Day 1 in NYC
It’s been a blast. Woke up and wandered the area around my cousin’s place (shoutout to Bethany for letting me crash on her couch; she’s the best!). Interestingly enough, there’s pretty much not a single sit-down coffee shop — I guess New Yorkers don’t really sit down for their coffee; they’re much more of a grab-and-go bunch. I found a Starbucks today and mistakenly ordered the medium roast even though they had to grind it fresh — what a line that formed behind me, lord; and the looks! This city is fast-moving boy, but the energy is great. Everyone is so quick; I found myself in Borough Park (the very hasidic Jew area) and even the 9 year old girls were mobbing down the street faster than me!
Anyways. A lot of getting lost on the subway, and a lot of walking around. It’s all just so different, and so big, I’ll probably be fairly entertained doing just that for the next couple days. I mean I do have to get myself to the top of the Empire State Building and hop on the Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, and check out Wall Street and Ground Zero and the New York Stock Exchange…okay so there’s a lot to do. Like too much. Plus I fucked it up with Codecademy by asking them if I could come visit; I should’ve just showed up! I won’t make that mistake with Tumblr though — I’m gonna find their location and just drop in! Cuz honestly, if I could pull off any kind of sustainable paying job/internship with Tumblr in New York, I would move here straightaway. No question. So why not cast the rod; plant the seed?
Well this is quite a little ramble. It is fun to just type typity type type type without really worrying about editing or saying anything coherent. This is mostly a brain dump of the day anyways; and a horribly incomplete one at that. But I’d best get back to coding — I’ve finally got Internet access, and I really need to get the coursebuilder tool for dailyXP working before I leave. Priorities, you know.