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Sunday, February 22, 2004

Went to 48th street and bought guitar strings and polish for the guitar.  Brought camera and ended up on the corner taking shots of tourists for about an hour.  Since I had my SLR type camera hanging from neck, and a big brochure for the double-decker bus protruding from my jacket pocket, and was doing my usual gawking routine -- I fit right in.  I even said to someone, boy those are some big buildings they got here alright.

I was approached by every huckster around, so I'm sure I basically look the part.  And in truth, I have more in common with the tourist than with the typical New Yorker who walks around from point A to point B without seeing anything in-between.

For me, there's always a sense of discovery.  Doesn't matter where I go.  I see new things.  Today I spent a fair amount of time by the statue of George M. Cohan (Send My Regards to Broadway).

On the political front, Nader decided to run -- but I'm guessing that he has a plan to pull out if the election looks close.  I can't believe he would want to be involved in getting Pres. Bush in again (full disclosure, I voted for him last time around, though in NY I'm not sure it made a whit of difference.)

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Routine colonoscopy scheduled for next Monday which means next Sunday night will be lots of fun.  Routine -- routine to them, not to me.  I have had 3 of these and I don't care what anyone says -- it ain't my first choice for how to spend the morning.  I'll probably be pretty freaked about it all week so if you notice an underlying tone of panic in the journals -- that's why.  And after all my futzing with trying to get the health insurance right -- I get a call from the billing dept. at Mt. Sinai.  They want to check a couple of things.  They read me my social security number, the key to the whole thing -- and it is wrong.  How that happened, I have no idea since they did the colonoscopy last year, and on top of all that the doctor's receptionist called me to ask my correct social.  I may be more concerned with whether this is going to be covered than with the actual procedure.

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5:30:35 PM    


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