My New York Life #3: Thanksgiving Adventures

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! I will say that mine had me missing my family but I had an event filled break. I thought it would be fun to break it down a little. Also, let me know how your Thanksgiving was down below!

Wednesday 11/21: Prep Before the Storm
I knew that I would need all the energy that I could muster. I had intended to wake up early so that I could sleep early but that didn’t work. I woke up pretty late and then just relaxed at my apartment and enjoyed the confines of my room. I ended up going to bed around 8:30-9 because…

Thursday 11/22: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
I woke up around 1:30AM to work the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! I got ready slowly and took my time. My roommate made me a breakfast sandwich which I heated and took with me when I got on the subway at 3:00AM. I also want to point out that there were still people at 3:00AM in the subway from workers, homeless, and other commuters. I was a little surprised and honestly thought that I would be unsafe but it wasn’t that bad at all. I sat on the subway for quite a bit before it moved which I wasn’t surprised by. I got to Herald Square around 4:00AM and relaxed before heading up around 4:30AM. I got up to the third floor and got ready for the onslaught! Just kidding. The stilt walkers arrived in slow waves. I was definitely in the slower entering group of people. The parade itself was something I didn’t get to see but I enjoyed working the parade!

I FaceTimed my family and we all took photos as I was walking to 42nd. I definitely missed my family. I got home around 1:30PM. I saw two of my roommates and felt too exhausted to actually going out with one of them to a friendsgiving. I decided to do laundry and watch television. I did fall asleep for 15 minutes because I was just that tired.

Ice Rink @ Rockerfeller Center

Friday & the Weekend: I definitely wanted to do some Black Friday shopping because it has always been a tradition within my family to go out and enjoy the good deals. Shout out to all the troopers who worked their butts off during that whole weekend! I ended up going out in the afternoon to SoHo and grabbing a couple of hot ticket items in Uniqlo, H&M, and Sephora. I spent the rest of my weekend relaxing for the most part. I really needed it since this week has been full of meetings and getting other things in order. I did enjoy what felt like a really long weekend. I need another one please!



“So, you don’t hate me.” Thanksgiving + Black Friday


Hi Fleeters! I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday! It has been a while since I have had a good chat with all of you and I just wanted to tell all of you what I have been doing. So, my semester is technically over but I still have exams and two more weeks of work and then I am home free! I went to see my first production of a show I worked on and I am proud of it, even though I just couldn’t stop staring at the costumes. I honestly felt grateful for the time I was able to spend with my family because I haven’t seen them in a month and I really missed my brother.

So, Thanksgiving was a little different this year because my aunt hosted it. I didn’t know how to feel about it since this is the second Thanksgiving without my grandfather, he passed away in 2013. It was a surprisingly good Thanksgiving despite my aunt and uncle failing to reprimand their son because he was literally messing around and making a ruckus in my aunt’s (the one who hosted) house. I got to hang out with my aunt’s dogs, two Pomeranians and a Chihuahua. I did get to look at the Black Friday ads too…


So, I decided to opt out of Thursday shopping because it is awful that people, who are working retail through many other important events in their lives, also have to work through a day that they might only get to see their families. I have realized that Friday morning is the day to really attack all of the shopping. I don’t mean 12 AM, I mean 7-8 AM. I didn’t need anything fancy, no electronics for me this year, or something that had a small window of time to be purchased. I decided to go to: Michael’s, World Market, A.C. Moore, Ollie’s JCPenney, Office Depot, Walmart, Kohl’s, Hancock’s, Binder’s, and Ulta. There might be a few more places but those are the ones I know I definitely went to. I promise if I had something more exciting, I would definitely share it in a haul!

Now, today, I looked at something I had shared on Facebook and a friend who hasn’t talked to me in a long time, commented on the post. I have had this problem before where I think that if I haven’t talked to someone in so long that we are no longer friends or that they hate me. If you remember, “24” from my posts a long time ago, you will know that we hadn’t talked to each other in almost two years because I thought that he hated me. Well, I was wrong on both accounts. I am guessing that my mind travels to the worst conclusions when there isn’t anything wrong. I may not talk to my friends everyday but when I do talk to them, I hope that they miss my friendship as much as I miss them.

On a lighter note, this year I am grateful for my family, friends, new-found happiness, and you. Yes, YOU! I started The Mermaid Network in January of this year and it has grown into my own corner of the internet where I can share my extreme love of mermaids and the ocean and things that I love.

What was your Thanksgiving/Black Friday like?

-The Mermaid Network