Sunday, May 17, 2009

State of the garden

I am finally in the Garden State after a rather protracted road trip amply filled with fever and a cold brought on by all the dust stirred up during packing. The first thing I rather surprisingly notice is how much more tiring it is to drive here compared to Atlanta where the drivers are supposed to be rather rash. Plus, the constant exits and bifurcations on several different highways, routes and streets that one needs to traverse to travel quite non-linearly between any two points is frustrating. I am also hoping to actually see some gardens in the garden state. My hundreds of books also made the journey here although I have to still check how many of them are still in pristine condition. And I am still looking for an apartment while I am comfortably imposing myself on my cousin at his place.

For now I am aiming to hang out a little at the bookstores and cafes in nearby Princeton, hoping to meet some like-minded people. If you want to pointlessly muse and pontificate and don't feel scared in meeting strange new people, drop me a line. I would also appreciate it if anyone could bring their wisdom to bear on three things important to me; good bookstores (other than the ubiquitous Borders), good movie theaters where one can especially catch off-beat or foreign movies, and good restaurants and cafes where one can stare blankly at nothingness for hours and read.

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Blogger gawker said...

Are you going to be close to Princeton? It's a great town. There's a largish bookstore right on the main street (Nassau St). They also have a theater on the same street but I don't know what kind of movies they play. By the way, if you want to read books and introspect, a good place to do it outdoors would be the Delaware and Raritan canal towpath that passes through town. You can also do kayaking there. Also check out the Triumph Brewery on Nassau St. They have some fine beer.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Hirak said...

Good luck on your new job and new position in NJ!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Wavefunction said...

gawker: thanks for all the recommendations
hirak: thanks. hope to talk to you sometime.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Have you tried using yelp for bookstores and coffee shops? And meetup.com to find interesting people?

10:33 AM  

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