Considering that, although this blog is a pretty comprehensive look into my everyday thoughts, how would you know if you ever met me in real life?
Therefore, I present:
Ten ways to tell you’ve met me in real life, or, If you really knew me, you would know…
I was sitting in the mezzanine level of the Food Emporium near work today and the sunlight coming in made some really pretty shadows, so I stopped and took a picture.
1. I’m the one sitting and writing really quickly in a notebook. This probably also means that you’ve caught me in the few minutes before I have to go in to work or during my lunch break. And now, this is the part where any normal, friendly person on the internet would say “Come up to me and say hi!” But don’t. Do not come up to me and say hi, especially if you see that I am writing.
2. If I’m not sitting and writing, I’m walking very quickly. Especially for having short legs, I can weave through a crowd with surprising speed.
3. You see this bright blue bag. I’ve been wearing it as a backpack more often lately.
4. I’m the one with ridiculous glasses.
5. I wear a Lego necklace all the time. I pretty much never take it off.
I took this a few weeks ago at the end of the summer near the Queensboro Bridge. Nice, quiet spot.
6. I’m the one stopping to take photos with my phone at random intervals. Normally I hate people who stop in the middle of the street with little to no warning, but this is obviously behavior that I excuse for myself because there are a lot of pretty things to take pictures of.
7. If you happen to meet me on a rare occasion that I’m running to exercise for the day, I’m the one who runs for about thirty seconds and then has to walk for several minutes because I’m very much out of shape. I am ashamed of this fact.
8. I really like food. You might think, “But, like, everyone likes food.” I don’t think you understand. I’m not just a foodie enjoying the new fad foods (though I still have not had a cronut, though I have had a doughssant which is practically the same thing). I’m taking an OpenYale course called The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food. I’ve taken a Coursera course on the Sustainability of Food Systems. I had an internship with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a food rescue nonprofit in New York City. I’ve been trying to increase my knowledge of new foods to try making at home. I really like food.
I caved this morning and got a donut from one of the street carts this morning. Only a dollar! And, like, actually a dollar, not a dollar and some change like if you get a donut at Dunkin Donuts.
9. I am that one person eating breakfast food when it’s not breakfast time. I don’t care what you say, breakfast is the best meal of the day. I will never, ever skip breakfast. (Though yes, I understand that breakfast can often be extremely unhealthy, for example, the frosted donut .)
10. I’m that one person who’s been in the bookshop for several hours and hasn’t bought anything (yet). I’m not even sitting and reading a book or anything, I just really like browsing and I’m really indecisive when it comes to choosing a book. One of my older brothers once said to the other older brother, “You left her in a bookstore?! We’re gonna be here for hours!”
So now you know how to tell it’s really me sitting in the mezzanine level of the Food Emporium ignoring everything else around me or otherwise stuffing my face with sweets.
Now if you’re a stranger, please don’t bother me, because I end up jumping so high when I’m startled that I actually hurt other people and not myself.
(Hey! There’s another way to tell you’ve met me in real life!)
Today’s post was inspired by a post from a blog I recently followed, because I took the advice from The Daily Post to take inspiration from other blogs. It’s great advice that I will definitely take on again.