Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sustainable Sunday

Today I fell in love with the Green Market farmers market. I know I am a little late to this love fest, and I know that farmers markets are not unique to N.Y.C but this was my first experience and it was love at first bite.

Green Market 77th and Columbus 

We went to the market that runs on Columbus Ave between 77th and 80th , as we were walking to our subway I was literally bouncing I was so excited! I made up a song about the cool farmers we would meet and their fresh produce. Not kidding. If I could I would sing it to you, but I’m not that brave, let’s just say it involved the line “farmers with fruit and dirt on their nails, I love dirt”. I never claimed to be a songwriter…
The stand where I got my gala apples!
I left the market with apples, bell peppers, and cucumbers all for under six dollars. Pretty comparable to the produce you get at the grocery store, as far as I can tell. And you get to support local farmers. Going to the market made my whole day! It was a fun and new experience which is what living in NYC is all about! 
My delicious fresh from the farm cucumbers!

WTF Friday

Riding the NYC subway is always an experience. There are the days when you get on the D train and realize it’s running like the express A train and you miss your stop by 30 blocks. There are days when the trains run so slow the yucky sewer water is trickling by faster. There are days where both trains are delayed and you can’t for the life of you hail a cab, this usually evokes a sort of apocalyptic feeling. Every now and then the train has no problems and you efficiently arrive at your destination.

Sometimes your subway adventure is made by the people. There are the creepy men that try to talk to you. Or just happen to sit/stand awkwardly close to you. And sometimes there are precious old men on the subway that say you look like a rose (thank you cute Irish man) and don’t sit or stand too close to you. Sometimes you make friends, like the man and woman who I spied on yesterday and who talked from 186th all the way to 125th where he got up the nerve to ask for her number. She gave it to him and he said he’d call. I hope he does, they were pretty adorable! Sometimes your subway trip is completely uneventful.

And sometimes these are in your subway station.

Happy Friday everyone!

Baylor Bold

Remember a while ago when I bashed Baylor for not teaching me loan skills? Well I take it all back. Let’s be real, you knew I would. I love Baylor with all of my little green and gold heart!

Photo by: Kyle Beam

Throughout my undergraduate social work experience all my professors at Baylor kept saying how advanced my education was and how great the program was. I thought yeah yeah I’m sure everyone says that….guess what? They don’t say that. My Baylor professors were saying it because it was true.

Dr. Johnny Jones and I

I was fortunate enough to attend an exceptional school. And you know how I know this? Because I am now in graduate classes with other students who have bachelors in Social Work who are clueless when it comes to even the most basic of terms. Now I’ve tried to be understanding and objective, but the majority of my classmates didn’t even know what a process recording was and last class the teacher spent a good thirty minutes explaining the difference between a thought and a feeling. I was not amused.

My social work cohort with our associate dean Dr. Jon Singletary

I am not saying the school or schools my now classmates attended for their undergraduate degrees were bad, I am just saying that when Baylor say it’s worth the price tag. They are right. Besides where else do you not only learn loads of amazing stuff but also have a University that cares deeply about every part of you? That’s the experience Baylor offered me and I am so glad I can call it my home!

Photo by: Kyle Beam
To end this post I will also let you know that one of my classmates thought FDR’s New Deal was when separation between church and state became law. Umm No. Luckily my professor corrected her.