Ode to My Perfect/New Year's Day
Trip Start Oct 30, 2010
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Today felt like one of those days, but with a friend.
Last night/New Year's Eve was, okay. Kate, her boyfriend and I, hadn't made plans in advance and so we ended up bar hopping ...to some of the lower-end places around New York. One of the best parts of the night was all the pizza I ate (a fav past time) and meeting the owner of our last bar who made drinks for us on the house. Honestly, not enough dancing, and I met too many creepy guys. CREEPY guys.
But today, today, was sublime
The Swedish girl on my floor, also named Kate, knocked on my door to ask if I wanted to walk to a pearl and stone store. No idea what that meant, but wanted to get out for a walk anyway, so said sure.
"There's something I want to show you," Kate guided us south down Lexington. She said the same thing when we were leaving our building -- her pushing the elevator to the top floor where I've never been...
We have a patio on the roof.
And a practice/music room.
And an amazing view of the Upper East Side.
"You said you've never been," she reasoned.
Can't believe it myself, now that I've seen what I've been missing.
Kate's a year older than me, studying dance in Manhattan (we saw "Black Swan" last week together which I thought was incredible, while cool hearing her thoughts/reaction)
Anyway, back to walking down Lexington (me tip-toeing around puddles in my sparkley suede flats -- previously thinking the warmer weather could be safely enjoyed)... Kate took us to a puppy store ^_^
And so I spent the first hour of my afternoon... playing with puppies -- clearly starting the first day of the new year on the right foot.
Following this, we walked all the way down to midtown to a beads store -- that's what she meant by "pearl and stone."
Bought some silver sequence to make a headband while Kate picked out some pieces for a calendar she's putting together
If after finishing my breakfast today someone asked me if I wanted to go out to play with puppies, rummage around a bead store (one of my favorite places), and take an incredibly long walk around the city with great coffee and a donut...
I would have thought it was something I planned and scheduled myself to do, as my perfect day.
2011 is already feelin' pretty good.