May 18, 2011

east side stories

When my work was done last week, I spent a little time in NYC and then a little in New England before coming home. While I can't possibly share all the awesomely fun and lovely things that transpired, I can offer a few tidbits.

Here they is.

On Thursday night, my cousin took me to steps on broadway to take an intermediate theatre dance class. It was an hour and a half of serious shit and I was, by far, the worst dancer in that place. It was intense and surreal and super freaking awesome. I loved it. My body did too - it kept reminding me about all the fun we had for 7 days...sore abs, sore ass, sore everything.

ok, so the last picture is from center stage - so what if I've always wanted to be jodie sawyer


On Friday morning, I grabbed a cab to Grand Central - I was taking the train to Fairfield to see my Hank family. I had the most enlightening conversation with the cabby. What can I say, he started it. 

>So you going on vacation? 
- No, I'm here for work.
> Oh you work as model in the city?
Pause
-I'm sorry, what did you say?
>Model. Do you work as a model?
- Um, no. 
> Why not? You should try. 
- Um, no.
> You have Indian eyes, I think you could.
- I'm too short and fat to model.
> Oh, well then yeah, maybe not for you, eh? Hehe.
.....

> You think too much. 
- Oh, thanks.
> You do. I can tell. I see many ladies in my cab. 
- How long have you been doing this?
> I am here 21 years. I am from India but now I love it here. So many pretty ladies in my cab. 
- Oh yeah?
> Yes, yes. One time two women make love in my cab and they say I can pull over and watch if I want. 
- Um, wow. So did you?
> No, no. I just want to drive my cab. I tell them it's ok though, you can do whatever you want in my cab. 
....

> Are you Spanish?
- I'm Mexican. 
> Do you speak Spanish?
- Yeah, kinda.
> I do too. I dated a Dominicana once and me enseno. 
- That's nice. 
> Yes, oh I love the Spanish women. Only the Spanish women. 
- You don't date Indian women ever?
> I did once but you see, they are different in uh, making love. Different from Spanish women. 
- Oh yeah? How so?
> Spanish women, they help you. Even if you are tired, they say it's ok and do all the work. And Indian woman, they just get in bed and lie there. 
- They don't help?
> No, no. Just lie there. 
(he quickly does a pretty decent imitation of a stiff corpse)
- Oh, you mean like a dead fish?
> Hahaha! Yes!  A dead fish. That is funny. 


On the train, I found a Hank look-a-like. They have the same hair, smooth and fine. They'll also have the same wardrobe soon because I promise you, this guy's outfit was mmmhmm good. 



Once in CT, I was able to slow it all down a bit and enjoy nature and scenery and quiet things. One such thing was the nap I took in front of the town library. I snapped a few shots of the scenery first...

this was taken with my iphone, no edits 
it was a dandelion bonanza out there

After I woke up, I was surprisingly patient and was endlessly entertained by a tiny little worm inching it's way across my towel. I could have kept shooting forever but a spider crawled off my face onto the towel and I figured it was time to get up. One thing about the east...bugs. 

If you can make it through this video, we should probably be friends. 


xo

6 comments:

  1. I confess, I did not watch the worm but your cab conversation made me laugh out loud. I love the way you write Vic! Glad you had a fun trip.

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  2. hahaha! I love cab drivers :) Sounds like an awesome trip.

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  3. I think I'm going to start calling you Hemingway because your dialogue is FABULOUS. This is my fav post ever. Makes me realize how much I love you. Can't wait for our sleepover and some drinks in the city.

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  4. No wonder you were so fascinated by that worm. How exhausting it must be to be her/him.

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  5. I'm following you now:) So jeal you got to go to a dance class in NYC!

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  6. ew. to the worm video.

    Word. to the Ali comment...nice dialogue w/ the cab ride. Made me Laugh Out Loud. Now, much much of that reallllly happened? ;)

    Love U.

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