Category Archives: My Other Passion: Media

I Got A New iPhone 5 Today

Ohhh yeah. I had ordered one as soon as ordering became available last week, but the promised delivery date wasn’t until October 5th. That’s 14 days away. And I had to have one. Now. A colleague tried to convince me yesterday that I should come into the city early and wait at the flagship 5th […]

Live Free and Reconnect??!?!?

This is how ‘Live Free or Die’ gets translated in Darien, Connecticut. It makes me want to punch someone in the face. Or key someone’s BMW. Or smash through someone’s driveway gate. Jesus, New Hampshire, have you really stooped this low? This isn’t some cheerful wordplay you’ve accomplished, it’s sacrilege. It’s heresy. It’s the worst […]

MacBook Air vs. iPad 3

I am agonizing. I want a new toy.  I have money in the budget for a new toy.  But I can’t decide which one to get – the MacBook Air or the new iPad.  I realize how incredibly boring it is to read about someone else’s technology decision-making process, especially for Apple products, but I […]

Cyndi Lauper

I saw Cyndi Lauper perform live yesterday. I was attending a conference at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square. Cyndi Lauper performed right after lunch. I was dreading it all morning. Conferences can be soul-crushing experiences. You show up to a windowless banquet hall, you don’t know anyone, and you have to sit there […]

Too Many TV’s at The Gym

I go to the gym to feel good. The goal is to get blood pumping through my body, to get my muscles moving, and to turn off my mind. I would prefer to run outside, in the forest, surrounded by chipmunks and butterflies. But it’s pitch black at 5am, and the forest doesn’t have a […]