The Year 2016 Thus Far: Favorite Places

Philadelphia: So glad that she was in the City of Brotherly love when Orlando happened. Because there is something comforting about being in the city where her older sister went to Biz School:

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City of Brotherly Love: June 2016

New York:  Chris, William, Mandy, Carmen, Judy, Luis

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Living Room of Brother-in-Law’s Apartment, Manhattan, June 2016

The British Museum, because, because. Just because.

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Classical Elegance: The British Museum, early June 2016

Dodo and Helen came from different parts: Cambridge and York, respectively. We met in London:

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Everything is easier with friends: On the No. 10 bus, June 2016

And Bletchley Park:

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Swan, Bletchley Park, June 2016

Bloomsbury Square and environs:

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The Duke of Bedford’s Private Garden in Bloomsbury, June 2016

This is the first of a series of posts where self will keep looking back to 2016 Thus Far.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Most Kinetic Film Scenes

Favorite Kinetic Movie Scenes (Just because. Because they set self’s pulse to pounding)

  • Bourne, anything Bourne. But, in particular, the slap-fighting with the man in the apartment (The Bourne Supremacy) where Bourne uses a toaster to actually toast something; and the parkour Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Anything involving John Woo and a slow-mo bullet
  • The elegant thief in the laser dance scene in Ocean’s Twelve
  • Quicksilver taking on security guards in X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • The Transporter stepping daintily over an oily floor on bicycle pedals
  • The Raid, in which a lone cop takes out a whole corridor of bad guys who take him on with everything they’ve got
  • The French Connection car chase scenes
  • Kurosawa: The Seven Samurai, Kagemusha, and Ran
  • Rocky Balboa takes on Apollo Creed

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