Sunday, May 30, 2010

New York Summer

Happy Memorial Day, Everyone! Its a beautiful weekend here in NYC. Being the musical theatre nerd that I am, I can't help but think about the show Parade. For those of you who do not recognize it, Parade is a brilliant musical that takes place around Memorial Day. Its quite a powerful show. Look it up! The music is breathtaking.

So anyway, the main point of my entry is this: I am absolutely loving living in New York City. I am always coming up with reasons why I so love it. So...cue is my list!

Reasons Why I Love New York City
1. The buildings...they are just beautiful. The Chrysler building is my favorite.
2. The parks....I haven't found one yet that I didn't think was amazing.
3. The culture...this is a broad point, but there are so many artistic things to enjoy here.
4. The many options...REALLY GOOD FOOD.
5. The people...I love seeing so many different kinds of people in one place.
6. The activities...There are so many things to do here, especially free ones.

So there we go! I know its very general and broad, but that's what I love here. I basically love everything. I love my work, my friends, my buildings, my parks, and my city.

PS: For today's youtube clip, I am sharing Alicia Key's "Empire State of Mind Part 2." This is her version of the hit song that she sang with Jay Z. I know its cliche, but I love it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A New Book

I'm back!
Hello, my dear devoted readers. Today I am going to share my new obsession. Last Thursday, The Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee had a special "no-makeup" episode. My roommate and I were very excited. We LOVE the Today show and we watch it whenever we are home. So we went and did our laundry early so that we could get back in time to watch the episode. Thank goodness we did because I discovered one of my new favorite authors, Emily Giffin. Emily was on the show to promote her new novel The Heart of the Matter. Her first novel, Something Borrowed is being made into a movie and they are filming right now here in NYC. The interview was amazing and I was instantly interested. Sure enough, that afternoon, right before I went to work, I walked into Barnes and Noble and bought Something Borrowed. I started reading it that night and was hooked. I finished the book on Saturday morning. That afternoon I bought a used copy of the sequel, Something Blue. I will probably finish that in the next few days! I can't stop reading! Thank goodness she has a couple of books out!
Emily's writing just captures your attention within the first few lines. Her stories surprise you so you can never really predict what is going to happen. I also love how she deals with previous action. The reader is never bombarded with things that don't pertain to the story. I could go on and on. The books are amazing! You need to go out and buy them! Support Emily Giffin!!!

PS: My other favorite author is Lauren Weisberger. I am really looking forward to her new book coming out in August. She wrote The Devil Wears Prada. Support Lauren as well! I love all three of her books!

PPS: In honor of my favorite authors, today's youtube clip is the trailer from the movie The Devil Wears Prada. It is a fabulous movie!