Happy Friday! I’m excited because one of my very best friends, Cate, is visiting this weekend and we’re having a long-overdue dinner with my two best New York friends!
Cate and I under the Eiffel Tower, August 1997
And now some links for your weekend:
☆ New York is a great place to visit, but there’s no denying that it’s expensive. Here are Ten Budget Travel Tips for New York.
☆ Are you playing Angry Birds? So is everyone else! (The completely perfect and hilarious way the WSJ summarizes the game: “Players turn different species of scowling birds into projectiles with which to crush a collection of grunting pigs scattered around various ramshackle structures.”)
☆ Uh-oh, Jenny and her hair extensions have been put on indefinite hiatus from Gossip Girl.
☆ Did everyone notice my NaNoWriMo winner badge in the sidebar? Yay! Now, if you’re a winner also, remember the importance of editing!
☆ Brooklyn Based put together a guide of Brooklyn-made items that you can buy online, which is pretty cool. Actually, I’m smitten with the title: Gift Guide for Agoraphobes.
☆ My brother sent me this link to the Top 10 Haunted US College Campuses. Our alma mater made the list at #2, but I’ve never heard those stories. The one that I have always heard is that the English Building is haunted by the ghost of a woman who drowned there when it was a women’s dormitory. A variation of that story, and more, is online at Prairie Ghosts. (I’ve also heard that a certain sorority house has a ghost that cries behind the walls, but I’ve never seen anything in print about that.)
☆ I have long maintained that LaGuardia is the worst airport in the world. A Zagat survey found that it is at least the worst airport in the United States. I feel vindicated. And sad that I have to fly out of there in a couple of weeks.
Enjoy the weekend!