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Guess Who's Back, Back Again...

By 12:00 AM

Hey guys!
Ok, so I'm not really Zoey Deschanel, but...
Ok this is better! This is me! On Broadway!
That's right, folks, I have up and moved to New York City! Wooooo!
View of Lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry
Got to see Lady Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry!

(And my borough!)
(Astoria, baby!)
So, that explains my absence and my hiatus! I have missed you guys bunches! I have been here two weeks now and am pretty well settled in! I was fortunate enough to spend lots of time with family also! My parents and brother moved me up here and spent a few days sightseeing:
 (The family at the 9/11 Memorial fountain)
(My brother and I went on a mini excursion our first day and found a fun park in Long Island City!)

(At the One WTC Observatory)
(At the 9/11 Memorial)

 (At the Met!)
(In Columbus Circle)
(Of COURSE I would make sure to stop by the Richard Rodgers theater as soon as I got here!)

(Still entering that Lottery EVERY DAY!)
(My bro enjoying his last slice before he headed back home)

(Mis padres on the Brooklyn Bridge)

(My parents at the One WTC Observatory)
After my parents and brother left, I started my internship (which is 3 days a week) and then my aunt from Syracuse who I haven't seen in almost 10 years came to visit!

It was really great to see her and catch up! (I definitely want to try and make a trip to Syracuse for Thanksgiving if work allows.)
That same day, my OTHER aunt and her husband came in town (him for work, her for play)! I spent quite a bit of time with them and they spoiled me rotten. They were wonderful and I am so grateful for their kindness and generosity!
We did some sightseeing last Sunday. My uncle works for a company called Deloitte, and they are located in the 30 Rock building, which brags of stellar views of the city. He got his badge and we went up as high as we could (50 floors!) so we got some great aerial shots of the city and got to see where he worked while he was in town and what he did. It was pretty cool. We ventured down Fifth Ave and made it to Central Park... where we saw Tavern on the Green was getting set up for the Hamilton Tony viewing party!
(Hah! That's my uncle going up to ask 'what was going on'. As if we didn't already know.
I don't know many other people that would stake it out with me! My aunt and uncle were rockstars!
Sadly, it got too cold that night so we couldn't stay up and wait for the cast to get there after the Tonys.
The next night, my aunt took me to see Something Rotten! on Broadway. It was SO good! And such fun! I loved it!


(I was super bummed Christian Borle, who plays Shakespeare, wasn't feeling well. He didn't come out and sign.)
Tuesday, I attended my first bookish event in the city at Books of Wonder! The Lady Janies were signing and talking about their new book My Lady Jane! I am super excited to get to it!

(They read a bit of the book and they were so dynamic! Loved the humor!)
Because that was my aunt's last night in the City, we went to dinner and then she convinced me to stand outside and get signatures from the cast of Hamilton, since it's right next to her hotel. It was a hot mess (literally!) and I was already starting to feel poorly, but she wouldn't let me give up! I got some signatures as well as pics!
(If it isn't Aaron Burr! Sir!)



(Here comes the General...)

(I MET THE GENERAL!) The crowd had finally dispersed enough that I could move and run up to get a selfie.

(King George)

(LAFAYETTE! And Jefferson! LOL)
So there you have it folks! That's what I've been up to the last few weeks and why I've been MIA! Oh, and then I got sick on Thursday so there have been no more adventures for me. I did get my doctor to call in some meds for me, so I'm already feeling a bit better though!)
So tell me,
I really want to know! Please comment with some of your posts that I've missed! Seriously! Don't be shy! I want to see them!

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  1. Welcome back, Jess! I've missed you and I'm happy to hear that you're all settled in. And OMG you've already had quite the excitement over the past 2 weeks. :)
    How exciting you were able to get the autographs from the musical!

    1. Thanks Nick! Haha, it's been SO exciting! It's no wonder I got sick afterwards! LOL.

  2. You're back! YAY! So happy to see you back to blogging and I am loving your NYC adventures and I am super excited for us to have adventures together! ALSO LOOK AT ALL THE HAMILTON!

    1. I am LOVING planning our adventures! Seriously! It makes me SO happy! You're my person here! <3 And yay for being back to blogging! I'm glad to be back!

  3. Welcome back!!! Love all the NYC pics. HAMILTON!!!

    1. Thanks Grace! I'm super happy to be back! For real this time! Haha. And yessss Hamilton! I'm still trying to win every day! LOL

  4. HEY YOU!!!!!!!!!! We have missed you but I am so happy your move went well and it looks like you are having a blast! Hope you feel better, and cannot wait to catch up with you! ♥♥♥♥♥!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Hi hun! I've missed you too!!! And yes! I've been having so much fun here! I'm ready to feel better though! There's still so much to do and see! And reading in the park is a must too! LOL

  5. I've been loving all your FB pics and feeling all the envy for your NYC adventures! Glad you are back blogging again and your bookish event sounded fab! I can't wait to read that book either.

    1. Thanks Trish! It's been a whirlwind, but I'm super happy to be back! And I definitely want to start My Lady Jane soon!

  6. Hi there! I am so glad that you are all settled. It sounds like you are enjoying NY! :) There's so much to do there-wow! :)

    1. Hey Anna! Yes!!! There is SO much to do here! It's crazy! I'm finally feeling settled, which is SO nice!

  7. Welcome back!!! I've missed you these last few weeks, but I am so so so happy you made this move! It looks like you're having too much fun for words since moving. :) I'm glad everything is working out so well with the move and that you've taken some time for you to settle in. But I'm also glad you're back. ;)

  8. Jess!!! WELCOME BACK!! So happy to hear you've now moved to NYC and having a blast with all the visits from family and all the awesomeness that is NYC!!

  9. OH WOW! I didn't know you were moving to NYC! Congrats :D ALl your pictures made me miss that city really bad...after going three years in a row it feels wrong not to have gone this year. But since BEA is back there next year HOPEFULLY I'll be back ;) You looked lovely in all your awesome pictures with family and best of luck with your internship!! Oh and welcome back!! xxxx

  10. Welcome back!! Glad that you're having NYC!! =) When does your internship end? I must know... because reasons... hehe.

    Have a great week, Jess!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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