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probably any museum tour where I am involved. I tend to read every description and study the exhibit and generally 'get my money's worth' of the price of admission. Plus we walked all over downtown.

'Beef on weck' is thin-sliced beef on a Kummelweck (sp?) bun (caraway seeds and salt on a hard roll) - a Buffalo-area specialty.

Separate matter - I'm about 1/4 finished with Natasha's Dance. Unfortunately, it's like War and Peace in that there are all these myriad Russian names to track.

paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Mon Oct 20th, 2008 at 05:41:22 PM EST
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My wife could sympathize with Mirta.  Now my knee and lower back set some limits to the voraciousness with which I consume museums.  Great diary.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2008 at 12:55:43 PM EST
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  1.  I like to go to a museum and sit and look at something.  Also, I have found that it is best, when going with others, to split up and agree to meet back at a set place at a set time.  Otherwise it does drag.

  2.  Russian names, Russian schnames...  First off, it's not a novel, so there really isn't a lot of tracking to do.  Secondly, it is the diminutives which generally give people trouble.  But those are pretty easy to guess at, really.  I myself have not and do not intend to read War and Peace.  But I thought Natasha's Dance was very accessible.


"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 06:01:07 PM EST
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some kind of  :)  thing on certain lines when I'm corresponding with you. Here I thought that that was a particularly good joke about the Russian names. So - I am enjoying Natasha's Dance period - no qualifications, no 'jokes'.

Saw your comment in the OT concerning the antiquities issue in Iraq, so I'm going to assume that you saw that at the U of C museum. What an amazing collection for a university - it seems to show that, in some circumstances, it's better for the artifacts to be 'stolen', so that they can be preserved, displayed, and discussed as in that collection.

paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 09:16:35 PM EST
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