Friday, March 30, 2007

Moving around in New York City

Since I moved to New York last September, I decided not to settle down immediately. With no steady job and no emotional connection to the Big Apple, subletting seemed a viable, interesting and cheap option. A few hours or days spent on the very famous and I managed to get the very first one back in September last year. Nearly three months in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in a nice one-bedroom apartment, all by myself, I am thinking now that the experience was "juicy" with plenty of stories to share: early morning noise from the warehouses in the area, “stealing” wireless Internet from someone in the neighborhood whose network name was “hot pants”, survived my first flood in the bathroom (after living on my own for 12 years!) and discovered a little mouse in the kitchen who was eating my subletor’s cookies! Not to forget that I started the nylon blog in that apartment too. The next sublet ended sharply my twelve years of bachelorette’s single life: I had a roommate and a cat! In this case, the experience was different but nonetheless fulfilling. There were no floods in the bathroom but there was a power circuit cut due probably to my overloaded use of both the blow dryer and the heater. Sheila, the cat, was cute but shedding hair all over, something I had to get used to – I still find her hair everywhere. Living with a roommate wasn’t easy but I managed to do so – he was nice and almost never there so we did not have much to share or disagree on. I will soon move out and in again. That will be sublet number three in the diary (and my blog). I have no expectations. As long as I am happy in my room, have reliable Internet connection and a peaceful street in front, I will be settled for the next three months or so. And for a change, this time, I will have two roommates and two cats! Lucky me!

Yes, I know I am moving around and pack and unpack boxes and suitcases at a pace nobody can relate to except maybe from one-year gapers or professional around-the-world travelers. And even if it is exhausting, I very deep inside me enjoy it enormously. After having lived in the same studio apartment in London for seven years and due to my itchy feet, I welcomed change. I am sure I will settle down eventually, if not in the Big Apple, somewhere else. And when that day arrives, I am sure I will miss the “hot pants” stolen wifi network or Sheila, the cat.

New York

Burgundy Wine Company
Wine WednesdaysWine & Jazz Wine Wednesdays started as an excuse to share a few wines, cheese and conversation with clients who visit the store. It's more social than serious - and very informal. It's a fun way to try before you buy - or just try. No strings attached. It's free. And if you don't think that's enough fun, we're also featuring a little jazz to jazz up your tasting. 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
The Burgundy Wine Company
143 West 26th StreetNew York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.691.9092, 888.898.8448

Swedish Beers Mobile Networking 11/4/07
When: 6:30 PM, Wednesday 11 April 2007
An informal (more or less) quarterly meet-up for folks with an interest in mobile marketing, mobile media or the technology behind it all at the Nordic Bar in London W1 on Weds 11 April from 6.30pm. We'll be in the back bar enjoying a free beer or two courtesy of our lovely sponsors Tanla Mobile
At last it's getting lighter in the evening, a fine excuse for a Swedish Beer?
So if you have a passing interest in things mobile and like to chat to other people from media, mobile, creative, tv, and marketing about where mobile fits into the bigger scheme of things, then Swedish Beers is for you. Oh, and did we mention free beer? The evening kicks off at 6.30pm on Wednesday 11 April and you'll find us at the Nordic Bar at 25 Newman St, London W1 - (nearest Tube - Goodge St, Tottenham Court Rd or Oxford Circus). The Nordic Bar's web page is at You'll find us in the back bar.