Do you enjoy looking at fake animals and prehistoric dinosaur bones?
Good. You will enjoy the wonderful pictures I took at the Museum of Natural History.
Prior to that, I’d like to share 9 things I learned while on vacation that in hindsight I would have enjoyed knowing before getting on a jet plane.
1) Oddly enough the east coast seems to think toilet seat covers aren’t a necessity. Perhaps I have a new butt fungus, perhaps I don’t, things are still fermenting.
2) Cowboy boots are not a fashioneable or practical piece of footwear while in New York and walking 60 blocks.
3) Staking claim on the armrest on a plane is not rude, it’s survival. If you don’t do it the other guy will, and then you’ll be elbowed in the hip during your 4 hour flight.
4) The subway is not scary when you take it during the day and you’re not panicking about switching lines.
5) People in New York do not like to wait for anything. Why they have crosswalks I’m not sure.
6) Security lines for monuments are no joke. Perhaps wearing silver chains and sweatshirts with a thousand zippers isn’t wise because then they’ll make you take off your shoes and treat you like a terrorist.
7) When someone tells you, “These sandwichs are so New York” that’s code for “These sandwiches contain an entire pig, 10 slices of bread, and require reinforcement underneath them to prevent the thick paper bag and butcher paper from ripping.”
8) Eating prior to entering the Met is a necessity, because walking that museum is like running a marathon, and their cafe is simply not sufficient enough to satiate all of it’s eager dwellers.
9) Get used to telling people no. Most corners have someone trying to sell you something. This ranges from horse and carriage rides to fake Louis Vuittons beautifully displayed on dirty sheets.
On to the museum of Natural History extravaganza…
Petrie and Spike,
P.S. I am currently dancing around my house to Carly Rae Jepsen. If that’s wrong I don’t wanna be right.