Dear Blog, Dear Bloggy-Friends, Dear World,

I’m in New York City, and it is fabulous. Last time I was here, I was extremely thin, painfully thin, and I’m told that I actually looked ill. In that state, I was absolutely terrified of the cold, since it seemed to penetrate every pore of my body and froze me to the bone.

Now, however, I’m managing to enjoy the cold like never before. I leave the apartment I’m staying in well wrapped in a new coat, new gloves, an old scarf and a very old hat (it was my older brother’s baby hat, apparently) and I feel snug as a bug (and where does that expression come from, anyway? Who ever said that bugs were snug?).

My spirits are high, higher than they’ve been in a while. I bought three classics today, as well, and having these books in my room (Howard’s End, Pride and Prejudice, Vanity Fair) makes me happy.

So. In a week, I move into my dorm room. Over the next few days, I’m enjoying my re-immersion in the city. I’ve also experienced some lovely interactions in the past few days with random people, so I’m hoping to find some time to write little tidbits about those.

I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend! Did anyone else spend the weekend walking about a city? Has anyone bought new books?


9 thoughts on “In NYC

  1. No,
    I am far away from a city as you can get (Franklin,Ky). I am glad you are making the adjustment, though. You sound off any time you like. I will listen.


  2. Jealous! I love NYC! Pride and Prejudice is on my bedstand now. I’ve been trying to get through it for a while… haha.
    But a few of my new books include Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken, The Lost Saint by Bree Despain, The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie, and I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (which was quite gripping! I just finished it!).

  3. I want to come visit! *FLAIL* I’m in Florida. There are no actual seasons. It’s gross. *sticks her tongue out at the state of Florida.* So I’ll sit here being jealous of you, and plot a way to get to NYC and jump out and yell “SURPRISE!” at you for no apparent reason. ^_^

  4. Erin M says:


    I’m so glad you’re doing much better than you were last time you were there.

    A million hugs! And do share tales of your adventures! And good luck with everything! =D

  5. unabridgedgirl says:

    Yay! I am so happy for you, Ems! Glad that you got to NYC safe, that you are snug in a bug (though I don’t know if bugs are snug), that you are in high spirits, and have new books. Yay books! I have several new books from Christmas:

    Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi (finished)
    The Blue Castle by M.L. Montgomery (finished)
    My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (finished)
    Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (finishedd)
    The Known World by Edward P. Jones
    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

  6. I’m so happy for you. I’m not sure where “snug as a bug” came from but I love those types of expressions.

    I’m go glad you’re there and you’re healthy. Good for you. Thanks for the update. Please do so often as I think about you so much.

    Good luck. Good luck. Good luck.

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