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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: Trip to U.S. East Coast. by canaveralgumby on 7 October 2006 9:26pm
Pete, you're head is filled with great ideas!
Re: Trip to U.S. East Coast. by andrea_nyc on 7 October 2006 9:54pm
Back to the Met - the price is a "suggested donation" (it used to be anyway). So you can give them one cent and still get in. They worded the signage to be confusing so most tourists give them the full amount.
Re: Trip to U.S. East Coast. by kazzzz on 8 October 2006 1:12am
Cheers Pete!

Re: Trip to U.S. East Coast. by canaveralgumby on 8 October 2006 9:33pm
tuscon, You brought the Mets good luck! Way to go!
Re: Trip to U.S. East Coast. by peripatetically on 10 October 2006 1:54am
Is anyone happier than me that the NY Yankees baseball team lost in the first round of playoffs? I doubt it. Whahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!
Re: Trip to U.S. East Coast. by kazzzz on 10 October 2006 1:54am
No, Pats, you deffo win this one :)
Re: Trip to U.S. East Coast. by tucsonmike on 10 October 2006 6:16am
Well, I am home, so I can add stuff. Not getting thrown off the computer by Mom, who was having a field day setting up her blog. Her blog is called "Are you listening to me?"

Well, Now we are up to Thursday. I escorted Elaine to New Jersey Transit, so she could head to the New Jersey Romance Writers Conference.

I have a date on the other hand, LOL! with the youngest of the folks I am meeting. Linda Travis is a Toastmasters friend who works for the New York City Transit Authority. I had to laugh. She has the accent of Irish New York, through and through. I am trying to get her on here. She plans to retire next year and start an event planning business.
We met in a coffee shop where I grew up. I forgot how pretty she is. She was dressed up to attend a womens charity event in South Street Seaport across the river in Manhattan. After we parted, I went to look through the library branch where I grew up. It is a very depressing place with very few books. The staff were just stereotyped civil servants looking as though they were serving time.
I left in time to see a group of 10 kids picking on the library security officer. I stopped myself from coming to his defense.

Friday, I have three dates. I am now glad I did not go to Baltimore and Washington. (Sorry Patty). Serendipity had something else in mind for me.

I met my mothers old friend (and my first employer other than babysitting) in a restaurant called Farmers Friend at Irving Place and 18th Street. Nancy Dunnan has writtend several books on financial matters and now runs a travel magazine called Travel Smart.
She wants me to write three articles for it. One on the New York Regional Transit Planner, one on the Railroad Museum here in Tucson and one on this site.

Then I took the train out on Long Island to Huntington. I got to see my aunt uncle and one of my cousins and have the first real conversation with them in twenty years. My cousin is a psychologist who wants to get into writing.

Then I took the train back to Manhattan and went with my friend Rita to the Klimt exhibit at Neue Galerie, then to Chinatown. I got back to my parents in time to take a shower and go to bed.

Saturday, I was up at four A.M. to take the bus to Toms River, NJ which is 70 miles south of New York. I went to see another Toastmasters friend and her husband. (My father is beginning to think Toastmasters is like the Mafia).

They drove with me to Woodbridge where Elaines Conf. was She sold like crazy and pushed my upcoming book. We took the railroad to Penn Station. Train was jammed.
The cabbie who took us back to my parents had the Yankee game on. I wanted the Yankees to win, so they could play the Mets in the Series.

Sunday, Off to Chinatown and Dim Sum. Saw my old Haitian buddy from High School.

Now I am home and go back to work tomorrow. I am glad to be home. I am tired.

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