the first time in forever when i want to update, and of course i can't get access to tripod. so this will be delayed, i guess. i'm sitting here watching the oscars and wishing so many things. watching the tribute to new york and wishing so much that i could be there. noticing at the end that i had a slight smile glued to my face. listening to all of the classic music scores, and wishing so much that i could be sitting on that stage playing those songs along with all of those incredibly talented musicians. just simply wanted to be recognized. have someone notice what i do have and done, and possibly influence and drive me to do more. or maybe i should just stop thinking so much...
so, it's been another forever. and once again, too much has gone on since then. i guess the best part would be the recent nyc trip. it being reading (wait, no, study) week and all, it only seemed logical to slip in a trip there for myself. friday was insane. i had a psych test that i finished pretty quickly, so was back at residence at noon. my bus to toronto left at 2 and i hadn't started packing. i got to my house at around 5, i think...and my bus left for new york at 9:30. no time to think in there!
the bus ride was ok...except for teh guy sitting next to me. he smelled like he was enjoying himself a little too much at each rest stop. oo, that sounds wrong...anyway, he smelled really bad. and only once was it cigarett smoke. anyway...i arrived at erica's door step promptly (45 minutes early...much to her dismay) at 7:15am. we just kind of sat around, half asleep, for a few hours. then went to meet eling for lunch at the stardust diner!!! what a perfect combination. well, except that we were sitting on teh second level (which i'd never seen open before) so we coudln't see the singing waiters. erica and i shared our first milkshake of teh trip at lunch. yummm
the plan was originally for us to go take a dance class that afternoon, but i wasn't feeling so well and my feet hurt and my knees were sore (yeah yeah...) and on passing teh theatre, erica suggested we get student rush to see 42nd Street. it took a little convincing on her end for various reason, but i finally gave in and we stood there waiting for an hour. but not before a trip to teh new toys 'r us in time square and a big goodbye from eling.
tickets in hand, we went back up to barnard for me to take a nap and for erica to pretend to start working on a paper. then it was off for food and some wonderful theatre. my only critisism about the show...i couldn't see their feet! but i guess that's what happens when you pay $20 and are sitting in teh first row. a bunch of stuff happened after teh show, but that's a whole other story that i'm not quite in teh mood to get into...and this is probably not the place for it anyway.
so, let's move on to sunday. erica's dad came to pick us up, but not before taking us to lunch first. such a good grilled veggie sandwich! and then we were off to Stamford, CT to see Flyn' West...cuz erica managed to ebcome friends with the director who got us free tickets :) and i'm not quite one to give up free tickets to a play, even if it is in a city i've never heard of. the show was actually really great. a few lines that got confused, but very funny and a lovely story overall.
after teh play, we were off to serendipity for "dinner." we got there to find that there would be an hour and a half wait, but erica assured us that it's never as long as they say. so we went to a HUGE candy store and then to blumingdales (where we decided against me buying a bed...though thought it could have been a good way to get in another new york trip...anyway!) we arrived back at ye ol' restuarant 45 minutes later, and they said it will only be another half hour. so, a half hour passes. then 45 minutes. oh, by the way, it's a very very windy night here. so erica manages to squeeze into the restaurant so we'll know if our name is called, but meanwhile, i'm standing outside with her dad, a little on teh chilly side. finally, after about an hour, we're called. you know what...it was a long wait...but it was TOTALLY worth it! i had the Strawberry Fields sundae...just thinking about it makes my mouth water. in total, we stayed in teh restaurant for 15 minutes though, which i found kind of amusing considering how long we waited, but anyway...that was sunday
Monday i slept a whole lot...and did some sociology reading (gasp) before meeting up with erica for lunch. we ate our leftovers from the day before...outside!!! we were over around lincoln centre...such a nice area. i then took a nice walk over to H&M on 5th to meet up with sarah. yay :) we did some random shopping. i wound up with a stuffed dog for erica...and sarah got several random things on our walk that took us from 51st and 5th to macy's at 34th and 7th. i love it. then we were off to meet jason, who brought sarah a singing rose..aw! and to the mariott washrooms :) la dee da...then we were off to friday's from dinner, and it was back up to barnard for me.
Tuesday...my last day :( but just as good as all the rest (until that whole leaving thing happened). went down for some kind of brunch type meal with erica around 11:30, so i wouldn't starve, cuz i was meeting matt for lunch, but not until 2. i left a little early to meet him cuz i'd seen the Songs for a New World book the day before and decided it desperately wanted to live with me (or possibly vice versa. who knows). i kind of went blind in teh store and couldn't find it (hello, it's in alphabetical order...oy) so asked someone if they had it and made teh mistake of glancing to my right, where the Aida music is sitting, calling my name. so, i figured i hadn't spent much money on teh trip so far (comparatively) so i bought myself two presents this time rather than just the usual one.
so, matt arrived (almost) on time and we headed down to food at hudson and perry...or something like that! i'm probably wrong. i had some yummy sushi...it'd been a long time since i had good sushi. we ended up doing quite a bit of walking and talking. it was nice. we ended up at ben & jerry's (which was my idea...so ha! kind of...) where it took me probably about an hour to finish what i ordered (kiweeeee) and then it was time for matt to go :( which meant i was heading up to barnard for the last time in who knows how long.
not that the fun ended there. there was some insanity with a rosie magazine cross word going on in erica's room until around 8pm :) that's about when i realized i'm goign to want somethign to eat some time before i get back into toronto, so it was off to Tom's. we got our regular broadway shakes (which was hadn't had together since july, 2000!!!) and i got me a bagel and cream cheese. i watched a bit of skating, and then headed down to teh subway (which took waaaay too long to come, of course). and i guess that's kind of where my trip ends.
well, that was quite an entry. sorry...i have no idea when another will follow. school's just too much these days.
sooo...it's been a while, once again. lots has happened. first term is over and done with. thank goodness. i managed to survive exams, somehow. i still havne't quite figured out how that happened. i actually did pretty well, too, which was a lovely little added bonus. classes are decent so far this term. except physiology. well, one of the physiology courses is good...but not the real one. see, they have kin students taking a kin physiology and a bio physiology. it's the bio one that's completely gone over my head so far. but i guess i've got a while to grasp it. a month exactly actually. i have my bio midterm at night on valentine's day...that just seems mean!
i was hoping to get myself back into music this term, but it looks like that's not going to happen for a couple reasons that i probably shouldn't write about here just in case certain someones actually read this. if you really care to know, i'll probably tell you. unless you're one of those people, in which case, tough luck. i'm not so happy about any of it though. i really need music in my life to keep me sane, which i think in part was why last term ended up being so hard for me...but i guess things won't be any different this term.
what else...how crazy is it that i have to start looking for housing for september already?? and the fact that i start applying for co-op jobs on WEDNESDAY!! that's two days from now. and of the 15 jobs that are listed as "to be posted" for my faculty, there's one i'm the least bit interested in. they're pretty much all for camps, in some way, which kind of sucks, cuz i was hoping to get away from that whole camp scene this year. i mean, i know i haven't done soo much work with camps, but really it's the only work i have done, excluding co-op. i'm not even qualified for a lot of teh camp jobs, because they require coaching and/or sports experience. oh well. something will work out. i hope.
well, i guess i should get back to my lab. hope everyone had a good new years!
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