Hi everybody!!!! I’m baaaaaaaack!!
NYC was such an experience. The city is beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous and stunning. At times it felt familiar (I’ve been to Philadelphia and Boston before) but most of the time it took my breath away. To be completely honest, it was a bit overwhelming at times. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that this was my very first trip I’ve ever taken by myself and my first time away from Frank. Also, I’m not one for being out of her element and feeling like I’ve lost control and this trip made me feel like that. Not knowing where I was going or how I was going to get where I needed to go freaked me out and left me frazzled.
BUT….I couldn’t be more grateful for the entire experience. It truly was amazing.
Especially the photo shoot for Weight Watchers!! I know that a lot of you were looking for tweets and pics, but I really want to keep as much detail as possible a secret until the final product is put out. I will tell you that it was the experience of a lifetime. Everyone at the shoot was *SUPER* nice and made the whole day easy going, fun and relaxed. I felt like such a rockstar….they even called me that sometimes while picking out my outfits…”oh you are so rock and roll”. HAHA! Many of them actually said to me that I should have been a model and that I should try to model more. I think at the age of 27 my options are limited now unfortunately, LOL.
As many of you already know, the ever so fabulous Sheryl aka *BitchCakes* was at the photo shoot as well!! Funny part is, Sheryl and I have been talking online for over a year. It has been amazing getting to know her and just last summer we spoke about me taking a trip to NYC to come visit her, but unfortunately due to my lack of money I couldn’t afford the trip. But being able to meet under these circumstances I think made the experience that much better! Having her there was a godsend and really helped to keep me relaxed and not let my nerves get the best of me. I can’t tell you how happy I was so be able to share this experience with her. The two of us truly are AWESOME! I miss her dearly already.
I AM SO PROUD THAT WOMEN LIKE US GET TO REPRESENT WEIGHT WATCHERS!!!!
And yes, I hate putting myself into that stereotype, but in this case I’m proud….we are fabulous women with tattoos, dark hair and a style that’s outside the box and I’m happy that Weight Watchers wants to show that young women (shut up Sheryl, you’re young!) do Weight Watchers and are successful on it too! This is one of the main reasons why I have chosen to become a Leader for them.
As of right now I believe they will be featuring me online. We did a photo shoot with a couple of different outfits and a video interview. Of course, when I get more information I will share!
Now can we get to some photos….
My very first plane ride….EVER…happened on one of those small planes that holds like 25 people and has the loud propellers…yeah awesome! I did get some cool photos though….
I stayed at the Marcel at Gramercy and it was *gorgeous*!! So hip and retro. I adored it…(and a “intimacy kit” only cost $20 and roasted almonds a mere $8. HA!)
At Otto’s with Jenn…seriously the best lunch ever! Restaurant is co-owned by Mario Batali. I paid $11 for 3 tiny pieces of cheese and it was worth every cent!
Some street shots from the day…
He was drawing that with SAND!!
That photo above is by far my favorite, and few people know why. I took this photo the day before my WW photo shoot…not knowing that I was standing right infront of where I would be shooting the following day. I was waiting there for something and the structure just caught my eye and I took a picture. The next day, I would see it at dusk, almost at eye level, while doing my photo shoot.
Now pics of me and Sheryl and the gang!! (Thank you *SO* much again to Melanie, Kitty and Jenn…meeting you was amazing and definitely a major highlight of the trip!)
Sheryl and I in front of Nike Town!!!! Her first words to me were….”OMG look at your long legs. You have legs for days! I hate you!”. I love her!
The gang!! Seriously, some of the best ladies ever. I really wish they were in my life on a regular basis…besides Twitter, LOL. If you think they are beautiful online, you have *NO* idea how gorgeous they are in real life. Seriously. (Also…I feel like an amazon woman LOL. I’m 5’9 and I barely ever wear flats so I usually have another 4 inches added on top of that…ladies, you have great roots )
Friday night Sheryl and I went out to celebrate the Weight Watcher photo shoot together. A time I will *never* forget…
Then we went to Barcade…a place with craft beers ON TAP and 80’s video games….my life was complete…
Later that night I went after I got dropped off (another taxi ride!) I went to a bar around the corner from my hotel. I met a few cool guys and had some nice conversation. One guy talked to me on and on about Weight Watchers and his wife and how excited he was to tell her about my photo shoot. Another very nice gentleman got a little flirty with me, and while I had to turn him down, he did make me feel like I still “had it”, even if I cant “give it” (I don’t stray! I love my Frankie!), haha. Ladies…watch out for the men in NYC cause some of them are on FIRE!!
Saturday….with my best hangover, Sheryl and I went to Times Square (on a mission to find some of the products they used on us the day before at the shoot)….
Somewhere in this general area I took a HUGE spill in the middle of Times Square…Yup, that’s right. I didn’t just fall, I FLEW across the street. My Starbucks went spilling all over the place. It was fun. I banged up my knee and cut the palm of my hand. How Sheryl managed not to laugh is beyond me. I almost pissed my pants I thought it was so funny.
Then it was time for me to be on my way. And while I had an amazing time and so many great memories, I was ready to get home and get back to my routine. I missed my Frankie, my cats, and my home. I missed my normal clothes and shoes and all that silly nonsense.
Baby…I’m coming home…(in a real size plane this time!)
I cannot tell you how much I can’t wait to see the final product from the Weight Watchers shoot. I cant thank all of you enough again for all your support and love. I’m so happy to share this journey with you. And I cant think all the kind people at Weight Watchers (The Mary’s, Amit, Robert, Tanya, and everyone else whose names I forgot cause I’m awful remembering names…) I only hope I can keep representing for Weight Watchers! I feel so honored. And tired still, so off to bed I go….