Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Beijing's weather is late fall / winterish weather. As we head south it will feel more like New York and then even a little Miamish.
Things I'll "miss" while I'm in China.
2 episodes of Entourage
2 weekends of NFL football picks for my pool
World Series of Poker finally
All of which I will happily do without.
I'm very impressed with how techmologist is approaching this trip. He's been really canvasing his network of fellow Asians and china travelers to consult with the big cities. With the planning and networking I really think this will be a trip of a lifetime.
Friday Knick game and then Union Bar.
Saturday Caren's Bday party at Essex and then Around the Clock for Food.
Sunday hanging out at Dave's place in Hoboken.
Pics below - All taken with my iPhone.
Braised short ribs by fooddotout.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Daily News Endorses Obama
Jets Nose tackle and his passion for food
Times Topic on Coffee
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
My Buddy: she just went "God, this is house is so big. So much effort to clean it up. This maid is costing me too much."
Friday, October 10, 2008
Check out the set list!
"We Built This City" - Starship
"Nothing But a Good Time" - Poison
"Keep On Lovin' You" - REO Speedwagon
"(Just Like) Livin' in Paradise" - David Lee Roth
"I Wanna Rock" - Twisted Sister
"Too Much Time on My Hands" - Styx
"Renegade" - Styx
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" - Joan Jett
"Oh Sherrie" - Steve Perry
"Waiting For a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
"Shadows of the Night" - Pat Benatar
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
"Heaven" - Warrant
"The Search is Over" - Survivor
"We're Not Gonna Take It" - Twisted Sister
"High Enough" - Damn Yankees
"The Final Countdown" - Europe
"I Want to Know What Love Is" - Foreigner
"Harden My Heart" - Quarterflash
"Here I Go Again" - Whitesnake
"To Be With You" - Mr. Big
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benatar
"Can't Fight This Feeling" - REO Speedwagon
"Wanted Dead or Alive" - Bon Jovi
"Cum On Feel the Noize" - Quiet Riot
"Any Way You Want It" - Journey
"Heat of the Moment" - Asia
"Sister Christian" - Night Ranger
"More Than Words" - Extreme
It really rocked out!
Afterwards my friends and I headed over the Hudson Hotel bar. There was this old man. He was in his 60's possible 70's GETTING DOWN on the dance floor. He was going to his own beat and pointing his fingers up in the air like a pro. When I grow old I would be so happy to live his night life in the club. NOT the bedroom.
Enjoy the music!!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I want to know if it’s possible to travel from New York City to Berkeley, Calif. by train. I am a single senior female. How long would the trip take and what would it cost (roughly)? Thank you.
Taking the train across the United States is a trip of a lifetime, especially since the rails travel through stunning areas of the country where highways don’t reach. It is possible to travel on Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) from New York to Berkeley, going through Colorado and northern Utah, but you’ll need to change trains in Chicago and Sacramento, Cal.
The trip will take at least 74 hours, or three days straight, so I suggest getting a private sleeping berth for at least part of the trip. I took a three-day cross-county train trip from Washington, DC to Seattle with just a coach seat and only slept well when the seat next to me happened to be empty.
The cost depends on whether you get the room. A coach-only reservation for a mid-October trip can cost as little as $265.20, with a senior discount. But if you add a Superliner Roomette (holds two) for the two nights on the California Zephyr (the Chicago to Sacramento leg), the price of the same trip is $809.95.
Be sure to check out the Berkeley destination guide in nytimes.com/travel, which includes “36 Hours in Berkeley, Calif.” by Joshua Kurlantzick. And if you have time in Chicago or Sacramento, our archives include destination guides to those cities as well. - DAVID G. ALLAN