I have been in New York, actually only for 26 hours, but it took me 10 hours, watch my lips, 10 hours yesterday to get from LaGuardia to O'Hare airport due to the thunderous conditions over Chicago last night
has a very short runway and therefore planes have to take off with less than a full tank of fuel, so after circling around for an hour or so, the pilot was forced to land at Grand Rapids to get re-fuelled and sit out the storm. We then took off again only to be told that O'Hare was once again shut and we spent 2 hours in a 'holding pattern' somewhere over Lake Michigan.
With fuel running low the pilot finally landed the plane expertly as lightning lit the sky all around us. Exciting, but I'd rather have been in bed.
I was in NY with a client doing some face to face pitches to markets. They’re a great client and makes travelling fun and particularly a night in the big apple. I go with them to London next week, although one of their assemblages was unfortunate to lose her job last week after new owners "eliminated"
her position, this after she was down in Bermuda with one of my young colleagues just last week doing the same thing as we were doing in NY. It's times like these that bring home how expendable we all are.
Anyway back in the office early doors this morning, a quiet weekend is planned although out with some friends Friday, and we have a drunken history with them. I might watch Beckham's debut for LA Galaxy, which is being shown live on ESPN."Saturday's game, part of the four-team World Series of Football, is sold out and ESPN will televise it live, using 19 cameras to track Beckham."
But of course the blokes only gone and got himself injured!