Winter Break, In Summary

This winter break was a pretty standard one, consisting of a lot of time at home and some time seeing old friends and the old New York City. The first part of break involved catching up with personal reading, the middle part involved a lot of cooking and eating, and the latter part involved some city exploration and tourism.

While I wasn't able to complete (but really, procrastinated taking care of) my to-do list, I picked up my camera again, and restarted my POTD project. This time, though, we've got more people involved, like Hans and Adrian. My "POTD 2010" set is on Flickr. Here's Han's. And here's Adrian's.

I visited Roosevelt Island, the Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio), the Guggenheim Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, all for the first time. I revisited my high school's neighborhood, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park, among others. I also experienced many instances of paying a little too much for second-rate food.

Here's a photo summary of the major destinations...

Roosevelt Island

Rockefeller Center

Guggenheim and Central Park

Winter Break 2009 Reading List

This winter break was largely uneventful. Aside from taking photos and prcrastinating school-related paperwork, what I've been doing is a whole lot of reading, some for the first time, others, a reread.

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown. 2009.

The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
Steven Pinker. 1994.

Andrew Jefford's Wine Course
Andrew Jefford. 2008.

Adobe InDesign CS4 Bible
Galen Gruman. 2009.

George Orwell. 1961.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie. 1976.