Saturday, September 17, 2005
but you seem so normal!
Or, so I was told by a fellow sociologist maybe three years ago, when I revealed to him that I had never been to New York City.* Now, at long last, I have made it here. And, since apparently if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, I presume now the gateway to the next-most-wanted sites on my list of places I've never been--Vancouver, Vienna, Istabul, the Antarctic, the Third Planet from Altair**--will be seen in short order. Anyway, I'm in the middle of sight-seeing, and so more about adventures here later.
* Yes, of course: my first reaction was "Wait, I seem normal?!" I mean, I regularly marvel at the spectacular fraud of self-presentation I have managed to perpetrate, but even then I've never imagined being able to hoodwink otherwise intelligent people so well as to come across as approximately normal.
** A quite remarkable 3PfA resource is available here.