End of holiday weekend 3-point update →
1. Yesterday morning I got out of the subway at 79th St on my way to the flea market at Columbus Ave to find a food fair set up along that stretch of Broadway. One of the stands was serving something I've craved for the longest time, but never thought I'd find in New York City - Funnel Cake
! Well, what else could I do but have funnel cake for breakfast. It was really, really good. As I sat down to eat it, I met two very interesting people sitting on the next bench, this man
, who gave me a postcard of his work (and with whom I shared some of my funnel cake), and another man named Larry, an elderly gentleman, who had a very kind face and a gentle manner about him.
2. Part of me wished I had been in Ohio yesterday, because there was a family party in honour of George's son, John, who went off to Fort Benning today for his basic training, after which he's going into Officer Training. It's ironic, he was offered a scholarship to study electrical engineering at MIT, but turned it down because it was offered by the army and he didn't want anything to do with the military. Now, a couple of years after graduating from OU, he's signed up. I mean, OU might be a good school, but it sure as hell isn't MIT on your resume.
3. We had an awesome evening tonight. We went to a spelling bee and I came second out of fourteen competitors. I won a $15 bar tab, which we used to buy two excellent sandwiches. After the bee a drunk girl tried to pick Jason up, then she moved on to a slightly nerdy guy from the spelling bee whose body language was screaming "No! No! NO!". On returning from the men's room, he told her "I just got a really
urgent phone call, and I have to leave - right now!" Then a guy came in wearing shorts and a bandanna, and he was next on her radar. I had the feeling that she was out of luck tonight. I have the feeling I am in
luck tonight ...