Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ten Things I Learned About NYC

So, here's my new info from my trip.

10 Things I Learned About NYC:

1. NYC pigeons are chubby.
2. Mounted policemen will smile at you, but it's best not to share a smile on the subway.
3. There is such a thing as Taxi Court, thank you, Melissa Walker. Wish we had known when Dia was forced out of the cab and left on the curb.
4. Subway entrances are openings in the ground. Do not look for a subway building.
5. Nobody else is wearing fluffery things on their heads.
6. Black is what to wear.
7. King Kong is not climbing the Empire State Building, the Terminator is not in the alley, and Neo is not in the subway, even though you strongly expect them to be.
8. New Yorkers will help people find their way very nicely.
9. One can make $10 walking a dog.
10. East Coast bubble tea tapioca balls are softer than West Coast. No symbolism intended.



Jet Harrington said...

Delightful observations - I suspect that travelling with you is a great adventure. ;-)

re: #3 - good to know
re: #5 - if I were there, I'd be wearing my black (or my new ivory) beret. Would that count as a fluffery thing? I can't stand it when my head is cold.
re: #7 - I have SEEN Neo there.
re: #8 - I completely agree. The bad rep is sort of like Seattle rain.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the comments, today, Jet!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Oh, and a beret would be fine. Especially, an ivory one.

Jet Harrington said...

Today I followed the Chinook link to the NYT Abstract City blog. And then clicked to previous entries until I came across this one on NYC. I love quirky creativity.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

So perfect! Thanks, Jet!