Jun 12, 2012

Hey friends of PinkLouLou!

I'm the littlest Lou, Baby Lou...but most call me Hannah. Some call me Banana Hammock ,and some people up here in New York call me Anna Farris? I don't see it...

 Anyhoo, I'm guest blogging for my lovely big sissy because I have been doing so many fun things in New York and just had to brag about them! 

I got my dream internship, am living in the cutest neighborhood, work/live with some of the coolest people, have four days a week to explore the city, but enough already stop asking!

 It hasn't been ALL fun and games though. There's the whole stinky people on the subway thing and the whole long distance relationship thing.

Meet Ben.

No, he doesn't always wear pink boas, and yes, I only like him because he goes along with my silly ideas like denim stacks imitating the cover of the awkward family photos book. 

Ben and I dated in high school, he gave me the boot when he went to college a year earlier than me, and we got back together this year. Round 2 has been about 7 months and they have been perfect. :)

I'm in New York now while he is in Lexington, and then he leaves for Ecuador for a month and then Spain for 10 months for these fancy awesome people scholarships. We will keep in touch though with texts, facetime, etc. 

Speaking of which...

 I cheated about 1 week into our separation, surprising him by flying back for his graduation. He went to my mom's band gig with his family and between songs she stopped to give him a "graduation present"... 

ME from backstage! We had the perfect weekend together.

 But enough about him, let's talk about me ;). After I surprised him, I rode back to NYC on a GREYHOUND BUS

26 hours y'all (I've been clinging to my southern roots by saying y'all up here)

I wish I had taken pictures of the characters I met on the bus/ in the bus stops. There was a woman with a blonde mustache, a tweetie bird shirt and a lisp who said "hey thweetie, can I thit with you?" and proceeded to talk to me for about an hour. 

There was also a man from Bangladesh that told me of all the beautiful placed I should visit in Asia. Bear and mind that I was reading a book throughout all of this... which I thought was the universal symbol for "leave me the heck alone," but apparently, it is not. 

The only normal person I met was the guy I sat by when the AC was broken on one of the buses, and he probably thought I was the weird one with swamp ass from the sweating.

But I finally made it back to NYC.

So you may be wondering why I am in New York. This should give you a hint:

I can't say much other than the fact I have an internship there, but I absolutely love the experience it is giving me :).

 I'm living in Brooklyn in housing for students and interns so there are tons of people my age. My roommate is an intern at Marchesa, she’s such a fashionista

I am the only person I know here that is from Kentucky or anywhere else really southern. A fellow worker described my journey as “the Simple Life in reverse.” People have told me they can tell I’m from the south because of my accent, the way I dress, and the fact that I can’t ignore people on the street and or/ be mean to anyone. I am so proud of all those things! It is a different world up here… There is definitely more to do but I do miss the southern hospitality already. 

Some the most interesting things that have happened to me here include: 

1. Being told by a stranger I would be sexier if I had a barbed wire tattoo on my ankle… 
a very specific request, don’t you think? 

2. I met Topher Grace…

3. I got to meet up with two of my FAVORITE sorority sisters that graduated last year…
Virginia (left) works for Nick Jr. and Holly (right) is like…ending poverty or something. But really, that’s her job… Aside from showing me the ropes up here!

 4. I saw a woman pushing a cat in a stroller 
(not snapping a pic of this was one of my larger regrets in life)

5. I’ve seen some STUNNING fashion choices, my personal favorite:

 {Please note that the jean hat also has a zipper pocket where you can keep all of your things…}

6. I paid a foreign man nearly $200 to dye my hair grey (quickly got that reversed) but not until after I spent one whole day and night with my grey locks picking up grandpas and getting senior discounts at brunch buffets. However, I managed to make some friends despite my horrendous hair and went to an improv comedy show where they performed. 

 7.bought an umbrella hat when I met up with the president of my university in central park…

 … and there have been many, many more interesting experiences. 

Basically, I’ve just been being really Uh-merican

 This is at the Mets game, note the hot dog and beer. My meals this day were: a hot dog from a food cart for breakfast, a hamburger and fries for lunch, and then another hot dog here. One thing about NYC is you just can’t afford to eat healthy! And by “you” I mean broke ass college students like myself.  

The bar scene is definitely fun here, so I’m glad I turned 21 in time for it all..

(Pink and Baby Lou Lou on my 21st in Lex)

Overall, it has been a blast. I haven’t even touched the LSAT books I brought along for my days off… but who knows, I may not even need them if I keep loving this industry so much :)

To be continued….

Baby Lou

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Jenny said...

WOOO!! I see the universal hand-sign for Chi Omega right there :) I love you already! ;) Hootie Hoo!

Samantha said...

Lady, you need your own bloggy! :) Sounds like so much fun!

Jaclyn Kaye said...

You're adorable. Enjoy NY girlfriend! And I'm loving the umbrella hat. Haha too cute :)

Tiffany said...

Sooo much friend. I have 2 girlfriends (from TN) living up there. One is there permanently and one is there on an internship as well. Enjoy every minute of it!

Bren said...

I may need an umbrella hat!

Madison Claire said...

Omg you're hilarious! PLEASE keep guest blogging or get your own!


Tina Dunnigan said...

What a cute and fun post! Also, I know Virginia, too! She was one of my interns, and an all around awesome girl!

Table4One said...

Sounds like soooo much fun!!! Sending you some Chi-O love from down south to the big apple :)

Melanie said...

How fun! I absolutely love NYC! And btw- I can totally see Anna Faris.

Melanie said...

How fun! I absolutely love NYC! And btw- I can totally see Anna Faris.

Tiffany said...

Love this post!! So jealous--sounds like you are having the time of your life!! And forget the LSAT books. The test isn't even until October so you can study later. Oh, and it's stupid, too. :)


Caitlin said...

Does Baby Lou have her own blog?! Because I think she totes needs one! Looks like a blast in NYC!

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

Baby Lou absolutely needs her own blog!! She must get her awesome writing and entertainment skills from her big sissy! ;)

Loved this - so fun!

Sami said...

Love this! Sounds like she is having an amazing time and she is hilar! She sort of lost me after Marchesa though.. I would have killed someone to be a Marchesa intern. I'm head over heels in love with that brand. I harassed them for about 6 months with my resumes and cover letters only to find out that they get their interns from a company you had to pay to give your resume too. Too bad I didn't know this until it was too late :)

Britt said...

You intern for John Stewart?! OMG so cool. A friend of mine interned for Craig Ferguson in college and now is a writing assistant. You never know where this crazy industry can take you. Best of luck!

Caitlin C. said...

NYC sounds amazing! Super jealous... you are too cute! :)

Courtney said...

I have that same shirt.. I think.. the blue long sleeve shirt from j crew:)

Pink and Fabulous said...

Awesome post! Glad you're loving it up here! It's definitely different from anywhere else! Enjoy every moment and don't forget to keep snapping pics of the snazzy natives creeping around the citay in their "unique" get ups!

Day Old News said...

This made my day...and I'm in Mexico, that's how much I love baby Lou! Enjoy the summer kiddo and make sure you stop by 3rd & Long and ask for the manager LeAnn. She'll give you a shot from me.

Squirmy said...

Love this post! Looks like so much fun :)

Aimee L said...

{Please note that the jean hat also has a zipper pocket where you can keep all of your things…}

Jean hat man made me think of that quote from "The Hot Chick"...

"A lot of people don't know this, but you can put your weed in there!"

Also, looks like he's about to throw up the "blood" gang sign...scary!!

Be safe, baby lou!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Omg you are so cute! I freaking love the 21st birthday pic! Super exciting ur interning for John Stewart! What an amazing experience that is!

JR Mazur said...

love it! I live by the beach so if you want to experience the ocean, do drop me a line!

Sam said...

Hilarious! I have had gray hair on accident once, too! Live it up in NYC :)

Kate @ Green Fashionista said...

She's too danged adorable! I love that you call her the "littlest Lou" too cute!

As much as I love living in FL now (originally from CT) I soooo miss the city! Yes.. NYC is "the city" to anyone and everyone who lives in the northeast :-P

Becky said...

More more more!!!!! I love this post! You girls are adorable!

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

I would've loved to see that cat in a stroller! Cant' wait to see what's next!

Katy M said...

I am so glad that you are enjoying the city! I love it so much and couldn't imagine calling any other city my own! Seems like you're having a lot of fun! :)

Kristen said...

i'm a chi o too!! yay baby lou!

Millie said...

Welcome to NYC BabyLou! I am in Brooklyn as well, but I have lived here all my life =) Glad to see you're having a great experience and if you ever have any questions just ask!

Monica said...

Sounds like a great time!

Phoebe Jan said...

Haha your umbrella hat is just hilarious! You definitely need to start your own blog!

I'm glad you're enjoying yourself in the city! I really doubt you'll get around to your LSAT books cause there's just so many things to do there. =)

Just a little tip, if you haven't already heard of it or caught onto it, don't be an "escaLefter" as my friend calls it. That's when you stand on the left side of the escalator. It's technically like the fast lane for those New Yorkers in a rush. Haha

Ashley said...

Love it! I just got back home from NYC tonight. Can't wait to post about all of the crazy things I saw, like the girl who's dress blew up in the wind at the Top of the Rock and showed her whole thong/ass to the world or the drunk that puked on me on the train =/ Gotta love the city!

Theodora C. said...

What a cute blog,you have a really intresting way of writing!
I am your new follower,would love if we could follow eachother so we could keep in touch more
Kisses and Hugs and waiting you on my blog<33


Katy said...

So funny you mention people can be a little "cold" up here in the Northeast! When I traveled anywhere south/west coast it totally caught me off guard and creeped me out when everyone was so friendly! All perspective I guess. ;)


kaitlyn. said...

Loving all the Chi-O love!! SO jealous of your summer in the city, I go four times a year for work and it's never enough. Enjoy!

Rhonda said...

Just two words... TOPHER GRACE!!!!!

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