Saturday, July 31, 2004
The Blue Moon of 2004
The clock is ticking…
Friday, July 30, 2004
Media covers itself in absence of news at Democratoc Convention #
Internet Media Commentary - Alan Meckler: STOCK IMAGERY CHANGED BY THE INTERNET
Thursday, July 29, 2004
Yahoo! News - Bloggers Type It Like It Is in Boston
Just a few random comments:
As noted by my lack of posting, my hotel did not have high speed Internet. Downer. Won’t be back there.
Can’t talk much about the work I did there, but it went very well. At the event, they served the most amazing food including (imagine this) these fork-type skewers that had a layer of grilled shrimp, a layer of cucumber, a layer of grilled scallop, another cucumber and then a chunk of grilled lobster. Sound awesome? I had a dozen.
Orlando is where the Rust Belt goes on vacation. I mean that with no disrespect other than the average person from The Belt is 30-40 pounds overweight. Apparently, fried food still rules below the Mason Dixon Line.
The ride from the hotel to the airport in Orlando is more expensive than in New York.
Why has united shifted so many flights to this "Ted" deal? Ted’s plane of choice is an Airbus, which has no ventilation. There isn’t enough Sudafed in the world to unclog my sinuses.
Lastly, the flight attendant on the last leg of my trip was a dead ringer for Oprah. Not just "looked like her"—I mean DEAD RINGER. She told me she couldn’t go to Chicago anymore because she makes such a scene. Sounds like the basis for a book or TV show.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
The first flight (Phoenix-Chicago) was uneventful. Someone actually had a pet bird on board in a cage. It didn’t look to be a parrot or the usual pet bird (like a talking magpie) rather something along the lines of the quails in our backyard. That’s highly unlikely. At takeoff and landing, the bird howled.
When it comes to network TV, I must live under a rock. “Ted Vision” is showing two programs—“Two and One Half Men” (with Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer) followed by “I’m With Her” (starring Terri Polo of “Sports Night” and “Meet The Parents.”) It’s been 18 years since I professionally reviewed TV, and it looks worse than ever.
In terms of work duty, this is a very light trip. I have one group speaking performance preceded by a lot of logistics (set up, etc…). Probably have dinner with some colleagues afterwards and then I go home on Thursday. I have a really bad seat coming home—26D for the flight, which is a direct with one stop. 26D is the last row of the plane on the aisle. I have never taken a sleeping pill on the airplane. This could be a first.
Monday, July 26, 2004
- It's one of those difficult to get there form here places
- It's hot and humid right now (the old 90-90 weather)
- The airport has a bad ground transportation system
- There is no Major League Baseball
BBC NEWS | Technology | Google recovers after virus hits
Yahoo! News - Democrats Defend Heinz Kerry's 'Shove It'
If they trade him, it must be to Anaheim. The Angels have great prospects at catcher and third base--two huge needs for Arizona.
My bet is he stays put.
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Sunday, July 25, 2004
Last week at this time, we made our way through the drizzle in Center City Philadelphia to eat at Moriomoto. We’re still talking about it and cannot wait until next year to go back. That is, unless the Phillies make the World Series and we make our way back for that blessed event.
For the Dodgers, the acquisition of Finley &151; perhaps for a package that would include Class AAA catcher Koyie Hill &151; could trigger another deal in which they would trade Dave Roberts or Juan Encarnacion for a starting pitcher. But the club envisions Bradley as their center fielder for the next three seasons, and might not be willing to realign its outfield.
Who am I kidding?
Well, we're excited to welcome her home.