First -- thank you all for your get-well wishes. I have pretty much just been fighting off a nasty cold, although I think I finally lost the fight today. No puking, for those who asked, but I'm the biggest sick-whiner ever. I hate being sick. I'm convinced that your e-cards (thanks Erika), hugs, and soup helped fight it off an extra day, even though they were sent via the internet. Much lower risk of you guys catching anything that way, too. I still managed to make it through a day of work yesterday, and half the day today -- had so much to do that there was no way I could stay home.
Other than the plague that I've caught, I'm convinced that I'm riding on a wave of extremely good karma lately. I've been putting out the love and it has all come back to me big time. For example, I wrote about the amazingly delicious chili at the Daisy May's BBQ carts last week, and Adam Perry Lang, who owns Daisy May's BBQ, saw my post and offered to treat me to dinner as a thank you for spreading the good word about his place. I stopped by on my way home last night and chatted with Adam for a bit. He is the nicest, most generous guy -- a pleasure to talk to, and not only did he send me off with a gargantuan take out bag, but he gave me a few samples of Jacques Torres chocolate which he'll be using to make the Mexican hot chocolate that will be part of his chili cart menu as of next week. Even through the sniffles and the tissues, I managed to stuff myself silly with a sampling of Daisy May's finest when I got home. Folks -- run, do not walk, to 11th Ave and 46th St. and check this place out. If you can't make it that far, visit one of the chili carts -- the Mexican hot chocolate arrives Monday. And say hi to Jeff if you visit the cart on 50th & 6th -- I got to meet him last night as well.
Keep on spreading the good karma around. You never know when it might come right back at you!
* Yes, a nod to the Radiohead song. Yes, I'm a hipster.