I was standing in a crowd of people today, unintentionally eavesdropping on the conversation of two people standing close by. I admit it.
I even told them.
One of the woman said she was going to walk to the train station in Philadelphia after our meeting ended. I was headed there, too, and I knew that walking that far was out of the question…especially with luggage, which we both had.
So I told her.
We ended up sharing a cab. We also ended up on the same train — she was headed to New York City as well.
It was her first train trip, first trip to Manhattan, first trip to the cafe car. She was joining friends here for the weekend. I usually travel alone on business, but watching her excitement at every step of the journey made what was a routine trip home for me a lot more fun.
Glad I was listening!
Posted in Business, Humor, Life, transportation, Travel
Tagged Amtrak, Business, business travel, cafe car, conversation, eavesdropping, Humor, lie, luggage, Manhattan, New York City, Philadelphia, taxi cab, train, train station, transportation, Travel
I learned a new word today…or, I should say, new to me:
As soon as I heard the word in conversation with a friend, I Googled it…and realized it was not just a word, but a phenomenon.
Hangry, simply stated, is that spirit-sucking irritability that results from being hungry. I experienced it today when I had too many errands to run and not enough time to eat.
While I am all-too familiar with the feeling, I had never had the perfect word to describe it.
So I am no longer hangry; instead, I’m simply happy. ‘Cause the right word can do that for ya.
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Writing
Tagged blogs, conversation, eating, food, Google, hangry, Humor, hunger, hungry, Internet, irritability, life, perfect word, words, wordvana, writing
Yeah, so this is who I hung out with last night.
Director David Cronenberg. Robert Pattinson. And David Carr from the New York Times.
Your average Wednesday evening.
I bought tickets to the event months ago…before Kristen Stewart happened. It was billed as “A Conversation about Cosmopolis,” which opens in select cities on Friday.
I worried the interview would be hijacked by the scandal. But when the three sat down in The Times Center theatre in Times Square, it was Cosmopolis from beginning to end. Lots of clips. Lots of conversation. Both surprisingly funny.
There was one moment when interviewer David Carr tried to use the Stewart/Pattinson scandal to draw a parallel, and the audience literally began to boo and hiss. Shouts of “Next question” and “Move along” filled the room.
Carr turned to the crowd and said, “I wasn’t going there,” to which someone loudly replied:
Robert was in good hands.
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies
Tagged celebrities, commentary, conversation, Cosmopolis movie, David Carr, David Cronenberg, entertainment, Humor, interview, Kristen Stewart, life, movie clips, movie premiere, Movies, New York City, New York Times, Robert Pattinson, scandal, The Times Center, Times Square
My good friend Caroline visited this past week, a gift from her husband for her birthday.
Nice one, Shaun.
During her four days in Manhattan, we saw two Broadway shows, a taping of Anderson, a movie on a rainy day, shopping, holiday lights, more shopping, and lots and lots of food, drink and wonderful conversation.
She was also able to reconnect with three other friends who call New York City home.
And while I know the chance to see Hugh Jackman perform live on stage was the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that spurred the last-minute trip, having so much time together to simply talk and catch up was an incredible luxury.
Would we have traded some of that time to meet Hugh in person?
Duh — of course.
We’re good friends. We know what we really like!
Posted in Broadway, Commentary, Entertainment, Friends, Humor, Life, Shopping, Travel
Tagged Anderson, Anderson Cooper, birthday, birthday present, Christmas lights, commentary, conversation, entertainment, friends, Hugh Jackman, Humor, life, live on stage, Manhattan, movie, New York City, rainy day, tourist, Travel