New York Minutes

Quick notes I jotted down (in my Treo) on my way to, and during my first day in the Big Apple…

  • Is that cop pulling out after me? Whew, only a warning ticket – I almost don’t mind the delay. :)
  • Man, I feel sorry for this guy at the checkin counter. Apparently changing his flight might cost more $$ than he has. Sounds like he’s going to work it out…
  • It’s bad enough that the only open security checkpoint is all the way on the other side of the building, but do I really have to walk this rat maze when I’m the only person in line?
  • Sure, go ahead and look through my carry-on luggage.
  • I wonder who ok’ed the expense to put pinwheels on the sides of the walls inside the train tunnel in the Denver airport. Sure, they’re fun and cute, but it must have cost something.
  • One good thing abouyt red-eye flights, you get your own row of seats to sleep in.
  • JFK seems really small, at least at the jetBlue terminal.
  • After watching the cars coming and going from the airport, I’m very happy to be travelling by car service.
  • Hmm, a New York City Environmental Protection Agency labelled car is a Toyota Prius. I understand why the NYEPA would choose a fuel efficient car, but I imagine there was a bit of a fight before a non-American car was chosen. Maybe not… :shrug:
  • And we’ve hit traffic…
  • Um, I have doubts this was intended to be a 2 lane on-ramp.
  • How much do you tip a car service?
  • I wonder why some buildings have little silos on top of them. What were those for?
  • Ok, the driver just put on his seat belt.
  • The last words I see as we pull into the tunnel: ‘stay in lane’. That sure is comforting since this is a 2 lane road w/ oncoming traffic in the other lane (at least in the morning commute).
  • So this is what they call :scare: the concrete jungle :/scare: (at least I think that’s what they call it, right?).
  • Ok, getting through the tunnel safely is apparently a que for the driver to take the seatbelt off.
  • Once again, I’m very glad I’m not the one driving.
  • This reminds me of the Financial District in San Francisco, to an order of magnitude.
  • (work starts, several meetings occur)
  • Desk is too tall, I wish I’d brought my lap-desk.
  • Didn’t really need to bring my sunglasses, the sun doesn’t get down here.
  • (work is done)
  • I wonder if any city would be willing to build a Grand Central Station in this day and age.
  • That was a damn good cheeseteak sandwich (the food court @ Grand Central Station).
  • I’ve now been up for about 36 hours and I’m very, very tired…