NYC day 5

Today we kind of just chilled and did what we felt like doing, once again. About a year ago I had seen a Buzzfeed video of this place called DŌ Confections, and I really wanted to try it. It is a place that makes cookie dough without eggs, so you can eat it without worrying you’ll get sick. We had to take the subway downtown to Greenwich, where there store had moved to. My mom had no idea what this place was or what is was about, also wasn’t as excited about it like I was. It was a very small store which surprised me, but explained why there was like always a line outside. We must have hit it at a good time because, there was no line in site, then maybe 10 minutes later it filled up fast.

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Since we were already downtown, we decided we would go a little farther and go to the United Nations building. I was a complicated process to get in, and then we would have had to wait an hour till a guided tour was available so we just walked around the main floor, and the basement. I honestly wasn’t amused, probably because I don’t know much about it and I haven’t really talked about it in any classes or anything I’ve been apart of that I can remember. It was still cool to see though.

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We made our way back by 3 though because, we had a ways to go on the subway and didn’t want to get stuck in the business again. Tonight we had a reservation at The View restaurant, which is a rotating restaurant at the top of a building. It was really cool to be able to see all the buildings lit up at night and enjoy a meal while doing it. It was very overpriced but, we did it for the experience not the food, it also took such a long time. We had reservations at 7:30PM and we didn’t leave till about 10PM, good thing it was only 2 blocks from our hotel.

See you tomorrow!

NYC day 3

Not many people like to start their day off remember the 9/11 attacks, but we decided to. We took the subway down to the 9/11 memorial and it was one of the more moving memorials. I am not one to get emotional, and I really didn’t but, when we walked through the room with all the pictures of the men and women who lost their lives, I had to keep it together. In that room there was a video playing going through all the victims and what their friends or family remembered them as, and I think that was the toughest part for me. If anyone ever wants to go, I would definitely recommend it.

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After the memorial we went and caught lunch at a local bar/restaurant called the Trinity Vault. It had really good food, and was very decorated for the Holidays, and that put me in the Christmas spirit! After we headed for the New York Stock Exchange.

This was more of what my mom wanted to see, versus me obviously. You can’t go inside due to security reasons but they had this huge tree outside to look at. We didn’t spend too much time over there before we found a Tiffany & Co. shop. We went in a look around at the amazing jewelry they have, and we were given a free chocolate bar, so that was really awesome.

We decided to head back uptown because, we had wanted to run to the M&M world and get some things from there. After we were all jammed into the subway because, it was roughly 4PM we learned you don’t wait till 4PM to head back. Now we have started heading back around 3PM to avoid the craziness of the subway. Anyways, to get on the subway to take us to Time’s square we had to stop at Grand Central Station, which I obviously was excited about and posted a Gossip Girl quote with a picture from there on my Instagram. It’s a busy place, but I expected it to be a lot busier than it was. We didn’t eat anywhere special so I guess I’ll see ya tomorrow!

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NYC Day 2

Well I’m going to start off saying that we hadn’t had anything set in stone, or scheduled besides the Rockettes. These next few days are just a kind of whatever we want to do, so they are kind of interesting. Today we decided we were going to try figure out the Subway system here and try get over to Brooklyn, also known as where lonely boy is from (for my gossip girl fans).

I have traveled a lot for only being 21, and I have experienced the D.C subways system, the London Underground, and Paris’s metro. Since I was and still am so used to London’s, I call them all the undergrounds, which I am not mad about so judge me. I think the NYC subway system is a mix of Paris and London’s, it took us a bit to figure it out just because, us being us, didn’t know what was uptown, versus downtown. Needless to say we figured it out quickly and are doing much better.

Brooklyn was just what we needed after yesterday and the disaster it entailed. I thought Brooklyn was really pretty and very quiet compared to where I’m staying, which is Times’s Square. So obviously Marissa that was going to be a lot quieter. We ate at this little cute coffee shop, and to be honest what caught my eye was the 2 for 1 mimosas. Who could pass that up?! Certainly not us. They also offered an amazing French toast stuffed with Nutella and bananas, my two favorite things in one place? It could not get better.

After we ate, we headed over to the Brooklyn bridge, which was so cool. The pictures we took, if you look off to the right, that apartment building was were lonely boys apartment was. You could about imagine the people over there for that specific picture, I looked at my mom at one point and said, “look at how extra some of these people are being for this picture.” They were like flipping their hair, and holding it trying to look sexy while wearing a turtle neck. So conflicting. We also took a little walk through the Brooklyn Bridge park by the river, it was a little chilly so we didn’t stay over there for long.

After we were done with the park, we were so cold we decided we needed some coffee or something to warm us up. We made our way to a small café and I ordered a Macchiato, which I was used to the Starbucks one, so when it came as a tiny little thing I was like “OH, okay.” It was good though either way.

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As we made our way back to our hotel, we walked through 5th AVE and obviously bought a few things because, how can you not? We also walked outside of SAKS to look at their windows and lights. It was really cool, highly recommend. We also walked by the gigantic light string and it put me a little bit more in the Christmas Spirit. We ended that night saving some money, and ate at Olive Garden, sorry to disappoint. See you tomorrow!

Fall Break 2017

This week was a little eventful to say the least!

It was the week I was leaving for Florida and I wanted to get most of my homework done before, because who wants to do homework on vacation? No one.

Monday was a busy day for me, I was trying to get that dreadful stats homework done, it is currently Friday and it still isn’t finished. Bless me.

The guy in my stats class sits in front of me noticed that I had skipped Tuesday (for a valid reason, a migraine). He was like “we missed you Tuesday” and I was like oops sorry, but not really. Then he told me better news, that our assignment deadline got moved from Saturday to Monday, which is amazing. Granted I have like only three questions left to do.

On Wednesday, my friend Korryn came up to work beer pong at this bar downtown, and it gets over at like 2:30am so she stayed at my house. I didn’t hear her come in thank God because, I had lab at 9am Thursday morning. I had finished my lab assignment prior so all I had to do was drop it off and leave, which I did. I got to lab like five minutes late though. Then went to the tutor center in hopes of getting help with this fricken stats homework. The tutor didn’t show up till 10am when she was supposed to be there at 9. I was a little annoyed but she helped me as much as she could before class at 11. Then went to class, struggled per usual, and then went home.

Korryn was still there when I got home which was like 12:30pm. I was crabby because, of stats but I was trying to be calm and she wasn’t helping but it was fine. She filled me in though that she was going to go get coffee with this wrestler, which isn’t surprising because she likes wrestlers. She left and I pounded out two quizzes, finished packing, showered, and had Brooke come get me so we could head to her house.

We left at like 2pm so we wouldn’t hit traffic and so we could get our nails done. The lady that did my nails like filed them off, it hurt so bad. They also don’t look the best, granted I did only pay $21. After that I had to take another quiz because, it wasn’t open till 5pm. How annoying is that? Whatever.

While I was getting ready to take my quiz korryn calls, and these phone calls are always interesting because you don’t know what she is going to say. Well it was to update me on her little date that was supposed to be coffee. Turns out she ended up going to his house and getting pizza and pop, then proceeds to have sex with him twice…. I was and wasn’t shocked. She said he was just like her but in guy form, which can be scary. But I think she actually likes him because, she was super about him and usually she isn’t about the guy after they sleep together. You know those girls that use their sign and compare it to a guy’s? Well that was her… she goes, “Marissa, the best part is… we are both Scorpio’s” What do I say to that? Congrats?

So anyways, that was awesome.

My friend Jenni got a call from her mom and her mom said she had a weird thing on her face biopsied. There is a chance it could be cancer, but we are praying it isn’t. When she called, she was a wreck, as expected, and I felt so bad because I was home to go sit with her. Any prayers for her mom is wanted and appreciated.

I am currently on the plane avoiding homework, and people. I have a lil horror story for you. Me being me had to get a chai before we boarded the flight because I was up at 6:15am and this bitch isn’t about it. All was good, just letting it cool as we boarded. I am to my seat with it in my hand and go to set down my bag and I don’t know what happened but I spilt it all over myself and the gentlemen that was sitting right across from me. You could say I wanted to go hide and felt awful. I hate myself every second of this flight dammit. So today is off to a great start..

I just can’t with being on this plane anymore because of it. I couldn’t really do anything either because everyone was boarding behind me. FML for real.

Florida ain’t even ready for this shit show let me tell you.

In my next blog I’ll talk about my Florida trip! Here’s a few pictures till then!

XOXO

UPDATE! UPDATE!

Hey all, happy hell week. For those of you in college It’s hell week and you barely have time to function, so if you’re reading this, wow. I’m so thankful you wanted to procrastinate to read this because, I am the exact same way.

I just want to let you guys know, that I am going to start using youtube for my blog videos, just because it is way faster to upload them on their site. Please keep following because the summer vlogs are usually the best!

I wish you all the best with finals and your procrastination!

XOXO