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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