I Can't See!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So I went to the eye doctor on Monday so I could get more contacts. I had been wearing the same contacts for about three months now and I was only supposed to wear them for two weeks. Oops! I didn’t really think much of it. Well, my doctor checkout my eyes and informed me that I have (Insert really long and complicated word here). That translates into really expensive medicine and no contacts for two weeks. Oh, man! Being an adult sucks. I hate my glasses! They are not the right prescription so everything is blurry. I have to go see him again on Monday and hope that my eyes are cleared up so I can order more contacts. I decided that art was the only way to truly convey what I’m felling.

Broadway: Curtains - So this is love?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sarah and I lost the Wicked lottery for the 100th time. We decided that we should celebrate this crowning achievement by going to a show we can get into. Sarah has been wanting to see Curtains for some time, so we went to tkts and bought tickets. The best decision I have made this year. I know we are only 29 days into this year, but it was still good. I love this show and more importantly…I love David Hyde Pierce! I could marry that man. Ok…I could marry Lieutenant Frank Cioffi. My heart belongs to him! My life will never be the same. I must return to the show to see him again. I don’t know how I can make it through another day without being in the same room with him. Ok, I know this is a little much but “you can’t help who you love Katie!” (sorry…Lost quote).

Way Cool Banner!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I don't know how long it will be there so here's a video of it. It's better when you see it on the site. Wow we banners web banners have come a long way! I bet this is really old and I'm just seeing it for the first time. Oh well! I hope you get to see it! Gotta love those apple kids!

Just a shout-out to my g-chat buddies!

I have a confession to make. I’m madly, deeply in love with gchat. I can go without food or water for a few days, but gchat. No way! I became an avid user when I started my internship. It was a nice way to keep in contact with other interns and plan the evening’s events. Unfortunately I got stuck on it and can’t seem to get off it. Is this a bad thing? I think not! It is because of this blessed tool that I can keep in contact with my dear friends that live on the other side of the country. To tell you the truth, I only talk to about two people that are not in New York, but with out their constant guidance I would be lost.

I have about four regulars that I talked to almost everyday. But there is only one that well…just brightens my day when I see that she is on. And that’s Brenna! I’m still hurt that she left me here in New York and decided to go home, but I’m starting to get over it. I don’t know if I ever will truly forgive her. Even though she’s in Utah we still do everything together. We blog together, apply for jobs together, email potential employers together, and gossip together. Good times. My days go a lot faster when she’s on. I just wish she could be here.

MR is another west coasty that I have contact with via g-chat. I don’t think I would have much connection to the west coast if it wasn’t for her. While we don’t talk as many hours with her as Brenna, I’m always excited when she gets on. Oh! If anyone needs someone to help them with scrapbook MR’s the one to go to. Scrap That!
Of course I have a few New Yorker buddies that I talk too. I even live with one of them and we chat while in the same room. It reminds of my old college days. Good times! If anyone wants to get a hold of me...don’t bother with the phone, mail, smoke signals, or carrier pigeons– you won’t get a response. Gmail is the only way!

Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now

Friday, January 18, 2008

I am a big girl. Here I am living on my own, working hard for the money, and paying bills. I’m living the real life. I have enjoyed my time in adult-ville. I’ve been slowly taking steps away from my parents towards independence. Some steps have been larger then others, but I’m really grateful that they didn’t just throw me out.

Why am I bringing this up now? Well, tomorrow I have five goals. One is to dye my hair. Believe me it is needed. Second is to go get a hair cut. Once again it is needed. I need to mail my dad birthday gift. Then I need to go to the gym. The fifth and final thing is the most important of all. I have to go find my new dentist, eye doctor, and doctor. I have been on my parents insurance for all my life and they have always picked my doctors. Everything was paid for so I never had any worries. Now I’m on my own insurance and have big girl decisions to make about the people that I trust to take good care of me. I should have done this two months ago but I have been putting it off. The truth of the matter is that I am on my last pair of contacts, I have a tooth ache and I really haven’t been feeling well. Remember an earlier post about throwing up on the subway. Yeah, something like that. This is needed and I’m determined to find my new health care professionals tomorrow and set up appointments for the near future. Can I do it? Can I take one more giant step into adulthood? I just hope these people are nice and will answer my many questions. We shall see how this goes. Hopefully I will have time to play tomorrow too.

Why do I love New York?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

That’s why. Who wouldn’t love seeing Matthew McConaughey larger than life on their way to work or to a show. Is there a better reason for loving New York other then the fact that it is a city ordained with beautiful, perfectly airbrushed men on billboards the size of buildings? I think not!

Search for Delicious: Cheesecake I

Monday, January 7, 2008

Well I started my quest for the best cheesecake in New York. This was going to be an easy thing, but after telling Sarah about it, it became a complex research project. Thanks Sarah! Of course finding the best cheesecake in New York was always going to be very subjective. Everyone likes different cheesecake. I just wanted to know what my best cheesecake was. I think I will achieve this goal, but it’s not going to be that black and white. Sarah insists that I have several categories that I rate cheesecake on. Then the one with the best score will be the titled Erika’s Best New York Cheesecake. A honorable title, I know. I don’t know how this will work but we will see. Here are the categories that Sarah and I came up with as we shared the first cheesecake of the project: texture, flavor (pleasing taste), presentation, price, and size. All of these are on a one to five scale. What do you think? Any suggestions? Any needed categories?

The cheesecake that started it all was a delightful little treat from a small restaurant in hells kitchen. The restaurant was Breeze (9th avenue between 46th and 45th ) a French-thai fusion place. Sarah and I happened upon it and both loved the restaurant. They serve their cheesecake deep fried! It was amazing! It was still frozen in the middle, so Sarah insisted that we dock it points for that. We both thought that it was very very good cheesecake. Probably the most unique cheesecake I have ever had. We’re already planning on going back to Breeze but only after we go to the place across the street. They have a Ricotta Cheesecake. I can’t wait! Molly also gave me three places the try! Thanks Molly! My cheesecake tasting buddy and I can’t wait!

Sorry! More LOST

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I mentioned an 8 min video earlier that gives a recap of the first three seasons of LOST. I found it and thought I would share it with you. I'm really jealous of the narrator. What a fun job! It's so funny how she takes this very very complicated show and pulls it out in such a simple cheesy way. I love this show!

New Year’s Resolutions!

Ok, I’m going to take my resolutions seriously this year. You know…pick things that I can actually get done in a year’s time. I have thought long and hard about it and have come up with a list of a few little treasures that I can work on.
  • Watch every episode of LOST the night they are aired. (I’m tired of watching them online!)
  • Find the best Cheesecake in New York (This will be expensive and take a long time, but I feel that it is worth it. If anyone has any suggestions of a place that makes good cheesecake please let me know)
  • See Wicked! (My quest to see Wicked is a long and tragic tale. When I finally get to see this show I will tell one and all this sad story. My goal is to see one play a month. This shouldn’t be too hard considering I usually see several during a month’s time)
  • Learn to ice skate (My friend and I are planning on taking lessons. We better! I really want to learn).
  • Take a cooking class. (The sad truth is that I don’t really know how to cook. I’m an expert at grilled cheese and quesadilla’s but that’s about it. I also think it would be a great way to meet new people)
  • A pottery class would be fun to take as well. I guess I just want to take some fun classes where I can learn new things.
  • Read! (I have a list of classic books and I want to read about 10 of them by the end of the year. I really love to read but don’t really find the time to do it. I also need to read the Twilight series. I have way too many friends trying to get me to read them. I just need to do it and get it over with)
  • Decorate my room. (You may think that this shouldn’t be a year long goal, but it is. I have been in the city for over 6 months and my room still looks like a prison cell - bars, white walls, and a bunk bed. I don't know what crime I have committed, but my sentence is up!)
  • Go to the gym five times a week (I actually already do this (usually), but I thought I should put it on here so I keep doing it. I love the gym! Maybe I can lose a little weight. You never know.)
I know I have a lot of things to do, but I think they are simple and achievable. They are all fun things that I know I will enjoy. Wish me luck. Once I complete one I will let you know.