I had a friend that used to always say:
"life sucks and then you die"
I never really thought that was true, but i'm finding more truth in it the longer i live in manhattan...
My last blogpost was written from my office--after i had finally found my way back to my trusted SoHo in a cab--and successfully dried my sweat drenched body. At that point i thought i had braved the worst part of my day, little did I know that i would lug that stupid suitcase to a photo shoot, then haul it in the back of a cab, drag it up and down 34th street--as the MegaBus directed me to line after line, pull it along in downtown Philly and finally load it on a train. All of that was grand but exiting the train caused some fuss and loss of bodily fluid.
When i was at the train i called Jenny, 'um, something is wrong with my foot, i am pretty sure my heal is bleeding into my shoe and i have a growth on my toe...'
|sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.|
I was kind to my dear old foot on the train, that is until i almost missed my stop. I frantically jumped up, grabbed my suitcase and with one awkward gesture made it land directly on my toe growth. By the time Jenny picked me up i was hobbling along with my shoe was full of puss.
I went to Philly for a number of reasons:
get out of NYC for some TLC
unload extra crap from my apartment since stupid connie isn't letting me stay
chew on the babies (or snuggle my nieces and nephew)
babysit nora so jenny could run the Ragnar
cheer on sarah and jenny on said Ragnar
oh and photograph jenny and sarah....
yeah, if you couldn't tell, i forgot that one.
I not only lugged a 50lb suitcase to Philly (with only 1/2 of one wheel...) but I also had my camera bag that weighs about a bajillion pounds.
Oh the way to the Ragnar, after getting all three kids, a weeks worth of food, and my camera bag in the car, Mike asked, 'did you grab your camera off the piano?' Well crap, i have a bag full of extra batteries, lens, film, cards and no camera. FAIL.
|i took this. i pushed the shutter and THIS came out.|
Turns out i am really bad at using a point and shoot camera. All the photos that i took on a borrowed camera were terrible. Like real bad. So this is why everyone has ditched small cameras for the iPhone...
Rough Rough Rough.
Monday i came back to the city, but the weekend had more in store for me. Somewhere amid my countless hours on public transportation, train to bus to subway, i caught the flu. Did i mention that i have a friend who has been staying with me and sharing my bed? Yeah, not so great when you have the flu and sleep for 14 hours straight...
luggage losing wheels, people losing housing, shoes full of puss, only 3.583 friends in the city, and an unpaid internship--new york apparently never got the memo that i love it and it should treat me kindly.
|this is what a race looks like when i remember my camera...|
On the plus side, i am finally going to see Sleep Walk With Me this weekend and hopefully find that Awesome Brownie that i found my first saturday here. Oh and i found out i get $30 a week from my internship. That makes me like thiiiiiiiis happy, that's like 5 Shake Shack burgers a week! (or a week metro card--which is what i think i am supposed to use it for...)
On days like this, you just got to throw on Fun. and listen to Carry On:
If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
Carry on, carry on
(this is totally the theme song for that new TLC show about a group of Amish teens that leave the faith and move to Manhattan, if they can do it, I can too, right? Right?! I mean, television never lies or anything, right? RIGHT?!)
oh did i mention that i am still haven't found a place to live for the next two weeks? The only two weeks that i have people flying out to visit me...
I might love nyc this weekend, but right now--at this very moment--i kinda loathe it.
if you would like to send me a package, i would not deny it. Especially if it was this
camera to keep in my purse at all times so i never have another epic photography fail. This is a point and shoot i can trust!