Monday, July 28, 2008

NYC Chronicles 11

One more full week of work left.  Then Graduation next week.  August 10th, I'll be back in Columbus.


I'm going to have a hard time keeping in touch with everyone.  Historical records show, that I'm not good at it.  

I'm starting to get stressed out.  Not the kind of stress where I want to pull my hair out, but I guess it's more like anxiety. 

I don't know.  I try not to think about it, because the more I do, the more anxious I get.  Duh.

There are no real issues I'm dealing with, besides the whole, "what am I going to do after I graduate??"  But I don't have to start worrying about that until I actually graduate...

I want to go home, but I don't want to leave.  

There is this slight feeling of discomfort that makes me wish I was back in Columbus.  Back with the people I'm used to seeing everyday, and doing the things I'm used to doing, and going to the places I'm used to going.  

But at the same time I'm starting to get used to living here in the city, and I'm getting used to the people I see everyday here, and I'm getting used to the things I do here, and going to the places I go to.  

Honestly.  How many people will I really keep in touch with?  How many people will I still be friends with 10 years down the line. 10 too long?  How about five?  

How many people will i still be friends with five years from now?  Five years is a pretty long.  So much can change!  If I see someone I know now on the streets five years from now, will they stop and say "Hi"?  Will I?  I honestly don't know.  I want to say that I will, but you never know!

I guess what I want to do is make lasting relationships.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

NYC Chronicles 10

My time here in New York is coming to an end.

The end is so close I can touch it (not really).

I feel like I just met everyone yesterday. I feel like I'm just starting to get used to this kind of life. I feel like I'm not ready to go.

I still want to get to know more people, and know the people I already know better. There's still some time left, but I can't take it for granted. If 7 weeks can fly by, then 2 weeks will seem like a blink of an eye.

I'm excited to get back though. See faces I know. Sleep in my uncomfortable, yet familiar bed.

Eventually I want to move out here. Eventually as in, after I graduate. Or a least after I figure out exactly what I want to do after I graduate.

Time flies when you're having fun.
So...when time doesn't fly, does that mean I'm not having fun? hmmm...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

NYC Chronicles 09

Today was a long day.  

I didn't leave the office till 10:00pm.  

Why?  Because our group was hard at work to put the finishing touches on our phase one presentation.  And by finishing touches, I mean finishing the power point presentation.  

I think the finishing touches are being done by a team member now, or later in the morning, before our presentation.  

I mean, it was fun and all, but I think it was just because we were all just slap happy.  
But it was good regardless, because it's nights like that I will remember.  I like my group, we all work hard, for the most part.  Some work harder than others.  

It's like 1:46am right now, and I just finished doing some research for our phase 1 presentation.  i couldn't even get all the information I was looking for.  But oh well.  Nothing's perfect.  

Aside from having the longest work day of my life, I actually have to get up early today to pick up my clothes from the cleaners so...


Thursday, July 10, 2008

NYC Chronicles 08

So I took a 3 hour nap today.  3x longer than what I had originally planned for.  

As a result, I am still awake.  

Back in Columbus, whenever I was bored, or not fully engaged in something, I had a habit of "researching" music.  

I haven't been doing much of that here in New York since I'm usually pretty busy.  

There are some things I definitely miss about life in a smaller city.  
I definitely don't go out as much back home, compared to now.  
I enjoy going out and being with everyone, but sometimes, I just want to chill.  Go to a concert.  Get some halal food, a crif dog, and/or some dessert.  

I'm still very much used to just going out into town and looking at stuff and taking stupid pictures, and then going to bed at ridiculous hours, sober.  

I pretty much do the same thing here, but not always completely sober.  I never go crazy though.  I hate not being able to control myself physically.  

I guess that's the nature of the business?  I know it doesn't have to be, but the networking aspect of it all is so important.  

I just want to do more things that I'm accustomed to doing.  Like being lame.  Playing guitar for hours, writing lame songs, then recording them.  Driving to...anywhere.  (Gas is really expensive, so I don't miss this one too much)  Playing basketball on a full-sized court.  Cooking my own food.  

I can go on.

But I love it out here.  It's such a unique experience.  Not just the work, but the program, the people, and the culture.  

Today was the first time I didn't almost pass out in my cubicle.  


Monday, July 7, 2008

NYC Chronicles 07

A new week begins.

What a long weekend. I had a half day last Thursday, and had Friday off because of Independence Day.

Hope everyone had a good 4th of July weekend.

This weekend has left me very tired, and not wanting to do anything except sleep.

I need sleep.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

NYC Chronicles 06

Almost the halfway point.  

I'm in the middle of the 5th week of the program.  4th week for me, but same difference.

A lot has happened since my last post.  I became one year older, went out, went out again, did karaoke, and saw the gay pride parade.  That was basically this past weekend in a nutshell.  I'd put up pictures, but I'm too tired.

After work we had a seminar, then we watched Wall-E.  Which, I enjoyed, but not sure if I should have paid $11.75 to see it, or any movie at all for that price.  But, despite it's lack of dialogue, it was entertaining, and did a way better job than "The Happening" in tying in a social issue into the movie.  

If you want to see pictures of my excursions, look at my FB.  That is, if you are my FB friend.  If you aren't.  Then we aren't real friends.  Just kidding.  I hope.

Sign off.