Sunday, March 20, 2011

In case I didn't mention it before. . .

. . . I'm going to New York next Friday. The purpose of the trip is to celebrate my sister's birthday with her and our mutual friend who is doing a PhD in Germanic Studies in Indiana. New York City is a sort of a midpoint geographically for the three of us so we are meeting there.

I have no particular affinity with New York, to be honest. I don't have anything against it but it lacks a definitive personality, in my opinion. Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco make me a lot happier. (None of them can compete with Montreal or Toronto, of course, but that's a different subject.) My sister loves it, however, so we are going.

Here is what's on the program for this trip:

1. A shopping extravaganza. And before you condemn me, come live in my little village and then we'll talk.

2. A visit to MOMA and a dinner at MOMA's restaurant The Modern. People say it's something special but I'll tell you what I think after my visit.

3. As good luck may have it, a fellow blogger Jonathan will be giving a scholarly presentation in NYC while I'll be there. So I'll even do something intellectual during the trip.

4. Three days of walking around Manhattan. I love to walk but there is no place to walk to where I live and nothing to see on the way. Walking in Manhattan will be a different thing altogether.

Of course, I will blog about everything that happens during the trip and post pictures.


Spanish prof said...

Make sure you don't go to the MOMA when it's the free night. I know it sound attractive, but I made the mistake a few years ago, and it was so crowded and loud that it was impossible to appreciate anything.

Anonymous said...

We should leave Manhanttan/Midtown if you want personnality in the City. Go to Queens or Brooklyn (Williamsburg perhaps?).

You could even go to Brighton Beach to see what remains of Russia in this neighbourhood.


Clarissa said...

I'm not strong enough psychologically to see the people at Brighton Beach even at a distance. :-) :-)

Anonymous said...

Awesome hair, por cierto.


Clarissa said...

Oh I miss you, my dear firend.

The former colleague to whose unpopular blog you directed me, snubbed me.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to NYC. You look great! Metropolitan opera. Manhattan great organ and organists at Manhattan churches- choose one close by- don't miss!At no cost. Yours A****181:-)

Clarissa said...

Thank you, A***! :-)

Those readers who think it's not Ok to compliment my appearance: it totally is. Just sayin'. :-)