All New York Subway travelers are different, some are reading or listening to music or talking with their friends. Even though they are distracted in their own little world they will look around once or twice and scan the other train riders. Don’t deny it! We all do it. Think you look silly in those 5 seconds of fame?
I can help!
Step 1: Wear a shirt that says something clever (“Frankie says” or “I’m too fat to be Hipster”) – I have seen both shirts before.
Step 2: Bring some light reading (A dictionary, a fat book on the economic structure of 10 countries, something along those lines)
Step 3: If reading isn’t your thing try a handheld gaming system to keep you occupied. Rumors are that Pokemon battles between strangers can happen!
Step 4: Have some styling music gear – I have Kitten earbuds that are hard to miss!
Step 5: Wear cool shoes. Always.
Haha, I’m just kidding. Be you! Nothing is cooler than that. I just thought it was funny one day when I was on the train with a book from a friend about Economics and Banks and people gave me some really weird looks like I was “uncool” when I was looking through it. I didn’t know people cared so much about my reading selections.
Happy Subway Travels my friends!
Just a post to make a shout out for all of those who:
- Are fighting Breast Cancer
- Supporting someone who is fighting Breast Cancer
- Survived Breast Cancer
- Are supporting just because!
I just wanted to say that all of you are truly amazing! I think we need a round of applause for all of these people!
This month also reminds me (especially when I live in such a big city) that everyone is going through something. And something as simple as a smile or a thank you can make someones day. Or any simple gesture really. So please remember to keep in mind that you don’t know what someone else might be fighting! So spread some love.
Here’s to you, and all that you do.
And I came across this lovely infographic! Here’s some awareness for ya`ll:
As an intern – I have picked up a few things along the way. This is for those who have internships, I might write a post on how to get one later! It’s not an easy process, but with determination its quite easy to do!
Everyone in College today, strives to get that experience before they hit the real world. What’s it like to be an intern? Well that all depends on the company. But here are some tips for those typical run ins!
Get us coffee?
- Oh that dreaded coffee! Make sure you take envelopes! If everyone is putting in their own money for their own coffee put their “donations” into their own envelope! (which can be reused in the future) And on the envelope write what they want down to the little details: those mocha fraps with soy milk and no whipped cream is so hard to remember! Order them separately and make sure the cashier is aware of your large order, naturally they will help you out the best they can with bags and carry on trays!
Can you print out this?
- Some offices are big and the printers and fax machines are a bit confusing. Before you go to print out something try to find out a little more about the machine by typing in its model into your phone. There can be useful tips on google on how to use the machine properly and efficiently.
Can you help…?
- You want to learn as much as possible. Make sure when they ask to help them in a situation that you’re new to. Let them talk themselves out and see if you have questions left! A notepad (small one) can really help. You can take notes to help you remember what you must do for a task. Or to remember the task if you are in a time limit.
ASK QUESTIONS. You can never be afraid of asking a question no matter how “annoyed” the person you’re asking may sound. You want to do the job and do it well. Mishaps are not needed so the more questions you ask – the less hiccups you’ll get.
No worries, you got the internship for some reason – it’s time to learn. Thats what they are there for!
Don’t forget – this is the month of love! I read today about the minds of puppies. And the one thing that stuck to me: “You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.” It’s amazing how something like this little guy only has you in the world to trust, and he does with his whole life in your hands. Puppies (and kittens) are amazing creatures! Make sure that you let them know you love them!
We all are aware of the Hurricane that was just passed through the East Coast without a care in the world. Destroying as it goes. I would have to admit, I didn’t prepare as much I should have. I thought it would have been a breeze like most hurricanes that hit land. I learned otherwise.
I would have to say that from all that I’ve seen this was no breeze. Now I know how to really prepare for the storm. Follow along so you can be prepared wherever you may be. My suggestion, fill up a box or bin full of emergency supplies!
- Have a heat source! A fireplace, a fire-pit, lots of blankets, fuzzy socks.
- Candles! Lots of those, as well as batteries and flashlights!
- Gas. Gas. Gas. I have never seen such a need till now – with limited supply people will wait 2-6 hours for gas.
- Canned food, bread, water! The bread is the first to go off the shelves!
- Games, board games – cards – dice – jacks? You’ll find that being at home without power or cable will bring you with your family. And whats better than having a good family game?
- Generators? I heard that people that have this need gas (see 3) so if you have one be prepared!
Pray, hope, all will soon turn out !
For me? I wish I wrote down my homework assignments before the storm so I wouldn’t be left alone with it last minute. Oh well. Tonight will be the beginning of normalcy after a week of a break!
Okay, so lately my schedule has given me NO time to eat normally. Normally being, the ability to sit down and enjoy a meal. So I eat whenever I can. I seemed to have taken up to eating small snacks on the subway lately. And I have just noticed that eating on the subway is a little “weird”. Is it just me?
People naturally just stare at you. Or move away from you.
I have created some tips to have me deal with that and to make my life a little bit more simpler on the train.
- Remember to not bring in food with a strong scent. Once I brought fried chicken into a subway car and the looks I got were people being very upset because I brought out the hunger in them.
- The one hand hold. I can’t always keep my balance in the train so having food that requires two hands can be a hassle. Plus you don’t want to hold on to the metal bars and then touch your food with it.
- If you can get a seat, that’s the best place to be! Standing makes it difficult but it’s doable. Sit down and nom away!
- Eat something that has a lot of nutrients – granola bars, a banana, almonds, a carrot? That will fill you up better and you’ll feel better about it too. Make sure you’re not just downing a donuts every time! (even though donuts are incredibly delicious)
- Make sure you’re ready to eat while on the platform, opening a package or snack can feel so loud in a quiet car. To avoid that awkwardness just open all packing on the platform (even better eat while waiting for the train to save yourself all of the hassle)
In the end, it’s just making sure you are eating and well nourished! Because starving yourself is never the answer! So eat on the train if you have to (like me) and honestly it doesn’t matter what other people think. You have to look after yourself first.
Happy travels my friends and good luck out there!
I really want this donut especially after I found out that today is National Donut Day.
Respect it’s spherical goodness.
I have just read about the whole new “kissing disease”: Chagas.
Click on the picture for info: It may be gruesome. Not recommended if you’re squeamish with bugs.
There is a new Dementor in town.
So I shall be going to an interview dinner tonight for a part time job. So I am doing a small crash course on “Dining Etiquette”. Considering this is a fancy restaurant I really want to get everything right. This is for all of you guys out there who need these quick tips as much as I do!
Besides learning all the silverware above there are a few things to remember:
- Eat to your left, drink to your right. Any food dish to the left is yours, and any glass to the right is yours.
- From the outside – in: the beginning silverware is on the outside (soup and salad) and then move along the utensils as the courses progress.
- Knife in right hand, fork in left hand holding food. Eat food by switching fork to right hand. (This seems like a hassle so try the “European Style“: Knife in right hand, fork in left hand. Eat food with fork still in left hand.)
- Always scoop food away from you.
- Do not use a toothpick or apply makeup at the table.
These are just a few tips I found interesting. Remember to be polite ( eat politely too) and say your “please’s and thank you’s”!
Good luck fine diners!