Wednesday, February 23, 2005

don't mug yourself or anyone else

Hurrah for New York! I've just spent the last 2 days looking at the most awesome museums I have ever seen (MoMA and the Met). They were made oh so much sweeter because I had my uncle's 'don't-have-to-wait-in -10-mile-long-queue-to-get-in' membership cards. The Met was great, it helped me solidify the growing feeling I had that any art made before 1850 is crap (I was a fool before with my classical loving ways... then again most of the stuff I thought was classical was post 1850 anyway... what type of art history student am I?). As for the MoMA, just take a look at this:

To cut a long story short: it's Danny DeVito (actual size)! I saw him looking at Kandinskys and stalked him for a while.

Central park is amazing. It has rocks to climb on! And ice skating. And a zoo. And squirrels. And tepid mud... ok so it got to the point where I was impressed by anything that central park had. For all the hype, I can't believe I didn't get mugged even once while I was walking there at night. I even took out my camera and made some timer shots, but nobody came and took my camera whilst their buddy beat me over the head with a bat and took my dollars. I was disappointed.

Even I'd mug me.

After my first failed attempt to get mugged, I decided to up the ante a bit and give the muggers an opportunity they couldn't pass up: I played on the rocks whilst simultaneously reading my lonely planet guide and pretending to be the bird lady from Home Alone 2.

Still no mugging, maybe I'd reached my mug quota for the day after all those starbucks hot chocolates...

I went to the Rockerfeller centre just as it was starting to snow 2 nights ago. It was fun to watch the ice skaters fall and hurt themselves.

I went to the Rockerfeller centre the other night and watched children fall over whilst ice skating. I'm sure they weren't as embarrassed as I was when I asked some people to take a photo of me:

And then they gave my camera back... New Yorkers won't even mug you if you hand them your goods!

The streets of New York spew out this mysterious steam/gas/other all day. I have no idea where it comes from, but it looks cool and it feels warm. Here's a photo of trump tower:

Note: trump tower is behind the awesome road chimney that is specially set up to funnel out the mystery gas, though I think it would be much cooler if THAT was trump tower.

It started snowing the other night, and it was very awesome. Look:

I hope in the morning that some kids thought it was a big soft snow dune to jump on.

Also here's a photo of me looking up. At flags. Ok there's nothing I can say to make this any more interesting.

Now I'm off to try and scalp tickets to a sold out futureheads concert in a bad area of town...


At 2/23/2005 05:26:00 PM, Anonymous alex fisher said...

Yay for this blog.
Will, you have kept me entertained during my tedious hours working 9-5 in an insurance call centre this summer.
PS. Sorry if you don't know who I am.

At 2/23/2005 07:06:00 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

I can't believe you didn't get mugged! What kind of city, do they think they are?

Ok, my last sentence made no sence.

Note: I think the chimney thing has something to do with water mining.

At 2/25/2005 12:38:00 AM, Anonymous Max said...

He kept you entertained for 8 hours a day all summer?!

At 2/25/2005 02:23:00 PM, Blogger conditionals said...

If you had been in France, where they have a legal 35 hour working week limit, then my 8 hours a day entertainment would be illegal.

They have all the adult swim DVDs in shops here max, it's crazy. Even sealab 2021.

At 3/03/2005 03:05:00 PM, Anonymous Max said...

I know man, awesome hey!

At 4/10/2012 07:22:00 AM, Blogger Jay said...

Man, that was very funny. Nice reading. I'm leaving to NYC in 2 weeks and already looking forward to it. What more, I bumped to your site searching Krystal Method though:-). Greets from SVK


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