Saturday, April 08, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Thank You Panera Bread!!!!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Things I Could be doing besides writing my thesis
I've been pretty consumed with writing my thesis and other class work recently. Instead of going to college, I could have joined the British Merchant Marines, like this Paul Messenger. This is Paul Messenger, a master Mariner. Hes set up an entire website about him, www.paulmessenger.net. I wrote to him about a month ago to see if I could buy a marines hat that said Paul Messenger, I don't know, it would be kind of funny. Apparently, he doesn't think so, he still hasn't written me back. I guess I'll have to stay in college and not join the British Merchant Marines.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Things I Learned in Chicago
1. Chicago is alot cleaner than east coast cities
2. The Chicago field musem and the Art Institute of Chicago is awesome
2. I really like deep dish pizza and Italian beef Sandwiches
3. Everyone is really nice (also applies to Wisconsin).
4. There are very few hills.
5. DON'T LEAVE CANS OF COKE (OR ANY CARBONATED BEVERAGE) IN YOUR TRUNK OVERNIGHT WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS 5 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. IF YOU DO, THE CANS WILL EXPLODE!!! Yeah, I kind of never knew that.
Friday, February 24, 2006
I thought the rest stop on the way to Chicago was creepy....
But the rest stop in western Pennsylvania on the way back was simply terrifying. Alex and I set back to Boston after an awesome week in Chicago and pulled off the road to gas up in Clearfield, PA. I went inside to what I thought was just a convenience store while Alex was pumping gas. Inside I found a diner attached to the store. Sounds normal enough, right? Wrong. The dining room was packed but it was earily quiet and everyone was just looking down at their plate. Fine, quiet hicks minding their own business. I can deal with that. But they gave me the coldest stares as I walked to the bathroom. OK, still fine, I'm an outsider. I went to the convenience store after the bathroom to go get a drink and next to all the drinks and snacks was a whole lot of hunting equipment. Umm, lets review, creepy quiet hicks, cold stares and guns. Methinks its time for this outsider Jew to hit the road. Alex and I agreed in the car that we were never so happy to leave a rest stop. We've stopped for the night in the middle of PA. It's a lot more populated which is comforting. And hey, can't complain about a motel with free WIFI. However, Alex can complain about the protein stain (haha, protein...) he found on his blanket.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Sweet My Home For a Week Chicago
Two days ago I hit the road with my roommate Alex and headed for Chicago. Alex, for any of you reading who don't know me, is my best friend at Brandeis. He's from Chicago and we are spending the week at his parent's house. The road trip here was fun. There isn't too much between the east coast and Chicago. The middle of Pennsylvania is scary. It seems very removed from the modern age and I really think its where you go if you don't want to be found. Alex and I stopped at a rest stop and we were very clearly the "city folk" that just didn't belong. We stayed the night outside of Cleveland and pushed through today to Chicago. This picture is from my car as we entered the city and were welcomed by the Chicago skyline. We're going to be all over the place this week. Tomorrow we're going to meet up with my long time friend Ed and have a night out on the town. Ed is featured earlier in my blogging career. Look back to the picture of him sleeping from an earlier post. We're going to hit the major museums in the city, take a trip to the Budweiser plant in Milwaukee and visit the Indiana Sand dunes. Apparently they shipped alot of sand into Indiana to create a desert park out of sand. There are large hills that people slide down and even surf. I'll probably report on this at a later date. More later, so long for now blog!