New York summers.

Melissa’s parent’s apartment.

Sitting on the hot, brick steps of Low Library

The smell of empty Lehman Library.

New York winters.

Running in Riverside Park at dusk in the summer, guided by fireflies.

Drinks at Grand Central.

Bus to the guitar shop on Staten Island.

Brooklyn Cyclones and beers on the Coney Island shorefront at the bar at the end of the world

Loose leaf tea at the Hungarian Pastry Shop

The Columbia Marching Band.

VH1 Classics.

Udon West on rainy nights.

Blue mist around the Empire State Building


Geek conversations with Jay


North Korean escapees

Santa Monica pier.

The East Village

Ferry from Hoboken

Laughter over a Reuben at Artie’s.

The Olive Tree.

Risk 2210AD accompanied by Ninja Tunes and tea.

Carl Von Clausewitz

View of Manhattan from the Amtrak

The 1

The Bangladeshi Economist vendor on 86th and Broadway.


Salad bars.

14th Street Guitar World

18th Street City Bakery

IPI Event.

Dinner with the “Old Men”


Browsing the PoliSci section at Labyrinth/Book Culture

Tea time on the 6th floor.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s in French

Walking home from 116th

Rachel, Stephanie, Maybel, Jing Lei, Seth, Shehab, Felix, Peter, Emily, Sacha, Emily, Dave, Alexandra, Marcy, Jennifer, Carne.

Soundtrack: Korn – Untitled. Radiohead – In Rainbows, Seal – System,  Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, the last three Iron Maiden albums, Death Magnetic, Unleashed – Black Horizon, Valgeir SigurĂ°sson, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar.

TV: BSG (Original Series), Cowboy Bebop, Buck Rogers (S1), Seinfeld, ST:TNG, ST:DS9, Scrubs.

One thought on “Sabbatical

  1. Andrew

    You sunburn easily!

    I thought you were gay (using a girls name changes nothing. Are you stalking the apartment?)

    Its what losers do!

    Smell of empty Library (means go out and have fun like everyone else!)

    Cold and nasty

    Being Chased by muggers (I don’t know why else you would run!)

    You don’t drink alcohol!

    Ah yes we all have our peccadillos

    You don’t drink alcohol!

    Back to the stetl

    You are a geek


    Your list is too long!


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