NYC Trip, Day 4

Christ, I’m behind schedule.

Quick version: Got up, took the train in with Dave, went up to his office. Very nice place. Walked over to 24th street, went in the wrong building, then found Freeverse.

Freeverse guys are extremely cool. Everyone has this nice warped sense of humor that I get along well with. Anyhow, we spent the day making little BMPl press kits (monkey hand puppet + BMPL matches + CD), sticking stickers on Byte Me teeth, and getting boxed copies of DG ready. Left at about 5:15.

Took a cab over to the med school, and ate dinner with Dad at Shabu-Tatsu, which is a Shabu Shabu sort of place. If you don’t know what that is – they give you a huge plate of meat and veggies and noodles, and you dip it in boiling hot water to cook it. Lots of fun and very filling.

Came back to the med school, called Kate, went to sleep.


NYC Trip, Day 3

Uneventful for the most part.

Lots of game show watching in the afternoon as I waited for bus time to roll around. Took the 6:10 bus to Port Authority, and then we took the Penn Station train to Dave’s house.

Talked to Kate twice on the phone; I really wish I could talk to her more because I miss her like crazy.

More news tomorrow, I guess.


NYC Trip, Day 2

What a day, what a day.

Was woken up ridiculously early – well, not in comparison to yesterday I guess – for a breakfast excursion. Standard diner fare, nothing too thrilling.

At 10:15 we headed into Philly towards the art museum. I continue to marvel over the lack of cultural identity that New Jersey seems to be displaying. There’s a uniform sameness that irks the crap out of me.

A side note about the art museum – the art museum is notorious because it was in the original Rocky (you know, the bit with the steps). Now, I haven’t seen Rocky (for shame!), but I’m fully aware of the bit when he gets to the top of the stairs and pumps his fists in the air. And if I wasn’t, all the tourists who do the same thing for a photo op make it painfully obvious that something exciting happened here. I must’ve seen at least 50 people of all types doing it, and it got dreadfully painful to watch.

Anyhow, once we got to Philly, and Kate et al showed up, things turned great. We meandered around the art museum for a bit, sat outside and talked, ate lunch at the Museum Restaurant (very good asian fare), and went to the Ben Franklin Institute. The whole day was a lot of fun, although there were a few snags here and there, including my completely awful directions regarding a meeting place.

Back at “home”, we had spaghetti for dinner and some very good Key Lime Pie for dessert. And now, after being told I can use the computer, my mother is demanding that I come play Scrabble, something I have explicitly said I do NOT want to do. Sigh.

And we triumphantly kicked their teeth in by about 100 points. That’ll teach her.

Oh, before I forget – be sure to check out my beginnings of a MWNY archive. In there right now is just about all the promotional and administrative emails I’ve gotten regarding the thing. Some of the PR stuff is interesting, and you can get a feel for what I have going on over the next few days. I know the icons are broken – I’ll do something
about it when I get home. Cope.

Tomorrow, I sit around all day and then take a bus up to NYC and meet up with Steinberg. More news then.