chicken and rice before I left civilization. As you can see to the right there are not many park benches in that part of Midtown, so I walked over the the front of Madison Square Garden an sat on the totally unused steps.
When I was sittin' there with my styrofoam container of food, I realized I was in a famous spot. I was sitting in the doorway of "The world's most famous arena." Tourists were taking pictures. Whatever.
He expected me to stand and eat my chicken and rice. I did not think he hat to authority to make me stand and eat. So I looked up and him and asked him if there was a sign that said "smiling is prohibited" would he ask me to pout. He looked at me like I just strangled his bosses kitten. I told him that I will be done with my lunch in 5 minutes. He mumbled something incompressible and did not return with Homeland Security to enforce the prohibition of sitting.
The reason for my Saturday afternoon train ride was because I had a job that started at 4am on Sunday. If you have to start work 50 miles from home at 4am it comes with a hotel room. When you boss pays for your hotel you don't complain about the view. But here it is. That is not a beach. That is a pit next to the L.I.E. Click here for a Google Map.
There was nowhere to sit when I ate breakfast but I had this view of the sunrise. No complaints.
Watta way to start the day.
Hey, then I worked very hard (and had a lotta fun) from 4:30 am to about Noon.
Gotta ride back to civilization and caught the subway home from Astoria.