Life Lately – NYC Quarantine Edition
Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve even logged on to my little blog. What can I say, I’ve been busy? HA Let’s face it, that’s definitely not been the case for me, rather I’ve just been completely uninspired. Frankly, I am going stir-crazy to the nines. I find that I don’t have the attention span to do much. I pretty much live on my phone if I am online, just mindlessly scrolling Facebook or Instagram. And playing Candy Crush. I know, total time sucks and super unproductive. But here I am, FINALLY! Let’s catch up with a little Life Lately – NYC Quarantine Edition! I mean, I know you missed me, right? Just say yes. 😉
Yeah, no excuses. The days are long and blend into one. I am sure I am not the only one who has no idea what day of the week it is. Time is slipping by, slowly but weirdly fast. I am over watching TV, I can’t really focus on reading and despite going out for runs, even that has slowed down for me. I still do go for runs, but I’m not as gung-ho as I was. And I’ve been dealing with some little injuries so that doesn’t help.
What injuries, you ask? Well. The past month or so has seen me get on a bike again. A BMX bike, that is. Haha I am laughing because at my age, it’s not the easiest thing to learn. Not that I’ve managed to do much, but I can bunny hop. Not very high, but your girl is getting a little air. Okay, more like an inch, but that’s something, right? And with that, my days have been thrown out of whack as I’m going late at night when there are no cars and no people. It’s nice to ride around in the wee hours of the morning, just you, your bike and the quiet streets of NYC. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of me doing this though I do have some lovely pics of my bruised up legs. I won’t post that though, I’ll spare you that sight. 😉 Yeah, so I’ve taken a couple of nasty spills, luckily nothing too serious. But I feel like I’ve f#@@#$ up my toe. How does that even happen? I have no idea.
So yeah, I’ve still been going on runs. My friend, Daniel aka Fernando, asked me if I had run across one of the bridges yet and I realized I hadn’t. So I did. Might as well, right? So the other day, I ran across the Williamsburg Bridge. I normally run to the bridge, but never across it.
So that actually ends up being quite a long run, for me anyway. I usually average around 4-5 miles, but this one came out to 6 miles or so but that’s only because once I was back on the Manhattan side, my toe was in sooo much pain. I managed to walk another mile or so but then I called it quits. I called my mom and she came to pick me up! HAHA I didn’t have my metro card on me so the bus was out and although I started off wearing a mask, it was a soggy mess after a few miles so I chucked it into the bin. And I could have called a taxi but again, no mask and I didn’t fancy paying $15 to go twenty blocks. So luckily my mom rocks and she came to pick me up!
Other than running, I have been watching a lot of television but at this point, I am having trouble sitting still. Forget trying to binge watch a show right now, though I have seen some shows I loved! And George has been my constant companion throughout all this, he’s definitely come out of his shell even more. He’s more assertive in asking for attention and will sit on my lap a lot more than when we lived in Singapore. So lot’s of cuddles with Georgie. <3
I must admit, I had fallen off the cooking wagon. I lost inspiration. I really don’t know what I want to eat most days and going on an app to order delivery is just easier. But I feel gross afterwards. There’s nothing like a home cooked meal, am I right? So the past few days, I’ve been cooking again and that’s been nice. I have had a fresh wave of inspiration, I just hope it sticks around! I made a burrito stuffed sweet potato with salsa and guacamole, all home made! Super yum!
Oh yeah, I did celebrate Cinco de Mayo all by my lonely self. It was a day I was feeling particularly antsy and had massive cabin fever. I knew this Mexican restaurant not far from my house was doing margaritas to go, so I went and ordered myself a couple and found a bench to sit on and enjoyed some margs and fresh air. I haven’t been drinking much since I moved back to NYC and definitely not much this year, so I must admit, those two margs went straight to my head. But it was fun and provided some relief to my crazy mind.
Even though I’ve been going out for runs and walks around the city, I’ll come home, still antsy as hell. I really feel like I want to crawl out of my skin. I can’t wait to socialize, go to a restaurant or a bar and just be. Sure, I am constantly chatting with my friends in Asia, but sometimes it just doesn’t quite cut it. I’ve also reconnected with my best friend from my London days, so it’s been fun to chat with Denise. Here’s a pic of us, we had met up in Dubai to celebrate her 30th birthday a few years back and I think that was the last time I saw her. We are making plans to meet up somewhere once we can travel safely again. I can’t wait! 😉
And some random pics of my walks around Manhattan. Sadly, the weather has been pretty crappy this month. It’s like rain, rain, rain and one nice day of sunshine. But on those sunny days, I’ll try and take advantage of it.
But despite it all, life is good. I’m in good spirits and I feel like there is a light at the end of this tunnel. NYC is still under stay-at-home orders for who knows how much longer and well, it does kind of suck to see the rest of the US opening up and we’re still grounded. HA But I know that it’s for the best, I honestly hope there is no second wave. Here’s to hoping..
So, what’s happening in your neck of the woods?