I don’t think I can handle this ‘sir’ stuff

When did I become a “sir”?

Did it happen when I wasn’t expecting it?

It must have, because otherwise, I would have stopped it before it could start. Continue reading “I don’t think I can handle this ‘sir’ stuff”

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In defense of tourists

The condescension practically oozed off the screen of my iPad in a way that had the ooze been real, I’d be on my way to the nearest Apple store saying, “Idon’tknowwhathappenedpleasefixthis?!”

“Nothing pegs a tourist more quickly than a chunky pair of athletic sneakers. You can spot them from a mile away, and they can take an otherwise neutral look from cool traveler to dorky out-of-towner almost immediately.” Continue reading “In defense of tourists”

New York, New York: Fifteen minutes, or one day, more

If we had only stayed 15 minutes longer …

My wife and I had once worried that today’s Yankees game against Oakland would be a washout, but it actually didn’t rain at all during the game, and our seats were under cover.

However, it was just chilly enough, with just enough of a breeze, to be cold, especially after four hours of baseball.

So we decided to leave after the 10th inning.

If we had only stayed 15 minutes longer, or had weather like yesterdayContinue reading “New York, New York: Fifteen minutes, or one day, more”

I just can’t get away from work that easily

This week has been particularly crazy at work.

There’s a new person on my team who needs training, but I’ve been so busy, I haven’t been able to train her like I wanted to.

Being busy wasn’t unexpected, but things came up that added even more to the load.

And we had a near-disaster. We got it solved before it could get too far, but it wouldn’t have taken much for things to get really bad, really fast. Continue reading “I just can’t get away from work that easily”

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