It’s no secret that medical school is stressful, but what may be a secret is what you can do to relieve a stressful situation. Personally, I prefer to remove myself from the inducers of stress; and that’s exactly what I did! My gf and I planned a trip to NYC after our most recent anatomy practical (identifying the fine differences between the radial nerve, deep radial nerve, and posterior interosseous nerve is fvcking taxing!) just to be able to get the hell out of Boston for the weekend. Thanks, MLK, because getting back to my REAL home was much overdue!
Anyway, we stayed in Eurostars on Wall St. and Front St. right by the South Street Seaport. It’s a nice/modern hotel, but for some reason there was no HD TV, which threw me the fvck off, but I still got to see the Giants whoop some Greenbay ass! The game plan for the trip was to relax, shop in SoHo, catch up with one of my best friends that lives in Brooklyn right now, and also see my other good friends as well. We got it ALL done, and here’s some of the places we went:
Muji in SoHo NYC (dope clothing/stationary shop)
RED in South Street Seaport (had lunch here, and it was okay)
The Dish in Chelsea (had breakfast here, and it was fvcking awesome!)
Allsaints in SoHo NYC (got a dope Japanese cotton shirt — gf got some nice boots!)
BAPE (had to go because I always do — bought nothing, haha)
Stussy in South Village
Lacoste Boutique in SoHo (REALLY wanted the Cool Cats x Lacoste L!VE sweater)
Superdry in South Street Seaport (cool UK-based Japanese inspired store)
Beacon’s Closet (bought ‘Number of Day’ Korean denim — gf got a Rugby puffer jacket)
Nordstrom Rack in Union Square
Café Medina off 5th Ave (awesome soup/sandwich selection)
Hiroko’s Place in South Village (quaint/delicious Japanese restaurant w/ the oddest menu!)
It’s impossible to do/see everything within a one-weekend visit to NYC. Sh*t, it’s impossible to do everything even if you’ve lived in NYC for 20+ years! I’m just genuinely content with the fact that I got to take a little break from school, hang out/shop with my gf, and see my close friends that I haven’t seen in a while. I felt “normal” again during the long MLK weekend, and I hopped right back into the flow of school as soon as we started up this past Tuesday. In fact, I’m blogging right now from anatomy lecture, haha.
Takeaway message of this post? Remember to ALWAYS check the lateral view of an x-ray because you may easily miss lung cancer developing in the lower lobes of the right/left lungs:
Side Note: I apologize to anyone that I’m close with in NY that I couldn’t see during this trip. I’ll most definitely catch up with you guys this Summer!