I handed over the keys for my New York City apartment to my broker on Thursday and flew off to Chicago.
My new place won’t be ‘mine’ until Tuesday, so until then, business trips — and generous cousins in a nearby burb — are providing shelter.
I’m used to living out of a suitcase, so this vagabond period doesn’t really bother me. But it is somewhat disconcerting to not have keys to anything.
We spend so much time looking for our keys, carrying them, losing them, finding them…and now, I got nuthin.
My cousins, on the other hand….
They’re just showing off.
Posted in Family, Home, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged apartments, business trip, Chicago, cousins, family, hone, Humor, keys, life, living out of a suitcase, moving, New York City, suburbs, travrl
I have never been good at naps.
I sleep very soundly at night, so I don’t often feel the need for one. And when I have taken one, I am groggy and dull for the rest of the day.
But today was different.
I returned last night from a quick business trip to Atlanta, and had a tennis lesson this morning. By 2pm I was struggling to keep my eyes open. Then I wondered…why fight it?
Three hours later, I awoke feeling great. And I don’t think I will have any problems sleeping tonight.
Maybe I’m getting the hang of this!
Posted in Home, Humor, Life
Tagged Atlanta, business trip, groggy, home, Humor, life, nap, napping, sleep, sleepy time, tennis lesson
Today was a tired day.
I got home after midnight following a business trip to Dallas, and was too wired to sleep. So I ended up only getting four hours. That made Carla cranky.
Then I saw this guy.
King Duke lives at The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit organization in San Clarita California that rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals.
I follow their work on Facebook and encourage you to give them a look as well. It is inspiring.
And just one look from the King helped put my day back in the plus column.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Humor, Internet, Life, Philosophy
Tagged abused animals, animal rehabilitation, animal rescue, animal sanctuary, animals, business trip, California, charity, commentary, Dallas, Facebook, Humor, Internet, King Duke, lack of sleep, life, nonprofit organization, philantrophy, philosphy, The Gentle Barn
The Egg is headed to Singapore today for a business trip.
My stay is regrettably short. The weather forecast is stormy. But this is my hotel.
I think I can make this work.
Posted in Business, Humor, Life, Photography, Travel, Weather
Tagged Business, business trip, Humor, life, photography, Singapore, storm, the bright side of life, Travel, weather
It’s not often I can say this to a member of the royal family:
“Kate, this has so happened to me!”
During yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade at the Aldershot Barracks, the Duchess of Cambridge got her high heel stuck in a grate. Husband William offered a supporting arm — and a giggle or two — while she freed her stiletto.
The soldier saluted.
Funny — almost the exact same thing happened to me during a business trip to Chicago!
I was walking with my colleagues to a nearby restaurant for dinner when a grate ate my heel. Two friends held me upright, saving me from an almost certain face plant. So, let me belatedly salute their heroics —
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Fashion, Holiday, Humor, Life, News, Politics, St Patrick's Day
Tagged Aldershot Barracks, business trip, celebrities, Chicago, commentary, Duchess of Cambridge, Fashion, grate, high heels, Holiday, Humor, Kate Middleton, life, news, Prince William, royal family, salute, St. Patrick's Day, stiletto
We all know it’s a small world. The song says so.
But sometimes the universe puts a big ol’ exclamation point on it.
I flew home to New York City late Saturday after a trip to Chicago and got in the cab, prepared to doze during the drive home.
My cabbie had a different idea.
You see, he was a talker. He asked about my trip, what I did for a living, where my hometown was. Since I’m a talker, I reluctantly abandoned the nap and chatted with him instead.
(He had a French accent, so it wasn’t a hardship.)
Turns out my NYC cab driver, who hails from a French colony in Africa, attended Southern Illinois University and had a roommate from Paducah, Kentucky — a stone’s throw from my own hometown.
Coincidence? Sure…but what a fun one!
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