JeffD left a comment saying something to the effect of ‘it’s the same language, it can’t be that hard’, and to be honest, I sort of thought the same thing. But even though it’s the same language in both the UK and the US, there’s still a fair number of words/expressions/things that have me stumped. What, for instance, is bubble tea (they were out of it at the cafeteria, so I haven’t been able to try)? And what is french laundry? And why do they call the main course ‘entrees’ (which means ‘starter’ in French)? And what does a company called ‘Geico’ sell? It’s like being in a whole new country and city… hang on, I AM in a whole new country and city! And I’m loving it
What I love about Stern is that it’s slap bang in the middle of the NYU ‘campus’ area. It’s not really a campus, but it feels that way and buzzes with energy. And there’s so many interesting stores around (including a Dean & Deluca… yummie!).
Last Thursday my London housemate’s sister, who’s an artist, took a small group of us around Chelsea for gallery openings (there were at least 75 of them, of which we saw about 20… in 2 hours time!!), which was fabulous. If you like art and/or people watching, I can highly recommend trying to find the listings for gallery openings in Chelsea and coming along. Very very interesting.
On Friday, my co-exchange student from LBS and 2 other exchange students went to Coney Island, which was a bit deserted, but still very nice. The sun was out, the hotdogs (see top left) good and it was a great day to spend at the beach.
Yesterday, I trekked to the Whitney Museum of American Art, mainly to see the Edward Hopper paintings and I wasn’t disappointed. They did a great job in showing his drawings too, so you can see what happened before he painted the real thing.
Last, but not least, but for fear of sounding trite, it’s the 5th anniversary of September 11th today, and I watched (and shed a tear for so much unnecessary loss) the news of the memorials this morning. It’s strange being in New York on this day.