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Who Me, Stressed?

This week was my first one in which I’d spend the entire week at work without any bit of training, even a 1-day jaunt to Atlanta! So the beginning of the week was me first having a bit of a stress-out realizing that I have to start making things happen!  Guess what?  Things started happening and I’ve been fairly busy this week – it’s a great feeling.  I don’t feel totally useless.  I love it.

Also?  I was chatting with one of my fellow managers at work and she told me about taking the Metrolink into DTLA, and she pointed out that there’s a Glendale station I could be using.  You know what?  I knew that – but I totally didn’t associate it as an option for me to go to work.  But guess what?  It totally DOES work.  I started researching that option and I found out that a Metrolink pass is also a Metro Rail pass, so I can ride the LA subways, light rails and buses.  HELLS yeah!  Back to Riding the Rails for me!  Although what my route will be is driving to the Glendale Metrolink station, taking the Metrolink train nonstop into Union Station (Glendale is the next stop from Union Station), then transfer to the Red Line and go to 7th/Metro Center and then walk a block.  It may end up taking slightly longer in the morning BUT in the afternoons it will be completely worth avoiding the nightmarish 110 North traffic.  Also also!  PwC works with LA Rideshare and I’ll get reimbursed almost the entire cost of a monthly pass!  Tomorrow morning will be my first trial run to see how it all works out.  I plan on making it work regardless but I figured even before moving that it would be fun to use the rails and avoid Thursday insanity on the freeways.

In the map below, you can see the gold/green line that goes through Glendale on its way to DTLA.  Yay!

metrolinkoptionOh, and then of course, the other source of stress this week!  We’re moving!  This weekend!  I may need to take some mind-altering substances to remain calm – JUST KIDDING.  I can’t wait to be done.  We ended up deciding to get a storage unit anyway, even with the massive amount of junk disposal we’ve done.  It has to be done.  It’s nice to know we have that in our back pocket.

Larry went by the place this afternoon and they finished painting the two accent walls we wanted done.  This timeline is really working out well!  Here are some pics he took:

25-Mar-2015 11:10, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 32
25-Mar-2015 11:10, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 32
 

Completely random pic time – my walk in the mornings has included being able to see the Wilshire Grand building as it gets built.  I took a picture of it three weeks ago and then one on Monday.  It’s already grown 2 stories!  At least its inner superstructure.  This building will be the tallest building on the west coast when it’s done and it will look pretty stunning when complete in a few years:

wilshiregrandThe poor PwC building will look so small next to it!  Anyway, here’s what the Wilshire Grand looks like now, as well as three weeks ago.  You can see they’ve conveniently numbered the floors as they build them:

12-Mar-2015 08:59, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, ISO 32
24-Mar-2015 08:46, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 32
 

We’ve finally been able to start watching Netflix’ newer shows!  House of Cards is obviously good and we’re 2 episodes in, but the show I think both Larry & I are REALLY in love with is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  It’s amazing and sooo funny.  That’s not too surprising since it comes from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the people directly responsible for 30 Rock.  Ellie Kemper is awesome and the return of Jane Krakowski to my television is most welcome.  Carol Kane is also in this and that just makes this show magic.  Plus the theme song is just hilarious and seems directly reminiscent of the following:

The Ol’ Gang is Back Together!

Mostly.  What the hell am I talking about, you say? I’m back in NYC!!!  Not only that though, as big deal, right?  I was just back in November!  The real cool thing is that my ENTIRE team is in NYC, all at the same time.  Yep – Sharon is back from Israel for the week, along with me, George & Nicki from LA.  This whole first day back at work was fantastic.  I had forgotten how nice it is when you have all the people that work for you all in one place.  IT’S SO MUCH EASIER.   Funny enough, it doesn’t really seem like much has changed – in a good way.  I guess it isn’t that surprising since we do talk on the phone all the time but there is a difference between phone-interactions vs. in-person interactions.

Beyond getting to visit with my team again, I also finally got to see the brand new commissary in 30 Rock.  INSANE.  It’s just like a commissary you’d see in a movie – think “The Devil Wears Prada”.  I kid you not. Modern decor, windows overlooking the plaza, a double-floor ceiling height, amazing video screens everywhere – it’s gorgeous.  Such an amazing place to eat and just stare out a window.  Compared to the previous scuzzy one?  WOW.

Here are some pics I took:

Back at 30 Rock – January 14, 2013

View of the rink from the new commissary
View of the rink from the new commissary14-Jan-2013 10:07, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 50
There's Saks in the distance
There's Saks in the distance14-Jan-2013 10:07, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 50
The mesmerizing interior
The mesmerizing interior14-Jan-2013 10:23, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 50
 
The rink again
The rink again14-Jan-2013 10:35, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 50
Looking towards St Patricks
Looking towards St Patricks14-Jan-2013 10:35, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 50
The beautiful and always-changing video screen
The beautiful and always-changing video screen14-Jan-2013 10:37, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 50
 
Sharon!
Sharon!14-Jan-2013 10:37, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 50
Studio 9C is the name of the commissary
Studio 9C is the name of the commissary14-Jan-2013 10:42, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 100
Me!
Me!14-Jan-2013 10:42, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 160
 
George, Nicki, and Ranjit
George, Nicki, and Ranjit14-Jan-2013 11:20, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 64
Sharon and Osman
Sharon and Osman14-Jan-2013 11:20, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 200
Sharon and me
Sharon and me14-Jan-2013 16:45, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 160
 
Again
Again14-Jan-2013 16:45, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 160
Sharon and George
Sharon and George14-Jan-2013 16:46, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
Again
Again14-Jan-2013 16:46, Apple iPhone 5, 2.4, 4.13mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 160
 

PHOTOS: A whole lotta catch up

So there’s a veritable plethora of photos to post since October and through to today. Oy.

Let’s start, shall we?

First up are some photos from when Larry & I went to see Madonna at Madison Square Garden. I’ve written quite a bit about the experience on my livejournal blog here, including the full rundown of the setlist. Needless to say, it was an incredible concert and I can only hope that it is released on DVD soon.

Oct 7, 2008 – Madonna at Madison Square Garden!

07-Oct-2008 18:38, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:38, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.05 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
 
07-Oct-2008 18:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.04 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:51, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.05 sec
07-Oct-2008 18:53, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
 
07-Oct-2008 19:20, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.25 sec
07-Oct-2008 19:21, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.077 sec
07-Oct-2008 19:58, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.017 sec
 
07-Oct-2008 19:58, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 3.5, 12.523mm, 0.04 sec
07-Oct-2008 19:58, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
07-Oct-2008 20:22, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.8 sec
 

The next set of photos is from when we went down to visit the illustrious Jeff Crepeau in his new residence in the town of Hanover, Maryland. That’s about a 3.5 hour drive from where I live so it was very cool to get to visit him. First off, his house is situated on a little reservoir lake so literally his backyard porch has a gorgeous peaceful view. We ended up going to Medieval Times that first evening, which was a blast. The next day, we headed into Washington, D.C. While there, we saw the International Spy Museum (very cool), 5 Guys Burger Joint (basically the food tasted almost exactly like In-N-Out burgers out west, which was AWESOME), the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, and finally the Air & Space Museum. There was a lot of walking. Crazily enough at the end of the voyage on the last Green Line metro stop, we were walking to the car and I hear this person call my name. It was Byron Kelly along with Connie and Aidan. He was in town for an inspection and they had come up to visit. Talk about a small world! It was a good trip and I look forward to eventually heading back and/or having Jeff back up.

Oct 11, 2008 – Day 1: Visiting Jeff in Maryland and D.C.

Jeff's view from his backyard porch
Jeff's view from his backyard porch11-Oct-2008 17:00, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
11-Oct-2008 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
It's the illustrious Jeff Crepeau!
It's the illustrious Jeff Crepeau!11-Oct-2008 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
 
There's my Larry!
There's my Larry!11-Oct-2008 17:01, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
And there's my old patio furniture in much more picturesque scenery
And there's my old patio furniture in much more picturesque scenery11-Oct-2008 17:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
Me at the Hunting store, hitting on the mannequin
Me at the Hunting store, hitting on the mannequin
 
11-Oct-2008 17:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
11-Oct-2008 17:30, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.2 sec
At Medieval Times, Larry enjoys some ale
At Medieval Times, Larry enjoys some ale11-Oct-2008 17:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.077 sec
 
So cute
So cute11-Oct-2008 17:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
The Jeffster
The Jeffster11-Oct-2008 17:31, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.1 sec
Scary me
Scary me11-Oct-2008 17:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.5 sec
 
11-Oct-2008 17:36, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.2 sec
Larry and me await the games
Larry and me await the games11-Oct-2008 17:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
One more shot
One more shot11-Oct-2008 17:37, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
 

Oct 12, 2008 – Day 2: Visiting Jeff in Maryland and D.C.

It's the DC Metro - I love the spacey subway stations
It's the DC Metro - I love the spacey subway stations12-Oct-2008 10:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.067 sec
A different ISO setting
A different ISO setting12-Oct-2008 10:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.067 sec
And here's a cool shot (to me) of the trains as we were going up the escalator
And here's a cool shot (to me) of the trains as we were going up the escalator12-Oct-2008 10:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.077 sec
 
Playing Fallout 3 makes me chuckle seeing these photos
Playing Fallout 3 makes me chuckle seeing these photos12-Oct-2008 10:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
We did visit the House Where Lincoln Died
We did visit the House Where Lincoln Died12-Oct-2008 11:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
12-Oct-2008 11:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
Here's the outside of the Spy Museum
Here's the outside of the Spy Museum12-Oct-2008 13:13, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.005 sec
There's Larry!
There's Larry!12-Oct-2008 13:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
12-Oct-2008 13:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
 
And Jeff, iPhoning it up
And Jeff, iPhoning it up12-Oct-2008 13:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
12-Oct-2008 13:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
12-Oct-2008 13:16, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
 
A long distance view of the Spy Museum
A long distance view of the Spy Museum12-Oct-2008 13:59, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
And here's the FBI Building
And here's the FBI Building12-Oct-2008 14:02, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.006 sec
Jeff wants you to keep quiet about it
Jeff wants you to keep quiet about it12-Oct-2008 14:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 

Then we had a few weeks of low-key activities and then it was off to Las Vegas to celebrate my Mom’s 60th Birthday!!!! Of course it was a blast, Larry got to meet my folks (and vice versa), and I got to win (and lose) a lot of money in Blackjack and Craps. It was a good time and a nice vacation. I also was so happy to get to see my Mom and Harv, as well as Aunt Mary and Uncle JC. Good times!! For Mom’s birthday dinner, we went to Benihana’s, which was fantastic. It’s hard to go wrong with that. Other events were going to see the Beatles’ LOVE show at the Mirage (these were even more optimal seats to sit in as opposed to the first time I saw it – alone – as this time for the Within You, Without You number, you could see the total surreal moment when the little bed is flying on the ultra-large, arena-filling sheet), checking out the Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo (they put on a very good show and have a great sense of humor and fantastic voices – and they were working it), and of course going to the Rollercoasters all around the city. Oh yeah, also drinking a lot! It was a long and fun time, and here are the pics I took from it!

Oct 24, 2008 – Las Vegas for Mom’s 60th Birthday

24-Oct-2008 16:09, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Larry up on top of Stratosphere
Larry up on top of Stratosphere24-Oct-2008 16:09, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
Me too! I survived Insanity!
Me too! I survived Insanity!24-Oct-2008 16:09, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.002 sec
 
24-Oct-2008 16:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
Insanity
Insanity24-Oct-2008 16:11, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
24-Oct-2008 21:11
 
It's ridiculous
It's ridiculous24-Oct-2008 16:12, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
You're looking straight down. And can see the Stratosphere from angles no one should ever see it from.
You're looking straight down. And can see the Stratosphere from angles no one should ever see it from.24-Oct-2008 16:12, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
The rapidly developing skyline of the Strip. Wow.
The rapidly developing skyline of the Strip. Wow.24-Oct-2008 16:14, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.004 sec
 
Me and Larry!
Me and Larry!24-Oct-2008 16:16, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
The view right before you strap in for X-Scream. Ugh.This ride is just as intense as I remembered.
The view right before you strap in for X-Scream. Ugh.This ride is just as intense as I remembered.24-Oct-2008 16:23, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
That's the teeter-totter of doom right there aka X-Scream.
That's the teeter-totter of doom right there aka X-Scream.24-Oct-2008 16:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.003 sec
 
24-Oct-2008 17:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
24-Oct-2008 17:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.4 sec
Down at MGM, the lions were playing around
Down at MGM, the lions were playing around24-Oct-2008 17:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.067 sec
 

Oct 25, 2008 – Saturday

25-Oct-2008 15:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
25-Oct-2008 15:28, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 8.0, 7.7mm, 0.01 sec
 

Flash forward a few days and it was then my birthday! I turned 32. Ugh. But I am being dramatic. It’s not really all that bad and I am in a pretty good place, all things considered. Larry & Shelly took me to see Mamma Mia! on Broadway and to Blue Smoke BBQ for dinner on the Sunday before my birthday, which fell on that Monday. Unfortunately Larry had to go to Boston on that day, so I didn’t really do anything all that interesting on the day of my birthday, but that was okay. At work, it was a great birthday with cards, cake, and cupcakes. Oh yeah! I didn’t take really any pictures of any birthday festivities though. Instead I took pics of Rockefeller Center because it was all decked out as Election Plaza because of course the Presidential Election was taking place the next day. It is a pretty cool thing to see 30 Rock all lit up – check it out for yourself:

Nov 3, 2008 – Election Plaza

The set up of the Rink and the Plaza
The set up of the Rink and the Plaza03-Nov-2008 11:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.008 sec
You can just see the outline of the states before they got colored in the next night
You can just see the outline of the states before they got colored in the next night03-Nov-2008 11:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.01 sec
03-Nov-2008 11:15, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.5, 18.776mm, 0.01 sec
 
And thar she be
And thar she be03-Nov-2008 17:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.02 sec
Pretty dramatic, eh?
Pretty dramatic, eh?03-Nov-2008 17:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
That's a dramatic building for ya
That's a dramatic building for ya03-Nov-2008 17:25, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
 
A little further back towards 5th Avenue
A little further back towards 5th Avenue03-Nov-2008 17:27, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.033 sec
 

And that brings us to today! The Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree has been brought in already (it showed up either last Thursday or Friday) and now it’s been lifted up and scaffolded. There’s lots of workers working on trimming the tree and loading it up with lights. I believe the tree-lighting ceremony isn’t until the week after Thanksgiving. At that point, I will need a healthy dose of relaxants as the FTPs will converge right on the Plaza and it makes life here ridiculous. Oy.

Nov 17, 2008 – Random 30 Rock shots

The tree all scaffolded up
The tree all scaffolded up17-Nov-2008 14:54, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.033 sec
Me and the NBC logo - notice in the pictures in the Election Plaza section - these are from that
Me and the NBC logo - notice in the pictures in the Election Plaza section - these are from that17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.025 sec
Goofy Hobie
Goofy Hobie17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.025 sec
 
17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.025 sec
17-Nov-2008 14:55, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.033 sec
17-Nov-2008 14:56, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
 
17-Nov-2008 15:05, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.125 sec
17-Nov-2008 15:06, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 2.8, 7.7mm, 0.017 sec
17-Nov-2008 15:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
 
17-Nov-2008 15:07, Canon Canon PowerShot SD900, 4.0, 15.599mm, 0.017 sec
 

OS: First Night – 2:41AM

This shit sucks. 

It’s nearly 3 AM and I all I want to do is sleep.  Which I may do soon.  My boss has a couch in his office, and I do believe I will need to take a nap soon as there is just nothing to do and absolutely nothing is going on in the world of broadcasting right now.  And why should there be????

I did manage to watch the first 2 episodes of Season 1 of Angel.  I freakin’ love that show, and had kinda forgotten how good it was.

When I got here today, at around 5:40PM, I first went and worked out, getting the chance to do that before this 12 hour shift began.  But my coworkers Kevin and Evan were here today and they had gone down to the Rink Bar, which I gladly partook in as well for a little bit, as there’s nothing like having a few drinks to get you ready for a 12-hour stint of staying awake overnight.  Nope.  It was fun though, and since then I’ve had a dipped chocolate cone, a Diet Coke, Chex Mix, and an ice cream cookie.  I may need to work out again in order to counteract my overnight eating habits.  

Well, only about 4 hours and 15 minutes to go till I can take off.  Sigh…..

Running Fool

This week was nuts. Very glad it’s concluded. While the first week that my boss was away was pretty much non-eventful, this last week? Not so much. I can say it was one of those ‘I Really Learned a Lot’ weeks and even better, we all managed to keep things going well.

And that’s all I need to say about that.

As for this weekend, I met up with Larry after work on Friday afternoon and he was going to go for a run around Central Park because he needed to get some running in as he was signed up to do the NYC Half-Marathon today. He invited me to join him on his run, and I agreed. I have posted a map of Central Park here so you can kind of see what I was up against.

Larry has told me that basically the loop below, that has multiple colors tracing it in the picture, is about 6 miles exactly (I know, the words ‘about’ and ‘exactly’ cancel each other out – it’s my blog so back off). I am comfortable with about 3 miles for a run, and that is on a treadmill. Lately I just haven’t had the chance, desire, or opportunity to really run a long distance out without treadmill assistance. So I guaranteed to Larry I could make it (probably) at least 3 miles.  But after that, it’s anybody’s guess.  So in the map, we started where the blue line starts on the right-hand side of the map, somewhere near the Boat House.  And then proceeded to run counter-clockwise  on that long blue path….and that’s a long fucking park.  I managed to do pretty good all things considered.  There’s this one part that Larry termed the Fuck You Hill (I think so…), and it’s a well-earned name.  It’s a seemingly nonstop run up this seemingly nonstop rising hill….and I actually made it to the top without stopping, but I REALLY wanted to.  It was about the 4 mile mark though where I really started just getting tired and sore, and as you can see on the map (which was found to be at the 4.4 mile mark), you’ll see the blue line stop.  Alas, that is where I stopped my run. I just couldn’t go any more.  I could tell Larry wanted to keep going though (he actually runs around the Park TWICE in a normal run – uh…psycho), so I said I’d meet him back at where we started, so I walked the dotted orange line back and he continued running, I assume, on the green path below. 

Needless to say, that was a fun, but tiring experience.

On Saturday, we went to see the X-Files movie….kinda disappointing, but it was great just to see Mulder and Scully together again and to get little hints in the movie that gave the long-term addicts something to be satiated with in terms of what has happened to them in the meantime since the end of the show.  The theater wasn’t al that great, and the movie actually stopped in the middle of the show as the reel must have fallen off the projector or something.  Who knows?  but nearby that area where we saw the movie (down on 61st and 1st Ave), there’s that awesome furniture/home decor store called Conran’s which has AWESOME stuff.  Very cool, urban styles and if I ever have a place of my own again, I’d definitely go back there to pick some stuff up.  It would help to have won the lottery, but that’s a side matter. 

And now I’m back home….and jsut concluded watching all of 30 Rock’s Season 1 episodes as I picked up the DVDs last week.  I can not believe I’ve been missing out on this show since it has been on.  It is hilarious.  And very surreal as I see many of the places that I actually work and walk around in.  Very cool.  But beyond the recognition factor, the show is just absolutely hilarious.  Now I have to catch up on Season 2 via the Hulu site so I’m ready for the upcoming season.  Yay – a funny (and intentionally so) NBC show!!!!! 

Okay, it’s time for me to get my pizza.