As of last Wednesday, I had gone 31 days with only one day off in the preceding month. I was burned out. Fortunately, this coincided with my friends coming to visit my wife and I from Ohio, so this gave me an excellent opportunity to deman^H^H^H^H^Hrequest time off, and they gave it to me.
For the past 5 days or so, I've been off and running around the NY/NJ area, doing all sorts of touristy things with our friends, and just exploring NYC like I haven't had the chance to before. We spent an entire day at the American Museum of Natural History, and I finally got to go to the Hayden Planetarium to see Cosmic Collisions. It was absolutely worth it, and I'm so glad I picked up a membership on my first visit.
I finally got to go visit Liberty Island and see the statue. It was great, very impressive. After July 4th, they're going to be opening up the crown, but until then, you can only go to the top of the pedestal. It was still a great view.
Ate lots of great food, had a good time with my friends, and today I'm back at work. We're switching over to a new backup site this week. Hopefully things will go smoother than they have the week prior to my vacation, but we'll see, and I'll write about it.
So did I miss anything good?