Princeton WannaBe Blog
I'm not a real historian. I didn't grow up in Princeton. I don't have an Ivy League education.
I'm a total Princeton WannaBe.
Still, I gush about loving the heart of Princeton as much as I can!
Just click on these links to self guide yourself for the best
food & drinks in Princeton!
(You'll need to have a gmail account to access the online Google maps!)
FOR A PARTY VIBE
FOR THOSE FANCY SCHMANCY SUPER SPARKLY MOMENTS
THE KIDS' CRAWL
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They say the truest freedom is of the mind…a conscious act to embrace the unknown .......That’s what we try to do on our ghost hunts….. embrace the unknown.
Until all of us pass away, none of us can speak with authority as to what happens once we’re gone. Experiencing a ghost is a bit like falling in love ….. you don’t believe it until it happens to you but once it happens, well, you can’t stop gushing about it.
The 2015 tour guides have experienced the unknown which is why they can’t stop gushing about it. They are also two of Princeton’s most recognized faces. Shelly is a librarian at Princeton Public Library and Gerry has been hosting at Conte’s Pizza since he was 11 years old.
Shelly has been a librarian for 6 years now. She used to work for the biggest and the best production company that created and produced events for Fortune 100 Companies... IBM, BMS, J&J, Proctor, Gamble, Goldman Sachs, FedEx – and yes, the rumors are true, Shelly has eaten ribs with Fred Smith in Memphis!!! She gave all that up when she was working one day and decided she wanted to be with her family while living, working and playing in the greatest town on earth.
Gerry, well, Gerry is old world Princeton royalty. His family owns Conte’s Pizza, in fact, his great grandfather was one of the Italian stone masons that built some of the most gorgeous sections of Princeton University. Gerry graduated top of his class at Westminster Choir College and is a world class pianist and harpist. Gerry has been living, working and playing in Princeton since birth.
As mentioned before, the truest freedom is of the mind…a conscious act to embrace the unknown.
Shelly and Gerry embody that freedom of spirit and, as autodidact ghost hunters, they teach every customer how to free up their minds and see the Princeton you'd never believe exists!
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We're on facebook TWICE!
one posts fun facts about Princeton at FAN PAGE for PRINCETON TOUR COMPANY
the other is hyper local Princeton posts from the PERSONAL PAGE OF MIMI O, founder of Princeton Tour Company!
We're on twitter!
(on OUR TWITTER ACCOUNT both facebook pages automatically post to the account AND we post a teeny bit more often AND we tweet up the minute things going on .... like flash sales at restaurants and retail outlets, famous academic celebrity sightings, where movies are being filmed and more!
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WHY WOULD WE SAY THAT?
Because, like Benedict, WE'RE CONSTANTLY ASKING OURSELVES WHY LOTS OF PRINCETON GREATS AREN'T KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!
When Benedict was asked by Pete Hammond of Deadline if he had ever heard of Alan Turing before his audition, Cumberbatch said he didn't know an awful lot about the famous genius. He couldn't believe someone who was the father of the modern computer age and war hero had remained in such obscurity. He said he was attracted to bringing his story to a large audience.
WE THINK THIS GUY IS AN AMAZING ACTOR BECAUSE CUMBERBATCH IS NO STRANGER TO A REMARKABLE LIFE! DID YOU KNOW BENEDICT WAS ABDUCTED IN 2005? TRUE!
While in South Africa, in 2005, Cumberbatch and two friends were abducted overnight and held at gunpoint by a group of locals. In the end, their abductors drove them into unsettled territory and set them free without explanation. Cumberbatch said of the incident: "It taught me that you come into this world as you leave it, on your own. It's made me want to live a life less ordinary"
Don't believe us? Here you go!
If you are able to take the trolley tour this holiday season, we'll be going past Alan Turing's dorm window, Alonzo Church's home (where Turing used to hang out) and giving directions to John von Neumann's house (Turing's advisor who begged him to stay at Princeton and work but, as we all know, Turing's love of his life was in London so he left Princeton after getting his PhD).
(Also on that tour, you'll hear about lots of famous folks that everyone knows about and other folks that resemble Alan Turing's undeserved anonymity in relation to what they did for the world ..... like Kurt Godel ....... Sylvia Beach ...... Erwin Panofsky ..... Paul Robeson ..... and countless others!)
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