365

TESTING 1…2…365: Help Point (to help?)


Virgin365: day two hundred and eighty-six…NYC on Crutches


Virgin365: day two hundred and thirty-one…NYC Water Taxi Anniversary


Virgin365: day one hundred and sixty-eight…My Bronzed Man


Virgin365: day eighty-one…32 Mile Walk Around Manhattan


365 ONE: day 183…Subway Observances

Day 183: July 9th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Worry Baby” by The Beach Boys

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Too Bright in Office”

Anything to Note =

Some subway stories again!

This morning the MTA card machines were not working – they were not accepting any payment with a credit or debit card, just cash. So there were huge lines of angry folks dashing about in panic this morning. They kept coming up to me asking if I had seen anyone’s card transaction go through in front of me, as I was also in line to refill my MTA card, but with cash….actually with coins!!

Since I am leaving in two days, and my monthly metrocard ran out Saturday, I have been scrounging around the house gathering coins to pay for my two subway rides a day – so again today I managed to find $4.50 in quarters and dimes for today’s journey haha! 🙂

So I was afraid that people were going to be mad at me for taking so long to put in all the coins to load my metrocard, but lo and behold they were already mad at the machines, so I escaped 🙂

As the journey continued…

There was a couple on one side of the subway car and then a younger couple across from them, in those two-seater sections. And as the elder couple got off the subway, the woman approached the younger couple and said:

“I was watching you both and I can tell you are both really in love and will be married a really long time.”

She also said that her and her husband were celebrating their 24 year anniversary so wanted to share that with them.

It was kinda cute! The younger couple were thrown off a bit and went bright red and kept saying “thank you” to them.

Ah love 🙂

Speaking of love on the subway – the busker last night on the platform was singing from The Little Mermaid!!! It was cute but kinda funny that it was coming from a guy 🙂 He had a good voice though!

And lastly, before my journey to the office ended, I saw two men with their flies down! Why does it not feel our place to tell people when their flies are down?

I wanted to say something but then one got off a stop later. But then I was across from the other one, and just wanted to tell him, but I didn’t feel it my place to.

It was rush hour too so kept thinking that I couldn’t just announce it to him as others would then notice and I didn’t want to do that to the poor fellow – and I was not close enough to whisper it….I hope someone told him!!


365 ONE: day 155…Dreamville to Ville BUT Still a Ville

Day 155: June 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Cecilia” by Paul Simon

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Apartment for Stuart to See”

Anything to Note =

I had my first subway tip-toes tunnel experience on the E train today as had to go out in Queens to see some apartments. I was expecting a long tunnel but actually it wasn’t so bad at all. So far then the worst is still the bloomin’ R train!

I went out to parts of Queens I had never been to today in order to pick up keys at one location to an apartment and then to see two apartments that were the next best on my list. So today was my first trip to both Forest Hills and Briarwood! A little exploring 🙂

First stop was Forest Hills to get the keys from a realty office. I got off the subway and entered….DREAMVILLE!! It was amazing!! It was 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan and there I was suddenly walking down green grass paths with countryside road signs and beautiful rows of chalets down the roads! It was dream house after dream house! I’ve never seen anything like it!

I took two photos of two houses but only one would upload so here is a little something of what I am talking about…

This photo doesn’t do it justice! It was incredible!!!!

I have to start playing the lottery as this is truly DREAMVILLE!!

So after a trip down DREAMVILLE to get the keys I had to go out to Briarwood, further out in Queens, to see the two apartments, and it was a little sad after coming from amazing greenery…I got off the subway and was a little disappointed….certainly not DREAMVILLE 😦

BUT…then saw an apartment that was kind of exactly what I have been looking for or had more of what I am looking for at a cheaper rate – which realistically I need to consider as this whole upfront cash downpayment thing is going to be the death of me! AND…I kind of like it actually….more than like really…

I had to take a video of the apartment for Stuart to see as he couldn’t make it – so you can see the upload of it on my other blog 🙂

So now need to think. Really think!


365 ONE: day 86…broken English love!

Day 86: April 3rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Hold That Sucker Down” by David Vendetta

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Vessela’s Loud Desk”

Anything to Note =

I still get a weird feeling every morning I ride the 7 train into work after that incident I had not so long ago…so now I have to focus myself from the last station before the tunnel until through the tunnel, while I am on my tip-toes of course! I try not to go while in peak rush hour to avoid that ever happening again if I can help it but I do have to still focus my mind each time. I refuse to let it beat me!!!! I normally do some emailing or texting or play a game or something to try to distract me and get me away from the association of that anxiety attack I had. But this morning I had something a little different…

Right behind me, or a little to my left really, was a couple, an older couple – I am crap with guessing ages, but I want to say something like late sixties maybe? Maybe even in the seventies? Or older!! Told you I was crap!! Anyway…I was trying to focus on my phone when I start to hear this couple talk. They are both speaking with poor broken English to one another and they were obviously from two very different countries, and were trying to communicate. It was cute to listen to them try to relay what they wanted to each other with the little English they both knew. Naturally I was intrigued. I kept hearing the woman say “We go Manhattan together” over and over again…

Then, it got interesting…

Suddenly I hear the woman relay that she has a husband. And the man also said he has a wife. I looked over at them directly at this point and they were all touchy feely with each other!! So hmmmmm….they were both married, to other people, and yet holding hands????!!

They then started to convince each other that they were both done with their previous husband or wife with the English they had!! Hence, they didn’t really say how or why or what but that they were “done” over and over again. With the other saying “Me too” as they stared into each other’s eyes!!

Fascinating romance helped me through the tunnel this morning!! Before I knew it we were there!! I need me some more of that around to spy and eavesdrop on to take my focus away in the mornings 🙂

One more thing to note…

As I was listening to the couple, I did a double take as there was a woman to my right who was going up and down on her tip-toes through the tunnel!! I have never seen anyone else do any tip-toe action in the tunnel on the subway – you see??!!! There are others out there!!


365 ONE: day 40….made it to the forties!

Day 40: February 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking with Heavy Backpack on

Dance of the Day was = “Yeah” by Usher/Lil John/Ludacris

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Waxing Humour”

Anything to Note =

I crossed the river into Manhattan FOUR times today and so that meant I had to do FOUR tip-toes on the subway 365 criteria, when usually its just twice a day. Super annoying that was! I should have detailed it to only be maximum twice a day. UGH! Ah the fine print!

The fine print that I created?? I’ve lost it! What fine print?? HAHA!!

I am rushing off to my opening night tonight of my Loom Ensemble show “Erosion: A Fable” so had to get everything done in between the day of craziness! It’s a 10pm show and I have a few 10pm shows in this run so I will have to try to get it all done before the show as after I will be home super late and have a feeling that will be the last thing I want to do! It’s proving quite the challenge though to sneak in this 365 🙂

Okay – need to go eat! ME HUNGRY!

(can you tell I’ve lost the plot??)


365 ONE: day 13…lucky or unlucky?

Day 13: January 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Running Up Stairs

Dance of the Day was = “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog, now referred to as = “Bathtub Hangover”

Anything to Note =

It is hard to do a video when you need to be quiet. I knew I had to still do my improvised acting upload and my cousin was in the apartment on the phone, so went into the bathroom and lay down in the bathtub….as you do….haha….and then decided to just record. I need a friggin’ way to keep the ipod upright, and be able to follow me, and track, and basically move on its own!!! As I keep checking to see if I am still in frame, which is distracting and noticeable. I wonder if they have invented the flying personal camera yet?? Note to self….invent that! 🙂

I decided on a slower song tonight as opposed to my usual Euro Techno Dance rave! I was just feeling a little slow (yes, you may insert your laughter AT me here). I thought perhaps it would be a good way to rest my body or even try something not so hectic but I craved a faster beat. I guess I look at the dancing criteria as not only enjoyable but also as some sort of part to the fitness element, so I quickly realized that I wasn’t getting enough of a challenge in….then I turned into a crazy person, with twists and weird movements to make sure I felt something, like a mini workout! It transformed from an enjoyable dance to a “let’s add this movement here as it’s working on my sides, and let’s add this move here even though it’s double time”!!!

I took the bus back home tonight from Manhattan to Queens and I just must have been on auto-pilot as sat down at the back. Then a few seconds later I hopped up and scared the crap out of the people behind me! I am not allowed to sit on public transportation!!! CRAP! I just forgot that the bus is public transportation as been used to the subway for these last 13 days. On the subway it’s engrained to not sit, but on the bus, as its so infrequent, I just had a moment! Yes, another SLOW moment!!! But, thank god I suddenly remembered as that was indeed a close call!! WOW!

I also realized that we were crossing the water and pondered to whether I was supposed to be on tip-toes then as essentially its the same as in the subway tunnel crossing the water. I hesitated but then decided to do it anyway. It wasn’t very long – way shorter on the bus, but way bumpier!!! I just felt like I had to do it. Who am I, seriously?????

Hello, nice to meet you, I’m Crazy Cathy….or Zoe…that doesn’t fit…Zingy Zoe? Zoe the Zulu? Zaney Zoe? d). All of the above.