Monday, February 28, 2011

Spending other peoples money

I got an e-mail back from Anthropologie today, asking me to come in for an interview to be a Personal Shopper.

Oh..what's that you say? You want me to spend other people's money on really expensive clothes and make them look cute? While getting paid money that I can spend to make me look cute?

It doesn't really sound like my cup of tea. But..sure....i'll think about it.

Number 1

List of things to do before I turn 30:
1. Build a tent and spend all day in it.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dean and Deluca

Welcome to my new favorite grocery store.
Equipped with Oprah's favorite candles
Fresh picked flowers
Delectable chocolates
flakey pastries
cheesy cheeses
and an amazing selection of samples.
Going here makes you feel like you have a lot of money.

Flippant Frenzies

Jayci came to visit me from D.C this weekend!
Perfect timing for some much needed family lovin'

We unfolded the Funton for the first time last night for a sleepover.
Then we broke the funton.
But we fixed it....
after the mean lady downstairs yelled at us for stomping on the floor.
People sometimes....So inconsiderate.

The Funton is fixed and full of .....flippant frenzies?
I dont know.
But I like it.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


This morning before work I had the opportunity to wake up early and go to the Manhattan Temple Baptistry.

I was able to sit in the baptistry seating for a good 20 minutes, allowing me to take a deep breath and reflect.

It was completely still, completely quiet and completely filled with the peaceful spirit.
The moment I sat down on the cushy chairs facing the font, emotion overcame me.

You know that feeling when you've been cold all day then you finally find a room where the sun is peering in the window at just the right spot. You sit, preferably lay down right where the sun hits the bottom and close your eyes, and all the sudden you are warm. You are relaxed.

That's how I felt.

It's Good thing no one was in the room, or they would have seen a sorry teary eyed girl, and not known what to do.

I just want you all to know that the Church is true.

It brings peace of mind and solitude.
It brings confidence and strength.
It brings a reason to wake up in the morning and
a reason to kneel down beside your bed every night.
It brings a smile to a stranger and a shoulder to lean on.

It brings the warm comforting arms of the Savior wrapped around me
in the peaceful solitude of the Manhattan Baptistry when I am feeling discouraged.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chubby Cheeks

As I happily walked into work bright and early the woman at the Security Desk smiled and greeted me with joy.

She proceeded to tell me of her encounters this weekend, and of all of them the most exciting was seeing a girl who looked exactly like me..


"But Anna, you have a way bigger face than her."
(in her words)

The Bull

Warning: In order to take a picture with the bull you must:

1. Go in the really cold weather so there isn't a crowd.
2. Push through the tourist spectators
3. Pick a picture taking person who knows how to use your camera
4. Pretend like you love that bull with all your heart and grab onto his horns with all your might or perhaps do the head lean as if to say you are infatuated with the bull.

I'm single and I do what I want.

A dainty morning

Central Park stroll

Alice's Tea Cup breakfast
Detox Tea. and boy did i feel detoxed. Props to Mrs. Alice.

Goopy Goodness

I need to start making a list of my favorite places to eat food because they are definitely adding up...starting with my number one favorite bakery in town.

Conveniently located up the street from our dear friend, and now accepting credit card, our only inconvenience is that it closes at 7 pm and each cookie is sure to have at least 1,000 calories.
Debating how to break the cookie in half. A struggle in more ways than one
mm. Don't tell me that doesn't look like heaven. Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip.

cute girls

Ze Train is coming!

Awaiting patiently for our train...

We have found that in waiting for our various subway trains, the jitters usually take over, and we become somewhat loopy in that deep dark abiss, formally known as the subway station.

I dont know what it is about the loud screeeching and underground rats, but it brings out the best of us.

Watch and Learn.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Food is our Speciality

Welcome to Eli Zabar Vinegar Factory.
Don't worry. We didn't have Vinegar for breakfast.
But we did have these amazing deliciousnesses.
Food has become a speciality of ours. Making sure we make it to every recommended restaurant in town is necessary to our happiness.
In fact, we've started to show the locals around.
We should start a business.
"The Newbies Knowledge of the Nicest Number one Nummy's"

(I dont know why I like alliteration so much. But I realize I use it a lot.)
***We can just call it AAAA - Anna's Awesome Alliteration Act****

Strolling through...

...Central Park is like drinking a 44 oz. Diet Dr. Pepper after a hot summers day spent at the pool.
It's so refreshing
So sweet
So satisfying
Brings friends together

Lifts our spirits
Makes me forget I'm in New York.
Which I like sometimes.

Friday, February 18, 2011

fashion town

This is fashion week pictures.
We kinda missed seeing celebrities
Everytime we went over there either the shows were over or the shows were going on.
Bad timing.
But we pretended like we were cool.
and saw cool people

cool people like this guy
and these girls.
and we wish we saw all these designers. one day.

April 5, 2012

I bought 4 tickets for this concert yesterday.

For April 5....


I called for a refund and they refused my flirtatious begging to get my $260 back. a year and a half I have no idea my place of residence, my employment situation or relationship status, but I do know that on April 5, 2012 I will be:

In Madison Square Garden for Michael Jackson's IMMORTAL TOUR!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

hyperactive happiness

From time to time I get kinda hyper. The level of jittery-ness usually depends on how much sleep I got the night before, the amount of chocolate I ate that day, or if a cute boy said hi to me in passing.

However, lately, my hyperactive happiness, has been more than usual. I'm getting normal amounts of sleep, I dont eat excessive amounts of chocolate, and no cute boys ever say hi to me, but there are days and times that I seriously can't stop smiling.
Take yesterday for example:
I went on an incredible and invigorating run through central park with my dear dear running/work partner. We talked about prayer and the Holy Ghost, while I listened to a new cd that definitely put an extra bounce in my step.

Here it is: You will appreciate this. and understand part of the reason I was so happy. This song is so happy. try dancing and running to it. It makes it even happier.
I'm telling you...if you are looking for a stimulating and rejuvenating exercise routine, you should make sure the previously mentioned things are included.

After the run I still had too much energy and too big of a smile on my face to ride the subway all the way home. So I got off a stop early, and happily jaunted the rest of the way home, while talking to momma.

I like to take advantage of the times I am home alone to dance my heart out. and that I did. It's too embarrassing to do such thing around civil people. Cause, when I say dance, I mean dance!
Moon walk and all. Last nights break down included the snorkel dance, the lawn mower, the stanky leg and the jump up and down while singing at the top of your lungs dance. I'm so glad my dad bought me my full length mirror cause without it my party wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.
Still full of energy and knowing our recent Blockbuster was due before midnight, I was out the door. With my ipod (listening to the same cd on repeat) and blockbuster in hand ....I sprinted. I literally booked it. 4 blocks down to our newly discovered dvd rental home. I don't know what my problem was. But my calves are really sore this morning from my sprint. sad I know.

It's nights like these that I realize how blessed I am. I live in New York! I have amazing wonderful friends. I was born into the most incredible family. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and knows me personally!

Life is good.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

unplug and recharge

Letter from my dad:

Hello my wonderful family!

Mom and I are trying to figure out when would be the best time for our family to gather at Lake Powell. At the present our options are the following weeks: May 27 – June 3 (includes Memorial Weekend), July 1 – 8 (includes Fourth of July) or July 15 – 22. With the understanding that at this time you may not know exactly what might be happening in your life this summer, please let me know which week or weeks you think would work best for you, even if you are only able to stay for a few days.

Thanks and I hope you all have a great day!

Love, Dad

My Response:

Dear family,

I would like to announce to you all that I will be available for all of the following weeks to go to lake powell. Even though it may be hard to escape from my tremendous and rigorous responsibilities, I have come to the realization that family needs to come first in my life. One may say that every now and again you need to unplug and recharge and I would want nothing more than to do such things with such uplifting and loving people.

What a wonderful opportunity and I will do my best to tell my people that this time is necessary to step away and have some ME time.

Thank you for your support.

Light and Love,


I aint complainin'(I took these pics from the 17th floor of the beautiful Opus Dei National Offices on the lower east side)

Monday, February 14, 2011

shamelessly valentineless

To reward myself for another valentine-less Valentines day I will:
endlessly and shamelessly stalk the new Anthropologie wedding shop online.