Monday, September 10, 2007

Sweat baby sweat

SOOOOOOO

My first actual blog from actual New York actually!! It's so humid here, It's unreal... I'm sweating buckets... I'm not sure of the actual temperature today, but I know yesterday it was like 28 degrees C.  But It's kind of muggy hot... and it's been raining a bit today, but I haven't been caught out in it...

ANYWAY... I'm sure everyone is ecstatic to know that I made it!!  Saying goodbye to everyone on Sunday morning was the most crying I have done in my whole life!  And I had to go through security with a huge puffy face!!  But all that had to go to the back of my mind when I realised on the other side of security, I had obviously spent far too long saying goodbye because it was the last call for my flight!!!  I ran like some kind of crazed loon to get to the departure gate in time... and obviously I did.  I was still feeling a bit sad, but then I found out I was sitting next to a really nice girl called Sam... also on Mountbatten...

I'm now going to take a moment to say... VIRGIN IS AMAZE.... seriously, the in-flight entertainment and food was proper bo... I had such a good time on the old flight... theeeeen when it was time for landing, I was glad I chose the seat I did, it was right by the window and I could see New York as we came in to land; it was unforgettable...

We got to the hotel which is not too shabby thank you very much, just round the corner from the empire state building... and I am sharing with some nice girls.

So... to today... we had our first orientation day... which basically involved being told our address for when we get our proper apartments on sunday and stuff like that.. we had a funny talk from a proper NYC cop... she was cool.  We also had a kind of getting to know you sesh... everyone seems really nice and I'm excited for moving into my proper home for the year...

So since about half past three we have been free to wander and I have been hanging around with a girl called Zoe, and a guy called Sam who are both working at the same place as me.... we went to Times Square.. had a drink... then we decided to have a wander with the vague idea of finding some hair straighteners!!  Went to Macy's!!! It's really cool like Selfridges but in New York... ummm then wandered past the Empire State Building and now I'm in the Mountbatten offices which are opposite Grand Central Station and very close to the Chrysler Building... because they have free internet access for us guys...

Tomorrow we are sorting out financial stuff and things like that... but I think tonight we are going out for some food, cos it all looks amazing...

More to come soon... miss you all lots and lots.  And SOMEONE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD COMMENT!!

xxx

5 comments:

holly said...

damn i meant to leave that other comment here! oh well it was my first attempt xxx

helenevans5 said...

Hey L.j,

I will leave you lots of comments but you have to comment me back on my old bloggy- blog! I hope this is a dealio? Wow it all sounds amazing, it's weird being able to picture some of the stiff your describing, are you jet lagged? I was dead by day 2!! He, he..
Keep safe and I want pictures of the new apartment when it happens.


Not to be too demanding. P.s I got a job in London as a web marketing assistant! Yay for our employment!

MattBruvs said...

Sounds like a big ass place, wish i was there. Don't think I'll be flying over it on my way to VEGAS TOMORROW though. lol. Keep waving that Blighty flag

Matt

Daddio said...

Hi LJ,
Good to talk to you this morning. Hope you've had another great day, knew you'd like NY. Will keep reading and calling as ness.
Love Dad

Daddio said...

Moominmothership says miss you but so glad its all fantabulous. Nanny and Grandad and Jackie and Andy and everyone here sends their love, keep on blogging, talk soon.Is 8 am best time or 6 pm ish?