I really do love this place.
I don’t understand it. It’s completely overwhelming and awesome. I would never live here. But it’s amazing. The Capitol of the World.
The energy here is undeniable. Creativity and color and light everywhere – I totally dig it. For an ADHD kid like myself, it’s overstimulating. Which is likely why I’m awake at 2am recapping everything, despite being up at 5am and walking all day. And then walking more. But it’s totally okay because I’m pretty sure I took roughly 48739 pictures and began my mission of eating my way across the city.
I had two lunches today, not unlike a hobbit. But I didn’t eat breakfast and they weren’t FULL lunches so it’s totally legit. First lunch was at a French bistro called Saju, right off Broadway on W. 44th. It was kind of awesome. But really, how could a duck confit salad with fingerling potatoes be bad? Also, they played the Rolling Stones Paint it Black… performed by a French chick. I had to work really hard not to giggle.
Second lunch was more of a cheese and wine session. It was also awesome. Grata was the name of the place, and it was super quiet, which makes sense. Because who goes to a wine bar at 4pm on a Thursday? Apparently me. Don’t hate.
The history and architecture juxtaposed with lights and screens and modern shopping and bustle is just fascinating to me. I was content to wander around with my camera for hours and was a little annoyed when I realized I had to stop and, you know, work. But how cool is it to be working and then run into Mickey?
I’m a little bitter that it isn’t looking like I’ll have time for a show. Even though I desperately want to go see Once. I haven’t given up the dream yet. Still two and a half days to go.
Meanwhile, there are cool buildings everywhere, things to photograph, and weird people to watch. Also, FroYo. Which required a field trip this evening. But really, even the empty tunnels are fun.
On the docket for tomorrow is working in coffee shops. Interspersed with shopping. Also, more pictures.