It’s been a while since I blogged so I thought it was about time for an update. As it always is, the holidays are a busy time for me. The radio promotions keep me busy on my weekends and my regular job keeps me busy during the week. I took Thursday off and headed into the city to meet a friend for the first time. I had been talking to her online for a while and was excited to get to hang out.
I met Katie at Grand Central Station, so while I was waiting for her, I decided to explore the station a bit. I remembered hearing about certain archways that you could whisper in one corner and about 15 feet away, someone could hear your whisper as if you were right next to them. I hopped on the net and found exactly where the area was. While waiting around, I must have witnessed half a dozen people trying it out. She must have thought me crazy when only 5 minutes after meeting, I asked her to stand in the corner while I walked to an opposite corner and whispered to her.. lol. She heard me though. It was pretty cool.
So, we decided to check out the tree in Rockefeller center. After taking us on a trip on the wrong subway in the wrong direction, we decided to walk 🙂 We got to the tree and then headed out for drinks and then off to lunch.
We were both starved,and not having any real plan we picked a diner and stopped in for burgers. I forget the name, but I believe it was Cozi’s or something like that. They had the absolute biggest hamburgers I’ve ever seen. They were the same size around, but were the thickness of three burgers stacked. Okay, maybe only two, but they were BIG! and good 🙂 Unfortunately, I could not finish mine. A first for me.
We wandered around the city a bit and took the elevator up to Fantasma, The magic shop I try to get to whenever I make it into the city. Despite being there earlier in the day, I spent even more money. I tried to take her to one of the Back-stage tours at MSG, but we were too late. I didn’t realize that they only ran until 3PM.
We headed to times square and spent the rest of the night at Dave & Busters. Playing DDR, I just HAD to show off, but it backfired on me. It’s been so long since I played, that I started with one of my more active levels and couldn’t complete the second level. I could barely catch my breath. Just breathing slowly caused great pains in my back and chest. It was fun, but foolish.
At the end of the night I took Katie back to her train and we said our goodbyes. I wish that she lived in New York, or me in Connecticut, but we both have ties keeping us where we are. I’ve thought about trying to maintain a long distance relationship, but that’s always been something I felt could never work. With my oddball schedule and the things I do, I don’t get to meet people that often. It’s rare someone that I am actually interested in comes along. For now, We’re just friends. I’ll admit that I’m disappointed about that. Who knows what will happen in the future. We’ll definitely hang out again, and hopefully it won’t take as long to coordinate in the future as it did this time (We’ve been making plans to meet for a few weeks.)