Monday, August 18, 2008

NYC

This past weekend I went to New York City with three of my girlfriends (more of a reunion since we did this trip 4 years ago and haven't seen them as a group since). We had a blast, except for sitting on the Mass Pike for three hours in traffic Friday night. Friday night we got to our hotel in Chelsea around 11:30pm and then the ladies went to the bar in the lobby while I headed to bed like a grandma (I'm a party pooper I guess). Saturday we headed uptown to a diner for brunch and then shopping around Herald Square where I bought my first Coach item (I'm usually a Kate Spade girl but I couldn't resist!!!)

After shopping, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and get ready for dinner (interesting with four girls and one bathroom). We had dinner reservations at Alfredo's practically next to NBC (we got to see the famous sign for the Rainbow Room). Here is a picture of the four of us after dinner (I'm in my green J.Crew dress)

After dinner we walked to Dangerfield's for our annual comedy show, which was pretty fun. We always stop in for a show and it is a nice tradition. Then we headed back to the hotel for a nightcap in the bar where we met up with some gentlemen from Maine (random, yet fun).

Sunday I woke up and headed to St. Patrick's for Mass (which was amazing and beautiful!!!) then woke the ladies up so we could check out and start the day. As they finished getting ready I walked down a few blocks to get my Starbucks hot chocolate and Times (when in Rome...). I felt like such a city girl this weekend and it makes me want to experience Boston more (since it is so close). I'm thinking of heading to the Boston Public Library tomorrow to check out their Shakespeare exhibit and just enjoy the last few days of freedom before I start my new job.

Speaking of that, the more I think about starting my teaching job the more bummed out I get that it is not high school English. Don't get my wrong, I am so lucky to have a job and I'm excited to try middle school since I didn't have the chance to do so during student teaching. I'm just sad that instead of teaching Austen or Huxley I'll be teaching... I don't even know what I'll be teaching. There's nothing I can really do about it now but I'm hoping that someday I'll have the chance to work at a high school.....

1 comment:

Danielle A. said...

Hang in there... 7th grade teaching might be a gateway for the perfect HS job for you. And - I'm glad you had a great time in NYC. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!