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NYC Work Week 2

Another work week in NYC done.  I did a tiny bit of sight seeing after our work days this week.  I would provide you with a little description, but instead I will provide a post of pictures (with a few words because I cannot resist):

Rockefeller Center
there's such a pretty light show on this store across from the tree every 4 minutes
Grand Central Station
Macy's on 34th Street
I ended up walking down here alone once and with Hilary once.  I loved it and thought it was adorable.  Hilary wasn't quite as impressed...
FAO Schwartz
Boom.  FAO Schwartz.  THE Big Piano.  Amazing.  (The employees were a bit robotic, but whatever.)  And since we were in a toy store late at night, we had it pretty much to ourselves.  Another highlight of the store was playing with the animal puppets with Hayden.  (They were very creative… a rat with a backpack, a tortoise, hamster, I can’t remember the animal that came out of the trash can.)  We could have entertained ourselves there for an hour.
Central Park
At one point we were walking around and Hilary & I were just laughing, laughing, laughing.  Hayden said, “Yeah that was funny.” very sarcastically.  Then we just kept laughing more.  Hayden then said, “You two must be delirious.”  That was one of my favorite parts of the week:  walking in the freezing cold, talking about nothing in particular and having a good no real reason laugh, but just letting go.
Times Square
Hilary & I had a system walking around.  She would say, "Let take a picture of this."  Expecting me to snap the shot and send her all of the photos afterwards.  (We came up with this system last Friday and it worked a-ok.)
Here we took the obligatory tourist photo...of Hayden taking the obligatory tourist photo ;)
bye 2013...you've been...interesting
When my flight landed in Chicago and I looked out the window and saw all the snow I thought, "Oh hello snow."  full disclosure:  Those may not have been weren't my exact thoughts.

Oh, how I dislike winter, yes, I am fully aware it's not even winter yet.  This is the main reason I ask myself how much longer I can stay in Chicago.  

But as I came back into the city from NYC, NYC is fun and stuff, but Chicago is home...for now.

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  1. ♪ Catchin' up on Lisa's blog ♫
    ♬ Wishing I didn't have to do so many captchas ♪
    ♪ Wishin' I was better at captchas♫
    ♫ New York looks so pretty! ♪♩

    (The song in my head. The music notes don't align to anything. I don't know music.)

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