From the first Facebook post from my college friend to the 2:44 a.m. text on Sunday morning from a high school friend telling me that they saw my face on a billboard in NYC, I knew I would go completely BONKERS if I did not have a chance to see the billboard for myself! I mean it is not every day that a mom of five meets a photographer, poses for some shots for an ad campaign and then ends up in the featured photo of a New York Times article that highlights the campaign and the billboard with her image on it! WHEW! Talk about a series of EXQUISITE MOMENTS!
In comes the most generous and thoughtful exquisite gesture – an offer to fund my trip to NYC so that I can see the billboard for myself! I have tears in my eyes just thinking about the magnitude of this gesture in my heart. So off I go – on a day trip to see myself on 42nd Street in NYC! I was so excited I couldn’t sleep. I got three hours of sleep before I had to ride to the bus station which thankfully was only 10 minutes away. I thought I would get some sleep on the bus – but NO! I was just to exited about the whole entire trip because this was my first time going to New York City and I was so looking forward to the adventure!
The bus arrived in the city at 12 noon. It was the perfect day to walk the city! With so much to see but first things first, I have to make my way to the Pfizer Building. GPS in hand in Walking Mode of Transport here I go. I will confess I got turned around for a minute but I finally found my footing and was on my way!
As I was taking in all of the sights I realized I was almost there! The address f the Pfizer Building is 235 E. 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues!
Then there it was!!! It is REALLY BIG!!! LOL! But I was so happy to finally be able to see it in real life! As Exquisite Moments would have it, an employee recognized me as I was getting my photo taken in front of the billboard. She was so excited to see one of the models live, that she rushed me into the lobby and ran upstairs to grab one of the executives in charge of the campaign. Lo and behold, it was one of the executives that was there at the photo shoot!
As you can see I am quite happy that I finally had a chance to see the billboard live and in person!