Life Update

For those who asked if I was enjoying the fine weather here – why, yes, I am.  Today I headed to the New York State Inebriate Asylum and wandered around the grounds for a while.  Founded in 1854, this Neo-Gothic structure was the first hospital founded to treat alcoholism as a mental illness, and it was used for many years before its abandonment.  The NY legislature has just added over a hundred million dollars to update this formidable building for modern usage, but it still bears a disquieting air about it, and the grounds will likely remain in a state of genteel decrepitude that, in particular locations and conditions, exudes malevolence.

Afterward, I ate cake.

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Published in: on April 27, 2008 at 2:19 am  Comments (4)  

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Excellent!

    *applauds*

  2. So, Dan’s idea of a nice weekend is hanging out by the Psych center??

  3. No. Clearly my idea of a nice weekend is hanging out by the Psych center AND eating cake afterward.

  4. Ah, yes. Sorry, missed that detail.

    Carry on.


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