Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Bold Bonus Life: 17



On my penultimate day as a 28 year-old New Yorker (my mini-life on the Upper West Side ends tomorrow), I took a bus to the Bronx.

It was the borough I hadn't yet hit. And I wanted to see it slowly and aboveground instead of popping up out of a subway. The part I saw around 145th, not far across the river, was jammed with fast food and bargain stores and sidewalk merchandise. Lots of narrow and crammed-full stores. One heavily devoted to voodoo. I chose one devoted to ice cream as my turn-around point for heading back to Manhattan. Food report: pralines and cream.

Earlier in the day, I'd had the best bagel of my life (this 18-day one at least) at Hot & Crusty, a bakery/deli a few blocks from the apartment. Twice before I'd been there and not been able to find a table. This told me to keep trying. I was glad I did.



Then for dinner tonight: pasta at Bella Luna, also nearby: cappellini with broccoli that was neither too raw nor too cooked and sun-dried tomatoes and warm goat cheese, etc.

I'm slowing down in the amount of New York I cover in a day, definitely on a trajectory toward my regular life.

At the same time, I feel as if I have all the time in the world. No need to cram anything in, which is a relief, because I'd never be able to cram it all in, even if I had two more days.

I like this feeling about time. I hope it follows me back into my Main Menu life.


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8 comments:

kenju said...

If only.....

Lynne said...

Welll now I want a New York hot and crusty bagel. And alas all we have around here is Bruegger and Pepperidge Farm at the grocery store...are you sure you want to come home?

Peggy Payne said...

Lynne, did you post something on my Facebook wall today about a weight loss product? I'm asking to make sure there's no hijacking going on-- it didn't sound like you to me.

Peggy Payne said...

Kenju, I'm going to pay attention to the evolution of this attitude when I'm back in "real" life. I've noticed that when I teach at a healthy-food spa for a week, I eat healthy for about three months afterward.

Lynne said...

Peggy you're right, it's a hacker. Someone promoting acai berries. I have no idea how to report it to facebook so guess I'll just hope it all "goes away."

Lynne said...

I did change my password..I was amazed by how many people responded to that dumb thing. I guess we all want to lose 9 lbs in 9 days even if it's by eating acai berries. Wish it was real.

Lynne said...

PS I'm enjoying following your blog. Do you like to have followers?

Peggy Payne said...

Sure, I love to have followers, Lynne. Thanks.