Wednesday, June 6, 2007
One Saturday morning a few weeks ago, my friend Brooke and I were exploring thrift shops in a quiet Soho neighborhood. There were only a handful of people out, and we were enjoying the tranquility that is seemingly impossible to find in the city. Suddenly, out of nowhere (I'm still not exactly sure where they came from), a group of boistrous men sporting wife beaters and gold jewelry started parading down the street, fully equipped with a couple of boom boxes blasting euro dance party music. They ventured down the street with purpose- on rollerblades, bicycles, skateboards, and yes, even big wheels. They started cheering, campaigning, and shouting at me and the other four people in sight. It was incredible. These were grown men. Men uniting as one. For a cause that they believed in. "What was this Cause?" you might ask. I have absolutely no idea. However, as the last man peddled away we caught site of a home-made poster taped to the back of his shirt. In big block letters it read, ' BECOME YOUR DREAM'. So there it is folks. Free advice to live by from these NYC visionaries.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Today I decided to start my very own blog. Six months ago I would have shrunk at the very thought; I was in a phase that led me to believe I was too good for facebook, myspace, and other social networking sites. Blogs were no exception. I wanted to live a simple, profile-free life with no complications. Well, I moved to Manhattan and things have changed. In order to appropriately document the fascinating adventures I am having in this bustling, chaotic city, I decided to give it a shot. Create a blog. Here goes...