Welcome home

The journey was long, and this time I didn’t have a sky bed. I shared a 4 person row with a guy, and we managed to sleep soundly by piling up our bags and covering them with the spare blankets to make extra bed space. Customs, baggage claim, and finding my cousin in the pick-up…

The second worst date I’ve ever had

I had arranged to spend my last night in NYC on a date. I knew this was risky, but it was the only night this guy was available. I went to the Fat Black Pussy Cat and chatted to the locals while I waited. They quizzed me on what I knew about my date, and I concluded…

Halfway across any bridge

I had breakfast at the pizza place beneath the apartment. They knew my order. A slice with extra cheese? Yes please. I haven’t been vegan since I lost my will to live a few months back, and while I’m now entirely happy, I’m holding off my food choices until after America. I caught the subway…

These boots were not made for walking

I decided to do the walk of shame through central park and check out the Met and the Natural History Museum. The latter was a let down. I went back to the Fat Black Pussy Cat, which has $3 pints at happy hour, and met some of the people I’d met on my first days…

Little town flirt

I have officially delved back into the alcoholic world, but it’s not something I planned on fighting for the last week of this trip. I went to a house party thing and had a really deep conversation with someone I had just met and vented a whole lot of shit that I probably haven’t even told my…

Day Breaker

I’m sitting in the upstairs booth of a nightclub over looking a rave. Florescent crop tops, sequin dresses, strobe lights and patterned body suits. A giant hammock full of balloons is bouncing over the crowd, and there’s this overwhelming feeling that at any moment there could be confetti. Have you tried the granola? It’s amazing….

Baby I hear the blues are calling tossed salads and scrambled eggs

The next morning, the Spaulding’s came home with their Christmas tree, then we listened to Christmas carols all the way to Washington D.C. After looking around the museums, we headed towards where my bus would be leaving. Due to the confusing lack of signage in Washington we were very late and I had to be…

Thanksgiving

“The cinnamon rolls are ready, feel free to sleep in”. I didn’t sleep in; the cinnamon rolls were ready. The day was gorgeous, we played scrabble and played with Jackson before dinner was served. The Turkey was enormous and the mashed potato was perfect. We all said what we were thankful for. “I’m thankful that…

The other Brunswick

I got home at 3am and my alarm went off at 6. I had to get a bus to Virginia for thanksgiving. They give away your ticket if you’re not there before 7.55. I pulled up at 7.55. It was the best bus ride I’ve ever had, I actually didn’t want it to be over. The…

Drink like a space-age bounty hunter

Another morning of duvet cocooning and I’m ready to do my laundry at my new friend’s thrift shop. We tried on almost everything in the store, including things she had put aside for me, and things she had taken out of storage. It was lots of fun, and I bought a genuine 50s velvet wiggle…

All that jazz

I slept until 2pm. I felt extremely guilty, because I had just slept through one of my precious days in NYC. I looked out the window and it was blowing a gale, and the internet told me it was 5 degrees. I dressed myself in layers of clothing that definitely didn’t go together, covered that with a…

The Orbiting Human Circus

I woke up the next day and had to admit something that had been tickling me for the past 24 hours: I’m sick. I have a cold. I knew it would happen, but that didn’t make it any less disappointing. I cocooned myself in Amanda’s duvet, took a whole lot of medication, and waited for…