A Typical Day In New York

Today I went to lunch outside. We walked approx. 1 block towards Madison Square Park. I sat where we always sit when it is newly Spring and the park lawn isn’t open for picnics yet.

When that happens we settle for here:

Smack dab in front of the Flat Iron Building.

Yes, I am aware that people sometimes travel thousands of miles to glimpse this archetctural marvel, but I see it every single day. It takes a gorgeous Spring day for me to remember how grand it really is. That’s probably because on a typical day during my lunch break I have a lot to look at.

For instance, girls hula hooping in the middle of the street for a photo shoot.

Or Starbucks saving the world’s forests by building a huge art installation.

Here are my coworkers/friends with their rad/free/forest saving coffee tumblrs.

(BTW Your hair looks amazing)

So here’s how this promo worked. You bought a cuppa from Starbucks, we have three within walking distance from 5th Ave – so you’ve got options. Then you walk to the Flat Iron and hand your cup to a troupe of people who trade you for a reusable tumbler that you can put your own art in.

Then they follow this concept grid and put your old paper cup in the perfect place to build this tree, esentially a coffee cup mosaic, representing the trees that are saved when you choose to take your own mug to Starbucks instead of using Paper Cups.


Granted I have always despised Starbucks for stamping out local business while they take over the world, but this event was pretty effin’ rad and made a lot of headway with me.

Then I walked over to the park and happened upon a pint sized performance of wide acclaim.

I sat and listened to these fabulous musicians for a good 15 minutes while I drank my Tazo Passion Tea from my Starbucks Tumblr. They were not only well versed on their instruments but pretty comic too. My favorite part was that every time someone tossed some money in their itty bitty violin case they jumped down onto all fours and counted how much was in there now.

At first they would try to do the math to figure out how much the last person had left but that soon grew tiresome. I was right there with them. As prolific artists can we really be expected to be good at math too? Huh?

Their mom hid off in the park and she’d walk by from time to time. It reminded me of happy Hawaiian days with my siblings, mooching money off tourists fresh from long hikes in the Kuoloa Mountain Range. Good times… Good times…

So that was my day, and that’s how it is – typically here in NYC.

Categories: Field Trip, NYC, Other's Genius

4 replies »

  1. I love this post! The only thing we know about the US is what we see on the news and a non realistic perspective (I think) trough the movies. You gave a lovely image of a day in New York! I really hope we can make the flight over there someday!

  2. ahhhh… love.

    i miss the downtown. and I LOVE that neighborhood. at the next weather break, I'm strapping on the Tiny & going for an adventure, spine be damned.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

#LaterGram

About last night. 🦌💛 Crawling home on all fours after celebrating at the epic Puppy Par-tay my brother and sister-in-law put on for my dog nephew, Milo tonight. It was everything and more, complete with a bone-shaped swimming pool. #dreamtheimpawssibledream 🤘#livewithnoregrets We otter go exploring more rivers. 😍
#lifeachievementunlocked A Mama said there’d be days like this😍
Totally alone in the Natural History Museum’s Hall of Mammals for hours! Hashtag Blessed. It’s 1 AM. Do you know where your mini gummi bears are? 
#fairgame #latenightinthestudio #goodbyeoctober We’re celebrating today. I opened my eyes to Matt  crowing, “Amber! Wake up. They made it!” We have been following the inspiring pilgrimage of my mom @incredimombo & sister @prilliegirl_shakazoozoo via text & @instagram for weeks. They set out to trek across Spain a month and a half ago. This morning they walked their 500th mile and crossed into Santiago. Having read a lot about their journey before they set out to do it, I felt concerned at their determination. The Camino is not easy. It requires walking 10-20 miles a day 7 days a week. You have to carry everything you need on your back. The toll is physical, mental & spiritual. Many prepared and experienced hikers do not make it to the end of the journey the first or second time they attempt it. ☀️ So we’re dreaming impossible dreams and celebrating too. It would seem today is a good day to set out to do the impossible. When we moved to Utah I was sure I’d been too spoiled by my childhood on the ocean and my twenties in Brooklyn, to ever find anything to love in the desert. I fully planned on dying of boredom. I don’t know what I’ll do when we outgrow this little Wasatch apartment of ours! Watching the Sun kiss the mountains goodnight from our tiny balcony is beyond description. This picture doesn’t begin to do it justice. Home again.
%d bloggers like this: