It’s true. You can’t stand under the marquee of a theatre and expect the rain to stop within the next 10 minutes, because it won’t. These last few days have been pretty wet and gloomy in the city, but that doesn’t seem to stop anyone. I’ve come to notice that New Yorkers really never stop. They’re just trying to get somewhere fast, whether it be work or home. I can absolutely sympathize with them. After work I’m just looking for a fast route home, even if it means riding on a packed subway full of freshly rained on city-dwellers. Everyone gets used to the pushing and shoving eventually, even if you’re from small town Nebraska where your “next door neighbor” is actually 5 miles away in some cases. But back to the rain…umbrellas are truly amazing. You know those touristy stores that sell everything you can imagine plastered in NYC logos? Well, they also sell cheap umbrellas, and you’ll need one. Just remember to close it before you head down to the subway, because honestly, who wants to be poked in the eye and dripped on while waiting for your ride home?
I was still at school, anxiously awaiting the end to my finals week. My last few days in Nebraska were dwindling, but they couldn’t be gone soon enough. My roommates had gone out to grab Chinese and one of the girls threw me her extra fortune cookie. When I opened it, I had to smile, it said “You will take a pleasant journey to a place far away.” Now, as cheesy as fortune cookies are (they aren’t even Chinese, they’re an American invention, go figure) this one seemed to only ensure that my summer in New York City was actually going to happen. I was ready.