Sunday, June 29, 2008


I find myself betwixt and between employers, having wrapped up my tenure with Sherman’s Travel on Thursday and poised to begin anew with Travelocity tomorrow.

When I started with Sherman’s Travel I was the fourth employee and we were squeezed into a tiny and dismal office with a view of a sweatshop, a brick wall and an alley. Three and a half years later it’s a multimillion dollar business with a huge online presence and a terrific magazine (the office has a nice view too).

It was a great experience being a part of a start up company, to be an active participant in its growth and its successes. But when a good opportunity comes a knocking… well you’ve got to answer the door.

So on this weekend I find myself betwixt and between employers - nervous, but also excited by the opportunities ahead.

“Know thine opportunity.”

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Race Deferred

Entry to the The New York City Triathon opened at midnight on November 1st and sold out in 9 hours. I was one of the first people to enter and I have the t-shirt to prove it.

Turns out I've got a family function that very same weekend and will have to defer the race until 2009. Rather than be disappointed I'll revel in my 2009 guaranteed entry deferral status and the fact that I don't have to get up at 2am next time around.

I will nonetheless be engaging in fierce competition on the weekend of the NYC Tri. In lieu of swimming, biking and running I'll be partaking in a whole different set of multisport... Basketball, Hula-Hooping, Water Balloon toss and the the ever popular and hotly contested Jump Rope competition.

To get into shape for the Hula-Hoop and Jump Rope contests, I've recently signed up and begun training for a sprint triathlon on July 13th.

Hopefully this training will be enough to prepare for the cut-throat competition.


“Action expresses priorities.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Some blog entries just don't need words...

"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
-Mark Twain

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anti Monkey Butt

And now, the the second installment of WTF?

"Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise, he degrades and simplifies the client."
-William S. Burroughs

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

8 Great Reasons

A few reasons why this mornings bike workout rocked:
  1. It was my first ride of the season (for shame!)
  2. Averaged just shy of 20 MPH
  3. The sound my bike shoes make when I clip in is hot (or is that haute, or perhaps hawt?)
  4. Keeping pace with, and in several cases, passing vehicular traffic
  5. Soaring heart rate pounding up Harlem Hill
  6. My half grin / half grimace that comes only with hard effort on a bike
  7. The wind roaring in my ears
  8. Dropping guys on ludicrously expensive bicycles (“nice bike, you should learn how to ride it”)
  9. Because 8 great reasons isn't enough, seeing my good friends Yvonne and Eddie running over the 59th Street Bridge
  10. And one more for good measure... I found chain grease in my ear. Sweet!

"While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned."

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


I've been a complete slacker on the blogging front... The good news is that I've had several great runs this past week, I've been to the pool to get some laps in and I just got Billy* back from the shop.

Things are totally looking up!

There's also some big news on the horizon for me.... stay tuned.

Much, much more to come....

"Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones."

*Billy is my bike