Life is a never-ending learning process. There is no date where you walk across a stage & someone gives you a piece of paper signifying that you've learnt all you need to know. I've been in NYC for an entire month & I'm learning. I'm learning about my new home & I'm learning about the new me. A few "so-fars" for the record...
*I live uptown & the Free People store is downtown. (16th & 5th to be exact)
*I really love to cook & I'm a master cupcake baker, but my favorite foods seem to be avocado & orange flavored coffee.
*I was given a ukulele as a gift, I can not put it down. I play it about 20 hours a day & I'm determined to be a master by the time it's warm enough for me to climb from my bedroom window to the fire escape so I can sit & play it there.
*All the Lactaid in the world can not help me when I O.D. on dairy products...I really should just cut dairy out of my diet once & for all.
*Kashkaval is my most favorite place to eat & have a glass of wine in the entire city.
*I base a large portion of my self worth on my Scrabble abilities.
*I'm still in love with Bob Dylan...I have been my entire life. (I found a rare 20 LP set of his life work @ Bleecker Street Records for $899.99...dang. Wish I had an extra thousand dollars...)
*I've never ever seen a single episode of Friends, I have however seen almost every episode of every television show on Food Network. (late night programming)
*There is supposedly a musician named Jack Johnson. I have never heard of him, Keltie seemed to find that strange...My top five most listened to musical artists (this week) are: Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Stones, & Lynyrd Skynyrd....& Jefferson Starship...I know. That was six, but it's my list.
*I really want these: http://www.solestruck.com/jeffrey-campbell-meds-black-distressed/index.html or these: http://www.jeffreycampbellshoes.com/blog/news-events/brit-boot-available-at-www-shoemarketnyc-com/
Jeffrey Campbell shoes are dreamy.
* I think I'm probably way to clumsy to do anti-gravity yoga, but it's the most fun 90 minutes of my life every day...That stuff is no joke.
*I have big plans for a new tattoo...I can't wait to get started. I love tattoos...it's a good thing I'm a dancer or I would be covered in them.
*I have a serious phobia when it comes to fake purple food. Grape Soda, Grape gum...Forget it. It makes me barf.
*I hate talking on the phone, I do like texting. Too much maybe.
I'm 100% optimistic about my life right now. Moving to the city with absolutely no plans & expectations was really scary. Especially for an over-analytical Capricorn like myself. I'm here & happy & still trying to dig myself a little place in this big crazy city, but I'm really not worried about failing. Things are starting to fit together quite nicely & it's almost time to start adventuring more, now that I'm actually starting to settle in. I don't really have a point to this blog entry, just things I've noticed in the past week...I have an unusually large amount of "quirks."
I got really upset the other night, a friend said to me, "you & I...we're weirdos" in the context of our conversation. Now there are two kinds of weirdos: 1. Weirdos by choice: the kind of people who really fear conformity, the norm. They go out of their way to prove to themselves & others that they are different. To each his own. 2. Weirdos by nature: People who didn't have a choice, or a chance to be normal. I guess the main difference between my subcategories of weirdness is that the first group did it to themselves. If you hadn't guessed I'm weird by nature, I was doomed from the start....Anyways, I got really upset. It kind of goes against everything I've written about & strived for in the past year of my life, but, I wondered if things would maybe be a little easier if I was more like most people...here's the thing: it doesn't matter. That "if" is irrelevant, because I'm not. I can dye my hair, pretend & lie until I look & sound just like your average chick, but that seems like a lot of work...& I don't think "your average chick" would wear anything in my wardrobe, so I guess it would be expensive too. What I'm trying to say is I am what I am regardless of how I try and disguise it. Embracing it is really my only option & I do, but moments of weakness are bound to happen. Being a novelty to people can get a little defeating. Normal is in the eye of the beholder I guess...because if you ask me, girls who wear pink velour & love Brad Pitt are weird....
(I must be weird...or at least crazy...tomorrow morning: five mile run, 9:00am Core Conditioning, 9:30am Total Body Conditioning, 1:30pm Ballet, 7:00 Anti-Gravity Yoga...wish me luck)