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02 February 2007

As Quick As A Tick In A New York Minute

There are a lot of great benefits to having a psychologist for a wife. Having a psychowifey means leafing through the DSM-IV-TR at bedtime to snarkily diagnose family members. It also means a weird sense of humour: no one else in the world would be caught wearing a pair of Freudian slippers. And, of course, there’s tagging along to conferences.

Last spring I got to see Tony Campolo give a plenary lecture at a conference where Focus on the Family and Liberty University were in attendance. There’s nothing quite like hearing a Baptist preacher disdain free trade, capital punishment and Premillennial Dispensationalism in that context.

This year there’s no Tony Campolo. Instead we're taking day trips to Philadelphia and New York. I’ve never been to either of those cities, so I’m feeling adventurous. We’ve got a general idea of what to do in New York. Right now we’re thinking Central Park, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, World Trade site and the Museum of Natural History. Philadelphia is a little more up in the air.

Anyways, has anyone been to either place? How’s the night life? Any cool spots we should hit while we’re there? What the hell is there to do in Philly?

Comments on "As Quick As A Tick In A New York Minute"


Blogger jasdye said ... (2/03/2007 09:09:00 PM) : 

i hear that the philly cheesesteak sandwiches are better in philadelphia than in chicago. so, that might be interesting.


Blogger dufflehead said ... (2/04/2007 10:44:00 PM) : 

no other words needed

except that i've never been there


Blogger dorsey said ... (2/06/2007 11:06:00 PM) : 

In Philly, check out Monk's Cafe, at 15th and Spruce, excellent menu and huge selection of craft brews on tap. I'd be happy to buy the first round. South Street is usually a good time, too.

Don't forget to do the Rocky Balboa up the steps of the Museum of Art, and you really ought to see some of the historic stuff. It's pretty wild to stand in the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Oh, and the best cheesesteak is at Tony Luke's, at Front St. & Oregon Ave.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (2/18/2007 07:04:00 PM) : 

Yeah, I've also heard there's a pretzal place worth checking out.

New York ninjas. What could be cooler?

Thanks, dorsey. I'll add those places to the checklist. We probably won't know when we'll be exploring Philly (as opposed to being at the conference) until the last minute. But if we're able to grab a beer that would be excellent.


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