Resource Girl

Usnaps.com

July 31st, 2008

Hey Everyone, Gen Art was a great success. You can go to Usnaps.com and put in the secret code shopnyc and see pictures from last night’s event. Then of course, come back to my site and check for important ways to make money and fabulous advice to make your experience here just a wee bit better.

Ciao,

RG

Gen Art

July 30th, 2008

Tonight Gen Art on 18th Street between 6th and 7th. Young designers, great gift bags and free tastings of new beverages. Starts at 6pm. I am working the event. Hope to see you there! You can go to their site and buy tickets or buy them at the door.

Wednesday, July 30th
5:00-6:00pm VIP Preview
6:00-10:00pm Main Sale

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
(between 6-7th Avenue)

Gen Art is excited to announce that is has moved its Shop NYC to a larger and better venue for its upcoming July 30th event!

Taking place at the fabulous 30,000 square foot Metropolitan Pavilion, this evening will showcase the wares of 60+ emerging high-end designers who will sell their spring / summer collections at discounted prices in womenswear, menswear and accessories. Enjoy Bailey’s frozen cocktails, a DJ, hair touch-ups by ECRU NEW YORK, massages courtesy of The Chopra Center & Spa, beauty scrubs from Arbonne International chilled bottles of Bud Lite Lime and more.

 

 

Choices

July 29th, 2008

To set aside abuse

-the choice to be alone

To set aside the pain

-the choice to be alone

To set aside the strife

-the choice to be alone

Free, without pain, but in the end…still alone

RG

She works hard for the money, so hard for the money…so you better treat her right

July 28th, 2008

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Don’t go chasing water falls…

July 28th, 2008

There is a song by TLC, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls” but this summer, I would suggest checking out the waterfall installation. As soon as I go I will be posting pics!

Also drink lots of water, it has been a really hot summer.

Ciao,

RG

Friday Night at MOMA

July 25th, 2008

Tonight is pay as you wish night. 53rd st. between 5th and 6th. It is open until 8:15. There is a cafe and a beautiful sculpture garden where you can sit outside. You can give 1 dollar or 100 dollars whatever you wish to contribute, but the idea is that you can have a “a cheap date” night or a “cheap cultural exploration”, perfect for the artist in the city.

MOMA-Museum of Modern Art

Ciao,

RG

Promotions, Work, Room Fresheners and More…

July 24th, 2008

So I go to work and push a product, can’t tell you about that right now but it was strange and exhausting…but good money and nice people.

Roommate gone, have my place to myself again. Yipppeeeee!!

To celebrate I bought a mandarin lime air freshener from Bath and Body Works. It is making my place into a tropical paradise-to go perfectly with our balmy sticky weather we are having.

So I work and then I come home and I work for me and then I eat a little and then look for more work and then I prepare tomorrow to interview for more work and then I work some more…

14 copies sold on Amazon, every day I get so excited to see another book sold. Fruit of my labor!

Next year the national rebate package should be massages for everyone, I really need one.

RG

Hot, Muggy, Stinky, Sticky

July 23rd, 2008

Yup that is what this city is right now and did I mention LOUD!

The Strand Book Store Exp

July 21st, 2008

Okay so I know about the recession. I know how difficult this city was in the first place and right now it is just a tad bit worse. So I, as I always try to do, took my own advice and took 5 books to The Strand Book Store. For one hard cover book I got 2 dollars and for another smaller hard cover book I got 1 dollar. (The other three they were not interested in taking)

Here’s my take on the situation. If you find books that are in excellent condition i.e. you didn’t buy them and they are not sentimental then this is a way to pick up your metro fare (just make sure to walk there because I went there for 2 bucks and then I came back for 2 bucks and I only made 3, so in reality it was a losing venture). It is also good if you really need cash now and are hungry. However if you have books that you love and you just can’t imagine selling them unless you get top dollar, save them to read on a rainy day when you know you can’t go out of the house.

I went for myself, to rid myself of the not-needed in my house and I went to pick up some cash. It wasn’t fruitful but remember if you do come upon, I am not suggesting stealing-think grandma gave me a great book (Knitting Naked)-but you are really not interested in that, so trot yourself over there and get whatever you can. A dollar for a free book that you were given or you found (New York City basements are great for getting free books) is better than no dollar at all.

The point of my little story is-every little bit counts, do what you have to do to stay afloat, find creative ways; but all-in-all remember The Strand is not paying top dollar for excellent books and you could do better on Amazon and E-bay.

Did I mention it is really hot here? Did I mention that the streets are really starting to stink? Just trying to keep it real.

If you are inside and it is hot and you are bored, you can go to www.youtube.com and put in Resource Girl, there you can see my around the town trying to take my own advice. And oh yes, I know, there are a few times I needed a make-up artist, but sometimes you just have to do things as you are.

Ciao,

RG

My book sold 13 copies on Amazon this month. Yippeeeee!!!!

Roommates

July 20th, 2008

The Resource Girl does her best to take her own advice and so sometimes to save money, she takes in a roommate. Some roommates are very respectful and some are not.

As your “virtual sister” I want to BEG you to be the BEST roommate that you can ever be. This city is hard to live in. The rents are high. The pressure is intense. The competition is fierce. Why not consider making someone else’s life easier by being a really super considerate roommate?

Everyone has different needs but why not try and find out what is important to your roommate? Why not help her/him have the best experience ever in this city?

Okay so maybe you are thinking I am so tired, I work long hours, I don’t have time, those things aren’t important to me, why does my underwear hanging from the fan really bother her/him? Why can’t she/he be just like me? It really doesn’t matter, if you choose to live with someone in 325 sq feet, you are saying you want to be kind and considerate. The rest of the world can beat you down but at least your roommate won’t.

Flexibility is the key in every successful venture whether it be a roommate situation, a romantic relationship or a work relationship. There is no one right way for everything. But there is the RIGHT way to be considerate, and that means trying to consider another human being outside yourself. Particularly where many don’t even have a door that they close for privacy.

I tell everyone I want to be REAL on this site, to really open the Narnia like closet door to the REAL world here. So the next time you think about having a roommate or being one, please consider that a home should be a safe harbor, not a war zone or a place to do totally as you please.

RG

www.roommatefinders.com

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