So far I’ve discovered a few things of note on my latest trip out to the US of A. First is that I still have no clue about tipping and am leaving too much by way of compensation because by the time the bill arrives I’m usually too wasted to work it out in my head.
Second thing is the Met. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. This is excellent and deserves many more revisits. I’ve actually got some great inspiration from ancient swords and other exhibits there to work on a new logo and website design for Ascalon Films.
Third thing, and this really is ‘more fool me’, is that I’ve discovered teriyaki flavour beef jerky actually tastes like dog breath. Yes. Exactly how a hound’s mouth smells when one exhales in your face has been captured in this unique faux food product. I didn’t finish it.
Fourth on my list of stuff to remember is that it’s actually incredibly easy to get from Newark airport to Manhattan. There’s a train, the New Jersey Transit (NJTransit) which runs from Penn Street, Manhattan, to the airport, takes 20 minutes and costs $11.15. At the airport there’s a monorail to take you to the terminal, which is cool and has a great view of the NYC skyline.
Fifth thing–and most important–is that all my friends out here are great. Very cool people. Very real. Unique, smart, funny. That’s the ones I’ve met up with and the ones I haven’t had a chance to see on this visit. I the USA. I you all. (Except you. You know who you are. I hate you.)
And yes, I have had a beer this evening. Okay, more than one.