Saturday, July 28, 2012

{music moment} Heat Wave Jams

Heat wave: (noun) a prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.

If it gets to 94 degrees for three consecutive days, it's considered a heat wave in New York City. 

People freak out! Literally, calling into work, stocking up on bottles of water and AC units. 

It's like snow in the south. They think the world is ending. Jokes on them (for now).

In Arkansas, you pray for summer days that only hit 94 degrees instead of 110. I've learned to just deal with it, because it is going to be hot, every summer, until the world does actually end. 

So people, stop freaking out. You have obviously been alive more than one year, you know what to expect. Instead of complaining about it just make the most of it. 

Here are things you can do to avoid the heat wave misery:

1. Don't go outside. Simple. 

2. Pool, lake, ocean, bathtub, beer. Find cold water and jump in! 

3. Inside activities. Believe it or not there are tons of things to do inside and most are educational. Museums, libraries, movies, dyi's on pinterest.

4. Shopping. Unless you live in the city, most malls have AC, and who doesn't like shopping. 

5. My personal favorite, INTERNET. Get on YouTube and just type random things in the search bar. I guarantee you will be entertained for hours. 

Today, in NYC its hot and humid! I am not motivated enough to run in this heat, mainly because I suck at running and there is a high possibility I will pass out. And my only other idea is to shop. Dangerous. So after watching an embarrassing amount of YouTube videos, I decided to make a playlist to pass the heat. 

Here is a list of the songs that are featured on the playlist:

 1. Carmen by Lana Del Rey
2. Deadbeat Summer by Neon Indian
3. Dressed in Dresden by The Hundred in the Hands
4. Fell in Love with a Girl by White Stripes
5. Fineshrine by Purity Ring
6. Golden Light by Twin Shadows
7. Hold On by Alabama Shakes
8. Little Secrets by Passion Pit
9. Need Your Love by The Temper Trap
10.Patient by Twin Shadows
11. Shake Me Down by Cage the Elephant
12. Sleep Alone by Two Door Cinema Club
13. Steve McQueen by M83
14. The Wave by Miike Snow



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Something about the South

I have now been a New York resident for one month and 26 days. The summer is flying by and soon I will be start my first classes as a grade student. I have been loving every minute of New York City, but there are somethings I miss about the Arkansas, and the South in general. 

Of course, I expected I would miss somethings but others had never crossed my mind. So, what do i miss?? Here is my top ten list of things about miss about living south of the Mason Dixon Line. 

1. Sweet Tea. There is only one place to find sweet tea around here, and its McDonald's. Lets just say it doesn't compare to a huge, iced down glass of homemade sweet tea.

2. Personal Space. People in the city have no concept of person space. Sometimes I am scared that someone might actually sit on my lap on the train. It hasn't happened yet, thank goodness!

3. Chik-fil-a. There is ONE in NYC. I haven't visited yet, but I'm having withdrawals. 

4. Great Outdoors. More importantly, the Lake! Nothing beats a hot summer day like laying on the lake and sipping cold drinks all day. 

5. Wal-Mart. I never thought I would say that. But Wal-Mart is the most convenient store ever. You can get everything, in one trip. 

6. Drink Prices. A night out here equals three nights out in Arkansas.

7. Home-cooked meals. Living with my parents had one great advantage, the food is good, ALWAYS. I know have to cook for myself. I've perfected breakfast and fried rice. 

8. Southern Twang. I miss those sweet southern accents. I realized this while skyping friends the other night. We may talk a little slow, but you gotta' love it. 

9. Emma. Yes, I admit it, I'm crazy about my cat. But who wouldn't be??

10. Friends and Family. Of course, this is the number one thing I miss about Arkansas! 

There you have it. You never realize the small things you will miss until you are gone. I may miss these things, but I love New York. It weighs out evenly. I'll enlighten you on all the great things here in a future post. Stay tuned. 


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Missing home.

Ive decided that whenever you are missing home, the best thing to do is get a bottle of wine and get creative with your MacBook Air. 

So Thursday, I was doing just that. Missing all these wonderful people and putting my lack of video editing skills to work.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

run and fun.

I've been putting off posting until my Internet is fixed, but I've come to the realization that may never happen. If you have Time Warner, I assume you understand.

I can't believe it is already mid July. Time is flying and it's almost my 23rd birthday. Woah!

The other day I was extremely bored so I decide to go for a run. If you know me well, you know that me running is a complete joke.

Today marks the forth day of me running, and I'm up to about 5 miles. I am privileged to live next to East River Park. It's a beautiful place to place to run, and also lets my tourist side come out. I stop a lot to take pictures of Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Some days it's a surreal feeling to know I live in New York City.

Don't you just love those moments when you realize how awesome life is?


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Goodbye June.

Since I haven’t posted in about a month, I figure it is only appropriate for a quick update of what happened during my first month in New York City. So here goes nothing—

After three trips to Ikea, I am finally settled into my room and have shelves and decorations on the wall. Though most of them are crooked and look like that might come crashing down at any moment, at least they are up!

{Carrying all this back to my apartment was a challenge.}

I went to my first east coast beach. It was surprisingly nice and reminded me of Destin, Fl. I have been there everyday I’ve had off work since.

{Rockaway Beach}

I finally strolled through Grand Central Station. AMAZING. I looked like a total tourist taking photos, but in my head I felt like I was in an episode of Gossip Girl. Spotted.

{Grand Central Station}

Friends from home have already come to visit. That was my favorite part. I love getting to see them! Living in the city would be absolutely perfect if I could just bring all my great friends with me. I know I will make friends that are great here but nothing can compare to those back home.

{Carly during our delicious breakfast at the Grey Dog.}

Lastly, I have a new roommate. My current roommate, Derick, decided to move back to Arkansas and attended the UofA for his masters. Now I have a Craigslist roommate, hopefully not killer. She moves in on Saturday so pray that this goes well for me.

{Derick's last day in NYC.}

That’s my June in a nutshell.