Two iconic scenes of NYC in one shot…Central Park tranquility and MTA subway madness…all in one.
The lovely subway commuters at 6:20 in the morning…you’d think it was mid day!
So, my lovely blog readers, I’ve been gone for a few days…and what a wonderful few days it has been! It has certainly been an adventure! I got to do an acting project, which meant I was taken away from this bloggin’ business for many hours as my presence was needed on set. I did have a fair amount of time to think, observe, and enjoy many different facets of life while I was there, though, and I just want to update you on the adventures that I’ve been having.
This first picture was taken early yesterday morning, at 6:20 am, while on the train…yes, people, performers do see the light of day in the morning! I was surprised, though. I thought I would be the only one on the long subway ride past Everybodyelseisstillsleepingville, but boy was I wrong. It turns out…this city certainly wakes up early! It got me thinking: where are all these people going so early in the morning? What are their jobs? It really put things into perspective for me. Many people make huge sacrifices in life to be successful…such as being at work at a very early hour…and they probably work many long hours as well. I’m really in this with everyone. It made me feel a sense of solidarity, but is that really the truth? Or is that feeling false? What do you think? Needless to say…my day was started off with this boost of energy that I wasn’t expecting to get from complete strangers…simply by them being in the same boat as me. Now that’s food for thought; gotta love New York City and it’s diverse, solidarity-loving crowd. I think I’ll stay. 🙂
You should have seen the performance these people did on the subway! They were so unabashedly themselves, and I found that unique and wonderful.
So some of you may have seen the video that’s currently going around on facebook about the rat on the train. Or not? I was surprised to find out (on my first day in New York) that New Yorkers…who are very tough (or the stereotype of them, at least), are very frightened of…rats??? Apparently a rat snuck its way onto a subway and was running around. Cue all the people on the subway jumping up on their seats, screaming, being terrified, etc. Now, I know that NYC rats are a whole different ballgame than others, probably, and I, for one, am certainly not a huge fan of rodents in general, but…really? For your own pleasure…here is the video! Btw, I just think it’s funny. No meanness or anything intended, just a tad of a laugh.
Note to self: when on the B Line heading uptown to Washington Heights from Harlem…make sure to get off at the 125th, 145th, or generally a stop where you can transfer to the A train. If you don’t (because you weren’t paying enough attention when you KNEW you had to get off at the 125th stop but you were listening to music)..you will miss the entire transfer to the right train, end up in the Bronx very far from where you need to be, and inevitably miss your dance class at BDC because you ran out of time to get your dance clothes from home…yes…that was the lesson learned in New York today. I bet tomorrow train riding will be easier! I also learned that it is possible to get a phenomenal haircut and eyebrow job (which didn’t hurt because they used a razor instead of wax…I’d never heard of that) for fifty dollars or less and the service is amazing. I couldn’t be happier with the product I received while getting to practice my Spanish. I will certainly be returning to “Honey” Salon in Harlem because they are so kind!
Well, Bellas, if I have any other great things to talk about today, I will! But for now…wish me luck on my two job interviews tomorrow!
Ciao y Salud,