You already know about the streak-extending trip to Wrigley on Monday. I returned Wednesday for a two-day education writers conference, where we learned all sorts of neat things about covering teachers unions.
I also learned all sorts of things about the three-hour, three-state trek between
1) Any good Long Islander has a special place in his heart for
Luckily, there is one in
I used to eat 10 “belly bombs” as a teen-ager. I thought three would be a nice snack. That was about 2.5 more than I should have eaten. Luckily, I discovered the next item.
3) When I got to
4) Walking to the game we saw the
5) If my TomTom played music, it might edge out the iPod as the most essential appliance of my lifetime.
The device cleared the “obscure rural road” test long ago. This time Mandy effortlessly guided me through the zillion lanes of the Dan Ryan, and does everything but say, “Stop looking at the
Seriously, driving to new places is so much less stressful. Heck, you can even program it to find White Castles! Or so I’ve heard.