Live-Blogging someone else’s life!
August 25, 2008
Since I’m in the library with Rabbi Dr. Professor Jurgen Haverstam, DHL, I should probably take this opportunity to live blog my experiences of his studying for generals. It goes as such.
9:19 Meet Haverstam on the Long Island Rail Road from Mineola’s Recovery Room to New York’s Penn Station where I force him to go with me to the Tick Tock diner on 34th and 8th. As we wait and wait for our food, Haverstam points out that the phrase “tick-tock” is used to show how long you have to wait, and has nothing to do with punctuality or “being on the clock.” I concur. We also discover that the Diner is in the ground floor of the New Yorker hotel and decide that, in general, it’s a really bad idea to stay in a hotel that names itself for its locale. Somehow, the Paris Hotel doesn’t sound very Parisian.
11:00 Set out for the YIVO archives where we spend at least an hour and a half going through metal detectors. I don’t know what to make of the fact that the Center for Jewish History has better security than 90% of the airports in this country.
Second 11:00 Realize that I have not entered a time-warp and that my computer is still on Austin time.
12:15 Haverstam finally gets his books and reads for a solid 20-40 minutes, pointing out how much he likes his book with its references to now defunct movie theaters.
1:30 Haverstam disappears.
1:52 Decide that Haverstam has entered a time-warp. Or, has managed to find the Center for Jewish History’s secret bar, one that exclusively serves Harvey Wallbangers.