it just hit me that, as of today, i've been in new york for three years.


what a journey it's been. i was browsing through photobucket and found some pics from my journey TO new york. similar to now, one dance i decided: i'm getting up and out of this place. made a plan, started saving, preparing mentally. said my goodbyes, and on 6/6/06, packed my entire life into my Altima

and hit the road.

a in-car sing-along on the Turnpike:

landed in jackson heights, queens. i was the darkest and tallest person in that hispanic neighborhood. stayed with my nut ass grandma. this was my room:

eventually, i got over her cottage cheese eating ass, her smoking, locking the door @ 10PM, and the commute on that god awful 7 train and moved here:

park slope, brooklyn,
in the best apartment in the world,

got a job:

my first check:

and started dancing,

since then, I have made my first (and last) trip to Magnolia's Bakery,

discovered my love for crazy New Yorkers,

lost hair,
got fat,

got skinny,

fell in love...with Jamba Juice,

found love,

...and a fafillion other amazing experiences. i'm overwhelmingly excited to enter this next phase of adult life. later tonight, i'll post some of my favorite blogs from my time here. for now: off to corporate servitude. but first, i'm treating myself to lunch @ Spice. ow ow ow!

stay tuned.



  1. I applied for spiral last year too. As you can tell I didn't get it. lollllllll

    Welcome to New Yorkkkkkkkkk.

    Did you walk to Juniors Cheesecake and eat cake? lol

    Did you walk the Brooklyn Bridge?

    See Empire State Building?

    Ripleys Believe it or not?

    Coney Island?

    233rd and White plains?

    Canal Street?

    Get to doing. lol

    We should hook up for lunch.

  2. Btw. Whats up with Magnolia? Why the loss.

  3. AnonymousJune 07, 2009

    this blog right here makes me want to get the f&#$ outta dodge! I really want to see the Westcoast or move to ATL...I need Sun, lots of it...loving this blog...has a feel good, liberating thang going on! good for you!

  4. AnonymousJune 07, 2009

    I like this idea. I wanna do one of my journey to and through New York.

  5. OMG! I remember the red couch, the roommate & her trifling boyfriend!


  6. Seems as if your journey has been a good one, glad you chose to call NY your home. I love jamba juice as well.

    And're looking great, keep up the good work and I would love to see you dance one day, so let me know about any performances you are in!!

  7. Alex-- you're sooo funny. And I love the pictures esp the NONE YA BUSINESS on the check cause you know I was about to blow up the pic and try to look. HAHAHAHA.

    I admire your courage and your determination. I've been here for going on 6 years and I don't think I could ever leave-- even though that downtown D tests my resolve errday.

    But yeah I agree with your friend, why you gotta sacrifice Magnolia??

  8. quite a journey indeed, this is really nice..I'm inspired now as I prepare for my big move to NC...not as interesting but still a journey


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