1 month 2 times in New York City

Mostly packed and ready for my second New York City trip this month. I just checked-in online and printed out my boarding pass. (Last time, departing from NYC, my failure to do this was the decisive factor that made me miss my flight.)

On this go around, I’ll be there for 5 days/ 4 nights, which includes the sold-out Dwell Conference, a Yankees baseball game, staying at a hotel in Upper East Side, and who knows what goodies I’ll eat.

I had blogged about the Dwell Conference on 2/21/08, and had set a reminder to myself to register a week later. Well, wouldn’t you know it, a whole rush on registrations happened that very week, and it was sold out! (Did my blog have something to do with it?) I was left with no (legitimate) way in, and already booked my air travel and hotel! I pulled strings left and right, pleaded and begged, even making a trip to Mars Hill Seattle, but no go. I was #41 on the waiting list. And then my colleague had to cancel her trip on Thursday 4/24/08, and we got her registration transferred over to me. Voila, I’m in!! What an answer to (a desperate) prayer!

There’s 90% chance rain on Monday (tomorrow), but I’m in the plane most of the day. I hope that doesn’t mean a flight delay.

I have to get up at 5:00am to catch a shuttle to the airport, so I’d better be off to bed. (btw, recent personal news: closed escrow last Friday on condo town home + see photos; update — I’ve added a tumblr blog for mundane everyday stuff at daily.djchuang.com for a glimpse of my mundane life)

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  1. Jenn says:

    Your new place looks great, DJ! Congratulations to you guys!! Thanks for the weather report for NYC; I’m heading up there tomorrow myself for 2 days. Enjoy the conference! 🙂

  2. Catch some Tribecca Film Festival for us DJ! Jon Foreman is there playing.

  3. djchuang says:

    Big John, i’d love to have dropped in on the Tribeca Film Festival http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org, even browsed the film listings, couldn’t figure out which one to attend.. using my time/ money doing my own eating food tour 🙂 besides, already saw Jon Foreman 2x last year 🙂

  4. DJ, enjoy the conference! I’ll be looking forward to the twitters coming through.

    Two restaurants we found on the trip to Q that I would put on your “potentials” list:
    Bodrum (upper west side Mediterranean food)
    Papa Beard (I know…weird name. Great homemade cream puffs, though! Upper West side also)

    I enjoyed meeting you at Q…been following you ever since.

    Let’s hear about Dwell!