1. Important realization: always have cash — you're way behind the times, New York, learn to accommodate people who only have plastic. (Haven't you heard of saving the planet? Not wasting paper? Sheesh. Side note: no recycle bins on the sidewalks of NY, either... I mean, I know I went to college in hippie town, CA, but come on...)
2. People in Hoboken are really nice! — went to a café without cash (whoops) and didn't have enough change for the $3 small coffee I ordered, but the nice woman standing next to me graciously threw down three bills (then proceeded to giggle uncomfortably while repeating this mantra: "pay it forward, right? just pay it forward... ha ha ha, haha..." I thanked her and promised to do the same.)
3. People in Hoboken are also really funny — passed a guy on the street the other day whose facial complexion matched the color of his shorts: salmon. (He also had on a muted lilac colored t-shirt, which made him look like a bruise in loafers.)
4. Sometimes people actually do meet your expectations — my friend Megan and I approached a guy at a bar: "has anyone ever told you that you look like Buddy Holly?" Sure enough, as soon as Megan had accessed the album art on her iPod, we held the palm-sized screen up to said guy's face and, yes, the resemblance was uncanny. (I mean, really: the glasses were an added bonus).
Thus concludes Walla's Week in Review.