Airport #1
Going through Pearson was easy as pie. Customs was nothing – my fears of being fingerprinted and having to answer a circle of questions were never realized.

The dude at customs glanced at me asked what i was doing in America then before i could answer stamped my passport.

The biggest struggle was with the metal detector. I had no idea I had so much metal on me. I had to remove my boots and belt then have every pocket searched. So it goes.

The de-icing machines are like something out of a science fiction movie. They move as if they are elephants
WestJet really is as good as everyone says it is.

Airport #2
I landed, planes were spewing out smoke. All good. Then it started snowing, but it’s warm here.
I was going to take the shuttle express into Penn Station, but, instead I took a LIMO! A limo is really the only way to arrive in the Big Apple.

By the time I reached Jersey City the snow was falling fast and fierce. No one wipes the snow off their cars/SUVs here – and they really don’t know how to drive in snow.

New Yorkers aren’t as rude as I expected. Instead I’ve heard tons of thank-yous and have experienced people holding doors opened. But this was a Sunday and the streets were far less crowded than I thought they would be. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

Today Emily and I explored Midtown and area. The International Center of Photography had a nice exhibition on Meatyard’s work. Simply enjoyable. They also had an exhibition on “whiteness” in America – an exhibit that wouldn’t fly in Canada. The works are fine on their own, yet together they ask for sympathy towards being white.

VH1 is also a very race-conscious station in all the wrong ways that make you long for Much Music.


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