Ah, but Did You See the London Production?
If you're online as much as I am every day (10+ hours), you may have heard that a powerful computer virus called Koobface infected a huge number of Facebook address books in early December, 2008. What's more, for the simple reason that I was stricken by the virus early on, many of my 289 Facebook "friends" believed, inexplicably, that it originated with me!
Fifty Shades of Pain: Cycling the Pyrenees, One Mountain Pass at a Time
Go West Young Desk Jockey!
Mountains, instead of MetroCards. Cacti, instead of cockroaches. The West is about as far away from New York as you can get. Or is it?
New Yorkers are creatures of habit. Walk an extra block to the supermarket? Are you joking? Order takeout from any place but the Chinese joint on the corner? Um, why?
Greece: It’s a Riot
How Many Facebook Friends Are Too Many?
Marylebone & Me
Contrary to popular belief, London is filled with great values, if you know where to look. The first is the excellent transportation system—which you can see at work as soon as you arrive at Heathrow Airport. The Heathrow Express is an extremely efficient train that will whisk you and your wheelie directly to Paddington Station, Central London, in about 20 minutes. You can buy the ticket ahead of time online. And if you’re an Internet junkie like Desk Jockey, you may perhaps score a deal to ride in the first-class car—which features complimentary copies of the Financial Times and the latest British financial magazines (not that you’d actually read them of course)
Oh, Mayor Bloomberg, There’s No Place Like Home!
Feeling slightly better about the economy these days? Encouraged by the up tick in your 401k balance? With all due respect to Economic Reporter Ali Velshi, don’t believe everything you see on Crisis News Network (a.k.a. CNN).
Scandinavia: The Great Escape?
The End of the Bucket List
A sixty-something cyclist reflects on life after achieving all his major athletic goals. Including conquering Alpe D’Huez. On a bike.