Being Single in the City: Pick Up Situations Situation #6) Boston Boys gone wild Location: Whiskey’s Bar      Allie & I were at Whiskeys in Boston with my friend Austin. As we were getting ready to leave, Austin excused himself to use the restroom.  Within a second it was like vultures attacking their prey. Two different men approached us at the same time asking our names and what was our deal. The funniest part about this was these two men weren’t friends and both picked their prey. The guy that came to talk to me was from Texas and asked me about it. When Austin arrived back Allie and I couldn’t stop laughing. I told him he really couldn’t leave us alone in this town.  Pick Up Attempt: FAIL   Situation #5) Where is that glass slipper? Location: AC Subway headed toward Fulton           After work I hopped onto the subway en route home. The second I step onto the subway car I hear, “Damn looks it my Cinderella.” I had my headphones in but not turned up. So I herd the rest of this mans plea… “ I wish I had a glass slipper that fit your fine foot.”  “Oh my Cinderella, what is you name.” Hahah then I hopped off at my stop, which thank god, was the next stop. Pick Up Attempt: FAIL   Situation #4) vous parlez français Location: Webster Hall         After getting VIP, Melissa and I sat next to this man named Christof. When I say man, I mean that because he was probably 35. So he didn’t speak a lick on English, but immediately offered Melissa and I drinks. Ha I attempted to communicate with him in Spanish thinking that he would know Spanish. He didn’t. So after that he offered me a ride in his limo and I respectfully declined. Pick Up Attempt: FAIL   Situation #3) Jessica Simpson  Location: Bar next to Off the Wagon on McDougal Street.          “Jessica is that you? Damn girl you look just like Jessica Simpson, What is your name and Can I buy you a drink?” This man then also asked me if I dated black men. I paused, and before I could say anything his Meathead friend asked if I was racist.  He interrupted me before I could speak and said One ruined it for all huh? Ha again I went for the less words are better approach.  Meat head man then began to tell me if he would of know I wasn’t with the boys I was at the bar with he would’ve already bought me a drink. Pick Up Attempt: FAIL   Situation #2) Hair Stroke Location: Bar in Meatpacking District         So some guy stoked my hair while I was waiting at the bar for a drink, I turned around and ask “can I help you?” He said he loved my hair and just wanted to touch it. Then his buddies claimed he was a stylist. Well, I asked him if this was their normal pick up routine… he responded no. I told him he would have to act more flamboyant to pull off the gay hair stylist that is trying to hook up his friends at the bar. I wasn’t amused. Pick Up Attempt: FAIL   Situation #1) The forward “Out -of-towner” Location: M-5 Lounge in Tribeca          So I met a man named Josh at the M Lounge. He claimed he owned his own tree business. I don’t really know what kinds of shrubbery he was talking about and didn’t really care to know much more. Thank night I was drinking a water with lime. Well Josh approached me with a gin and tonic and said he noticed I was running low on my drink. We got to talking and he asked me in a concerned tone… So I’m just going to be forward here, how do you feel about going home with an out-of-towner?” Ha I laughed a bit and thanked him for the drink. In my head I was thinking wow, extremely forward. I ignored his question and kept talking with his friends.  Pick Up Attempt: FAIL

Being Single in the City: Pick Up Situations

Situation #6) Boston Boys gone wild
Location: Whiskey’s Bar

     Allie & I were at Whiskeys in Boston with my friend Austin. As we were getting ready to leave, Austin excused himself to use the restroom.  Within a second it was like vultures attacking their prey. Two different men approached us at the same time asking our names and what was our deal. The funniest part about this was these two men weren’t friends and both picked their prey. The guy that came to talk to me was from Texas and asked me about it. When Austin arrived back Allie and I couldn’t stop laughing. I told him he really couldn’t leave us alone in this town. 

Pick Up Attempt: FAIL

 

Situation #5) Where is that glass slipper?
Location: AC Subway headed toward Fulton

          After work I hopped onto the subway en route home. The second I step onto the subway car I hear, “Damn looks it my Cinderella.” I had my headphones in but not turned up. So I herd the rest of this mans plea… “ I wish I had a glass slipper that fit your fine foot.”  “Oh my Cinderella, what is you name.” Hahah then I hopped off at my stop, which thank god, was the next stop.

Pick Up Attempt: FAIL

 

Situation #4) vous parlez français
Location: Webster Hall

        After getting VIP, Melissa and I sat next to this man named Christof. When I say man, I mean that because he was probably 35. So he didn’t speak a lick on English, but immediately offered Melissa and I drinks. Ha I attempted to communicate with him in Spanish thinking that he would know Spanish. He didn’t. So after that he offered me a ride in his limo and I respectfully declined.

Pick Up Attempt: FAIL

 

Situation #3) Jessica Simpson
 Location: Bar next to Off the Wagon on McDougal Street.

         “Jessica is that you? Damn girl you look just like Jessica Simpson, What is your name and Can I buy you a drink?” This man then also asked me if I dated black men. I paused, and before I could say anything his Meathead friend asked if I was racist.  He interrupted me before I could speak and said One ruined it for all huh? Ha again I went for the less words are better approach.  Meat head man then began to tell me if he would of know I wasn’t with the boys I was at the bar with he would’ve already bought me a drink.

Pick Up Attempt: FAIL

 

Situation #2) Hair Stroke
Location: Bar in Meatpacking District

        So some guy stoked my hair while I was waiting at the bar for a drink, I turned around and ask “can I help you?” He said he loved my hair and just wanted to touch it. Then his buddies claimed he was a stylist. Well, I asked him if this was their normal pick up routine… he responded no. I told him he would have to act more flamboyant to pull off the gay hair stylist that is trying to hook up his friends at the bar. I wasn’t amused.

Pick Up Attempt: FAIL

 

Situation #1) The forward “Out -of-towner”
Location: M-5 Lounge in Tribeca

         So I met a man named Josh at the M Lounge. He claimed he owned his own tree business. I don’t really know what kinds of shrubbery he was talking about and didn’t really care to know much more. Thank night I was drinking a water with lime. Well Josh approached me with a gin and tonic and said he noticed I was running low on my drink. We got to talking and he asked me in a concerned tone… So I’m just going to be forward here, how do you feel about going home with an out-of-towner?” Ha I laughed a bit and thanked him for the drink. In my head I was thinking wow, extremely forward. I ignored his question and kept talking with his friends. 

Pick Up Attempt: FAIL

Weeks 3 & 4  Week 3 Monday night this week, I got home from a long day at work and relaxed. I typed my papers that were due for Tuesday’s class. They are about two social media guru’s that are coming to talk to us about how they have changed the business model. This week at work I got to meet the CEO of our company, which was really cool. Tuesday night we had class at the CUNY building. After class, Allie, Kat, and Lindsay and I all went out to the famous desert place called Serendipity.  Friday night as we all were waiting for our subway to come. I had a “Morgan Moment.” (Someway/some how I always see people I know when I am out of town. Maybe its because I’ve lived in so many different places, I’m not sure.) But sure enough while we were waiting for the A subway train, Joey Fredrickson walks right by. This was classic, we both were pumped to see each other after so long. Talk about memories Joey and I dated in 6th grade and apparently I dumped him because all the other girls were single and I wanted to be. Got to love the six-grade drama. Him and I laughed. The highlight of week was by far Sunday. We visited the high line park in Chelsea. It was great. Basically it is Urban meets jungle.  See link: (http://www.thehighline.org/) We then stumbled upon a burger fries combo for five dollars. The best part about this deal was the fact that it was at a Mexican restaurant. Then we went up to central park to go on the rowboats. I definitely enjoyed mastering the art of row boating.   Week 4  This week was crazy with a store opening of Forever 21 that I am helped my agency with. This was the new store in Times Square that’s 90,000 sq. ft. and our agency did their digital billboard. I was able to help out with swag bags for the VIP event. Oh and I also got to attend the VIP event. Very cool. Here is the link for the press that my company received for their work.   http://www.fastcompany.com/1663846/times-square-billboards-use-spy-tech-to-reach-out-and-grab-you This week as really busy at work, then we had another media site visit Friday as well. This media site visit was to attend the Good Morning America’s concert series where Alicia Keys played, then get a tour of the Wall Street Journal. It was very interesting considering they just moved offices. After the media site visits I was able to see the grand opening and the Forever 21 countdown to the opening, which was awesome to see my companies hard work in the flesh. After the awesome week I had, I also got to have a fabulous weekend. My Mom, Oma, Aunt, and Cousin all came in town. We stayed at the Kimberly Hotel in midtown, which was a great escape from my dorm that I have been living in. I was able to do some shopping and spend time with the girls, which was great. We went to see ‘Come Fly Away,’ a tribute of all Frank Sinatra music. This show had phenomenal dancing and was upbeat. There was no speaking, Just Frank! The show ended with My Way and New York, New York. I give it 4 & ½ stars, because it took a little bit to figure out the story line. The way the writers were able to weave a show together solely from Franks music was really cool. Then on Sunday we were all able to eat brunch at the Loeb Boathouse, where I went row boating the weekend before. The brunch was wonderful even tho we waited for an hour.  Most of us had the Quiche, which was great. Overall week four has been the best so far. Can’t wait for more fun in the big apple.

Weeks 3 & 4 

Week 3

Monday night this week, I got home from a long day at work and relaxed. I typed my papers that were due for Tuesday’s class. They are about two social media guru’s that are coming to talk to us about how they have changed the business model.

This week at work I got to meet the CEO of our company, which was really cool.

Tuesday night we had class at the CUNY building. After class, Allie, Kat, and Lindsay and I all went out to the famous desert place called Serendipity. 

Friday night as we all were waiting for our subway to come. I had a “Morgan
Moment.” (Someway/some how I always see people I know when I am out of town. Maybe its because I’ve lived in so many different places, I’m not sure.) But sure enough while we were waiting for the A subway train, Joey Fredrickson walks right by. This was classic, we both were pumped to see each other after so long. Talk about memories Joey and I dated in 6th grade and apparently I dumped him because all the other girls were single and I wanted to be. Got to love the six-grade drama. Him and I laughed.

The highlight of week was by far Sunday. We visited the high line park in Chelsea. It was great. Basically it is Urban meets jungle. 

See link:

(http://www.thehighline.org/)

We then stumbled upon a burger fries combo for five dollars. The best part about this deal was the fact that it was at a Mexican restaurant. Then we went up to central park to go on the rowboats. I definitely enjoyed mastering the art of row boating.

 

Week 4 

This week was crazy with a store opening of Forever 21 that I am helped my agency with. This was the new store in Times Square that’s 90,000 sq. ft. and our agency did their digital billboard. I was able to help out with swag bags for the VIP event. Oh and I also got to attend the VIP event. Very cool. Here is the link for the press that my company received for their work.

 

http://www.fastcompany.com/1663846/times-square-billboards-use-spy-tech-to-reach-out-and-grab-you

This week as really busy at work, then we had another media site visit Friday as well. This media site visit was to attend the Good Morning America’s concert series where Alicia Keys played, then get a tour of the Wall Street Journal. It was very interesting considering they just moved offices.

After the media site visits I was able to see the grand opening and the Forever 21 countdown to the opening, which was awesome to see my companies hard work in the flesh.

After the awesome week I had, I also got to have a fabulous weekend. My Mom, Oma, Aunt, and Cousin all came in town. We stayed at the Kimberly Hotel in midtown, which was a great escape from my dorm that I have been living in.

I was able to do some shopping and spend time with the girls, which was great. We went to see ‘Come Fly Away,’ a tribute of all Frank Sinatra music. This show had phenomenal dancing and was upbeat. There was no speaking, Just Frank! The show ended with My Way and New York, New York. I give it 4 & ½ stars, because it took a little bit to figure out the story line. The way the writers were able to weave a show together solely from Franks music was really cool.

Then on Sunday we were all able to eat brunch at the Loeb Boathouse, where I went row boating the weekend before. The brunch was wonderful even tho we waited for an hour.  Most of us had the Quiche, which was great.

Overall week four has been the best so far. Can’t wait for more fun in the big apple.

Week 2  At work: This past week I’ve been working on a presentation for my boss. I have been researching mobile media trends, which I’ve gotten really into. VERY COOL.  I present this presentation Monday for all the account executives in the New York Office. I can’t really blog a whole lot about what I do at work, due to confidentiality. Exploring and Loving the Concrete Jungle: This past week has been a blast. Monday after work I went to class, we had two speakers. They spoke about the impact that DVR’s &TiVo’s have had on advertising. This was an extremely interesting topic to me, considering I’ve been researching how everything is shifting toward a more mobile and “digital” centered advertising model. However, the conversations with the class didn’t really go in that direction, so I was quite bored. Tuesday night, I did laundry for the first time. Exciting I know. Then Allie & I went to get pedi’s and mani’s at the local “CANDY Nail. A mani/pedi combo only 16.75 w/ a $5 dollar minimum tip. Wednesday night, Allie and I went to Century 21. Century 21 is like a Filenes Basement or a Loehmans. We went a little too close to closing time. Ha we were in the fitting rooms when the store closed. The fitting room attendent wouldn’t let me try on the other items passed the 8 that I brought in with me. I was able to find a rather cute tan blazer and a pair of Michael Kors snake skin pumps (So CUTE). Thursday night I stayed in and worked on homework for the next day’s media visits.  Media site visits are part of my class that I am taking here this summer. We go to different media outlets and tour them.  Our homework is a paper including basic background information and questions we have to ask.  Friday morning we woke up around 8:00am. We met our teacher Stephanie Carpenter in front of the FOX building. When we go there we had the chance to meet Clay Walker. One of my favorite songs by him is called Fall. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gfdDBtRRY8 After Fox, we got a tour of CNN. Our tour guides name was David. He showed us several studios that we got to take pictures in. Our class was able to ask questions about the production process for CNN, which was interesting to learn more about. Friday night after we visited our media sites, all the girls went out to Rodeo to eat and have a few margaritas. Jill came in town and met up with us at Rodeo. My friend Geoff was also in town for the weekend. Saturday I met Geoff, his friend Dale & Dale’s girlfriend to go to a Yankees game. The Yankee’s played the Astro’s and won 9 to 3. The stadium was unbelievable. (pretty much everything you’d expect from a $1 billion dollar stadium) $40 dollar tickets for 2nd row outfield. (3 home run balls came to our section over the course of the game) $10 for a draft beer in a souvenir cup and $8 dollars for a all beef  hotdog & $4 for a water. Overall the experience was great. On our way out of the stadium, I noticed some water coming from the elevated  subway tracks. It was a man taking a leak on subway platform. Thank god, I wasn’t underneath the stream. That night I went to Little Italy with Kat and met up the other girls to eat dinner in Little Italy. Little Italy was 3 blocks of heaven, in-between grand and canal on Mulberry. Then we walked to China town and then back to Nolita (north of little Italy) to try  pinkberry. Pinkberry is a frozen yogurt place that reminds me of one that we have in Columbia called yogoluv, which I love. So needless to say, I was pumped about this frozen yogurt bar. On Sunday, I met up with Amanda at Columbia University. We walked to Shake Shack and enjoyed one of their famous shakes. I got the Black and white shake. (vanilla with hot fuge swirled in) It tasted so good.  http://shakeshack.com/

Week 2 

At work:

This past week I’ve been working on a presentation for my boss. I have been researching mobile media trends, which I’ve gotten really into. VERY COOL.  I present this presentation Monday for all the account executives in the New York Office. I can’t really blog a whole lot about what I do at work, due to confidentiality.

Exploring and Loving the Concrete Jungle:

This past week has been a blast. Monday after work I went to class, we had two speakers.

They spoke about the impact that DVR’s &TiVo’s have had on advertising. This was an extremely interesting topic to me, considering I’ve been researching how everything is shifting toward a more mobile and “digital” centered advertising model. However, the conversations with the class didn’t really go in that direction, so I was quite bored.

Tuesday night, I did laundry for the first time. Exciting I know. Then Allie & I went to get pedi’s and mani’s at the local “CANDY Nail. A mani/pedi combo only 16.75 w/ a $5 dollar minimum tip.

Wednesday night, Allie and I went to Century 21. Century 21 is like a Filenes Basement or a Loehmans. We went a little too close to closing time. Ha we were in the fitting rooms when the store closed. The fitting room attendent wouldn’t let me try on the other items passed the 8 that I brought in with me. I was able to find a rather cute tan blazer and a pair of Michael Kors snake skin pumps (So CUTE).

Thursday night I stayed in and worked on homework for the next day’s media visits.  Media site visits are part of my class that I am taking here this summer. We go to different media outlets and tour them.  Our homework is a paper including basic background information and questions we have to ask.

 Friday morning we woke up around 8:00am. We met our teacher Stephanie Carpenter in front of the FOX building. When we go there we had the chance to meet Clay Walker. One of my favorite songs by him is called Fall. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gfdDBtRRY8

After Fox, we got a tour of CNN. Our tour guides name was David. He showed us several studios that we got to take pictures in. Our class was able to ask questions about the production process for CNN, which was interesting to learn more about.

Friday night after we visited our media sites, all the girls went out to Rodeo to eat and have a few margaritas. Jill came in town and met up with us at Rodeo. My friend Geoff was also in town for the weekend.

Saturday I met Geoff, his friend Dale & Dale’s girlfriend to go to a Yankees game. The Yankee’s played the Astro’s and won 9 to 3. The stadium was unbelievable. (pretty much everything you’d expect from a $1 billion dollar stadium)

$40 dollar tickets for 2nd row outfield. (3 home run balls came to our section over the course of the game) $10 for a draft beer in a souvenir cup and $8 dollars for a all beef  hotdog & $4 for a water. Overall the experience was great.

On our way out of the stadium, I noticed some water coming from the elevated  subway tracks. It was a man taking a leak on subway platform. Thank god, I wasn’t underneath the stream.

That night I went to Little Italy with Kat and met up the other girls to eat dinner in Little Italy. Little Italy was 3 blocks of heaven, in-between grand and canal on Mulberry.

Then we walked to China town and then back to Nolita (north of little Italy) to try  pinkberry. Pinkberry is a frozen yogurt place that reminds me of one that we have in Columbia called yogoluv, which I love. So needless to say, I was pumped about this frozen yogurt bar.

On Sunday, I met up with Amanda at Columbia University. We walked to Shake Shack and enjoyed one of their famous shakes. I got the Black and white shake. (vanilla with hot fuge swirled in) It tasted so good.  http://shakeshack.com/

My Big Apple Bucket List: ·      Top of Empire State Building ·      Master the Subway ·      Visit all 5 Buroughs ·      Yankees Game ·      Mets Game ·      Have a Cosmo, Manhattan at a Martini Bar ·      Meet a Celebrity ·      MacDougal Street ·      Highline in Chealsea & Meatpacking district ·      Enjoy Sushi by the Hudson river ·      Visit the Museum of Modern Art ·      Visit the MET ·      Try “street meat” – meat from the street vendors, may kill me.. ·      Movie in Battery Park ·      Loeb Boathouse for lunch ·      Row on a Rowboat in Central Park ·      Lincoln Center ·      Go see a Broadway show ·      Visit Time Square ·      Sex & the City 2 Movie Premiere ·      South-side Seaport ·      Champaign Cruise on the East & Hudson River  ·      Try Magnolias & Crumbs Cupcakes, then compare the two experiences ·      Walk the Brooklyn Bridge, then run it! ·      Visit Jenny at Rockefeller Plaza ·      Shop at  Loehmans/ Filene’s Basement/ Century 21 ·      Have a cocktail in a financial building of the Financial District ·      Eat at Jersey’s ·      See World Trade Center – construction/ new memorial/ whats left/ new building  Run in Battery Park ·       Visit Grand Central Station ·      Picture with the Charging Bull ·      Jog in Central Park - 5k/10k in Central Park  on a Sunday morning! ·      Brunch at the Plaza Hotel ·      Eat at the Chelsea Market ·      Go to the Metropolitain Museum of Art – the garden on top! ·      Walk around Greenwich Village ·      Visit the Bloomingdales flagship store ·      Go up in the Chrysler building ·      Buy something designer ·      Never go to the same bar twice! ·      Take the Staten Island Ferry ·      Sailing in the Hudson ·      Brooklyn Music Series ·      Visit Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty ·      See a concert @ Jones Beach ·      Go to Jones Beach ·      Visit Cony Island ·      Visit the Hamptons/East Long Island ·      “Top of the Rock” ·      Fireworks over the Hudson River ·      Eat at the Spotted Pig ·      See a movie from the Film Forum ·       Eat at Lombardi’s Pizzaria ·       Go to Little Branch cocktail bar ·       P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center ·       Go to Bergdorff Goodman ·       Visit & see a concert or go to any of the following venues: Bowery Ballroom, Terminal 5, Webster Hall , or Mercury Lounger ·      Go the Astoria Beergarten ·      Try a native NYC beer at the Heartland Brewery  

My Big Apple Bucket List:

·      Top of Empire State Building

·      Master the Subway

·      Visit all 5 Buroughs

·      Yankees Game

·      Mets Game

·      Have a Cosmo, Manhattan at a Martini Bar

·      Meet a Celebrity

·      MacDougal Street

·      Highline in Chealsea & Meatpacking district

·      Enjoy Sushi by the Hudson river

·      Visit the Museum of Modern Art

·      Visit the MET

·      Try “street meat” – meat from the street vendors, may kill me..

·      Movie in Battery Park

·      Loeb Boathouse for lunch

·      Row on a Rowboat in Central Park

·      Lincoln Center

·      Go see a Broadway show

·      Visit Time Square

·      Sex & the City 2 Movie Premiere

·      South-side Seaport

·      Champaign Cruise on the East & Hudson River 

·      Try Magnolias & Crumbs Cupcakes, then compare the two experiences

·      Walk the Brooklyn Bridge, then run it!

·      Visit Jenny at Rockefeller Plaza

·      Shop at  Loehmans/ Filene’s Basement/ Century 21

·      Have a cocktail in a financial building of the Financial District

·      Eat at Jersey’s

·      See World Trade Center – construction/ new memorial/ whats left/ new building  Run in Battery Park

·       Visit Grand Central Station

·      Picture with the Charging Bull

·      Jog in Central Park - 5k/10k in Central Park  on a Sunday morning!

·      Brunch at the Plaza Hotel

·      Eat at the Chelsea Market

·      Go to the Metropolitain Museum of Art – the garden on top!

·      Walk around Greenwich Village

·      Visit the Bloomingdales flagship store

·      Go up in the Chrysler building

·      Buy something designer

·      Never go to the same bar twice!

·      Take the Staten Island Ferry

·      Sailing in the Hudson

·      Brooklyn Music Series

·      Visit Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty

·      See a concert @ Jones Beach

·      Go to Jones Beach

·      Visit Cony Island

·      Visit the Hamptons/East Long Island

·      “Top of the Rock”

·      Fireworks over the Hudson River

·      Eat at the Spotted Pig

·      See a movie from the Film Forum

·       Eat at Lombardi’s Pizzaria

·       Go to Little Branch cocktail bar

·       P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

·       Go to Bergdorff Goodman

·       Visit & see a concert or go to any of the following venues: Bowery Ballroom, Terminal 5, Webster Hall , or Mercury Lounger

·      Go the Astoria Beergarten

·      Try a native NYC beer at the Heartland Brewery

 

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.”