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New York day III
Mon, May 23 2005 @ 23:46   //   Category: Life & Me   //   6 comments

So it was Vega's doing!! (read comments on previous entry if you wanna understand) We had nice weather today and did all sorts of "needing nice weather" stuff, which roughly translates as "let's go to places where we have a cool view of Manhattan." Jaja.

We started out at Ground Zero (well we started out at our hotel of course, but you know what I mean). I know you don't have a nice view of Manhattan there lol. Shut up! I was actually very moved - more than I'd expected. It brought back so many memories. 9/11 was a weird time - I don't think I'd ever felt that close to America (and you know I don't usually feel close to America at all - well, I do again now lol)... anyway. I even cried a little. I love New York.

Ja, then we walked through the World Financial Center, partly as a WTC substitute, partly cuz AmEx HQ are there. Was nice. d wanted to go to Liberty (as befits any good NY tourist) so we walked down to Battery Park.... had one look at the queue and went "no way!" (I'd been pretty reluctant beforehand cuz even if the ferry queues are ok, the queues to get on Liberty are always a nightmare). Anyway, I suggested going to Staten Island instead to get the obligatory "skyline of Manhattan" view. Did you know the ferry to Staten Island is actually free? Well you do now. Unfortunately it turned out anything sightseeing-related on Staten Island is closed Mondays, so we just went straight back to Manhattan.

Then we walked up towards Brooklyn Bridge - past some nasty-smelling fish... thingos. (you know what I mean. I hope) It took us about half an hour to find out how to get on that goddamned bridge!!! *lol* But it was worth it in the end. Nice view. I climbed on a lamppost to get a better view - which was quite scary. It rocks in the wind!!!! *lol*

Ok. Vega's spell was still working (i.e. we still had nice weather) so we headed back up to the Empire State Building. After roughly an hour of queuing (sigh) we took in some more pretty views in all directions (and, of course, lots of pictures)... then came back down. There was a bit more to it of course but my time is limited. Well actually I'm already gonna be late for 7th Heaven so I guess I'll skip that... but I need the bathroom, so my time is limited.

Ja. We walked around a bit, through Macy's (yawn), then looked for somewhere to eat... ended up at Villa Pizza (was ok)... and since that's on 42nd I of course couldn't resist the call of easyinternet. Which is where I am now (surprise!!). d's gone across the road to watch Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (he will regret it muahaha) and I shall now head back to the hotel I think. Then again I might not, seeing as I've missed 7th Heaven already. Why the fuck won't Yahoo mail load!?

BTW I was wearing my newly acquired mini-MJ-Tshirt (MJ's mini i.e. young, not the Tshirt) and got lots of positive feedback. :-) OK. End of report. Byebye.

People say...

See! It didn't rain at all. Aren't you lucky lucky? Must be the power of positive thinking by your friend. If we concentrate on it not raining, maybe it won't. Let's do an experiment.

You guys are doing lots of stuff! Glad you're having fun.

I'm kinda tired to call you tonight, will try tomorrow or Wednesday.

bye bye.

Posted by: jimmy on Tue May 24, 2005 at 3:37

@ long queues just to get "nice views" of things. Suddenly studing for exams doesn't feel so bad. Well ok it does, but queues and views sounds boring too. Glad you people are enjoying it though. :)

Btw how exactly does one "kinda try" to call someone?

Posted by: on Tue May 24, 2005 at 10:42

Had it been Monday today that would have worked just fine. (the anon thing I mean)

Posted by: JarJar on Tue May 24, 2005 at 10:42

I swear that whole paragraph about the World Financial Center and the ferries wasn't there earlier!

The staten island ferry is fun, always lots of weird people on there though

Posted by: squiZZle on Tue May 24, 2005 at 10:43

@ Mon

Jimmy said "kinda tired" not "kinda tried"

Views are great! Not boring at all [-(

Posted by: Clarissa on Tue May 24, 2005 at 23:49

Aaaaahhhhhhhh @ kinda tired

Posted by: JarJar on Wed May 25, 2005 at 11:44