As I am sitting here in my favorite coffee shop on the Upper East Side on this cold and blustery NYC morning I’m looking out the window and pondering the sweet mysteries of life. Most notably right now I’m watching the wind blow around the snow flurries that are coming down. Snow! God damn snow! It’s supposed to be Spring dammit! Go away Winter, enough already. I’ll be the first to admit I do like the colder dry air of the winter season but this is getting on my last nerve. All I ask for now is a few days of sunny weather in the 50’s at this point. Is that asking too much? Oh great, now it’s really coming down. It looks like we’re inside a giant snow globe. It’s 33 and snowing out yet there are some idiots walking by wearing shorts. People here are getting so pissed off at the weather they are rebelling. That’s all cool as I’m kind of like that too, but I’m not dumb enough to go out and catch pneumonia. As they saying goes, I might be dumb but I ain’t stupid! Continue reading Snow, Selfies, Fires, Sniffing Glue – Another Week in NYC!
Sometimes I really feel that companies who advertise think the American public are mindless stupid sheep. Do they really think we are that dumb? I’m one of those guys that has been around the block a few times, and have even become possibly a bit jaded living all these years in NYC. It takes a lot to pull the wool over this dude’s eyes. I can smell a scam a mile away. I don’t get fooled too easily or caught up in hype. Lately, I have seen and experienced things that make me laugh at the gall some businesses have. It has gotten to the point of exasperation with the ridiculousness of it all. I think it’s time for a ranting and raving session!
I saw probably the bazillionth car commercial last night that touts its “highway mileage”. Has anyone noticed over the last few years that car companies refuse to talk about the “city mileage” anymore in any of their commercials? We all know that cars get better gas mileage while driving longer distances on a highway, but most people use their cars for local driving. The automobile companies think they can fool us with the better highway number while ignoring that fact of the lower city mileage totally. I don’t know why it irks me considering I don’t own a car but it does. Continue reading Do they really think we are that stupid? Really?
I travel a lot for business and over the years I have seen many cities, explored new places in this great country known as AMURRICA, and also have partaken in delicious food and drink from all around. There is one thing that is always a constant though – the idiotic things we all have to put up with when traveling. Mostly when it comes to air travel. It’s a necessary evil as it is the quickest way to get from point A to point B. Honestly, I actually like flying, I really do, but at the same time I really despise it. I feel many of us are all in the same boat. We fly because it beats the heck out of driving or taking a bus or train across the country. When I see some of these fellow travelers out there that make my day turn into a heaping pile of angst and disgust I kind of want to beat them senseless. Or, at least give them a firm smack upside the back of the head!
Some of my observations and things that make me go MAD MAD MAD when traveling out of the NYC area –
Continue reading For The Love of Flying – Rants & Raves!