Category: New York

  • Long Awaited?

    Yeah, yeah. We’ve been very neglectful of the blog since I went to NYC and brought my husband home with me. I had every intention of writing up a big detailed post about my trip to NYC, but it seems so far back in the misty past now that I probably couldn’t remember everything we…

  • Colin L. Powell

    Truly, there are some benefits to attending a school in New York City. The International House had its annual George C. Marshall Visitor Program today. Yes, that is the same General George C. Marshall, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and architect of the so-called Marshall Plan to rebuild war-torn Europe after World War II. Today another…

  • NYC – General Observation

    I don’t mean to be unkind, but after speaking with several fellow New York students, it seems clear to me that when we arrived slightly less than two years ago there was still a significant wellspring of Post 9-11 mutual goodwill in New York City. The New York Attitude is a well known phenomenon, but…

  • February Blizzard – 2006

    The reports are true: the Northeast is covered in a blanket of white. It has been snowing fiercly for the past 24 hours, though it seems to be letting up now. I can actually see the church out my window again—before it was barely discernable through the cloud of snow. Here’s a picture of the…

  • Paul in NYC – Tuesday

    Tuesday – February 7th Paul’s last full day in NYC. We decided that a trip to NYC without visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art would be incomplete at best, so early in the morning we made our way across Central Park to that mecca in the cult of culture. Here’s a shot of the facade.…

  • Paul in NYC – Monday

    Monday – February 6th Unfortunately, my real purpose for being in NYC reared its head on Monday, and Paul was forced to entertain himself the entire day, as I was in class from 9:30 in the morning until 9:30 at night. I understand that he made another pilgrimage to Good Enough To Eat before heading…

  • Paul in NYC – Sunday

    Sunday – February 5th I know that Paul is a big fan of the perennial college favorite Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, SNL tickets are even more difficult to come by than Spamalot tickets. So I did the next best thing and reserved tickets for the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. Much like Chicago’s vaunted Second City,…

  • Paul in NYC – Saturday

    Saturday – February 4th. Though we spent some time planning out his visit, ironically, Saturday turned out to be the most free-form day we had together. Personally, I have never been a big fan of musicals. There are, of course, exceptions that I do enjoy, but for the most part they lose me when things…

  • Paul in NYC – Friday

    Well, as you may know, my excellent-good friend Paul has taken some time out of his schedule to visit me here in New York City — a.k.a. NYC, the Big Apple, the City, Old-New-York, New Amsterdam, Gotham City, Metropolis, the Capitol of the World and Ground Zero. Friday was the first full day of NYC…

  • Back in NYC

    I arrived early this morning in my sometime home-away-from-home New York City. Due to the pounding rain, and the somewhat cookie-cutter nature of large-city airports (not to mention the lack of any significant contiguous sleep) I had a bit of a surreal moment deplaning where I felt I hadn’t actually left Portland at all. But…

  • Halloween (Post-Op)

    Sorry for the delay—I know that some of you have been waiting for pictures from the annual NYAA Halloween Party. The wait is over… Here we have Gina sporting not only a parrot but a dashing smile to boot, and giving Mr. Depp a run for his pirate money. Here’s Patrick: just don’t ask him…

  • NYC Restaurants

    Acqua We went to this restaurant on the way home from our 8-hr visit to the Met. We got off the subway without a particular dining destination in mind, and realized as we did that it was pouring down rain. Running past a number of restaurants, we settled on Acqua because it seemed reasonably-priced and…