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Robbie went to NYC on Wednesday and did stuff I already did; The Met, Central Park, The Natural History Museum etc.
On Friday I joined him so we could have a day about town together.
I must say I'm very impressed, I managed to navigate the Subway without my hand held map and just a few cursory glances at the map on the trains.
We met at the Strand Bookstore, ehich was amazing, but there were just too many books, seriously, it was just too much and I got pretty fed up pretty soon.
Next to the Strand there was a Forbidden Planet which I would gladly live in for the rest of my life!
It was like a mini sci-fi con. only extra expensive, God Comic Books are pricey!

We then went to Battery Park and got on the Ferry to Liberty and Ellis Island, severely underwhelmed.
But I can now say I was at the Statue of Liberty.

NYC is cool :)
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Yup, another short weekend in NYC spent with Rachel and Ellie.
I woke up late that morning and arrived in New York just a little after Noon and thus began my sojourn in the Subway towards the Upper East Side and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
I actually arrived at a bad time since they were going through renovations and redoing the galleries, so the admission was a bit cheap but then again there were only two floors open to the public.

The art was Modern and Contemporary, the one floor was filled with the more conceptual and video art (which I'm not a fan of) but a lot of it was from the 70's and thus was very political which I liked, especially the collage made out of fliers and publications by the Civil Rights Movement, it's amazing how so much of what they say there is still relevant today.
The other floor was a bit more contemporary, but less loud, more actual paintings, photographs, lithographers and such, it lent to a more constructive atmosphere to think about the art I was looking at which was fun.
It so happened that just as I finished exploring that floor on my own a free tour of the floor was starting so I got all the explanations and small anecdotes about the art work which was very enjoyable.
It's always nice to find someone to explain things to you and it's their job.

I then traveled back to Midtown and caught the subway to Washington Heights where I met up with Rachel and Ellie, we went out to have some supper and then headed to 66th street to catch a movie "The Break-Up", it had all the attributes to a classic hollywood love story of boy meets girl, boy and girl shack up and boy and girl break up, bot and girl get back together classic Hollywood ending.
Except Not.
I won't spoil, but I was pleasantly surprised by the break in the Hollywood mold.
I also wonder if Jennifer and Vince decided to act together because of "Mr and Mrs Smith", I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case. And ironic since Vince Vaughn played Brad Pitt's best friend in that movie - "Mr. and Mrs Smith" that is.

When we returned to WH we had ourselves a לילה לבן (stayed up till morning), meaning I got up late again and took my time to get back to Philly.

A pleasant weekend was had by one and all.

Thanks again Rachel and Ellie for letting me crash.
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I think I'm seeing a trend here, every weekend in NYC*.. 'tis awesome!

So this weekend I slept over at [livejournal.com profile] krazyhippie who has a fab new apartment in Washington Heights along with her roommate, who was in Albany on the weekend so I had a room to sleep in which was nice.
Plus they have the cuddliest cats I miss Wish )

I went to MoMA, which is the best museum I have been to so far, throughout my time (the entire day) spent there I felt Mummy should be there with me, because she had been the one to teach me how to appreciate art and museums. I also wanted Shimrit there so that we could be all פלצניות in Hebrew together, since, except for our disagreement on Picasso and Matisse, we pretty much have the same taste in modern art. Almost all the sections had something I enjoyed, but the three that grabbed me the most were the The sculpture garden ), Design and Architecture ) And The Special Exhibition of Edvard Munch )

On Sunday I went with [livejournal.com profile] krazyhippie to Spamalot, the Broadway Musical, since her roommate who had bought the other ticket was in Albany and was not feeling well so she wouldn't make it in time for the show, so I thought, oh I have to go!
And so I did. )
Robbie, you have got to go see it if you have the chance!


*Mummy, if you're reading this; I did tell you I was going to NYC, read my reply to your last email to you.
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Sunday I returned to the Big Apple and saw [livejournal.com profile] orcabee once again, and she was kind enough to be my kind once again, thanks sweetie!

We went to the American Natural History Museum, all I can say is WOW!
I was reminded greatly by the Natural History Museum in London, which I have visited quite a bit in my previous trips to England, but for some reason this seemed much larger (most likely due to the fact that all the special exhibits cost extra and I didn't even touch those!) and full of beautiful exhibits.
My favourite was the Endangered Animal Exhibit (which had too many stuffed animals unfortunately) - it was strange seeing a stuffed Panda and Cheetah when just a week earlier I saw live ones at the Washington Zoo - I felt a bit sad after-wards.
Both [livejournal.com profile] orcabee and I went Ga-Ga! over the marine mammal exhibit, since we're both whale freaks and mourned when Keiko died *moment of silence* but at least she died free.
I was a tad annoyed that the language they used on the explanation placks was American English, but then again I'm a Euro-snob :) And that they clumped all the South American, African and Asian Anthropological exhibitions on one floor and didn't give each Continent it's due respect.

We had lunch at a very nice Sushi place (I love Shrimp Tempura and California Roll!) and coffee (not at Starbucks!!!!) at a place called World Coffee (or was it Coffee World?) and we shared a chocolate truffle cake (*dies*) and had a great time was had by all!

On the bus home, a guy pulled out some yarn and begun knitting, I was over come by curiosity and asked him what he was knitting - from that began a whole knitting lesson (I taught him how to purl and knit in stockinette) and we just has a very nice conversation. Probably the best bus rides I've had in quite a while and I reached Philly in time for the last train.

It was a good day!
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Okay, so where was I... oh, yes crying over the fact that I was a moron and didn't tell Sam Waterston that I loved him.
After we left the Met we phoned Rachel's friend Ellie with whom we arranged to meet at the Natural History Museum later in the afternoon... can we say mistake.
We went to the New York Public Library )
At around four (we were pooped!) Ellie phoned and told us she was at the Natural History Museum. So we went back to Grand Central Station (yes, there's a pic) and rode to Times Square (ugh!) in order to catch the train to the Museum. Lucky us the train arrived very quickly... yeah, we were in Queens when we (Rachel) realized we were going in the wrong direction, so we waited half an hour of our time, I thought it was funny (except that Ellie was waiting for us in the cold :( )
So by the time we arrived at the museum it was closing.
What kind of a museum closes at 17:45 on a Saturday!?
Anyhow, it was great fun just spending time and talking to Rachel and Ellie, it's fun being with people closer to my own age you know, not over thirty or under five :D, well that's not really the point, the point would be just being away in New York doing my own thing with people I was really happy to spend time with.
I had this longing for my friends throughout the day... I really miss them.
After that we returned to Rachel's dorms to eat (at a diner like place near her place) and get ready to go to a club called Nation )
We got back to the dorms at around one-ish(?) and again, talked 'till four in the morning.
I slept like the dead and woke up refreshed but in need of sustenance.
Since we all got up around ten and both Rachel and Ellie had other things to do, we opted to get a late breakfast at a very nice cafe called "Fresh" just across the street from Rachel's place, we were done by 12:00, we said our "goodbyes" and "we'll meet agains".
I got on the Subway which I have now deciphered and arrived in Chinatown just before the bus took off, so there was no waiting.
Got back to Philly at three and Jade picked me up from Center City.
And since then I've been home.
Good Weekend!

Have a good week y'all!!
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my weekend, it was tons of fun! It's so enjoyable meeting people you've only spoken to on-line.
Friday )

Saturday
It was freezing in the dorms, I didn't sleep that well, but since when I do sleep I'm pretty much dead I got enough rest and was up and about at 09:30 showered and ready to go.
Then I woke Rachel up.
She got ready and we figured out a schedule in accordance to the Subway stations, it was fun, almost like a puzzle.
Our first stop was the St. John's Cathedral. )We got crappy coffee at Starbucks *sigh* I really do not like it, but it was a good kick start for the rest of the day, so I didn't mind that much. We caught the transit bus through Central Park just like last week with [livejournal.com profile] orcabee and I felt proud of myself that I recognized the area, yay.
We arrived at the Metropolitan )
I'm going to take a break now.
Next post, there shall be more NYC
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From NYC!!!
It was great I did all the touristy stuff with Rachel ([livejournal.com profile] krazyhippie) and had a ball!

More soon, I'm pooped :)
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It slipped my mind, it must have traumatized me, lol.
[livejournal.com profile] orcabee took me to Starbucks after lunch! In America for a month and I went into a Starbucks in New York. The Horror!!!!

Just kidding, it actually wasn't that bad... just tasteless.
I drink all my coffee (except בוץ) without sugar and it just seemed to have no taste whatsoever.
I had a latte, next time I am out of options and must enter a Starbucks I'll get a different taste, maybe it'll taste better.

Again, not that bad, but really... not that good.
Israeli coffee is way better.
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To anyone who has never been to New York City... you must!
To those who live there... I am so effing jealous!!

So what happened on the glorious day of my visit to NYC?
Getting there )

The Guggenheim )
By the time we finished at the Guggenheim it was already 14:00 PM and both of us were famished, I mean starving, I couldn't even think of what kind of food I wanted to eat.
We walked down towards Lexington Avenue, walked down the parallel street if I remember correctly and had an excellent lunch at a small Indian restaurant, the cups were made of copper and the waiter kept on refilling our water whenever it went under the rim, it was nice in a classicist sort of way? *shrug*
Since it was lunch time we had a 50% discount, which was a pleasant surprise (according to [livejournal.com profile] orcabee, lunch is from about noon to 16:00 PM, I think).

We caught the bus to Lincoln Centre )

We then caught the Subway ) to Times Square.
It's one of those places I can honestly say been there, I don't need to go back. The gaudiness, the lights, oh my God it reminded me of the Gotham City in Batman and Robin... yes, it was that awful, although yesterday I was quite caught up in the atmosphere, but getting a scare from the sheer amount of people and being separated for a second from Lisa, we decided that Times Square had been seen and was now officially checked off my check list of Things To See in New York.

We then walked to Rockefeller Centre )

We then walked to a cafe to sit and we became aware that we were tired... more than tired... exhausted. We had some coffee and cake and took the subway back to Chinatown where the 20:00 PM bus was standing by to return to Philly.
I fell asleep on the bus and arrived at the Train Station just before the last train to Mt. Airy arrived.

Good day.
Great day.
NYC rocks!
Philly is boring...
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I love New York City!

Thank you [livejournal.com profile] orcabee!

More after sleep *drops ded*

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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