09 December 2007

United Nations

I walked down to the United Nations today, first along the waterfront and then down through some really nice neighborhoods. I figured I had been in the city too long to have not visited the UN. I was disappointed by what I saw. The building was all run down and the interior was all... umm 1950's. The seats were all torn up and there were ash trays between the seats. There were some nice donations from various countries, but the place looks much more impressive on TV and in the movies. I took an overpriced tour and was the only American on the tour. I didn't learn too much except that the UN sets the standards for labeling chocolate and although the UN says it is illegal to sell knock off Gucci purses in Chinatown, NYC they can't do much about enforcing the rules much to the chagrin of a guy from Australia.
Great Assembly Room
UN buildings
Across the river
The earpiece for translations

Security Council Room
Ash trays in the UN
Where the press sits
Economic Counsel Room gift from Sweden

08 December 2007

Ice Skating in Bryant Park

Wednesday my group of work went skating Bryant Park with our collegues visiting from Boston. We had our own little room right next to the ice with food and drinks. Afterwards we all split up and ate at several different restaurants around town. My group went to a French restaurant that had excellent Creme brulee.

Robert and Allen ice skating
Allen and I

04 December 2007


The TICKMARKS!!! My EY dodgeball team. We had the most girls of any team and didn't do half bad. But the guys kept throwing harder and harder and I still have a bruise on my thigh from the last game a week ago!
At the EY holiday party- free food, free drinks, free entertainment, coworkers acting crazy- a good time

02 December 2007

Window displays and more

Trash Christmas Tree in SOHO
Grand Central Station with the Chrysler Building the background
Snowflake in front of Puck Building
Central Park with SNOW!!!!
Woohoo clowns and trains
Giant Christmas Balls
Nutcracker at Rock Center

Window Dispalys at Bloomingdales


More NYC trees


Snow Falling outside my Apt

28 November 2007

Bryant Park for Christmas

The Bryant Park Christmas Tree
Ice Skating on the Pond at Bryant Park

25 November 2007


Making the Pumpkin Pie with monkey bread in the fore ground
Jack carving the turkey
Making Reindeer
The Reindeer, mine is on the left
Morgan, the pie eating pup

The Philly Cheesesteak showdown


Although it was a close call Geno's Cheesesteaks won