March 17, 2004

New York City Trip: Day 2 Recap - Snow!

So, not much really happened yesterday, but I'm going to write a long-ass blog about it anyway because I'm incredibly hung over and have nothing better to do at the moment... I was a little hungover, got ready slowly - dreading going out in the snow - put on five layers of clothes, one of Renee's hats, my scarf, gloves (not snow-weather grade as I later found out), the only kind-of-appropriate shoes that I had, grabbed my umbrella and headed out.

I was immediately cold and sad because whatever beauty there was in the scene was diminished by the unforgiving wind that blew snow horizontally toward me and tried to turn my umbrella inside-out all day. It was so cold I stopped at one of the little 99 cent stores on the way to the subway station and got a beanie. As I was getting out my wallet, I noticed the zipper on my cheap chinese-print bag was already broken. The vendor noticed too and tried to talk me into buying one of his hundreds of knock-off designer purses. I showed him that I had just given him my last two dollars, one of them paid with quarters and nickels and went on my way. The first day I rode the train, Monday, I noticed that it was pretty bumpy, but because I was a little hungover, I actually feared a couple times that I was going to be sick right there on the train. I thought to myself that it sure wouldn't be the first time that someone puked on the subway and that made my nausea go away for some reason. Luckily, I wasn't going far, just to 59th and Lexington, then I followed the map Renee made me to her office, trying to shield myself from the horizontal snow that seemed to come from a different side every few seconds.

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Subway tracks at Broadway station on the N/W line, Queens


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Comments a current new yorker i am impressed and somewhat amused that you even attempted to be productive beyond waking up yesterday. congratulations on surviving your first new york city snow storm!

Posted by: Adrienne at March 17, 2004 11:52 AM

April, gone!?!? oh sad, you don't even know...why?!!! why????

Posted by: cody at March 18, 2004 12:03 AM

Yeah, props to you for even leaving the house on Tuesday. If I didn't have to do that whole paying rent thing, I would have stayed home on the couch all day. Unfortunately, I was running all over the city, from Chelsea to the Upper East Side praying that I didn't get sick. Welcome to New York. The city of two seasons.

Posted by: Clint at March 18, 2004 04:56 PM

whoa, who knew Kris had such a large NYC fan base?

Posted by: Renee at March 19, 2004 12:48 PM

Where are the rest of those photos, girl? :-p

Posted by: Renee at March 22, 2004 08:46 AM

I'll post the dramatic story of my return-trip (which prevented my posting new pics when I returned) soon. Also, as soon as I got back, a mountain of ignored-responsibility and back-logged work fell on me and crushed a major part of my soul. I promise I'll post them soon.

Posted by: Kristina at March 22, 2004 09:36 AM

Wow, I love those pictures! I'm a sucker for snow.

The tunnel one is _so_ going on my desktop.

Posted by: random surfer at April 7, 2005 11:06 AM

I remember shooting H in that tunnel, and waking up as some German Turist was snaching my Kidney, good times...yea, gooh timsws, werrh?

Posted by: Sid at February 12, 2006 12:03 AM