Sunday, September 7, 2008


Good Evening,


Welcome to my family and friends! Rather than sending out impersonal mass e-mails, I've decided to use another impersonal medium, blogging. It is my aim to provide a narration of events that transpire here in Manhattan. As a transplant to New York, this will most likely cover a range of topics including moving to the Big Apple, local places of notice, updates on starting a new job and career as well as information on event planning. Of course, usual random musings shall be included as well. If this does not interest you, I suggest you utilize the handy "search" toolbar that the computer programmers of your web browsers of choice has installed, and type in the word "butterflies". Why butterflies? Simply because they spend a great deal of effort to become a beautiful creature, only to have a short lifespan. Also, according to information provided to me by a well known biologist from St. Louis, MO, they are awfully hard to stalk when trying to take still pictures of them.


If you're still with me, let's proceed...


To start, most of you are wondering about the title of this page. "Horse Riding on 2nd Avenue". Although confusing at first, after my explanation, you might find that it is a rather apt title. As most of you know, I have recently graduated from law school in Pennsylvania. Pending the positive release of test scores from the July bar exam (the law certification exam, not to be confused with a meet and greet with Mesrs. Daniels, Cuervo and Williams), I will have earned the formal, yet archaic title of "esquire". As a younger scholar, I thought this meant that I could ride horses. Obviously, one who does equestrian activities is a "squire" but not an "esquire". Confusing for a young lad I might add. In any event, the second part of the name refers to the area of the upper east side in which I currently reside in a one bedroom apartment. (Which, incidentally, is large enough to host visitors). Therefore, this blog is aptly named.


I find it fitting to start this blog on the eve of embarking on a new career, and thus a new chapter in my life. Tomorrow, I will begin work at a law firm, hereby nicknamed "the acquirers" reflecting the nature of the work: Mergers and Acquisitions and Antitrust. More on this at a later time.


 I have been in NYC for just over a week. I moved in with help of my Cousin, S2 and her fiancée, S3 as well as a friend from law school, "Preppy" and my good college buddy and best man, "Mr. H.".  Mr. H and I flew to Harrisburg, PA from St. Louis, heavily laden and proceeded to travel to State College where we ate Creamery Ice Cream, watched the Nittany Lions Crush the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, wet our palates with friends, rented a truck, loaded it from storage, drive to NYC, get stuck in an intersection after the Lincoln Tunnel (thanks to the driving skills of Preppy) and then unload and return the truck, all in one day. After a couple days of touring local establishments, buying furniture and sharing company, Mr. H went home Tuesday morning. Tuesday evening, soon to be father in law, Big K showed up for a business meeting. After a day of food and meeting various lawyers, Mr. K went home, taking with him items that Mr. H absentmindedly left at my apartment.


The rest of the week was spent unpacking, wandering the neighborhood and getting ready for tomorrow. 


That being said, it's time to iron my shirt.



Lisa E. said...

I love this idea. I can't wait to read all about NYC and the new job. The old place just isn't the same without you....

tizzy said...

I was wondering about the title. Good luck with your first day! I look forward to hearing and reading about it on here. Work hard and do well. :) Love you!

Monster Librarian said...

Looks like we'll all have to come see you! YEAH! Glad you are liking it so far.

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