Two weeks in New York City. What I've been doing:
Interviewing all the time to find a cool job (I got a medium-core job and am waiting to hear back from some), visiting apartments to live in, meeting a lot of random people from Texas through strange connections, meeting other cool people, frequenting art galleries, going out to music and dancing, painting a lot, registering for classes, riding the subway, wishing I had a bike already, paying extraordinary amounts for food, loving it...
Today I start my hostessing job (simple, pays well, "for now"), and SCHOOL! The exciting part is that I'm taking classes at FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology! Drawing, Life Drawing, and Art History. I'm so psyched! It's art school, not community college (finally). I still have to put in my application to become a matriculated degree student, but I know I'll get in, and it's actually affordable.
Mikael and I adventure about plenty. We went to Coney Island Beach last weekend (I didn't know you could take the subway to the beach...), and to this awesome dance-party-art-fundraiser at the PS1 (a supertrendy branch of the MOMA) on Saturday. Also, Le Castle Vania played saturday so we got to go out and dance all night and hang out with electrohipsters. Huzzahoorah
My life is growing roots here already. I'm starting a job, I'm starting school, I have a few people to call and invite out, I'm learning the ins and outs, I'm looking for an apartment. Kind of unbelievable.
And my best friend is in Tokyo now. Tokyo, jesus christ. (Can't wait to visit!!) We're all scattering across this small, huge world, aren't we...