|This was the first (and only major) snowstorm after Halloween. It left snow on the walls. The WALLS.|
|For a friend, we visited the Lady Gaga Workshop at ... a fancy store .... I forget where it was -- wait, it was at Barney's NY, I think. Anyway, Carlos and I went, and it was a bit wacky.|
|These Mad Men posters were all over the subways. This was my favorite imposed art.|
|A rooster in a community garden on 117th Street.|
|At the end of the month, I got to visit California. My favorite flowers were in bloom, and there was sunshine abound.|
March ushered in the heyday of a time-sapping, magical app called Scramble With Friends. It is basically Boggle in an app! After much cajoling (ie, "YOU HAVE TO GET THIS AND PLAY EPIC GAMES WITH ME!"), Carlos downloaded the game, and the battle was on.
For anyone who doesn't know, Carlos and I are fierce competitors in the realm of online wordgames. Two summers ago, we started a Words With Friends tournament and agreed to play the best of three -- it became a three week saga and lasted twenty-one games. I shall not tell you who won (because it wasn't me, grrrrrrr).
Back to Scramble With Friends. It's a game that takes some time to master, but once we did -- I'll let the results speak for themselves.
|Three rounds, dozens of words each, and it was a tie?! How does that even happen!|
|By one point! Again, how does that happen?!|
|The first game he won. I took a picture to celebrate.|
|A crew filmed a zombie apocalypse commercial outside my store one day. Everything happens in New York first.|
|More subway art.|
April is Starbucks Global Month of Service. As part of several park cleanups in New York City, over 100 Brooklyn partners gathered for a cleanup at Columbus Park, where we painted weathered railings, planted new trees, and cleared fallen branches.
|Amanda (ASM) and Omar (DM). Everyone looks ten pounds heavier than they are because it was freezing (literally) that day, and layers are key.|
|Brooklyn partners waiting to start the day.|
|One of my partners, Sasha, and me.|
|Don't you love this logo? Delicious hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop on the Lower East Side.|
|Pretty day in Brooklyn.|
|A plaque outside an apartment building on the Upper East Side. I had to pause for a moment.|
|Lincoln Center, all pretty and lit at night.|
|A view from the Highline, a tracks-to-parkway walk on the West Side.|
|My brother graduated from law school (congrats, Trav!) in North Carolina, and my whole family got to be there!|
(He's the one waving.)
|We celebrated Mother's Day too, with delicious gelato and cupcakes from the famous Sugarland Bakery.|
That's been my year so far. How's yours?