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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hands Across California, School, NY Food

I'm alive, I'm alive!!

It's been so long since I've posted a blog. I feel awful. The training in my new department is going swimmingly, but it's very different from my old office and getting used to the new work environment is a bit of a culture shock.

But we're not here to talk about work! I know I discussed my Math Midterm in my last blog. Well my grade posted last night and I checked it this morning...I pulled off a B, which gives me a solid 85% in the class. Woo!! Numbers and I have had a rather disfunctional relationship throughout my scholastic career, so to be able to say I have a B in the class... It's like coming home to discover that your very un-romantic boyfriend decided to surprise you with dozens of flowers, candle-lit dinner for two and triple layer chocolate cake for dessert. (Like that imagery?? lol).

Jordan and I have been checking Groupon and Living Social on a daily basis for deals in NY. So far, we've purchased three deals for restaurants in the City, including the Heartland Brewery--located in the Empire State Building, along with a couple other restaurants. There's one in the Village and I think a French restaurant somewhere else. The beauty of it is, not only are we getting ridiculously good deals on great restaurants, but by the time we get there, we'll have already paid for it! If we keep going at this rate, we won't have to pay for any meals while we're in the City. Except for all the bacon egg and cheese's on Kaiser rolls, pizza slices, and hot dogs I plan on consuming while I'm there. :) Thank God for good metabolism...
If any of you New Yorkers have any good restaurants you'd like to recommend while we're out there, please let me know!! We're always looking out for a good restaurant and willing to explore beyond the tourist track for some good NY food. ;)

So. I don't know if you realize this, but we're in the final countdown for Hands Across California. We're down to just 17 days!! I've set up a fundraiser page for HAC at, for those of you who may want to help, but are unable to come out and join us on the 17th. So, here's your chance to make a monetary donations to our cause. There is no donation too great or too small and everything is greatly and warmly appreciated. I've set up this page less than 24 hours ago and have already received $70 in donations, which thrills me beyond belief.

Click here to reach my HAC Fundraiser Page if you wish to make a contribution. All the proceeds will go towards the Scholarship Endowment of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, which will in turn help community college students pursue their education. Donations will be accepted until June 30, so you're not under the April 17 deadline. Of course, if you'd rather come out and join us in just over two weeks, visit Hands Across California's website to register and reserve your spot in line!

Oh and before I go, LET'S GO YANKEES!!!! I saw they won their Opening Day game today. :) That's just a good day for everyone.

Unless you hate the Yankees. Jordan. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Baseball is here!

    HB is a good restaurant - microbrewed beers however, which isnt a bad thing

    Bar Baloud (at 1900 Broadway b/t 63rd & 64th) and the Croque Monsieur for a brunch perhaps, awesome sandwich. Cheesy, ham, fries - oh man, so good