Saturday, May 30, 2009
New York City
I worked in NYC for many years, so I know the city pretty well.
I'm here on a business trip for the next few days. I do not have my camera so my phone pics will have to do. In advance my apologies for the crappy quality.
I've now lived in SW Florida for the past 8 years. The first thing that I really noticed when walking around the Big Apple yesterday, is that people just don't look all that happy.......with the exception being the people that sing while walking ;-)
Life is tough in the big city, and it shows on people faces and postures.
There are many wonderful options to eat REAL FOODS....possibly more than most places in the world. Yet....not many people here eat the good for you stuff. Eating is an integral part of city life and the options are endless.
Where else in the world can you order a pastrami or corned beef sandwich that is so large that Hulk Hogan couldn't even get his mouth around it. Above is part of the famous Carnegie Deli pastrami sandwich. I didn't eat any of the rye bread but ate most of the pound of pastrami with some half sour pickles and some coleslaw. Enough sodium to last you a month or so......but the taste was wonderful.
Do you all remember my friend best Steve I talked about? After almost 2 years, he is off all medications and his bone marrow transplant was successful. He's doing great and each day that goes on, puts him closer to the five year mark. At which point he is officially in the clear and will have a normal life expectancy. He's one of my real heroes in this life!!!! I'll be hanging with him and his two young kids today and spending a wonderful sunny day in Central Park playing, running and climbing.
Have a great Saturday.