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The war between my laptop and my roommate’s internet router continues. Between my roommate, Boy-I-Fancy, and I- none of us can figure out why my laptop cannot connect to the network. As a result, I am still in exile at the local Starbucks. Even though I looked at this situation in a very negative light as my freelance work depends on having an internet connection, you know, it’s really not that bad anymore! I love looking around and seeing the regulars that come here every single night and the collegiate atmosphere of this place. On one hand, I’m going to miss it, but on the other, I’m pretty excited to move into the new place next week and support my Lark Street coffee shops once more.

Yesterday was pretty awesome. Well, except for the morning, I thought that I had pinkeye. Both of my eyes were bloodshot…and there were other symptoms along with it but I’ll spare you from that. I decided to play it safe and called out of work. When my roommate woke up, I had him look at my eyes, and we determined that whatever I had was caused by wearing my contacts for too long…oops! I have a horrible habit of doing that. I’ll be rocking the Buddy Holly glasses until Saturday, when I’m sure that my peepers are a-ok. 

After receiving that unofficial clean bill o’health from Dr. Roommate, I now found myself with an unexpected day off! I met up with Boy-I-Fancy and we ventured off to Bombers on Lark for Free Burrito Day.

From that point on, everything about yesterday was spectacular and random. I wore a scarf that I got off the clearance rack at Target. It wasn’t exactly my favorite scarf, I like soft scarves and even though the pattern was pretty, the cotton always felt rough on my skin so I hardly wore it. We were getting hungry, however when we were ready to leave, we found that our credit card tab did not meet the minimum charge limit. The bartender gave us a choice: drink more to cover the cost of the tab or she will forgive the tab if I gave her my scarf. I decided that if she really liked it, she could have it. As I said before, I hardly wore it anyway so if someone else will love something more than I will, I’d like to see it go to a new home.

We then walked to New World Bistro Bar with Brian. Brian and I never dined there before but the boy kept raving about the food. It was definitely the most adventurous and for the most part, delicious meal I have had all year! Brian had the Yellow Curry Shrimp and Fat Noodles and Boy and I decided to split two pizzas. We ordered the Evita, which was topped with blood sausage, tomato, mozzarella, and onions, and the Tie Dye Pie, which had four cheeses and Purple Haze sauce. What is Purple Haze sauce you may ask? Let’s just say this: the waitress asked us if we were sure if we really wanted to order it because it was really spicy and the busboy said that he wouldn’t go ten feet of it. We should have listened to the busboy. I couldn’t even get through one slice and I love spicy food! The Boy was a trooper though, he almost got through the whole thing! I have no idea how he did it but we both agreed that we will never eat it ever again. Apparently it was the second spiciest item on the menu…I think I can live without tasting the first spiciest item. The restaurant was great though and I can’t wait to go again!

Today, I finally got the Gardisil shot. I know I’ve been slacking on it since it came out in 2006 but when it first appeared on the scene, there was so much controversy surrounding it about whether or not it was safe and how long the effect would last, so I decided to wait for a little bit. After finding out that my local Planned Parenthood offered the shot for free and seeing that it has been shown to be a reputable and recommended vaccine, I figured why not? On my list of things to experience in life, I can tell you that cervical cancer is not on there so if I can take a step to prevent it, I’ll do it. Especially if it’s free.

I’ll tell you this though if you haven’t received the shot. It is SO PAINFUL. I felt like the needle was going through my bone! The shot is given in three doses over six months and according to my nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood, all three doses are equally excruciating. But hey, I truly believe that it’s worth it, so girls AND BOYS, if you haven’t received the shot, I suggest that you do.

Until next time, America. 

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Author: Alex

Hello! My name is Alex but you can call me Alexandra if you're feeling fancy. Here you'll find my adventures about exploring my new city of Hoboken, NJ, scurrying over the Hudson River to NYC, my bicycle excursions, and how I'm learning to embrace in medias res.

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