I really have no choice but to start by telling you how STUPID nice the hotel is. Upon arriving to my room I find a giant widescreen plasma TV as the cherry on top of all the other items you’d expect from a hotel like this: fluffy robe, slippers, giant down comforter and crisp, soft white white white sheets, loads of chocolates, bottled water with Trump on them, a jacuzzi, etc. In the welcome packet the bellman has been given for the great handoff, there are business cards and letterhead personalized with my name, the hotel information, and the direct phone and fax numbers for my room. There’s even a sweet handwritten note on the desk from someone in management welcoming me (wonder how many times they had to write all my names before they got it right). My view overlooks Central Park, and there’s a small brass telescope on the desk for people watching, this is to the left of the T1 port and just above the drawer where the patch cable is hiding.
If I was to rewind, I would tell you that when Jack and I were getting out of our car Cristina Applegate was steps away waiting to get into hers. If I was to fast forward, I’d tell you that as I watched Leah walk up to me half an hour later, she was watching Jackie Gleason next to me. Cooky.
Later that night…
Leah, Jack and I went to Stage Deli (not Carnegie) and while Jack’s tounge sandwich (it looked nothing like a tounge and everything like corned beef) seemed lean and tasty, my pastrami was riddled with fat, and the cole slaw wasn’t really edible.
Enough about New York. With my dream trip pending, I’m beginning to think about how to caputre the moments.
I have an old school camera that actual takes film, and I have a video camera. I don’t really want to lug either one around Ireland, and I’d rather have my pictures in digital format. Hell when I get my film deveoped now, I request “CD only”.
That said, I’m looking at disposible digital cameras, which got me thinking…if I could hack it, I get a digital camera for $11! And of course, in this day and age…it’s already been done.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Holloween costumes