Gates are gates. I didn’t see anything remarkable about them, and even though I got a sample of the material the gates are made of, I wasn’t impressed. The excursion was still pretty fun, staring off with me chilling out in Barnes and Nobles for over an hour waiting for everyone to show up. We then went to Central Park to see the gates, but also climbed the artificially placed and supported rock faces, piled on top of the seesaw, swung on the swings, and tossed around frisbees and baseballs. We went to a random coffee shop to eat (they had trouble seating us, but it was alright), then went to go see Constantine. The only problem was that even though I was 17, not everyone else was, and the theater stubbornly refused to grant us admission. So we backtracked to the one place where there’s no age restriction: FAO Schwartz. It’s practically becoming a hangout for us. We explored the top floors more this time, but we eventually settled down in the basement. After gaining a foothold in the right places, we enjoyed games of air hockey and foosball as well as the large couch in front of the wide screen television.
The following day was a mix of seemingly random events. I first went to Cerami & Associates to talk about my internship this summer. The talk was pretty brief; they confirmed that I’d be doing a lot of the same again, but I was welcome to poke around the audio-visual department if I wanted to (I had previously stuck to the acoustical department). I had some time to kill before my rendezvous with friends, so I put on the change of clothes I brought (I came to Cerami in a dress shirt) and explored CompUSA, Cold Stone (ice creeeeam), a random internet cafe (not a gaming cafe, otherwise I would have spent all my time there), and a fancy schmancy McDonalds (whose dollar menu is really pitiful). I then saw Bride and Prejudice, which reminded me of Bend It Like Beckham in that though the main problems were resolved, there was no guarantee of a happy ending. It had a lot more funny moments than Bend It Like Beckham, though, so I enjoyed it. We dined lightly at Applebees (it’s already expensive, and Manhattan jacks up the prices of everything, so…) and then went to a seemingly random New York museum for one of her assignments. It had a surprisingly cool collection of items (and not as many paintings, which I’m not as keen on), and it was nice and quiet. The only people we saw were old fogeys who shied away from us 😛 .
Edit: I later saw Constantine at home. It was a pointless movie. There were cool moments, and those moments were extremely cool, but you’re left without much knowledge of anything. There is no resolution, because you’re not even sure what the problem was. I liked the concepts, as I expected I would, but while I would see (and have seen) certain moments again, I wouldn’t pay to do so. Sorry, but there isn’t even random sex to offset the vagueness of the movie.