Sunday, 27 July 2014
06:16:09 PM (GMT)
Mostly for myself, but I'd like to keep this public so I can link people. :') Maybe
you'll enjoy my weekend too?
Without further ado...
(mentions of alcohol and weed and all that, so if you're not into that feel free to
skip this! =)) also terrible selfies and videos lie ahead!
There was some party on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and my friend Haitian Guy
(lol!) decided to go check it out. It was 18+; they were checking IDs at the door. I
went first, and when they were checking Haitian Guy's they asked for his birthday,
thinking his was a fake. (He's 23.) I laughed at him for that. =P
Anyway, we were supposed to meet a friend of mine there but the guy just vanished.
Prolly doing drugs in the bathroom haha.
So we got there at like 11 and just partied for hours.
(Short snapchat video filmed on my potato phone -
Haitian Guy went off to find a bathroom, and all of two seconds later a guy
approaches with me, we dance a bit and then he asks me if I smoke. (Weed). I tell him
I don't have any and he's like, "yo come outside! we can smoke out there!" Not
exactly the best idea on my part (stranger danger, kids) but I follow him out. And so
I text Haitian Guy:
So we're sitting in this guy Marino's car, and Marino is drunk as fuck and sharing
his liquor with us. His weed guy didn't come through, though, which sucks, but we
still got to chatting for a while. Haitian Guy went and bought us some water because
the bar in he club had a $30 minimum to buy anything. (The fuck? Fucking NYC, man.)
So Haitian Guy and my drunk self ended up returning to the club sometime later and
just partied hard until like 3AM. That's when people started dispersing so he and I
left and sat down on a bench by the club. I found a pack of cigarettes on the bench
and put them in my purse to give to Brandon later. Maybe twenty minutes later this
guy comes out of nowhere and looks really pleadingly at us, "Did you guys happen to
see a pack of cigarettes out here?"
Me: "Oh yeah here!" And I give it to him, and he thanks me and gives me one. Lmao.
Haitian Guy commends me, saying he would've kept them. Haha.
We took drunk selfies on my potato-quality phone
And then we tried to find a Dunkin Donuts cuz I needed coffee. Found one like a mile
away and walked to Columbus Circle. Kind of an adventure haha! We get to DD, get
bagels and coffee and then start our usual back-n-forth bullshit that makes a
stranger start giggling. It's a nice feeling.
We walk so we're right outside Central Park and sit down on a bench, and start
chatting. There's a couple making out like twenty feet away - awks! Everytime we look
over they're just going at it. Mind you we were there for like an hour! We sat on
that bench until sunrise, so it was around 5:30 when we entered Central Park.
Now, for those who don't know the layout of Manhattan, it's pretty much split into
two sections, West Side and East Side. Central Park is smack in the middle (duh). The
party was at West 72nd St. Where I wanted to go (Union Sq) was at East 16th street.
We manage to get through the park after an hour or so (took a fifteen minute nap on
bench) and then trekked on.
On the way, I spotted a bird on the brick fence and approached it. It didn't fly away
so I got really close and snapped a picture.
[ Dropbox snapchat of how close I got - don't mind my lameness -
We made it to Fifth Ave (it's a huge shopping district on the Lower East Side, and
it's where the Empire State Building is). The sun was lighting all the beautiful
glass buildings very nicely. I wish I had the sense to take some pictures but that
would've seemed too touristy!
Anyway, Haitian Guy and I were both falling asleep everytime we stopped somewhere, so
I decided to get some more coffee at the local Starbucks. Mind you, sometime during
the night he gave me that flannel shirt to wear because it was getting pretty chilly
and took my grandma shawl. So we're sitting in Starbucks and I managed to get this
SOMEHOW we managed to get all the way from West 72nd to East 16th.
We went into Petco so I could pee and got a little lost trying to find the bathroom.
It was there that I finally saw a mirror and realized that I looked like the hottest
mess ever! But I had also been awake for over 24 hours at this point so I didn't
really care haha.
So we take the train back to my house, napping at little intervals, and then get to
my apartment. We both take a shower (separately, pervs! Haha!) and I change into
something more comfortable. (Seriously, I walked way too long in those heels.) We
then have some breakfast and take the bus over to my girlfriend's new apartment.
She's getting married next month!
She, her maid of honor, Haitian Guy and I pile into a car and drive over to the
bridal shop where and and the other bridesmaids have to get our dresses altered.
Haitian Guy is sitting outside the fitting room, bored as fuck.
We FINALLY, FINALLY finish getting alterations, I get my measurements done
(32-28-37.5! I have wide-ass hips!) and Haitian Guy and I take off to get back to my
We get back, I change into more comfortable shoes AGAIN and then walk the mile to my
shopping district. I buy cute shoes for the wedding and cute underwear (TMI?) and
Haitian Guy is following me around holding the bra up to his chest and asking random
passerby if they think it'll look good on him. They laughed, I groaned, it was pretty
Shopped for a little while longer (poor guy was losing his mind) and then finally got
back to my place. Watched some Boondocks and then passed out, both of us snoring
away. We had been pretty much out and about for 40 hours at that point. Woke up,
talked about some stuff, and then he went on home. I passed out about an hour later,
finally getting real sleep!
Woke up this morning, texted him about what a fun weekend we've had.
Just gonna leave this here so I can pair it with the grandma shawl picture:
All in all, I don't think I've walked so far and so long in a super long time and I'm
just glad I had a great companion to share those awesome memories with.
Last edited: 27 July 2014