Posts Tagged 'New York City'

Photographer Spotlight: Stephen Lackey

A good friend of mine from college, Stephen Lackey, just had one of his photos featured in New York City’s Times Square this week. It was used for a Dominion LED Lights holiday campaign. Check it out:

To see more of his photos, visit his website at

5 Reasons Why the Metro is Annoying


Okay, I have come to the conclusion that riding the Metro is utterly annoying. Here’s why:

  1. You’re not in control of your commute. The waiting time in between transfers is unpredictable. Obviously, during rush hour, there’s a shorter wait time. With rush hour, I’m not a fan of standing around scheming about how I’m going to knock over everyone in my way. It’s really not fun when you’re packed on an outdated metro car like a pack of sardines. Sometimes, there’s the occasional breakdown, which can set you back.
  2. Germs. I’m not a germophobe, but I do like to be conscious of my surroundings. I try not to touch a door handle or pole unless I need to prevent myself from flying into someone’s lap. Not to mention, there always that one person who’s coughing incessantly. Gross. Don’t even get me started on flu season… see article.
  3. Metro car operators. It’s the most uncomfortable ride when your life is in the hands of a jerky metro car operator. (By the way, did you know they make up to $100,000 a year?) Yesterday, the operator came to a slow, jerky stop. Each time I thought the car was stopping, it picked up again only to stop again suddenly. Talk about a headache. Continue reading ‘5 Reasons Why the Metro is Annoying’

TGIF! It’s the weekend :)

Another work week down. It’s Friday and I’m debating what to do this weekend. If I had all the money and time in the world, I’d venture up to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. It looks like a great time. Has anyone gone? Not to mention, the food looks delish! My coworker told me about the fried mac & cheese on a stick. Talk about gluttonous.

However, what I’ll end up doing will probably be a little more low-key. I have plans to catch up with a good friend of mine over a few cocktails. Apparently she moved back to the area from NYC. I’m kind of sad (but totally happy now that she’s back!), since she was my only real connection to the city. By the way, isn’t it funny how “the city” implies Manhattan? Especially for those who have lived in one of the five boroughs of NYC. In the event that I ever wanted to visit, she had always offered up her place as a place to crash. Should have taken advantage of that… drats!

I wouldn’t mind going up to NYC this Christmas for a weekend trip, or at the very least, a day trip. I could probably get a Saturday roundtrip train ticket for a decent price. I’ll have to drag Marcus with me (he and I have been dating for about 10 months now… I’ll have to save the “how-we-met-story” for another post 😉 ). I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. He’s pretty good about being spontaneous and enjoying the same things I enjoy, which is a huge plus! Yay. Speaking of him, he’s been uber busy with his job. He’s been working insane hours, oftentimes more than 24 hours at a time. I think last week he logged 100+ hours. Poor guy barely sleeps. I don’t know how he does it.

Glad I don’t have to do that with my job! 🙂

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