Wednesday, August 25, 2010

boston or bust!

sooo i am here!! living in boston. crazy. totally crazy. 
i get, now, why melissa does the "catch-up" game with her blog. not for any of us readers, but so that she has a log of her life.  i have lots of things to catch up on, but today was my first "boston" feeling day, that i have to do it first. 

these pictures were taken tonight. my friend introduced me to a more documentary movie theater and i made him take a picture of my boots! :) he hadn't been to the theater either - he loves a similar one in chicago - and i asked if he wanted me to take his picture commemorating his first night!! this is him saying no thanks and i lovingly "patting" his cheek because he was being such a guy about it!! (which honestly, as a girly girl, i had to ask if he wanted a picture and i was grateful he was a total guy and said no way jose!)

back to the story:
it has been raining since sunday. in my world, it's a perfectly lovely thing. i love the fall. it's the best time of the year if you ask me. so to have it raining and feeling like fall my first few moments here feels like a gift from heaven (literally!). i found some lovely and on clearance rain boots at target (yes, the one i went to right after i took mom to the airport on monday morning. thus, all the target employees saw my crying red eyes. and some may have heard me crying to mom on the phone. and yes, i was in target for 2 1/2 hours - just because i could.). they are bright pink with white polka dots. soo cute and soo fun. if the rain keeps up, i may have to find a cheap rain coat with hoodie too. this umbrella business is not my cup of tea.

today i wore my fabulous boots to work. kind of sad that i work with just one guy and he wasn't there today, so no one appreciated my boots. but, i sure did! after work, i went to the arlington farmer's market. it was a mile from work (which just so happens to be 1.5 miles away from where i am living. heaven, i know!). it was misty raining. they have the market every wednesday from june to october rain or shine. lexington, where i live, has theirs on tuesdays. yes, i will be going to that one next week.

i knew that becca would have been in paradise. a lady behind me started talking about the sauce they were going to make with capers and the tomatoes to go over their gnacci (??). i missed becca so much. it got worse as i walked to my car and saw a sign for an art show that was open. of course i had to go. becca attend the gallery stroll in provo on fridays. this artist was sitting there in a little one-room gallery. AE Irvine. i was in awe of so many of her paintings. i walked out and instantly called becca to tell her. blast. where are my sisters??! (don't worry, whit, i'm not cyring. just longing.)

if you follow the hunger games series, you know that the third book came out yesterday!! although i can't really remember what happened in the 2nd one (sometimes i read too fast and forget way too much), i started reading late last night. stupid. so after the gallery, i was strolling around and found a starbucks that just happened to have a perfect-for-reading arm chair. of course i had to go in! i sat down and started reading. can life get any better?? i think not!!

oh wait, maybe just a little. 
there happened to be another arm chair next to me. a guy with a greasy cowboy hat walked in. i think he was looking at me for a bit and decided to come sit. i did the practiced, "i'm not going to really acknowledge you" attitude. i think everyone of my family members and closest friends has reminded me in the last 2 weeks, that i am not in utah anymore. i can't smile and be nice to everyone i see. this was a prime example. mr. cowboy guy started trying to make small talk. nice lines like: you look like you have been in movies. like a model. you just have that look. how tragic that all girls would love to hear those words . . . just not from greasy cowboy man who - as i heard him tell me although i pretended i was very very focused on my, which i wanted to be, but couldn't be because he was talking - goes to concerts and sings his heart out like "they" tell you to do and watches lots of movies. as he said this, he decided i looked like the girl from 16 candles. i don't know how i feel about that.

i'm just going to forget about weird cowboy man - oh, he did ask my name and i was really into my book then too. i called miss and she said i need to have a fake name, number, and story ready to go at a moment's notice. we decided eva is the name. i have a bag with a giant E on it (thanks to the grand gift-giver melissa chalk) and needed a name with an E. but, need some good stories to tell the next cowboy guy. any suggestions??

happy boston!!! :)


Ashlie n Jonathan said...

Emily! I didn't know you had a blog! I LOVED your post. I love your writing, your humor, your honesty, everything about it! Thanks for sharing. =) I stink at blogging and keeping up with others blogs, but I hope to check in with yours often! It made me smile!! Hope you are adjusting well. I will try to think of a "story" for future cowboy men, especially greasy ones. However, I am SURE you can come up with a MUCH better one that I could. Still, I will be thinking... Hugs.

Brooke said...

I am glad you are there safe and have wonderful things around you. I want to come visit SO bad to see the Fall leaves. Take lots of pictures please. :) I will have to think of some good stories for you to have ready to ward off strange men. Have fun!

melimba said...

i love that you will be updating your blog more!!! AND, including PICTURES!!!! nice!! Good work today!

ps stay away from greasers. good job.

xoxo me

Annie said...

This is Annie Draper! I saw your blog post on facebook and thought I would take a break from law school studying and enjoy some Emily Snyder reading! And I DID! I also read your mission memories post just previous to this one! Ahh...the mission memories! It was so fun to read yours. My sister and brother-in-law both served in Russia so I feel a special place in my heart for the people! Love your family! So clever. AND I agree 100% with what Sandy said on your post! You TRULY touch everyone you come in contact with -- even just for a few moments. An incredible gift of the Spirit that you have been blessed with and that you really use diligently! I am SO thankful to know you! I hope your adventures in Boston are all that you hope for! :)

Anie said...

Hey Em!!! SO glad you're loving Boston and getting all settled! So guess what?!?!? We're coming back to DC!!! Yep, I just couldn't miss out on an opportunity to be your neighbor!!! It's an 8 hour drive, but that's a TON better than cross country!!! Anyway, let me know if you ever come our direction and I'll let you know if/when we head your way! SO FUN to know we'll be in the same time zone! Love you TONS!

karen said...

Seriously, I am a bit jealous of your life. Live it up. Take it all in. Enjoy every moment. Enjoy every experience. Have fun. And, have a little bit extra for me :) Where are you working? Are you going to school as well? I can't wait to follow your story on here.

Suzy Lind said...

Em. You are in BOSTON!?!?!?! You did it!! THat's awesome. Talk to me all about it. I am SO jealous. You are living my life a year ago. What are you doing there? Facebook me.

Heidi said...

Congrats on moving! I know you'll have an awesome time!