January 16th, 2011

krazy koati

That's where the big bands used to come and play

The next day, New Year's Eve, brought some company to come along with bunny_hugger.

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There were some free gifts at the concert: a music CD, for one, which both my mother and father insisted on picking up separate copies of although that seems unnecessarily duplicated to me. And plastic trinkets too: I got a day-glo yellow hat from it, and my mother, aunt, and bunny_hugger got ``2011'' tiaras. My mother, embodying the kiasu spirit, also took another 2011 tiara on the way out, for my niece. I don't know that she's given it yet.

Trivia: In defining the boundaries of the Colony of New Jersey, James, Duke of York, defined the northern border as being the line from the point where the Hudson River crosses the 41st degree north latitude and ``the northernmost branch of the said bay or river of Delaware, which is 41 degrees 40 minutes latitude'', and is in reality well north of the 42nd parallel. Source: How The States Got Their Shapes, Mark Stein.

Currently Reading: Practicing History, Barbara W Tuchman.