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Postcard from New York II

I'm updating from a computer that doesn't want to display a cursor, which is making using LJ a bit tricky. Anyway, very brief summary of the last few days:

I spent most of Wednesday being cultural by looking at the paintings in the MoMA. Temporary exhibit about the collaboration between Cézanne and Pissaro, lots of absurdly famous early 20th century art, brain overload from too much Picasso, couple of very cute pieces that were not quite so ridiculously famous. I shall write this up properly when I can more easily include links.

Thursday the weather stopped being vile and revolting so I did outdoors-y stuff. The zoo in Central Park, a bit of wandering around the park itself, then walking from there to the southern part of Manhattan just looking at the city. And acquiring many many second hand books. 12, in fact, for an average of $3 each, some I really wanted, some earmarked to give various people, and some random but cheap enough that I might as well.

Friday was the Museum of Natural History, lots of cool dinosaurs and the biodiversity display and some really old displays about North American ecology, almost a museum of a museum but interesting too. I spent Friday evening with some excellent cousins, my dad's cousin B and her husband and nephew and his wife. They are the loveliest people ever! Got back late and therefore spent most of Saturday morning asleep. Lunch with hatam_soferet's friend MJNH and a bunch of her friends, who are aimiable in a rather grown-up way.

Then more lying around reading, napping, eating minimal effort and rather delicious food... And hatam_soferet taught me some very cool Gemara about conditional statements. *bounce bounce bounce*

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