The last ten days have been full on. American, in-your-face, loud, bright, and truly fabulous. I almost feel like I'm not able to write compellingly about my New York experience just yet because I'm still processing the sensory overload.
My essential items during the last week are below: my new iPad, which was a farewell gift from my old job, showing the FABULOUS Craigslist app by Lifelike (SO much better than the website itself, trust me), my Moleskin leather-bound notebook, and E. B. White's seminal 1949 essay, "This is New York", in hardcover form, to keep me inspired. My DSLR camera has also been my constant companion, capturing images of what I'm not quite able to put into words.
If you want more New York updates, I've been tweeting and uploading Instagram photos when I haven't been inspecting apartments or going to job interviews, providing snapshots from wherever I am in the city in 140 characters or less. I'm also uploading my Instagram photos to a separate Tumblr blog as a memory bank to show family and friends.
Editor's comment: When will Instagram develop their own web-view for each profile, rather than just being able to view via mobile apps? And Instagram uploading to Tumblr is pretty temperamental so there will be some time delays to the Tumblr blog.
I finally had some success on the apartment front - after five "meet and greets" with people of varying eccentricity, I've signed a sub-let on a gorgeous room in a two-bedroom apartment in the West Village, just ten minutes walk from where I'm currently staying. I move in on Sunday!
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