My roommateKatie recently spotted Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York in Chelsea. I was excited for her, impressed that she spotted him and a little jealous to boot.
“Did you ever see the pics from the time you spotted the Humans of New York guy?” I asked my roommate Katie.
“Uh, yeah. It was the one with the young girl coming to New York to meet the 55 year old guy she met on a BDSM site,” Katie said.
“I interrupted an awkward conversation,” she added. “Brandon was awesome and we hugged.”
I love HONY, as it’s known, for its ability to remind me of the breadth of the human experience. And I’m not alone: HONY has 12.5 million Facebook fans, 2.7 million Instagram followers and two successfulbooks (with another one on its way this fall).
But I do wish Katie had been able to meet Brandon on this day instead!
This adorable pic is the property of Humans of New York
I asked my mother if she could dig up any of my childhood journals. Recently she delivered.
My eighth grade journal was apparently started as a part of a school assignment. I can tell because each entry includes a vocabulary word which I would helpfully underline. As a result, though, the entries in this journal are 1. brief and 2. not juicy. Fortunately there are more journals coming.
You’ll be glad to know that one of my key personality traits emerged early: I have been a lady of leisure since the beginning.