The Campaign For DA

1.02.2018

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • It was good to be off. I'm trying to convince myself it is good to back.
  • We went to New York City and, let me tell you something, it was a scene.
  • Yes it's cold here. It was colder there especially when you throw in the wind whipping through the buildings. I wore five layers everywhere I went. 
  • We were a few blocks from the ball drop and, although I'd never get in that crowd, we thought we could position ourselves at least to see it happen from a distance. I backed out because it was bitterly cold but we were able to hear the crowd in the distance from the hotel at midnight.
  • It was the craziest police presence I had ever seen. They were everywhere.  Our hotel was probably six blocks away and we couldn't get onto the block of the hotel without being wanded and showing proof that we were staying there. And that was just for the block. It wasn't the street that led to Times Square.
  • We saw snow fall in Central Park. Very cool.
  • We were in the background of The Today Show. (One interesting part of the show is the 30 minutes up to it. They have a guy outside there working that square area talking to the crowd. He told them they normally would start with crowd shots but weren't going to do it that day because of the tragedy --- a fire had killed 12 people in the Bronx the night before. The show didn't want to start with a bunch of happy people and then cut to the footage of the fire.)
  • My Slumped Shoulder Moment when I went looking for some type of warm face protection and decided to go to the Nike Store. As I was looking at the map to try to find it, I learned it was in Trump Tower. Edit: I went in and it was incredibly easy. There were a couple guys checking bags, but since I didn't have one, they just waved me through. It's kind of like a mini-upscale mall inside.
  • The New York Public Library is a must see.
  • They are building massive skyscrapers all over Manhattan -- the type that will change the skyline from miles away. 
  • I do a pretty good job of going off the grid when I'm on a vacation. 
  • Off topic: That was a tremendous Oklahoma/Georgia game last night. 



19 comments:

wordkyle said...

First, good to have you back. Glad you had fun.

Next, finish your story. Did you not go to the Nike store because it was in Trump Tower? Did you go? If so, did you break out in hives or something?

Anonymous said...

When you were in New York why did you not call your buddy Al Gore? He promised that it would be warmer this year. I guess he never studied sunspots or the Maunder Minimum. Nor did he even know that we are near the end of the weakest 11 year solar cycle in 100 years and are having daily sunspot counts at or near zero.The sun is the boss, not Al Gore.

Dallas AFLCIO said...

Welcome back Barry Happy New Year ...... I can just hear you saying to yourself ... " It is a cold day in Hell and I would sooner freeze my ass off (face) than shop at Trump Tower".

Anonymous said...

Hey Skippy, Has Trump launched nukes into North Korea yet? Has Trump fired Sessions yet?

Sam Brows said...

Glad to have Barry back.

Anonymous said...

After Bill Clinton drug a 100 dollar bill through a trailer park, Hillary drug 700 thousand dollars through a trailer park. I thank God every day that she is not the president.

Anonymous said...

Georgia vs. OU was a great game. You can't spell dOUche without OU.

DF Summer Eve Massengill

Anonymous said...

RTG Nice start to the New Year !

Anonymous said...

I lived in NYC/CT for over 30 years. It's pure magic there when it snows. Glad you had fun! PS: you could have gone into the Nike store from the side entrance on the street and avoided that the entrance.

-MPM

Anonymous said...

Skippy, you didn't mention attending the deBlasio innauguration and the Mariah Carey 10 minute concert. Edit please!

Anonymous said...

RTG - in Cozumel?

Anonymous said...

11:30, that gave me a chuckle. Thanks.

DF Looking for Humor in 2018

Anonymous said...

Green, you didn't leave me enough of a variety of kitty food in the kitty automatic feeder. I like choice. Don't let that happen again. Your first and last warning.

DF The 22lb Cat

Anonymous said...

Barry, share your dining experiences in NYC. Tavern on the Green? Peter Luger Steakhouse? Katz's Deli? Joe's Pizza? You know we readers live vicariously through your travels & adventures. Please tell us of your culinary stops in the Big Apple.

DF Dreaming of a Luger Porterhouse

Anonymous said...

It's always good to back.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Barry took the day off from sniping, so we the people did too! Kind of nice!
Let's see how long we can make it. We can do it! I'm a conservative that basically agrees with nothing Barry says on his blog, but I'm gonna try, dadgummitt! I promise. Over/Under on me is mid-March.

Bear said...

My wife & I were fortunate enough to get to take a carriage ride through Central Park in the snow about 10 years ago. Magical. Truly a great city to visit.

Anonymous said...

The afl cio should organize the trump workers. Should be a simple task in NY.

Anonymous said...

With all the crap going on in the NFL wasn't this college season great. NO kneeling, putting your all out on the field of play for your team. It's been grand. But the greatest character of the year has been Baker Mayfield. Love him or hate him, he has brought college football to new heights this year. We will all miss what he brought to the game. Who was college footballs biggest fan this year? Undoubtedly Baker Mayfield!