Leah and I took the PATH to the World Trade Center station this afternoon for the movie. Riding from the Exchange Place stop across the Hudson River towards WTC was an eerie experience. The Port Authority has obviously laid completely new tracks because the ride is super smooth, unlike the rest of the route. As we pulled into the WTC station, we were treated with the outside view of Ground Zero. After we got off the train, I was immediately able to recognize the huge escalator banks that used to led to the WTC concourse. They are still at the same location but the space at the top of the escalator is not what it used to be. This, though, brought back all my memory of the WTC and I could see in my mind where each shop was and what they all used to look like. If only I can ‘download’ my memory to preserve it for my offsprings to see and feel. Once we got above ground, it seems like the only original pieces of the WTC left standing now is the escalator/stair case the led from the ground level to second floor of what used be the Border bookstore on the north side of WTC 6. I wonder why it has not be knocked down.
I blame the parents
Tennessean.com article, Will the downloading generation ever pay for online music?, shows that the new generation of net users don’t want to pay for music online.
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Duck in a bar?
Leah and I just had a rather bizarre dining experience. About a month ago a new bar & grill, Buskers, opened up close to where we live in Hoboken. We meant to try out their food but only got around to do it tonight. So we went in there after watching Timeline in the cinema across the river at the Battery Park City.
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Don't do it if you can't do it right
I’ve been searching for new glasses on and off for at least couple of years. I have been putting off replacing my 5 years old glasses this year until now because my lack of saving. But now that my saving is back to more respectable level, I am back onto the trail of new glasses.
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Leah and I were just really getting into the 24 season 2 DVD box set when disc 2 failed to play around 6 minutes into the first episode. On inspection, there are 5 deep pits on the disc and no wonder my TiBook couldn’t play it!
I’ve emailed Amazon about it and probably need to return the whole box set in exchange for another one. The frustrating thing is that we can’t just jump ahead and watch the next episode like most TV series. So now we are stuck until we get the new disc.
I have faith in the Amazon return process because Leah had a recent run-in with a Amazon package went AWOL. After doing her due diligence (check with USPS, the neighbor, etc.) Amazon was very quick in re-sending the whole order with no cost and 2nd day shipping! Now, that’s customer service!
Anyway, at least this will give us a chance to finish off the Star Trek: TNG season 4 box set. Our plan is not to get the DS9 box set until we’ve watched the whole TNG series. Or at least season 6 like in real life TV schedule.
Update: Talk about fast response. I got a reply from Amazon’s customer service this morning when I woke up and they have already send out a new replacement box set on 2 day delivery, free of charge. Hopefully, we will receive it before the next weekend so we can take it on our vacation in Florida.