Good afternoon, kittens!
I am back from an ... eventful trip to New York City. I wish I could post more pictures, but, as you will learn in a bit, there is a Very Good Reason.
On Friday, after work, I hopped on the Amtrak. It was uneventful ... except I lost my hat. Sad. I really liked that hat. Once, I arrived at Penn Station, I transferred to the subway and rode up to 50th Street.
David was attending a show, so I found a little Irish bar, had a beer, and waited for the show to end. Eventually, he found me and we had a late dinner at a Mexican restaurant that was yummy and I have completely forgotten the name. Lime something? Lime Jungle? Something like that anyway.
Then, we went back to David's fabulous apartment in Brooklyn. This is the kitchen:
Even though it is bigger than my entire apartment, I am not jealous.
The next morning, we got up and went to IKEA. David forced me to carry a 7000 pound futon frame for 58 miles through all 42 Burroughs of New York City. Seriously. Exhausted.
That evening, we ventured into Manhattan to meet Eric from Baltimore (who was there on a theater weekend. 3 days! 4 shows!) for dinner. We went to this place called Eatery. It was yummy. Mushroom empanadas. Stir-fried tofu over black rice. Nom!
The next day (Sunday, for those of you unfamiliar with Rebecca Black's song), I helped David do the shopping and prep work for his house-warming. Look! Foodz:
The party was a lot of fun. Good turn out. Josherz was there! And Enrico! And Jake! And lots of other fun people! I think they liked the blackberry-infused vodka I made. Yay!
After the guests had all cleared out and David had tidied up, we went out to this little vegetarian restaurant, Dao Palate, for dinner. Once again, food win! Very yummy!
Monday morning, David got up for work. And, my plan was to take the bus up to Jake's apartment. We would do breakfast, shopping at Uni-Qlo, and then I would take the train home.
Well, that didn't happen.
Instead, as I left David's building around 9:30AM, I pulled out my iPhone to make sure I was going the right direction. I was! Yay!
And, then, three teenage guys jumped me from behind. Beat the shit out of my face. And took my phone.
Luckily, there were several people on the street who immediately called 911 and got a good look at the guys. Apparently, one of the guys was apprehended and positively identified.
I got to take a fun ride in the ambulance to the hospital (with a very cute EMT! (See even when bleeding from weird places, I can spot the cute boyz)).
Here's a picture of me waiting to get a CAT scan (can't wait to see how much that's going to cost me):
What I like about this picture, besides how you can tell there is some nerve damage (see the droopy lip), is that if you look closely you can see shoe tread on my forehead. Sweet! Nothing like being kicked in the face.
The people at the hospital (Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center) were very nice. The social worker let me use her email so I could send messages to David and Jake and be all like "um. I'm at the hospital and don't have a phone. Please call the hospital."
The damage? A burst eardrum (hardly any hearing in my right ear), a HUGE black eye, *and* a hairline fracture in one of my sinuses (which is causing the nerve damage, I think. I can't feel my teeth on my upper right jaw. Fortunately, according to the dental surgery internist, that is supposed to be temporary).
Released from the hospital, the police came and picked me up to make a statement to the Assistant District Attorney. It took forever. Not the statement, just waiting for the ADA. Jake (and, eventually, David) met up with me at the 77th Precinct. We finally left around 9? 830? It's very hard to know what time it is when you don't have a phone...
We rode back to David's place for a quick dinner (I hadn't eaten all day). Then, Jake and I went to his place for the night.
This is what I looked like this morning!
Hot! I'm so glad I look cute in purple.
Jake and I headed out to get my prescription filled (antibiotics to prevent infection in my sinuses ... at least that's what I think it's for). Then, we headed to Penn Station. Because David was able to change my ticket for me, I picked up my new ticket. Bought some lunch. And boarded the train.
Now I am home.
And going to take a nap.