Day 194: de ja vu

[ New York/Texas Trip ]: Day 7 There was this cute restaurant by my girlfriend's place that I was constantly passing. One day, as she and her man friend went to his apartment, I decided I'd part ways and take a little late lunch here. I sat in the corner in one of the open booths and realized I sat there a year and half earlier with my buddy Deric. It was the exact restaurant, table and I was even sitting in the same seat at the table!

I remember it fondly. I was staying at my friend's place on 43rd between 8th and 9th and running late as always. There was a big street fair going on, and I was getting wildly distracted on my way to meet Deric. He waved me down and we ate brunch at this cute little place. Deric told me about all the wonders of living in New York, as he was one us who took the spring "blind date" internships in New York the year before. (I was the only one of the 9 from my class who did the internship and did not end up moving to New York) He told me about a photo project he wanted to start... documenting his commute to and from work. { Every now and then when I ride public transportation here, I think about his project and think about doing the same for my own "commute" }

Either way... this particular meal I ate alone, enjoying the peace and solitude of my penne. yum.

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every morning...

I am blessed with wonderful friends. First and foremost, I flew into New York and because my flight was delayed, I arrived at my friend's place at almost 4am. And, guess what I found when I arrived? My dear friend waited up for me. He arrived from his flight at almost midnight. Anyway, we had a grand time. My little air mattress bed was warm and comfy. I went to bed every night to the roaring sounds of a great city.

But the icing on the cake.... waking up to this view (the pictures above) every morning.

top picture: uptown bottom picture: the west side of manhattan and the hudson...