Recap from NYC

Friday, 31 August 2007, 1:27 | Category : Life, working
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I made my first trip to NYC this week. I wasn’t there long enough to see much of anything, just my hotel, and the 8 blocks between my hotel and the office. It was definitely an eye-opening experience, both in terms of how the newly merged company works, and about NYC.

I stayed in Manhattan – the Chelsea area, I guess you’d say. On 24th between 7th and 8th. I listened to some shoe salesman when he said “You’re not going to go schlepping around Manhattan in those, are you?” So I wore these cute, comfortable heels. Cute, comfortable heels that transformed my little toe into a giant blister. Honestly, the blister was almost as big as the toe itself. On the second day, you’d better believe I schlepped around Manhattan in my tried and true Chacos.

The thing that I didn’t expect about NYC, but should have, was simply how dirty the city was. Nicola told me that every day is trash day – and she certainly was right. Every 30 feet there were stacks of trashbags on the sidewalk. I never did see a trash truck out collecting them though. She pointed at one stack and said “In that garbage, there are probably 5-10 infectious diseases.” I pulled the Purell out of my purse right that second.

I’m sure there are beautiful parts of NYC. Interesting things that I didn’t see. Parts that actually look like scenes from Sex in the City. I’m sure I’d have more fun if I were there with a friend or two, seeing the sites, and taking pictures. But for the 2-3 days that I was there, I was just more than happy to get home.

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