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A post, after a long dry period

Well, most of the reason I haven't been updating is that I haven't been doing much. Today, however, was apart from that.

As most of you know, I live in Brooklyn, New York City.
There was one thing I had planned to do when I came home for this break.
Go to Ground Zero.
So I went. I came out of the Fulton Street station at Broadway. Bam. Right in front of me is the last remaining standing piece of the Twin Towers: the now-famous aluminum outer structure that used to be the defining mark of the two gleaming towers.
I've mentioned before the importance of those towers to me. Their immense size always comforted me, being rather tall myself. They were always there, centering my eyes on the skyline of my city, New York City.
But back to my story.
Its disturbing how many tourists were there, snapping pictures (yes, I was snapping pictures myself, but I am not a tourist, this is my city). And before you asked how I knew they were tourists, take it for granted that every New Yorker can spot tourists from a mile off.
I didn't smell the scent that my mom noticed while working there, but it was raining today. There's still a fireman's hose hosing down the site, for the fires that are probably still burning down below. I didn't see any bodies being pulled from the wreckage. A friend (from TKD) works for the Office of Emergency Management for the City, and says that the mission has officially been changed from search-and-rescue to long-term recovery.
I have pictures. I will develop them in Rochester, including some form of digital development (like Kodak Picture CD), so those of you around here can see some of my better handiwork. I dabble in photography, Every once in a while, I do a decent job.

Then I went to BxSci.

It was fun as usual. I got to see some people I didn't see the first time around, like Mr. Mendoza, and a lot of friends. It was nice to go and talk to the great people there again.
I'm going back tomorrow for
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Well, most of the reason I haven't been updating is that I haven't been doing much. Today, however, was apart from that.

As most of you know, I live in Brooklyn, New York City.
There was one thing I had planned to do when I came home for this break.
Go to Ground Zero.
So I went. I came out of the Fulton Street station at Broadway. Bam. Right in front of me is the last remaining standing piece of the Twin Towers: the now-famous aluminum outer structure that used to be the defining mark of the two gleaming towers.
I've mentioned before the importance of those towers to me. Their immense size always comforted me, being rather tall myself. They were always there, centering my eyes on the skyline of <i>my</i> city, New York City.
But back to my story.
Its disturbing how many tourists were there, snapping pictures (<small>yes, I was snapping pictures myself, but I am <b>not</b> a tourist, this is <i>my</i> city</small>). And before you asked how I knew they were tourists, take it for granted that <u>every</u> New Yorker can spot tourists from a mile off.
I didn't smell the scent that my mom noticed while working there, but it <b>was</b> raining today. There's still a fireman's hose hosing down the site, for the fires that are probably still burning down below. I didn't see any bodies being pulled from the wreckage. A friend (from TKD) works for the Office of Emergency Management for the City, and says that the mission has officially been changed from search-and-rescue to long-term recovery.
I have pictures. I will develop them in Rochester, including some form of digital development (like Kodak Picture CD), so those of you around here can see some of my better handiwork. I dabble in photography, Every once in a while, I do a decent job.

Then I went to <a href="http://www.bxscience.edu" target="blank">BxSci</a>.

It was fun as usual. I got to see some people I didn't see the first time around, like Mr. Mendoza, and a lot of friends. It was nice to go and talk to the great people there again.
I'm going back tomorrow for <a href="http://come.to/sciffie target="blank">Sciffie</a>

Thats my day. I posted. Happy now?

<big>P</big>ETER
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