Seth in the Big Apple #1

Today was Bruno's last day at SHS. Sad right? Yeah. So to show him and what I think of his quitting, I jumped a plane to New York City for the Future of Online Advertising conference that starts tomorrow. If only it were that easy to just leave work at noon and catch a 3:20 flight.

No... I had to rush to the doctor's office to be diagnosed with my fifth sinus infection in two years. I also found out that I've somehow managed to damage one of the nerves in my left thumb — which makes half of my thumb feel like it's dead and constantly waking up from being asleep. Luckily, for us humans, nerves grow back – at a millimeter a month. Yawn.

Amazingly, my appointment only lasted 30 minutes. So instead of taking the prescription with me, I asked them to call it in while I drove to the pharmacy. The problem is that I asked for it to be called in to the CVS on Barry road. Of which there are three. Even worse was the fact that the nurse didn't call the order in for 30 minutes.

That left me scrambling with an hour to get to the airport and all checked in. Good thing I'm not a "granny driver" anymore like I was in high school. Needless to say, I made the flight.

Once here, I hopped into a cab. I love riding into New York. Seeing all the skyscrapers and buildings on the horizon is always awesome to see. My destination was Hotel Roger Williams, where they have free WiFi for the whole building... and by free WiFi, they mean for PCs, since my Mac can't decipher the signal (hopefully tomorrow I can transfer to a room with an ethernet cable).

I was hungry, so I walked a few blocks down to Pinch (Pizza by the Inch) and had some pepperoni/jalepeno/tomatoe pizza and a beer.

I'd say my trip so far is off to a nice start. More to come.

+ original post date: June 7, 2007 07:19 AM
+ categories: All About Seth, Computers, Family/Friends, Travel/Vacations, Web Stuff, Work


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What they heck kind of wifi are they using that your mac can't read the signal??

+ author: Beebs
+ posted: June 7, 2007 11:36 AM

Yeah, screw Bruno and his fancy job in Chicago! :)

This is your chance for supreme blog stardom. Write well over the next few days... assuming you eventually get Internet access in your room.

+ author: Jeremy Fuksa: Creative Generalist
+ posted: June 7, 2007 12:17 PM

Yeah, weird eh? I had the same problem at Gildo's place, too. He made a minor change to his modem and it worked. I tried telling that to the hotel IT guy, but he wasn't having it. Ah well. Maybe I can plug an ethernet cable in tonight. Whoopie.

Fuska, I agree. Bruno blows. I'll be the supreme blogger.

+ author: Seth
+ posted: June 7, 2007 12:54 PM

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