aaaaaaahhhh, it’s good to be back in NYC! Now, if only someone would turn off the rain-tap, life would be so much easier I’m fed up with soaked socks and umbrellas, enough with the water already.
Shout out to the people who sent me recommendations for my west coast trip, much appreciated, even if I didn’t have time or room to follow them up. I’m keeping them in my archive, so next time I go I know where to go and what to eat!
Both Seattle and San Francisco were great. I’d never been to Seattle before, but now I understand grunge music a lot better. If it rained like that for more than the 3 days I was there, I would write depressing songs too But the city itself was great, we were fortunate to have some great local guides to show us around, I discovered the joys of shopping at Target (I had to almost be surgically removed from the store), tasted some of the best chocolate ever at Fran’s chocolates (and of course I had to try two other chocolate shops too), saw the awesome Snoquamie Falls, and had the most perfect breakfast (minus a 40 min wait) at Macrina’s Bakery in Belltown.
San Francisco was an improvement weather wise, and it was nice to not have soaked shoes and socks for a few days. I didn’t have enough time to do all I wanted to do and see here, but I did go up to Berkeley to visit a fellow LBS exchangee, which was great fun, discovered the delights of shopping at Banana Republic, and caught up with a few of my LBS friends. All in all it was a great trip, and I had a blast. But now, it’s back to the grind, no more traveling for me until I travel home for Christmas.
Job applications are still on the agenda (with two big ones due this week), as is coursework (desperately trying to catch up from my 6 day absence, and some cool projects in the pipeline such as our Advertising Management creative brief (about which more another time) and the New Product Development new product we’re developing). I’m starting to become a little homesick (strangely enough for both NL and the UK), and although I’m still enjoying my time here, I’m also looking forward to going home. I’ve already bought my first two Christmas presents and I’m starting to worry about how I’ll get my stuff back home
[edit: see also this post for recommendations and practical details of my West Coast trip.]