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"Get your head out of the rare scientific specimen, please."
As I was sitting with my computer, watching my screensaver
like an idiot, I was reminded of my trip to New York a few months ago. Not surprising seeing as my screensaver is photos of my trip to New York.
Anywho, I really wish I could go back sometime. It’s a great place. But mostly I just want to see if the renovations on the Natural History Museum are done. Last time I went, I tried to sneak behind their little velvet ropes closing off some exhibits. It didn’t work out. So I sat next to this kid also waiting outside the planetarium show, and he told me about how his baby sister was afraid of it because the part depicting the Big Bang was quite loud. For the record, I don’t seek out kids to talk to. They find me. Am I really that approachable? I try not to be…
Also, check out this damn meteorite!
This is the Willamette Meteorite, on display in the Hall of the Universe. It’s the largest meteorite found in the United States, 6th largest in the world. It’s like, 16 tons. I sat on a nearby bench admiring for a while. I also got to watch a kid get scolded by the museum staff for trying to stick his head in one of the large gaps. So that was pretty fun.