Sunday, October 3, 2010

Class is now in Session: Train Hygiene 101

Sign reads: Persons emanating foul body odor in contained spaces may be reported and cited for olfactory violation. Can be found in any local train!

Now originally when we started this blog I took diligent notes throughout the day of things that happened so I could share later. Needless to say that technique has since been thrown out the window, and the last time I kept a note was dated Aug 13 so lets rewind back to that day.

I remember this day like it was yesterday…… There I was sitting on the train minding my business when a gentleman takes the liberty to sit next to me. Now usually this is not a problem, people sit next to you all the time, but the problem with this situation was that the man smelt like 5 day old cafeteria food. You know that smell that takes you back to grade school where you had the cheese square pizza’s and nasty “apple sauce” for desert. For the life of me I could not hold my breath long enough until he got of the train, so I sat there inhaling the aroma for several stops, praying I would somehow get use to the smell. Thankfully he got off and took the smell with him, but that was the longest 7min of my life! Hold on it gets better……….just when I thought it would be smooth sailing and I would ride home in peace leaving the smell behind me……… a young girl enters the train….at this point there were no seats available so she had to stand, what happens next I or anybody else for that matter was prepared for………………………….. she lifts her arm to hold on to the over head bar rail and Lord and behold an immense amount of underarm hair escapes from her arm pits! I kid you not it literally looked like that axe commercial where the girl is riding on that bike with the longest armpit hair known to man (refer to pic below). I sat there stunned to what I was witnessing. Why hadn’t her mom or friends told her she had a situation on her hands that needed to be dealt with immediately! I thought about making a citizens arrest because this was an ultimate crime in public humiliation, but realized it wasn’t my place, so I watched as she rode off into the night to face more public stares and humiliation.

There are so many more other stories I can recount in regards to hygiene issues on the train but in the mean time I’ll leave with this: Train riders, PLEASE CLEAN RESPONSIBLY. It is not fair to subject innocent bystanders to foul odors and or disgraceful armpit hair.

It really looked like this! If you haven't seen the commercial that's armpit hair blowing in the wind not her hair!

Singed concerned citizen-

Jamee Jones

Testing, Testing…….Is this thing on???

Well folks what can I say, I definitely have been M.I.A., but with good reason! There is so much to discuss but so little time so let me start with a brief synopsis:

Where Brooklyn at, Where Brooklyn at!

Moved a lil over a month ago and might I say, we were pretty beasty with the moving truck! I’m not going to lie, initially I was apprehensive about driving 24hours half way cross country, let alone driving a huge moving truck in the city, but we got it done and had fun along the way. See pics below we had great video of the experience but I’m unable to get them out of my phone :( but hopefully we can get it figured out cause there is a great video involving a story about a "budget chicken patty" lol.

As you can see our apt has come along quite well! Who knew I would add painter to my list of talents! Our Turq wall is the highlight of our apt and looks great with the zebra painting. Overall I love our apt I mean who doesn’t love a newly renovated brownstone with GREAT rent.

Look Mom no hands!

You aint driving!

Our whole lives were confined to this here truck!

Rollin' like a big shot!

Our Bachelorette Pad! (couldn't get a whole pic but refer to Dani's pic for the Zebra painting)

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs for Bills Bills Bills

Well as many of you may or may not know my biggest fear wasn’t finding a job, but how I'm going to deal with the cold winter weather (still not sure how I’m going to deal, I actually have nightmares about it :-/ but that’s a story for another day).

Any who, God has been on my side and I’ve landed a full time job, last week was my official first week! However, prior to landing the job, I got the opportunity to work Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! This is any Fashion Lover’s dream come true!!!! It was an amazing opportunity, I met some great people and saw some of Fashion’s Finest. The highlight of the week aside from actually sitting 3rd row at Isaac Mizrahi’s show (total out of body experience, drastic I know) was seeing Stylist extraordinaire June Ambrose! I absolutely positively LOVE her. She is the epitome of downtown chic and one of my favorite if not favorite stylists. June if by any chance you should ever read this I LOVE YOU!!! (ok enough of crazed fan syndrome). So yea, things are shaping up pretty good; apt…check, job….check, celebrity sittings…check, now all I need are friends and I’m in the money. (Getting some slowly but surely :))

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Yours truly after work at Fashion Week

My new friend I met at FW Rouschel

The one and only June Ambrose!

There are tons of things I’m leaving out but this is just to get you guys (notice I didn’t say yall! Fyi: southern friends know northerners say "you guys" instead of "yall" haha) caught up on the pertinent things.

P.s Promise Ima do better with my postings, so stay tuned for one coming right up ;)