I stumbled across the most beautiful car this week! A metallic powder blue two door. It was labeled the Mazda RX-2. If I could have any getaway car, I think this would have to be it!
But if I really need a short getaway car, this little sucker showed up on the streets of Brooklyn this week! I originally saw it in Seattle earlier this summer, and shocked to see it here in Brooklyn! Its a hop-in / pay per minute / hop-out car borrow service! I'm must try it soon, then maybe I can acclimate myself to a driving again from being away from the car for a few years.
I was staring at this birthday invitation all week. My coworker Franchesca whom I admire at her tenaciousness to work full time, go to school full time around work to better herself, and then still operate as a single mother, I have nothing but the utmost respect for her. I was determined to go help celebrate her birthday. She warned me her crowd generally doesn't get started until 1 am or even later, so when I showed up before midnight the bar was only partially occupied. The dance music was already pumping and bumping so I occupied myself with a glass of Hennessy as a starter at the bar and hanging with the music.
Before I know it birthday girl shows up dressed to the nines with her mother and friend with the Sex and the City themed purple birthday cake. Hot pink shoes to go with her leotard suit and sheer waist wrap! I had to be the one buying birthday girl her first drink so I ordered a glass of Hennessy for her.
The thing I learned quickly was how drinks were ordered with this crowd. Instead of buying drinks, they buy bottles which get served with a bucket of ice, cups and two carafe's of juice as mixers. I thought it was awesome because it reminded me of Japanese culture where if its a big enough party, you order by the bottle, and this was definitely going to be a big party!
The one in the middle with the jeans outfit Nadie, was their main dancer, shoulder shakes, butt grinds all over the place! This was a crowd that danced like they were having sex with their clothes on.
The girl on the left of Nadie wasn't really dancing, but made me go out onto the dance floor several times. I got dancing and jamming with them, I was pitted against Nadie to match her dance moves, like hands on floor but in air jiggle.
When I realized how the bottles were guarded or poured out by designated people, the party seemed a bit mild, and I knew I had to get Bday girl and official toast, I dropped $120 to get the third bottle of Hennessy (somebody bought the second bottle while I was purchasing the third bottle) and asked for 20 shot glasses that came in the plastic test tube style.
I bumped up the party by giving pouring everybody a shot and toasting Bday girl what I thought she deserved to be celebrated for coming this far in life. I suppose I made quite an impression on them for I ended up dancing with them til 4 in the morning when it was finally starting to wind down, and they all said bye to me warmly (did I mention I was the only ethnically different person in the whole bar?).
I hit the trains at 4:30 in the morning... New York is one of the few cities you can do such a thing. My coworkers chastened me for dangerously taking the train at such an hour, but when I took them the trains were deserted of people.
I get home by 5:30 only to be up again by 8:30. I had been desperately wishing to be able to make it upstate New York to be able to see the changing foliage colors on the trees. Luckily my friends Elaina and Sheryl was going upstate to Bear Mountain for a hike/daywalk...of course I had to go.
This was my first Port Authority Bus Terminal trip. I didn't realize there were multiple bus lines and you had to search for the correct bus line to buy your ticket from! Managed to buy the ticket and get in line for the bus on time! I was nauseous from the night before, but when we reached our destination of a hour and a half away up north, I was happy to be off the bus.
Elaina, Sheryl and I took the stone stair trail through the mountain towards the top. I was sweating bullets of Hennessy out of my pores! It was quite rough going up the steep stone stairs in my condition, but I am grateful that I am healthy and fit enough to do these travels on a whim.
My objective was to be able to see the inferno of color on the leaves, its something I used to see every year in Michigan, but haven't had the opportunity to view these past few years, and I realized I missed the wondrous sight of nature changing through the seasons.
And of course I had to be Chie Bear celebrate Bear Mountain!
And finally, just maybe, Chie Bear can go hibernate for a while after an hyper weekend!