Sunday, August 10, 2008

NYC So Far

It's been almost three weeks since I arrived here and I'm amazed at how fast it has gone by. Seems like I just got here yet I've done quite a bit. The first four days I used just to catch up with friends and get settled in. The six days after that I spent training at Bonobo's. It's been an eye opening experience to say the least. I've never worked in a restaurant before and, well, never had to deal with so many rude people in one day. New Yorkers are CRAZY. I'm at Madison and E. 23rd which I thought was a pretty mild mannered business area but for some reason it seems to be a weirdo vortex. Maybe it's because we're right in front of Madison Square Park which can be a little sketchy in the evening. Yesterday a guy high on heroin started lunging at people on the sidewalk. Luckily, I was on the opposite side of him and slipped out of danger. Anyway, I've learned a lot about the raw food restaurant business and realize it's not for me. I'd much rather be a personal chef and work with individuals than try to please hundreds of hungry people every day. I'm only working three days a week there now for the rest of the month and then I'm done. On my off days I'm studying and writing new songs. Matt was here for three days last week so we visited as many raw food places as we could and walked around the city fantasizing about where we would want to live if we could afford a place here. I absolutely love it here and would love to spend half the year here and half in California. I don't do winter so you will not see me out here with snow shoes but the summer is fantastic. I don't mind the heat and humidity. My skin looks so great, no wrinkles! woot!


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