So much for me writing more often… Another week has passed since my last post and it was quite an eventful one, at that.
Friday I worked at VH1 and didn’t do a whole lot until I was getting ready to leave and then heard the breaking news, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were getting a divorce! I started reminiscing about the clip of Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch about how much he loved Katie Holmes, how ironic. My producer asked me to look through our old red carpet tapes to see if I could find Tom or Katie talking about their relationship at all. Sure enough, I found just what I needed, an old red carpet tape from the War of the Worlds premiere. I scanned the transcription and found Tom talking about how much he loves Katie, about his proposal on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and about his over the couch Oprah appearance. Bingo! I pulled the tape and cued up the clip it was golden! My producer was thrilled and then I got to go home early. A boring day turned into quite the exciting and productive afternoon! After work I met up with Gab and two interns from MTV World/MTV Iggy and we ate lunch at Peanut Butter & Co. I am slowly falling in love with their slightly overpriced lunch box specials, it’s a guilty pleasure (plus I’m 4 stamps away from a free jar of peanut butter on my stamp card!) After that Gab and I met Madeline for the free hours at the Museum of Modern Art. At the MoMA I saw some cool artwork including Andy Warhol’s Double Elvis, Golden Marilyn, and my personal favorite, the pink and green cow wallpaper. VanGoh’s Starry Night was also there, along with some Picaso, but I was in it for the Warhol. After we had our fill of the overcrowded museum, Gab and I met one of the MTV World/MTV Iggy interns and one of his friends for a trip to the Highline Park and the Chelsea Market. It was so cool. The Highline is this abandoned/out of service above ground subway line that was converted into a boardwalk/park above the city, it is so cool.
Saturday, I worked at Bath & Body Works all day and then hung out with my suite mates the rest of the day. We did something fun, but I honestly just can’t remember right now.
Sunday, Kevin flew in to visit me! I went to pick him up at the airport and then we went back to my apartment. After he got all settled in we went for sushi nearby at Suma Sushi (so good, and cheap) and then hit up Times Square, because as much as that place annoys me, I think everyone should visit it at least once in their life and this was Kev’s first time in NYC. We hit up 30 Rock and walked around the area for a while before heading to Junior’s for some real New York cheesecake. The slice was gigantic for $6 and was plenty more than what 2 hungry people could eat. We went for the Devil’s Food flavor, it was like cheesecake heaven. After the cheesecake we hit up 5th Ave and took a stroll by Central Park and the Plaza Hotel.
Monday, Kev and I went to Deluxe for breakfast where we had the world’s best stuffed french toast and blueberry pancakes. We then hit up Chinatown, SoHo, NoHo, NYU and Little Italy where we ate some gelato from Ferrara’s. That night we decided to go to the Top of the Rock. It was breathtaking. We also got lucky and some guy standing outside happened to be scared to death of heights and had a ticket he wasn’t going to use, so we got to go up for half price! Also, Kevin, knowing everyone everywhere, ended up running into someone he knew from home while we were on the top of the Rock, go figure.
Kev and I at the Top of the Rock with the Empire State Building behind us.
Tuesday was a lazy day, we got crepes using my Groupon from Vive La Crepe, those were also amazing. He got apple cinnamon and I got nutella. I also got a peanut butter, banana, and almond crepe to go for lunch at work on Thursday. All of it came to a grand total of $30 but I got it all for $10 with my Groupon, Yay! After that, we just went back home and did a whole lot of nothing. That night we went and got a cupcake and some famous banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery. Yes, we ate a whole heck of a lot while he was here, there’s not much else we could do.
Wednesday was the 4th of July and we went to Coney Island for the Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest with Madeline, Jessica, Katie, Mandy (Jess’s roommate,) and Brendan. It was insanely crowded and the hot dog eating competition was probably the most disgustingly great thing I’ve seen in my life to date. Kevin loved every minute of it. After the contest we went to Luna Park and Kev and Katie rode this crazy slingshot ride.After being on the slingshot Kev and I got deep fried Oreos and Nathan’s Hot Dogs to eat for dinner. We met a lovely banker lady named Susha who talked to us for well over 30 while we gorged ourselves on the fried foods. She offered us sunscreen as we were both frying in the sun. She also talked to us about skiing (a common interest we all had) and about her recent move from San Francisco to Manhattan. She was extremely nice, probably because she’s not a true New Yorker. We then went to a little flea market/vendor fair and Kev bought himself a few little things he’d been needing (a man bag, pseudo glasses, and ice cold water.) Personally I think the pseudo glasses are a bit ridiculous, but he insists that he looks good in them (and he is right.) I just hate the idea of them, why wear glasses if you don’t actually need them? (I hate my own real glasses. We then went back home before meeting Gab to watch the Macy’s Fireworks from 30th Street and 11th Avenue. The view was rather good for being right next to an Exxon gas station. On the way back to the subway, Gab’s sandal broke so she borrowed Kev’s socks off his feet and walked through Manhattan in my boyfriend’s socks. We also stopped and ate pizza, dine-in at a restaurant while she was just wearing the dirty socks on her feet. We later stopped at Forever 21 and she got a pair of heels to put on her feet.
When we got back to my building, it was evacuated because of a fire drill… The next morning we were supposed to wake up early to send Kev home from the airport and were surprised to see his AM flight was actually a PM flight, so we got an extra day to hang out, except I was supposed to work.
Thursday, VH1 was kind enough to let me work a half day, transcribe interviews from the Amazing Spiderman premiere, and then go see Kevin off before his flight. After getting lost in the Village, Kev and I found Artichoke’s Pizza and indulged in our last NYC meal together. We went home, got his stuff and took the bus together to the airport. Parting is such sweet sorrow. I hated to see him go.
Waking up this morning and not having him near me was a shocker. I had gotten so accustomed to having him nearby during the past week. I went to work at VH1 today and transcribed some red carpet interviews from the BET Awards. I got off early and went home to relax. It has been such an exhausting week. After Emmy, Siri, and Emily got back from work we all went to happy hour at 1020 and had some serious “girl bonding” time and talks. It was so much fun and so relaxing to just chill out with the girls for a change. After that we went to Chipotle and then ate our taco salads on the steps of the Alma Mater. It was quite the successful low-key evening.