Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Growing up in suburbia, I always had pets (cats specifically). Moving into the city, into a school dorm, left me living without a cat for the first time in my life. I’ll admit it was sad and strange to actually be alone in a room sometimes without another living creature sitting on my bed. Whilst going through cat withdrawal first semester last year, I found myself in the Union Square Petco. Inside the store, I stumbled upon Kitty Kind, the no-kill and not-for-profit cat shelter and rescue group.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Here is a google calendar that I created of all of the FREE nights, days, events, in the City. Keep checking it as I'll constantly update it. You can even add it to your own Google Calendar or iCal line up!
FYI, if you don't use Google Calendar you're seriously missing out, it's like the best thing ever and it's free... get with it people.
Monday, September 12, 2011
It was bright and red, but it was MINE. Finders Keepers. Then came the airport. The fire hat would not fit in any of my suitcases, and it was around 4 am so I decided to wear it through security. I was obviously really happy...
Fun stuff to do in the City
|Celebration of Brooklyn Flavor|
$35 gets you TWO tickets with 6 food tastes each, plus 4 drink tastes each ($70 value), on Sunday, September 18 from 1-6pm.
|Couture Fashion Week @ Bloomspot|
$10 (must be 21 or older), for three hour cruise at sunset around Manhattan, bartenders shake you up a free cocktail, and you can shake on the dance floor on the bottom deck as they'll have a DJ spinning!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
So after doing a little research, I found out that there are plenty of places around here that offer cheap, if not free classes! Also, check out those Groupons and other discount sites regularly, they're always offering discounted yoga packages too.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This place is amazing and it's close by, Lexington and 27th! You can have dinner with all of your roommates for $8 a person! That's crazy!
$15 for Manicure and Pedicure at Urban Nail Salon ($30 Value). $36 for Spa Manicure and Pedicure and a 10-Minute Foot Massage ($80 Value).
There is nothing like being broke and having a crummy day and then realizing that you have a Mani/Pedi that you haven't used yet!!!
For $15, you get a basic mani-pedi package (a $30 value), which includes:
- Application of polish
- Two-minute shoulder massage
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wait, let me do this properly. My 'real' name is Hannah Nicole Capra. I like to go by the name Twig, just because I can, and you're more apt to remember it. It's in fact a childhood nickname gleaned from the pages Faeries. My eight-year-old mind understood that real names mean nothing in comparison to the names we give ourselves. I think this is especially true today...and I’m sure that Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta would agree.
Now we'll skip through the middle section. (I'll condense it for you and tell you it's a montage of growing up in Texas, taking lots of pictures, and doing country stuff, like driving a tractor) You don't really need to see all that, not today at least. So after skipping down memory lane, we've arrived at our present moment, in New York City, at the School of Visual Arts. I'm a photo major (makes sense now, right?) and I'm a first year RA at the Gramercy Residence. Being the baby of my own family, it's fairly natural to accept that role in the House of Gramercy. Everyone here is really great though, not like my siblings at all. Cue video of my brother and sister getting into she the scapegoat. Anyways, I'm really excited to be here, albeit here is very far from where I'm from.
Being a Texan in New York is fairly entertaining. Apart from always being asked if 'everything really is bigger in Texas,' and always being responsible for that whole Bush thing, I've come to love the preconceptions that North Easterners have about my lovely state and its inhabitants. No, we don't all ride horses to school. No, we don't all drive trucks. No, we don't all think we should secede from the Union and become a country again (although that does sound cool, then I could be a foreign exchange student)! However, we do say “y'all,” and it is completely proper. Seriously. You all. Y'all. Which is more fun to say? That's right. Come to the dark side, y'all.
Prior to calling NYC home, my roots were planted in the red dirt of Abilene. For those of you unfamiliar with at's located in Texas (kinda goes along with everything I've been saying). It's a long way from New York, and has been my home for the past eighteen years. Abilene boasts 318 churches in the phonebook, and is the proverbial buckle of the Bible Belt. It was a good place to grow up in, but not the easiest place to stretch your wings (and don't even think about wearing black lipstick in public).Growing up in the country was much more entertaining than Hollywood will have you believe.