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Pretrip thoughts

It’s early, I’m hungover and working on 4 hours of sleep, and I just went through airport security. I should be miserable right now, but I can’t manage it. Nothing but good thoughts in my head. Looking back, I’ve got the past month of freedom....

An inauspicious start to the trip

Mom, Dad and I just had a great little kodak moment saying goodbye in front of the Kingston bus station. I hugged them goodbye and they got in the car to head back home. As I watched their car leave the parking lot and turn down the street I realized… …SHIT!! THEY...

More retirement goodness

This month of retirement has been flying by. Some recent highlights: The Original Junior’s Cheesecake in Brooklyn – Red velvet cake, strawberry cheesecake and a chocolate float. With a dessert like that, who needs dinner. The Original Shake Shack in...

Budget Retirement in NYC

I’ve been out of work for a while now, and I’m attempting to enjoy all that NYC has to offer without blowing through my Latin America trip budget.  To be perfectly honest, it hasn’t been too much of a struggle.  Food and drink were a huge part of my...

Best Burger in NYC

It’s t-minus two days until my official departure from Industrial Color, and my future former coworkers are ready to let the goodbye festivities begin. Today we went to lunch at Wolfgang’s (not Puck) Steakhouse in TriBeCa, just a few blocks from the...