Camero: A Hate Story
About every 6 months or so, I like to rent one of these stupid cars. I do so in hopes that it’ll trigger some sort of mid life crisis, maybe. Now that I can actually afford one, maybe, I’ll relive my youth and regain some sense of recklessness. All it actually does is make my claustrophobic.
I came across, what seems to me, a fitting description for my chosen lifestyle:
”The peculiar dignity of men seen eating alone in restaurants on national holidays”
Another fascinating building I was fortunate to see today. Formerly the McGraw Hill Building, this Art Deco masterpiece was designed by American architect, Raymond Hill.
Born in Pawtucket RI (yes, Family Guy) Raymond Hill was the quintessential designer of Neo-Gothic and Art Deco building. And I quote, “By the end of his career, Raymond Hood was designing buildings so modern that they foretold the International Style.” For my Chicago people, he also designed the Tribune Tower.
Front entrance to 330 W 42nd
Walking into the lobby, one can almost imagine it in the 30’s - men in fedoras, smoking in the elevator, 3 martini lunches…the good old days.
You know what’s worse than the flu? Having the flu on the road. But, the good people at Hilton have accommodated me with water, tea and soup. Taking a bite out of the Big Apple will have to wait….
Til tomorrow - I’m about a block from the Soup Nazi and feel some Mulligatawny will stand me right up.
Big Jim in our cubicle at the Admirals Club, JFK.
Dad saw this on Google and about passed out. We are now adding Parma to our itinerary…
The entrance to the dining room from the breakfast porch.
View from the breakfast porch at the Lowden Mansion. (Note the ubiquitous black rental car…10th one this year.)
Here’s how you spot the bad parents at the airport:
1) They buy their brats McDonalds shakes and soda at 7:04am;
2) They let them wear dirty gym clothes;
3) They let them spread out their crap across multiple seats;
4) They choose to ignore, rather than discipline.
Children should be neither seen, nor heard.
Kansas City - March 2013
KC Royals 1985 World Series Trophy - versus St Louis Cardinals. A bittersweet thing but cool nonetheless.
Chicago - March 2013
Ok, hard to see but it’s Air Force One. I know…
For those of you who wait oh so diligently behind me…here’s what it looks like: