Yesterday I took the train to New York. I was asked to go on TV for an interview, to talk about fitness and being and Generalist and all the usual stuff that I do. The train ride up was fine. A little smelly, if anything, but one must learn not expect to much of Amtrak these days so far as amenities and staying on the rails are concerned. And on the way back–I’m skipping ahead here–I sat next to a CFO of some “big” company, who fell asleep with his mouth open. I was tempted to feed him M&M’s, because I figured if he woke up and some stranger sitting next to him was quietly placing M&M’s in his mouth, he would have been extremely pleased. Only problem? I didn’t have any M&M’s. I’m a health professional, guys, come on!
In New York I popped by St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The scene was rather spectacular with all the stained glass and what not. Plus, the last time I was in New York the cathedral was under construction so I couldn’t go in. But this time the cathedral wasn’t under construction, so I could go in. Isn’t that amazing how that works? I was surprised, however, by how many people were asleep in the pews; I counted at least five people snoring away, each of them comfy as a hobbit. I thought to myself, “Well, isn’t this strange?” Because having spent time in similar wooden pews, they are hardly agreeable places for sleeping, and I think are intended that way. Those people must have been very tired. I did check to see if their mouths were open, in case any of them wanted M&M’s.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral: 5/5. (That’s 1/5 better than the movie The Fugitive, which is really good.)