I feel like I belong in New York now. I never have looked forward to a trip to the big city. I’m a small town chick from Texas, you know?
But, last night, everything changed. After a disappointing afternoon session, I searched the other sessions for a place to belong, to no avail. After joining a couple of work meetings, I decided to try my luck on the subway.
The concierge helped me with some good advice, “Take the B or D to Broadway / Lafayette”. Although I had learned the subway system the last time I visited New York, I hadn’t done it alone, so buying that MetroCard took some courage.
I decided upon the 4 trip ticket for 8 bucks and relearned the turnstile. As the train rumbled toward me, I confidently stepped inside. The doors closed just as I discovered I was on the E train, not the B or D as the concierge had advised.
No worries. I figured out my stop and knew my mistake had a cost: a nine block walk. What I didn’t know is that walk would be done mostly in the pouring rain, without an umbrella.
I was so excited about my destination (the John Fluevog store) that I didn’t mind rushing into the store dripping wet, and neither did those who worked there. After perusing the inventory, I left with an awesome purchase: the Earl of Warwicks Coventry. I love my Angels, but I had to have these boots.
Through some more rain and 3 blocks, I found a little tapas bar called Mercat. After a lovely dinner of things I can’t pronounce or spell, I found another subway and took the correct train back to 7th and 53rd. I have seen and I have conquered!
This morning, I avoided the long line at the Starbuck’s in the hotel, instead taking 10 steps across the street to Lindy’s, where the New York rush seemed non-existent. That’s my breakfast you see above. Thanks, Halle, for choosing all the things I like!
Now, on to the Web 2.0 Expo. Lots of great stuff ahead!