Off to NYC
December 2nd, 2007 by Mike

I’m off to New York in the morning. I have a ticket for the 6:00 AM US Airways Shuttle and the 6:15 Acela train. I’m thinking I’ll take the Acela, which takes longer but is a lot less stressful. I booked a first class return ticket on Wednesday for the 4:00 PM Acela.

I dropped Reggie off with Beth at her work yesterday afternoon. She reports that he’s already marked her knitting bag.

After dropping Reggie off, I stopped at Borders to pick up a book to read on the train. I finished it in about 18 hours. Oops. I also stopped at a store to look at luggage. I know exactly what I want, and they didn’t have it. I want a 22 inch Travelpro Crew Series 6 rollaboard.  It’s the replacement to the one I already have, which has been with me for about eight years and across the country countless times. The 26” bag is just as old and has been across the Atlantic several times, as well. Both bags are really showing their age and need to be replaced. But I don’t travel as much as I used to, so it’s hard to justify spending a lot of money on luggage. Still, going back to my Clorox Bleach theory, there are some things where I just won’t skimp on quality, and my luggage is one of them.

While in New York, I’m there for two nights. Monday night, I have reservations at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill. It’s going to be a little expensive, and I’m not sure I can justify that on my expense report. I also want to see the tree at Rockafeller Center, something I’ve never done. Tuesday night, I’m supposed to meet up with somebody for a drink. This is a guy I’ve been chatting with for a few years. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, so that might be fun.

This trip to New York is completely pointless. Our business project manager promised that someone from the technical team would be there this week for their implementation, thus I’m going. Still, there is no pressing need for me to be there.

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