Monday, May 31, 2010

Fleet Week

Saw a lot of sailors, met some great people and found a local hangout…Say Whaaaa?!?

My Favorite Superhero

These girls were adorable!  As I was listening to them, I remembered I had seen one of them before.  The girl in the pink is in a band called Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players.  They toured with Kate Nash and it was one of the best concerts I have seen.  Was bizarre that I had remembered her and interesting to see her doing what she loves off the “road” on the sidewalk.  


Helped my friend look for apartments and I was taken back by the prices.  I knew New York City was expensive but living in a tiny one bedroom apartment for 1,800 a month is a bit ridiculous.  The bedroom was a loft, just enough room for a bed. 

I am sorry dear.

Long Lines & Chuckles

If I am in NYC this summer there was one thing that I had to do… see Sex and the City 2.  I have to say that I don’t even remember the first Sex and the City but that didn’t matter.  I laid down $13!!!!! That is ridiculous.  All the showings were sold out except the 11:30 p.m. showing on May 28th.  They told us to get here about an 1 ½ early, and that is what we did.  We waited in this everlasting line and listened to all the girls fantasize about being one of the four women.  Pretty comical.  When it was time to enter the theater everyone started running in the theater like there was money involved.  Overall I thought the movie was funny and entertaining.  The clothes in itself were very fun to observe.  

Cheeezzzz Doggggzzzz

This was very comparable to a Minnesota State Fair foot long hot dog… it might have been better!  

Friday, May 28, 2010

Emerald City

The Michael Alan Group has is Wicked for one of there clients, and one of the events the street team will be doing is handing out these water bottles along with other promotional material.  I have to say that Val (the other intern) and myself prepared theses lovely water bottles for distribution.  GO TEAM!  

Key to Success

After multiple attempts to try and find the NYU card center, the third time was the charm.  Finally got my identification so I can finally EAT and enter my building with no hassle.  

All Shades of Blue

This picture was taken one of my first days in NYC.  I was sitting in Herald Square and doing what I do best… observe people.  I was feeling a bit alone, but not as alone as this woman looked.  Forgive her pose… I will apologize for her (not very lady like).  

Feather Pillows

There comes a time in everyone’s life that the word “home” can be very confusing.  I arrived at NYU dorms on May 23, 2010.  This is going to be my “home” for the next three months.  One suitcase and a carry on.  How can one survive with the bare minimal in New York City?  The city of the most fashionable people?  One cannot compete.  I arrived to an enormous room on the twelfth floor with a common room with three beds and another bedroom with two beds.  A bit confused, I chose my bed close to the window overlooking the fire escapes and rooftop gardens.  Hearing sirens and car horns was a reassurance that “I was not in Kansas city anymore!” Anxious, excited, nervous, beautiful, exhausted, confused, stressed, lonely, happy…did I mention nervous.  Feeling a bit directionless I began to take one step at a time.  This is what I have been craving, now is the time to soak it up.   


“Be yourself, and don’t let the city change you…YOU change the city!” 

-Wise woman 


Last night in Jersey my aunt and uncle took me to this great restaurant… Salt!  Great signage!  

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My New Home

Be More Excited


 Check out the new shopping cart that ShopRite has in New Jersey.  You can use the rollers or you can carry the cart.  Multipurpose.  Why haven't I seen these in Minneapolis?   


10001 is my new zip code.  New York City for the whole summer!      

the michael alan group
35 West 35th Street 
10th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Frock Swap

At school I put on a event.  This was a clothing exchange that was held in the college center. Had a great turnout and a wonderful time!  

"C" Project

I went to my first estate sale with a good friend of mine!  I was blown away by all the wonderful knick knacks.  Some would have called in junk, but I thought it was necessities.  That day I was wearing a very important necklace.  This necklace has been around in our family for a very long time.  My mom had given it to me for one of my birthday's.  This was no ordinary necklace.  It was a locket.  Inside there is a picture of my grandma and grandpa.  When I was rummaging through the box of jewelry at the estate sale, I found a locket that was very similar to the one my mother had given to me.  I quickly opened it up to see who was inside... there was nobody there.  I started thinking about the person who once owned this locket.  Why were they not holding on to it as tightly as I was?  My mind started to drift away and questions began to arise about the person that once lived in this house.  Did they die?  Did they move to a nursing home?  Did there kids move out and they had to downsize?  The unknown was uncomfortable.   

love it, or leave it alone

Junior year has come and gone!  I have handed in all of my final projects and am now onto a new adventure.