Monday, June 22, 2009

Heading Home

Our trip over the northeastern United States is done. Chris and Sarah are married, I got some office time in, we met with friends in and around Boston, and we got to see [Karen's] Chris and Ryoko in Manhattan, along with some of Karen's friends. All in all a great trip.

I think I posted about the wedding already. Work was more or less work. We hung out at various places in Boston. We took the bus to Manhattan Thursday evening and were there until we left this morning. Saw Up (again) and The Hangover (funny), ate at some good restaurants, went to Strand Bookstore, and I finally got to go to the B&H Superstore. B&H really is crazy, check out this video:



I kept thinking the smoke monster from LOST was following us, but no, it was just the taxi receipt printers (check out lostpedia.com, that's the sound they use for the smoke monster).

I learned what the nitrogen cylinders are for that you see every so often on sidewalks. The telco and ConEd use them to keep lines dry. Are they safe? Apparently they can be hit by a car and not go boom. Nice.

I also was determined to learn what the different subway indicators mean. I see numbers, letters, shapes, and colors. Turns out shapes and colors are mostly pointless to the average user.

Right now I am over New Mexico on a Delta flight enjoying inflight wifi. Almost halfway home. More posts later.

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