April 26, 2010
So it appears that the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees play their home games at a place called Yankee Stadium not Yankley Stadium as it read on our computer printout page of the tickets Acaphlegmic purchased online last week. This became clear to us upon our arrival at an eerily quiet Yankee Stadium over the weekend. A couple very bemused security guards informed us that the defending champion Yankees were in fact out on the west coast playing the Angels of Los Angeles and would not be back in town until next week, long after we returned home to Toronto. Something someone probably should’ve confirmed before pressing the computer’s ‘Enter’ key to finalize a financial transaction with a friend of a friend of a guy that this guy knew on the internet.
A valuable lesson to be learned the hard way about engaging in e-commerce. Be fully informed of all the details before handing over important financial information to unknown, unsecured sources. And be equally vigilant when granting access to the corporate credit card as some people, it would seem, are not thorough enough to handle such responsibility. At least not without proper adult supervision.
Now, if we want to take in a ball game while here in New York, we are left with the unappealing option of watching the Mets in the rain in Queens. It’s almost enough to take the wind out of the sails of a springtime trip to the Big Apple. Almost.
— chidingly submitted by Cityslikr
April 21, 2010
We here at All Fired Up in the Big Smoke are off to New York today on a fact finding mission. Our task? To suss out just what the big deal is about the place anyway. NYC. Gotham. The Big Apple. The Empire City. Father Knickerbocker. Simply, The City.
How come it gets so many nicknames? What exactly has the place got that makes it so fucking special, I guess is the job we’re setting out to discover. That, and Acaphlegmic scored us tickets from a friend of a friend who knows a guy who knows a guy that runs a website, and we’re going to a couple Yankee games over the weekend against their arch rivals, the Bosox from Beantown. The Walking City. The Hub. The Athens of America.
So we may be a little light with the postings over the next six days or so. There will be our regular Meet A Mayoral Candidate column this Friday, of course. And since we won’t be getting much rest as the city claims to be one that never sleeps, the odd occasion should pop up, allowing us to deliver a progress report or two about our research.
Also, keep your eyes peeled over to the right side of the page here for our Twitter entries (or easier yet, sign on and become a slavish follower.) We’re going to be spending the time away, trying to master the technology. Apparently, it’s all the rage with the younger set. And if there was ever a place that could be summed up in 140 characters, it would be New York City.
So, until next week, toodles. As they say in the outer boroughs.
— Frommerly submitted by Cityslikr