Well, I'm now safely in New York, with 4 days to kill.
Because David Golden has other commitments, other than general coding there's nothing really urgent to do while I'm here, which opens op some options to just be a regular tourist (although slightly irregular).
So what should I do Lazyweb?
I mean, ask a local what's nice and you might hear about this part of town, or that part or town, where's it's ritzy, or there's artists. Or about a ferry, or a zoo, or a park, and so on.
But you and me Lazyweb, we've both been to a few places in our time.
We know that there's a big difference between things in places that you can see in most other places, and things in places you can't see in ANY other places.
And you know I'm not American Lazyweb, I don't necesarily care about Liberty Bells or Declarations of Stuff, or what Department of Whatever lives in which building. And while I appreciate the pain of the World Trade Centre, it's really just a building site now isn't it?
Empathetic? OK, not really... but then I am an Alien right? I wouldn't take visitors to my planet to see Mrs Maquarie's Chair, not when there's Kangaroo's and deadly snakes to see!
So apart from the obvious stuff, like the United Nations Headquarters, and maybe Times Square (for the full skyscraper effect) or the glass cube Apple Store (because I've become intrigued with this new Portable Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field technology of theirs) and maybe Wall Street (just for the sheer economic voyeurism of the place), what else is there that I really simply HAVE to see while I'm here.
Things that I'll really regret not seeing later.
And things that arn't interesting just because it was in that movie that time, or on that episode of that show...