NY Weekend

Millennium Broadway, New YorkDid the unheard of for an assistant professor and took a 3-day weekend (heck, taking a weekend is rare), to accompany Jamie to Manhattan where she had some meetings. I hadn’t had a chance to walk around New York in a very long time–long enough that the proportion of smokers on the street had been replaced by cell phone users. Got to see old and new friends, some in town for fashion week, and went to one of my favorite museums in the world–the Cloisters–with my mom who was in town to give a talk on her book at Columbia.

Anyway, New York was a blast, but now I am even further behind on about 5 deadlines, so expect light blogging over the next couple weeks.

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  1. Posted 9/24/2003 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Great picture. You were in New York during Fashion Week!! I’m pea green with envy.

  2. Posted 9/24/2003 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Barbara fashioned herself tres chic,
    All the latest in trends she did seek,
    Then what’s the delay,
    When an hour away,
    Toronto has its fashion week?

  3. Posted 9/24/2003 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Settle a lil debate I’m having with Jenny: is that Dalai Lama a cardboard cutout or is it a wax version of him?

  4. Posted 9/24/2003 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    You’d have to ask him :). Though he’s been accused of being a Nazi sympathizer, I don’t think anyone has ever accused him of two-dimensionality ;). At least Jenny could get a definitive answer by consulting Professor French at the law school here at UB, who is among the top scholars the legal aspects of Tibetan Bhuddism. To quote from her book The Golden Yoke:

    For the Tibetan Buddhist, the parable in this chapter’s epigraph demonstrates an essential, core truth of this life: everything we apprehend in the world is mere illusion. Like a delicious meal conjured up by a magician, our present observed reality is entirely an illusory feast; it has no substance. Appearances or “mental obscurations, ” as Tibetans call them, occur around us because we do not yet have the ability to see their insubstantiality. Because of our ignorance and grasping attitudes, we can see only the illusion.

    And what makes you think it wasn’t just Photoshopped? I could have just been at home all weekend…

  5. Jenny
    Posted 9/27/2003 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Yeah you could have photoshopped it but for someone who’s “behind on about 5 deadlines” you sure do have a lot of time on your hands. =)

  6. Posted 9/27/2003 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Well, all work and no play would make Johnny (or Alex in this case) a dull boy =)

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