Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I think I'll be there

Tonight, when this guy crosses the finish line, I think I'll be there.
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Wow. A whole country.
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I wonder what he'll do for an encore?
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Beautiful downtown Fort Lee is, I'm sure, beautiful. Unfortunnately, I am not in that part of Fort Lee.
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However, I AM in a gorgeous hotel with the softest, nicest king-size bed and fresh coffee and room service that delivers until 10:30 from the WONDERFUL Italian place (maybe tonight it will be sushi from the OTHER restaurant downstairs) that makes a calamari Fra Diavolo to make your tastebuds say "Dayum sistah! That's some good stuff!"
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It was THAT good. Seriously.
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Free internet, a bazillion channels on the teevee, a pool, spa, gift shop, and.....karaoke lounge!
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Oh yeah, I don't ever need to leave this place. Too bad I got all them meetins' today.
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On the flight up yesterday (on a small plane, of course!), I got the window seat. Yay! I also was in front of a small child.
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Wait, it wasn't bad!
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This little voice (I did not actually SEE the child) kept up a running dialogue with its Dad for much of the trip, piping up with precious little exhortations throughout.
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"Wook at da pwane! See? It's moving!"
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"When we gonna fwy?"
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"Oh, oh! We're fwying! Up, up, up!!"
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"Here's da sun! What's it doin' up here?"
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I think I got a cuteness overload. Once we landed I took a look at the tiny towheaded moppet, and the overload was complete. Like a little beam of sunshine, she was. Her Grandad was the one who told me that she's three, and that her Mom is 43, and that her Mom is in her first year of medical school.
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Say it with me......FIRST year of medical school. At 43.
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There are worse midlife crises, I guess.

5 comments:

Wordnerd said...

I'm soooooooo jealous. Can't you skip those pesky meetings?

tiff said...

WN - I think Mr Big Shot pharma guy and Mr Bigger Shot head of some Department at the Big U might have been a little miffed if I had. Plus, I go a free lunch out of it, so not too shaby.

mr. schprock said...

Good thing I wasn't on the plane sitting next to you. I would have said, "Oh no! Da widdle pwane is gonna cwash!"

I have a way with kids.

Chelle said...

Wow. 40, first child, and 43, first year med school.

I believe there is hope in this world for anyone to do what they want.

tiff said...

Mr Schprock - at about 75 minutes into the plane ride, you could have. This is when the little darling was having a widdle tantwum and I alMOST got mad.

MMM3 - my thoughts precisely!