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A blog by Julia Felix about experiences on the CAMS New Media in NYC and Europe study abroad program.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Today, I only ate one thing...

...and it was chinese food. Today was yet another project day (I actually did work on my project), so I woke up at 10:30, took a shower, and decided it would be a nice day to take some more parking meter pictures, write my essay, and find something good to eat. So I packed up my backpack with my computer, my camera, batteries, etc. and headed towards the train station.

Then I decided I felt like walking a little more, so I started heading down Broadway looking for a place to eat/going to the 116 street station. I passed about three stores before I saw a big chinese food sign and decided I felt like chinese food. I was trying to not stand inside the store in case I didn't see anything I liked, but the lady kept waving at me to come in so I did. She said "You hungry?? We have lanch special! Foa Fiddy *point point*" I looked over at the lunch special menu she was pointing at and contemplated that for a while. "You get soup or soda too!" "hehe, alright..." Finally, I just decided to get some Pineapple Chicken because it sounded good and $4.50 for lunch is pretty cheap. So I got it. While I waited, I read all the signs written in bad english. There was one that said "Joining now!" and a standard Heimlich Maneuver sign that said "Victim of food-choking" on it. I was going to take pictures, but I didn't want to offend the lady because she was nice.

I eventually got my food and headed back towards the subway station, but then I decided that I should just eat here and work on my paper. Yeah, that happened. I sat here (actually, in the dining room place...) for hours alternating between changing the first three sentences of my paper and working on my parking meter project. But at least I got a little bit of both accomplished so far. I'm finishing the paper tonight, don't worry. It's just a rough draft anyway. I was down there for at least 4 or 5 hours, then I went back up to my room so I could work and be less distracted. Somehow, this is what happened instead:

Apparently, I just can't concentrate on anything. Ever. So, I got a little more of my project done (I'd post what I have so far, but the internet is going too slow and I know it won't work. Maybe later.) and a little more of my paper done, and had a lot of fun learning how to adjust things on my camera. I found out that I can make the exposure time anywhere from 1 to 5 seconds, and ended up taking pictures of my screensaver to test it out. They actually came out really cool.

And now I'm back down here, because it's time to work on my blog. That chinese food though, ended up lasting me all day. It was so much food. So I only spent $4.50 today. Wow...Sorry, nothing too educational happened today. But tomorrow I think we're going somewhere, I'm (very very hopefully) going to be playing my first game of Come Out and Play, Journey to the End of the Night, and I'll post again later.


Anonymous Talia said...

To update you on the cat: she has apparently figured out that sometimes there's food in that trashcan by the phone cabinet, so she seems to knock it over every day now in case there might be something inside.
I don't even put it upright again since if I do she just goes and does it again 10 minutes later.

So, anyway -- did you get soup or a soda with your all-day meal?

11:14 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I totally got soda. Orange soda. Pet the cat for me.

4:11 PM  

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