I thought I would give you a little update from my NYC trip. So far it has been fun. The class for this week is almost over and it went well. I thought I might have some trouble with the impending MTA strike, I'm only a few blocks from Wall Street where I am training, but some of the students would have a hard time getting in if the subway shut down. Apparently the deadline that was supposed to take place this morning was moved to Monday. I'll just have to play it by ear for next week's class.
I've gone out a couple times since I arrived Sunday. At one of the Irish pubs I visited I met the guy in charge of the Wall Street Hotel that I'm staying at. We talked a bit about work and then (after 1 or 2 too many beers for a week night) I headed back to my room. ;) The next day after work I saw him in the lobby and he told me that he gave me a discount on my 2 week stay! I was quite surprised. With the strike looming they could probably sell out all the rooms at full price. I guess it's because I'm a semi-regular. That was cool especially since staying in Manhattan is quite expensive.
The other interesting thing that happened was when I left work on Wednesday. I was in the elevator and when it stopped at the next floor down a couple ladies and a guy stepped in. Of course I was checking out the women but then I realized the guy was Michael J. Fox. Apparently his Parkinson's Foundation
is on the floor below where I do training. I didn't say anything because I'm not one of those people that invades a celebrity's privacy.
Anyway, I didn't realize there was a Parkinson's Foundation until I did some research and since it is a good cause I just made a donation. If you want to as well, you can go here
That's it for now. I think I might venture about town tonight to areas I haven't been to before. If anything interesting happens I'll give you an update.