Wednesday, September 26, 2007

City Livin' Update from the Mrs.

I've been posting lots of pictures lately and some good shopping finds, but I thought you might be interested in what I've been up to in NYC! I wrote this note to some of my friends and edited it a little so I could share it with my blogworld friends! So...grab a chair and your drink of choice...

I've mostly recovered from my shooting experience. I'm still very jittery and I hit the pavement every time I hear a loud noise...but guess it will just take time. It was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life, but I get better each day. There is a real police presence in our neighborhood and that makes me feel good. Thanks for your sweet words of encourage and nice notes. It is comforting to know I have some good blogger friends out there!

Married life is great! I love having my husband at home each night (even though it is quite late). He is such a sweetheart and has really been patient with me when I'm homesick or scared. He keeps bringing me home flowers! They are a little cheaper here b/c you can buy them on the street, but it is the thought that counts! Right now he is working until between 8:30pm-11:30pm. His mentor told him it will get much worse from Jan-June...we can't wait! He really seems to like it though, and he scored in the top percent on his training test which meant he got his first 3 requests for his rotations. I'm so proud of him! He did get the entire weekend off last weekend, so that was really nice. When he does get home early (8:00pm) then we get to go to dinner and that has been fun to explore all the restaurants in our area.. We keep trying more Mexican restaurants hoping to find just one that will give us a fix, but they just are not as good up here. (As I mentioned before, cheese dip does not exist in the city and I'm having trouble working through that.)

How many of you go to football games? We watch the games at the Bama bar here. It is pretty cool, there were at least 200 people were there last week. The waitresses wear Bama cheerleader outfits, the walls are Crimson and the have the game on like 10 flat screens and projector screens! They also hand out shakers at the door. We go and drink lots and lots, stay there for about 6 hours and then I like to hail cabs with my Bama shaker! It's the next best thing to being at Bryant Denny, but I really want to come home for a game.

The new job is going pretty well. My official title is "Special Events Coordinator" for a hospital. It is such a different work environment though than the travel agency I did meeting planning and events for at home. I walk out and I'm in the middle of a hospital. So strange, but fun too! It will take some getting used to. My boss is a big wig doc. He's a super man...he only needs 4 hours of sleep to function. In his field, he's done more surgeries than any doc in the entire state and, in addition, he has the highest success level! The best part is for the first time the job I'm doing really makes a difference. I get to help assist someone that saves lives everyday and it really is rewarding! I'm learning lots and lots about the medical industry. When I talk with the doc, I go to the operating room and talk to him from the doorway while he is working on someone. Kinda crazy, but VERY interesting! In addition to their major meeting which I'm in charge of, I assist with obtaining the funding from the pharmaceutical companies. I already have quite a collection of pens and pads!! I'm also doing CME dinners. We had our first one last week, it was VERY nice! I'm working on booking our December meeting and I've been trying to learn all the places in NYC with private rooms. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Anyways, that is it so far. I'm still learning my way around the hospital...I get lost a lot. There are thousands of employees, a little bit bigger than what I'm used to. We get great discounts on plays, sporting events, so I need to take advantage of that soon!

I got accepted into the Junior League up here and I started my provisional training last week! I'm really excited to get to meet some nice cute girls. I need some girl friends up here and the volunteer projects we get to do are really neat! The townhouse is AMAZING!! It's like a country club where you can just sign your ticket for food and drinks and they bill you each month. Sounds like trouble! Oh, the funniest part. My group leader is my husband's good friend's (he was even a groomsmen in our wedding) ex-girlfriend from high school/college. Don't worry...it wasn't a bad break up and they are still friends. Anyways, she had been emailing me recently and reaching out b/c she knew we just moved here. By COMPLETE coincidence I ended up in her Jr. League group. There are 8 groups of about 20 girls! Isn't that funny? She seems like a really nice girl and I'll get to know her very well now! It is such a small world!

Daisy is doing great. She is really enjoying her dog walker. They write us notes everyday to tell us if she went #1 or #2 during her walk and what they did at the park. It is so funny! She is nice and tired when I get home and seems really happy. She's really doing great and my husband is SO in love with her. It is hilarious. I think she likes him more than me now. Ha, Ha. Who would have thought. She's turned into such a good girl! She walks on a leash really well, sits in the elevator and before she crosses the street. She is in love with Chole in 4C (another golden) and Tiger in 14B...they walk together!

I haven't spotted the Sex in the City cast, but I'm on the look out. My husband walked through the set this week (the girls weren't out there) and one of my friends walked through the week before (still no girls.) I missed my bus the other day and walked home...only to walk through the set of Gossip Girls! I had just watched the season premiere and ALL of the kids were out there filming. I recognized them all and called my little sis to tell her (she's obsessed with the show.) It was really cool to see! They film most of it on the Upper East so I'm hoping I'll run into them again. Today the President came through the Upper East (the UN is in town right now.) I didn't get to see him, but they had barricades all over the place!

Ok, back to cleaning the apartment...hope you enjoyed the long post and hearing about what's going on in my life. I'm heading home to my parent's beach house tomorrow night or Friday morning (I'm flying standby) for a little rest and relaxation and to see my parents. Hubby is going to try to make it too, but he will probably have to work. Oh well...I'm hitting the outlets!

12 comments:

Southern Fried Girl said...

I am also obsessed with the Gossip Girls show. So excited it's on again tonight.

You make the city sound so fab. I have to admit I am a little jealous.

Preppy Napkin said...

Sounds great and so much fun. Huubby and I are also fans of cheese dip. I am sorry you can't find it. Can't wait to hear more!

hello sunshine! said...

That's so great about NYJL! I'm going to the October orientation meeting! I hope I get in - I was super involved in my sorority at Baylor and I love doing volunteer work - besides, what southern girl doesn't want to be in the Junior League?! Very exciting, congrats!

heather said...

I hope you enjoy NYJL! We just moved from Louisville to Nashville, and I'm so excited to be transferring to a new League! The friends you'll make and the volunteer opportunities you'll encounter are fabulous!

Soooo jealous of anyone who may glimpse SATC filming. Gossip from the movie is my current obsession! :)

ATC said...

Congrats on being accepted in the NYJL!!!

I'm a "New Member" in the Junior League of St. Paul this year! I know how exciting it is to be part of such a wonderful group!

Ahhh, Southern football! I miss the hype! However, as a native Louisiana lady, I am not in support of Bama and I do not approve of Nick Sabin!!! He's just WRONG!

Have fun on your trip back home!!!

Your devoted reader...

maggi said...

Sounds like everything is going well! Have fun with your job and enjoy the trip home!

Buford Betty said...

Thanks for sharing... that was such a fun read. Sounds like you're adapting well and the job sounds amazing. Glad the pooch is getting used to city life too! The cheese dip thing cracks me up still... because I totally would be the same way.

susan said...

Thanks for sharing and updating on your transistion to the city and marriage! Sounds like its going really well and that you have some fun things planned to keep you busy and meeting new people!

Emily said...

The alabama bar sounds awesome!! how fun!! & 200 is a great turnout. I was in T-town for the UGA game last weekend - it was out of control - sad about the game's turnout but it was a great weekend!

Britt said...

Great update - I'm so excited about the SATC movie!!

Maria said...

Gossip Girls is my guilty pleasure - I mainly see it for the NYC scenery. The place that they call "The Palace" is actually on Madison, behind St. Patrick's Cathedral if I remember correctly.

My fiance actually ran into the whole cast of SATC at Rockefeller Center - he was in the Tumi store and b/c of the way the stores at Rock have two entrances, he ended up on the "right side" of the barricade and within arms reach of all 4 of the girls. Not fair!!! (^_~)

Beth said...

In my opinion, best Mexican on the Upper East Side is "Taco Taco" at 90th & 2nd Avenue. You may have already stopped by there but if you haven't, give it a try! Also -- Mama Mexico(214 E 49th St) has great food and a fun mariachi band. Zarela has THE best (and strongest) margaritas in the city - 953 2nd Ave.

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