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Tuesday, June 21, 2021

Having just arrived back to Tampa Bay last night, I’ve pretty well hit the ground running in trying to catch up at work. So I really have zero time to recount my visit to New York, much as I’d like to (aside from the couple of on-the-road posts I’ve already published). It’s just going to have to wait for a calmer period; maybe this weekend.

I suppose I have just barely enough time to jot a couple of items:

- I managed to charm my way to two free cocktails — one aboard the Song flight back down. I amaze even myself sometimes.

- I almost got to watch my in-flight pay-per-view movie, Stop Making Sense, for free too. Apparently, the flight attendents have some kind of free-pass magnetic cards. But I decided not to push it. (I’ve mentioned before how much I love Song’s in-seat entertainment monitors.)

- I realize that celebrity sightings in Manhattan are pretty commonplace. Still, Kristin Davis in Tribeca — wow.

- I think my brother gives fairly lousy public transportation directions. On the way in, he tells me to take a bus that deposits me several blocks from his place; and when I get there, I notice a bus stop for another route that would have dropped me off practically in front of his building! On the way out, he tells me to take the A train to the airport, but after a couple of transfers; when it turns out the E train took me to JFK at a speed I wouldn’t have thought was possible.

- I think I managed to revisit with practically every single cousin — and their offspring — I have on Saturday night. As usual, it was a dizzying experience.

- Miracle of miracles: For the first time in forever, I wasn’t virtually raped during my departing or return flights. And just when I was getting used to it!

- It was a nice experience to deal with cabbies who actually knew how to get around town — a marked contrast from their brethren in the Tampa Bay area.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 06/21/2005 11:17:48 PM
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  1. i’ve always wanted to go to new york. glad it was good to you.

    Comment by transience — 06/22/2005 @ 05:16:51 AM

  2. For once, it was good to me. I think the short trip duration and more time than usual in Manhattan (versus upstate) did it. Actually, all of it is all-to-familiar territory…

    Comment by CT — 06/22/2005 @ 06:33:20 PM

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