Wednesday, November 18, 2009

5 hours and 500 calories

Yes, by the time I landed at JFK at around 9:00 p.m., I was operating on 5 hours of sleep and 500 calories.  (My breakfast yogurt, a bag of pretzels, and a bag of chocolate chip cookies.)  

I'm not entirely sure what my minimum necessary caloric intake is in order to function (particularly on minimal sleep), but I'm pretty sure it's more than 500 calories.  It's totally cool of JetBlue to give free snacks, but it is way not cool that they don't even offer meals for sale.  Because when you get on a plane at noon (departure local time) and land at 9:00 (destination local time), you've missed out on at least one, and arguably two, meals.

And (as I'm sure I've mentioned here before), that business about New York being the City that Never Sleeps is a load of crap.  New York sleeps.  Try to get dinner at 11:00 and you'll see my point.  (I actually managed to get a table at Olive Garden at 10:55 -- right before they closed the doors.)

The biggest issue facing me right now is what the hell to do tomorrow.  I plan my New York trips around the plays I'm going to see -- and while I've got a show booked for tomorrow night, I haven't given much thought to what to do before then.  (Other than, y'know, sleep in.)  It may rain, so I'm thinking maybe something indoorsy, but I'm having a heck of time finding something unique, fun, and maybe a little active in this extremely touristy town.

1 comment:

Peg said...

I've always wanted to check out Neil deGrasse Tyson's place. It's not "active" (you could speedwalking through the place?) but it looks like fun. Natural History Museum looks cool, too. It's indoors.

My verification word is "spoickle".