan things out so there were things she wanted to do/see and things I also wanted to do/see as well. Together, we compiled a list and made up a plan for every single day that we were there. It’s not surprising that we didn’t hit everything, but we did A LOT and I felt like all the walking I did in that trip was enough to last me a year. Another wonderful part about our trip was that we left some pockets open to fill. Not everything was planned to a tee and I really appreciated that because that allowed the both of us to take some time apart and do our own thing or catch up with our own friends without the other person feeling like they were being dragged into it.
When I let people know that I was going on this trip, a lot of people were surprised that this was my first time. To be honest, I didn’t think I would be 26 when I went, but it’s not terrible. When I was younger and in college, I didn’t have any friends that lived there. It was also difficult to make the time to take a trip like this since I was in school and didn’t have as much $$$ back then. Better late than never? I felt like when I left on our last day that I had a greater sense of appreciation for the city and the things that I saw, did, and ate. I’m not sure if I would have had that same feeling had I been younger.
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14 Oct 2013
…And you won’t believe for how much. Something unusual happened this past weekend in New York City’s Central Park. Banksy solicited an anonymous man to sell some of his artwork for next to nothing and by nothing I mean $60 US which is considered nothing when you learn that his original paintings go for $42,400 each. #baller. The man selling the paintings didn’t even get his first hire until hours later because everyone walking past him thought that he was selling counterfeits. The ones that did make a purchase, however, walked away with a serious find!
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05 Dec 2012
This post is being released today because Veronica reminded me that I was overdue. Something you need to know: she asks for these posts often, but I usually don’t give in because I need to have a specific amount of photos for me to warrant a post. This time, she was right on the money hence…
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12 Mar 2010
I don’t know about you, but four months later, I am still loving the “Empire State of Mind” song. As mainstream as it is, there’s no denying the goodness of it. So everytime I hear some news about New York, all I wanna do is sing, “…in NEWWWWW YORRRRK…These streets will make you feel brand new!”
Inspiring is what it is.
I’ve never been to New York, but from what I hear it is always being referred to as “the city that never sleeps,” and it’s easy to believe.
German photographer Christopher Thomas must have been conducting stakeouts because he has managed to compose a book of photographers proving that the city does sleep after all. After nearly a decade of snapping these rare shots, he has managed to capture notable sights with not one single person in them.
Central Park Bethesda Fountain – 2009
Grand Central Station Terminal II – 2001
Go check out the book “New York Sleeps.”
23 Jun 2009
Ever seen or heard something that made you go wtf? I’m not talking my business calculus class that I already don’t understand… I mean REALLY.
But every once in a while you come across something totally unexplainable. When you tell your friends they give you a skeptical look.
Cue your response before that even happens, “And I am NOT lying!”
There’s a website that displays all of these truly treasured moments.
And I am NOT lying
Central Park, Manhattan
Brooklyn, New York
Okay I apologize the intro statement I just did was absolutely terrible. My bad.
But here’s my example of my very own “And I am NOT lying!”