Monday, September 10, 2012

Workin' in the City

So the dream of never working, sleeping till whenever, and waking up and exploring the city or visiting friends has come to a close. Both Jordan and I are dutifully back at work, sigh. She commutes into Sunset Park, a pretty seedy area of Brooklyn. I commute from the bed to the desk that is right next to the bed. She works in pretty casual attire. I typically work in gym shorts. It's a pretty funny dualism.

I have yet to be set up in our Manhattan office but I am anxious to go out there and see it. Being in the house all day can be a little tedious at times. The key is just to get out I suppose and see the world for a few minutes.

One of the luxuries is that I can listen to music/tv/movies as much as I want while I do my labors, so that is pretty great. I imagine working from home is akin to home school where I will get out of it as much as I put in.

The past week has been somewhat of a blur. We eagerly finished our work week and explored some other areas of Brooklyn. We are putting in research of the various by commuting to them and getting a sense of the type of people that live and if there is any nightlife to be found. As we imagined, the areas we like are borderline unaffordable and our hopes of getting a one bedroom in a desirable part of town may not be realistic.

On Saturday I met Jordan's dad who was back from Portland. He's a very thoughtful and calm person, but genuinely a very nice guy. A successful bohemian might be a good way of describing him. Saturday afternoon was spent at the American Museum of Natural History. Holy crap was that place awesome! Some of my favorite pictures at the museum were:

Actual Asteroid...It was pretty big, I guess
Outside the Hayden Planetarium. 
This was the nicer of two tigers.
 One of my favorite rooms in the museum. This whale was massive.
 Jordan is learning about the gems I will never be able to afford :)
 I cannot remember the last time I saw dinosaur bones in person so this was a treat.
 Remember how lame the stegosaurus was in Jurassic Park?
 Still crazy to think that this is now my home. This is the south end of central park backing up to the city.

At night we went to their friend's house on Saturday where we discovered the property used to be owned by the founder of Yuban coffee. They only owned a section of the now-split home. I cannot imagine someone needing all that space to themselves. Apparently it was just the founder and his wife in that space! Mischa and Jothi were both wonderful and inviting people that I am positive we will see more of.

On Sunday Jordan, maybe foolishly, agreed that we could go watch football with Kyle and his friends. Since it was opening weekend the bar we went to was packed and everyone was there to have a good time. We proceeded to order pitchers and pitchers of beer, got free tequila and then did some jager bombs. Pretty extreme Sunday for our first one in the city. Jordan had a good time, as did I, so we may make that activity a habit (probably slow it down a little though).

So we start a new week this week. I think some goals are to see other parts of the city yet to be discovered, swap our beloved and never-expiring AZ licenses for NY ones and maybe do something touristy? Should be a pretty great week.