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Friday, August 14th, 2015 11:30 pm
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[personal profile] afuna
Oh huh. I keep thinking I've been at new company only a couple weeks, but it's now actually been almost a month.

I've finally settled into the point where I can start *thinking* about other things, which was not the case before.

Especially the first couple weeks, I'd go to work, and well, work. And then I'd come home and read about work-related stuff -- either background in healthcare, or something about the specific technology stack we're using.

And now I feel a little like a swimmer surfacing from a deep dive and taking that first really deep breath of air. It's nice :)


Today I actually cooked dinner for myself (sort of). I've been interested in making the marinated eggs you find in ramen. I haven't had the ability to think about cooking in so long... and now I'm back. It's back. I boiled the eggs, made a marinade of soy sauce + rice vinegar + sugar, threw it in the refrigerator, and tomorrow I shall have something to eat. Hopefully delicious!

If it goes well, I may do a batch of it for breakfasts. Or I may not. WHO KNOWS.


On Monday I'm headed to New York for work! I'm excited :) I haven't been before. I'm staying in NY, but spending the bulk of my day at the office in Jersey. (Jersey City? New Jersey? I can't figure it out).

I don't have any plans, except to maybe get some New York pizza. Maybe also wander around. I think my chances of the first are lots more likely than my chances of the second.

Date: 2015-08-15 02:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synecdochic
Jersey City is a city, New Jersey is the state. You could be going to both!

Have a slice of pizza for me while you're there. I miss New Jersey pizza so fucking much omg.

Date: 2015-08-15 02:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synecdochic
PS: my favorite pizza place is Ben's in NYC, corner of Third and MacDougal.

Date: 2015-08-15 02:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synecdochic

If going to Ben's would take you too much out of your way, just ask the people wherever you're staying where to go. "Hey, my friend used to live in NYC and told me to make sure I got good pizza while I was here -- where's your favorite nearby slice shop?"

(I advise going for cheese or pepperoni. Sometimes there are more complex pies sitting there waiting to be sold, but cheese and pepperoni both turn over so quickly that the pie they'll take your slice from will have probably been made a few minutes ago.)

Meanwhile, if you get overwhelmed by the city and need a bit of breathing room, take the A train up to 190th st and walk through the park to get to the Cloisters. That place got me through some very rough times! And it's the time of year when the gardens will be beautiful.

You pretty much can't go wrong with picking a direction and walking in it until you find something interesting. Enjoy. :)

Date: 2015-08-15 06:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] abbylee

Date: 2015-08-16 04:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hatman
I'm out of town right now in MA, but if you're going to be around NY/NJ, I'd be happy to show you around a bit. (Jersey City, as you've probably figured out, is in the state of NJ, across the river from NYC.) If you have the time and funds, you can get a great view of the city from the Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center (50th st, between 5th & 6th ave). It's about the same price as the Empire State Building, but a shorter line and you get a view of ESB and Central Park, and the city looks a lot different from the 68th floor (Rock) than it does from the 125th (ESB).

NYC pizza? Jon Stewart has some suggestions.

Full clip, official site. From about 2:30 - 3:30.

Shorter pirated YT version (the middle of the 3 minutes).

Welcome to my neighborhood! :)