the world & words of a new york city writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

Category: writing (page 110 of 110)

Diners and mustangs and snow… oh my!

Having lived overseas for seven years with no visit to the states during this period exceeding four weeks, I am excitedly curious about what the trip will bring. I remember the days when the Jerry Springer show was something I could accept and when I really didn’t feel that American culture was loud. Continue reading

A departing river romp

DSCN1867Since I’m leaving so soon, I’ve been catching up with friends over the past few days. My catch up yesterday involved vodka, guava, and guaranas ; a fully clothed river dip; and the reassurance that only your mates can offer. Continue reading

Sublet schmublet!

After being blown off today by yet another sublet prospect, my new plan is to stay at a backpackers joint while I’m in town. Since I’ve got so much family (or ‘rellies’ for my Aussie mates) located in a close proximity of the city … I shall bounce in between their abodes and a hostile on the Upper West Side during my voyage to get something popping as Writer Extraordinaire.DSCN0197

And to all the suckers that blew me off after bathing me in empty promises of a roof and walls… you SUCK! I hope whoever moves in with you always leaves dishes in the sink and never cleans the bathroom. Oh yeah and I hope they don’t pay the rent on the time either! AND I hope they have really bad b.o.

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I wonder if I’ll meet any hot Europeans at the hostile? I’ve never actually stayed at a backpacker place before but I worked near one in Brisbane that consistently spilt hot South American chicks in frayed shorts out onto the busy, otherwise corporate looking sidewalks.

Here’s to meeting a new mob of international party people in the middle of New York City!! I wonder how many languages I’ll learn to say ‘Publish Me!’ in?

Why bother?

I realize that my decision to plummet into poverty to follow my instinct seems far stretched  to a few non-believers. Continue reading

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