Good morning. I’m sitting in newark airport as I type this. So weird to post on my Blackberry as opposed to on my laptop.
A few random thoughts as I prepare to board this flight…
1. What are the odds that I’ll come in contact with swine flu? Didn’t see anyone in the airport this AM with surgical masks. But I *am* traveling to the south. And frankly, I’m worried. We’re at a level five people. And the new york times says “containing flu is not feasible.” Yikes.
2. I’m going to Florida to write a travel piece on what is known as the Emerald Coast. (Yes, I love my job.) Do I throw my “eat better forever” campaign out the window and dive into the free-but-fatty food I know I’ll be offered all weekend? Or do I ask for sauce on the side and count carbs and all that crap? What Would Paul Cantor Do? (He’s my weight loss idol of the moment. Search the comments of one of my weight-loss posts and you’ll see his story) I’d give you the link but I can’t. I’m on my blackberry. Work with me people!)
3. Really random question. I perused the magazine racks and I could not find anything I wanted to spend four or more bucks for. Granted, I get a few magazines in the mail. But I stood there for ten minutes and walked away with a newspaper. And I write for magazines! What magazines do you buy on the regular?
4. Ultra-random question. There’s a man sitting next to me who is super loud on his cell phone. He just checked in with someone and asked about an email that should have been sent. Then he made another call and said, “my secretary emailed you this morning.” Who uses that word anymore? Don’t people usually say “assistant”? Thought that was weird.
He’s given out his email address a zillion times this morning. I have it committed to memory: email@example.com. Maybe I’ll email him and ask him why he doesn’t just call her/him an assistant. Do I have any readers who are assistants, present or former? Male or female? Would you care if your title was secretary?
Swine flu, carb counting, magazines, assistant Vs. Secretary. Thoughts?
Even while traveling…I’d love to hear from you…