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Only in NYC… |
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Only in NYC…

I think Jay-Z & Alicia Keys said it best when they sang, “Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of”. It’s one of the greatest cities in the world. From the gorgeous buildings to the street food, New York is one of those places that makes  you feel like ANYTHING is possible.

My weekend trip in New York was full of reunions with pals I haven’t seen in “literally forever” (pretty sure I said that a few times), tons of pizza, way too many cocktails, and a baseball game! Plus it was Fleet Week so I got to see all of the incredible men and women that serve our Country in uniform all throughout the city, including my handsome fiance.

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In true New York City fashion (and I don’t mean like clothing or style), I had an “It’s a Small World” moment.

Let me explain…I have to start by telling you about my last big trip to the City. It was 5 years ago and I was in the middle of Times Square talking to a guy that was passing out fliers for a restaurant. Being the friendly person that I am (or tourist that didn’t know any better), I stopped and talked to the guy for a little bit. He tried to sell me on the BBQ Joint and then proceeded to sell me on his Rap Career and tried to “give” me his CD as long as I gave a $5 donation. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw this woman staring at me for a few seconds and then she interrupted. I thought she was trying to help me get out of the conversation because she could tell I was over it, but that wasn’t the case…

Woman-Were you in Vegas last month?

Me-Ummmm yea.

Woman- At the Hard Rock Pool right? 

Me- Uhhhhhh yea I was.

Woman- You’re in radio right?

Me- uh huh.

Woman- I was with the group of women that we’re on their annual Girls Trip and we talked to you and your friend for a while! 

Me- Oh my gosh! yes! That is so crazy. 

In a city so big…with so many people…what were the odds that I would run into a woman I met at a pool in Vegas for 10 min.

Well looks like the odds are ever in my favor because it happened again!

After a fabulous sunset on one of the greatest rooftops I have ever been on, the boys were ready to watch some Hockey. We were off to the closest Sports Bar.

One of the boys had a little too much to drink… I made my way to the bar to grab him a water. The bar was full so I walked over to the Service Station. I know that is a big NO NO but water was extremely necessary. The bartender ( a hot brunette that was incredibly busy) looked at me in the Server’s Area and I thought she was going to tell me to move away from that area, so I jumped in quickly and said, “Can I get a water? One of my friend’s needs to slow down and hydrate”. That’s when it happened again…

As she is scooping the ice…

Bartender- Sure…is your name Brooke?

Me- Ummmm yea.

Bartender- Did you live in Charleston?

Me- Uh huh…

Bartender- I met you after a USC Game at the Bojangles! You work for the radio station right?

Me- YES. Oh my gosh that is so crazy! Great to see you! 

Once again…MIND BLOWN! Millions of people, tons of sports bars, and yet I found the one that had a person I have encountered before in life.

It really made me think about how you treat the people you meet- the girl at a Bojangles after a College Football Game, the women and her friends on a Girls Trip at a Vegas Pool, the Cab Driver, the person in line at the Grocery Store, etc. You NEVER know when you are going to run into them again, so why not make the most of it and start a conversation.

Who knows? You may run into them again when you least expect it!

 

*Big shout out to Craig for being the one to catch the fact that I said Rihanna instead of Alicia Keys originally! I knew it was Alicia Keys I just must have had Rihanna on the brain! My bad

Well let's see, Don't think I could live without Bacon, BritneySpears, Hair Extensions, Hallmark,& Ketchup. OH & wine. So I usually post about those things