|Posted by PsychoticPrincess on April 7, 2008 at 9:19 AM|
I've added two new photo albums to the gallery. The new photo gallery tool Freewebs created is so incredibly easy to use. In the past I wouldn't have added the new albums for a long time. As a matter of fact, it took me a week to post the blog for the first album I added. lol!
Anyway, the first album comes from a little trip to Ocean City MD. This little trip was important for a number of reasons - it gave me a much needed break from day to day stress, it was the first time I'd traveled to the beach alone, and it helped me get over my traveling to strange places alone fears. I also saw a movie by myself for the first time on Sunday since I had so much time to kill before my bus left OC. I won't go into the details of why I needed it, since those who need to know already do. But it really helped me put my head back on straight after almost a solid three months of (as my boss would say) "fusterclucks".
Where I stayed - The Cayman Suites (http://www.caymansuites.com/) Great service, fantastic offseason rates, just very far from the bus station and "downtown". However, having a suite where the balcony overlooked the bay, and the hallway balcony overlooked the ocean was just perfection. Not to mention the two tvs, kitchen, dvd player, and king sized bed.
Where I ate - Blue Ox Steak House (No website). It was recommended by the cabbie who picked me up from the bus station Friday night, and the hotel. However, it was not the most amazing place ever. The steak was okay, but the scallops were overcooked. The drinks I had waiting for my food were nice and strong though. But it's just not Nantuckets. Now they had good steak.
Also, there's a little diner next to Shenanegans where I had dinner before I left. Sadly, I don't remember the name ... thank goodness for bank statements. It's called Boardwalk Joes. The food was exactly what I would expect from the place, which meant it was good. The price was barely 1/10th what I spent at Blue Ox, and the owner was just the nicest woman. She kept me company while I waited for the bus on Sunday.
What I saw - 21 (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/21/) Based on a true story about a kid trying to get into Harvard but can't afford it so he joins a card counting ring at MIT. It was good entertainment.
The second gallery doesn't have that much lead in. Basically I found out that Saturday was the Anime Movie Marathon and they were showing the third (according to Roland Kelts, the author of JapanAmerica, the second) Appleseed (Ex Machina) . I loved the 2005 Appleseed (loved loved loved it) so I was excited about this one. It was produced by John Woo. It was awesome. I will be owning that movie. Also, I will be picking up the book JapanAmerica, it's about the Japanese and American cultures post war influence on eachother.
And of course, if you want to check out my other pictures, just go to the main photo gallery here.