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NYC and other Adventures

Posted by Akano , in Life Aug 30 2012 · 274 views

Life LEGO Store Rockefeller Center Manhattan Nintendo World
So, on Tuesday my roommate, one of the other physics grad students and her friend, and I all took a trip to the Big Apple. My roommate and I had never visited, and I have to say it was not a horrible city experience.

Our first stop was lunch in Central Park, after which we headed to the American Museum of Natural History where we spent time exploring various exhibits including DINOSAURS(!!!), marine life, Egyptian stuffs, and the Rose Center. Unfortunately, we did not see Neil DeGrasse Tyson there, which makes the physicist in me slightly sad, but good times were had. We then headed over to the awesome Nintendo World, where there was more Pokémon merchandise than I could believe. I wish there had been more Legend of Zelda merch that wasn't baseball caps or overpriced T-shirts (I would love to own a pair of Triforce pajama pants). Then we headed to Rockefeller Center to visit the majestic NYC LEGO Store, where I bought a magnet of a LEGO minifigure with an I ♥ NY t-shirt (with the ♥ made of LEGO bricks). Then we visited McGee's Pub, famous for being the bar that MacLaren's Pub of How I Met Your Mother is based on. We then took a subway downtown to view Lady Liberty herself over the bay after sunset.

It was fun times. 8D

Also, today my grad school had an academic fair for the incoming freshman class. The physics department had LED magnet-badge type things to give away to students to suck them toward our table. Go physics! :P

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Aug 30 2012 06:29 PM
You know, ever since that movie, I still don't know why they don't call it "The Giant Peach." XP

-runs from crowd with pitchforks and rotten tomatoes who did not like that joke-

I hope you took pictures. I'm mainly interested in seeing ones of the Nintendo and Lego stores. Was it anything like the amazing Lego store in Colorado?
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