For Sunday we hoped to go up to Manhattan, take in a carousel, enjoy the store windows, and meet up with the hippest guy in Brooklyn, bunny_hugger's brother, whom we hadn't seen since the day after Christmas. We slept in a little, trusting we could get a late lunch with him, and I overspent on the park-and-ride. I thought I'd entered the wrong code because the receipt was for a different parking space, but that was a previous person's uncollected receipt. They weren't printing new ones. On the way up her brother called and suggested we have dinner instead, which was fine by us, particularly since it was the windiest day in the history of ever and our bus, struggling against the wind, was actually making about twelve miles per hour in the direction of Philadelphia. It took us to about Thursday to actually arrive at the Port Authority.( Collapse )
We thought to get something to drink but realized it was awfully close to our rendezvous time with bunny_hugger's brother, so we hurried off in search of a B train instead.
Trivia: New York City's tallest office tower in 1890 was eleven storeys tall. Source: Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, And New York's Trial Of the Century, Mike Dash.
Currently Reading: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, Richard Wrangham. Very interesting anthropological book, though I did not realize when I set it on my wish list that it was advancing a novel theory rather than passing on the present generally accepted ideas. So I'm not sure how much of it is interesting because it's stuff I didn't know but would if I were an anthropology fan and how much is interesting because if you held the book up at an anthropology convention you could get into an exciting fistfight.
PS: 2012 in Review, just the statistics WordPress was happy to give about my writings of 2012.