So my l my life sucks, it’s so boring.
I’m posting this from my shiny new Android phone while in the middle of New York, which is about as exciting as something can get without involving large amounts of wonton destruction.
And like any good blogger, I need to give my inexpert opinion and do a review.
So the phone is a Samsung Captivate running Android 2.1, with Swype preinstalled, with a gorgeous screen. Ahh, le amour… Surprise! I haven’t rooted it yet, but I certainly plan on it, since it looks like the only way to really dev things is with a rooted phone…
Oh, you wanted to hear about New York? I guess I’ll start from the beginning and go from there in chronological order…
Flying here and sleeping weren’t interesting, so we’ll skip those parts. We started off by checking out my new institute of higher learning, which is, like I’ve said before, is really tall. My dorm is pretty far away, considering that the rest of the campus is pretty geographically dense. Nice buildings are to be had by all, although I have a bit of a premonition that using the elevator to get to class won’t be weird in a week or two.
I’ve been rambling for a bit too long without a tangent, so I’m going to riff a bit on some engineering thoughts from an unlikely source. While coming back from my summer stint in california, my cab driver commented on the age of New York’s infrastructure and how it contributed to the hectic nature of the city. I can see evidence for this thesis; everything seems so old, for better or worse. It gives us the cool greek columns that adorn oodles of buildings in NYC, but the bathrooms behind the facade tell a different story. We’ll see what sorts of constraints this tosses on my stay, but I’m fairly sure it’ll contribute to capping my stay to a few years.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger museum in my life. To get an idea of the scale, we burned off almost an hour to get through 1/18 of the entire Metropolitan Museum of Art. I could’ve spent a few days really exploring the entire thing. To be honest, I’m not that a big history buff, so I’d rather be doing other stuff, but man does it bring out my inner geek.
Also, central park is freaking huge. Enough said..
And Times Square is… Just as gaudy as I imagined.
Okay, I’m not going to write blog posts on here anymore… It’s taken me pretty much the entire day to finish this one and I don’t relish the thought of doing it again.