After a week away on vacation I am here sitting at my desk wondering where the heck the time went? If feels like just yesterday I was getting on a plane to Florida to go visit the family and spend a few fun days at Disney World and Universal Studios. Now here I am sitting in a fog all clueless and dazed. Did I really ever leave here? I set my “out of office” notice on my emails. My desk was cleaned off. All my work was caught up. Yet, I feel like a mess and am buried in work. Was all this just a dream? Happy post-vacation! I feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation. I’m already tired. Like I just had a forced enema. I need my bed and a few more days off. Ugh! Continue reading Back to work and I already need a vacation from my vacation!
It’s one of those days when I woke up to a head cold and feel like crapola. I just want to drink a bottle of Nyquil and crawl back under the covers and go to sleep for three days. Since I have very little tolerance for the stuff anyway usually a full cap full will do the trick. Alas, since I am going away on vacation this Friday to see the parental units in Florida I need to be at work and get a lot accomplished before I head out on my favorite US airline – JetBlue. Gotta have my snacks and in-flight TV! Plus, I need to be rested and well for a trip to the Disney Parks. When you have mom and dad with you for five days in DisneyWorld things can get a bit crazed and nerves can be frayed. Those of you out there who deal with cray cray parents on a daily basis know what I mean. At least Epcot has the Wine & Beer Expo going on, so that will be one afternoon I will be intoxicated and numb to all around me! Hey Mom – you’re driving! Me and Dad are getting crunk!
Anyhoo, in honor of my stuffed nose and achy head I think it’s time for a bit of ranting and raving. Just going to work today I noticed some things that put me in a more foul mood than this cold already has me in. It’s one of those days when I just want to “smack someone upside the head” observing some of the things I see people do that annoy me in NYC. Continue reading One day I’m gonna smack someone upside the head in NYC!
It is amazing the extremes most of us go through here to live in NYC. The annoying crowds. The smells of rotting trash in the summer. Sweltering subway platforms. Our arrogant Mayor acting as Big Brother. Large soda anyone? The ridiculous cost of living and high rental prices. Oh, and I can’t forget all those little critters that seem to show up more often during the hot humid weather season. What the heck was that thing? A cat or a rat? Holy shat it’s a cockroach! Seriously, these nasty things are everywhere and will never, ever, go away. Plus, they seem to be getting bigger as if they were exposed to radiation in a 1950’s cheesy sci-fi flick. As I am observing this thing cross my path along the sidewalk I think “Hey Mayoro Bloombito – why don’t you outlaw all these creepy crawlers too while you are at it. Banish them to New Jersey or some other strange land!” (sorry Jersey-ites)
Then, I started to think about all the things us New Yorkers actually stop to observe. Some might be universal. We just have to stop and look. Here are a few that come to mind. Continue reading The Crazy Things We Stop To Stare At In NYC!
Traveling out of NYC for business or vacation is always an adventure. Sometimes an adventure in futility! Now, I am one of those easygoing travelers. Nothing bothers me too much whether traveling by air, rail, or car. We all know that things do happen to affect our travel schedules and best laid plans. Bad weather is inevitable. Flight delays will ruin your morning. Traffic jams will cause road rage. Ever want to tear the steering wheel out of your car and beat someone senseless with it? Even I get to my boiling point at times. I just have to keep reminding myself that it’s all about getting to my destination, and that the trip itself is a necessary evil, or impediment to getting there depending on your point of view. I am penning this post on my flight right now which actually took off right on time. A miracle! Continue reading Traveling out of NYC – futility and madness!