Like any good New Yorker, I don't let anything get in the way of a good Saturday brunch. Not even a pesky little hurricane. It was, however, a very interesting walk to brunch...
As the local NBC news reported last night, "the city as we know it will come to a standstill."
And it has.
Hurricane Irene is the size of Europe, and Manhattanites are finally starting to think they should be prepared. The place we were meeting for brunch was closed. Businesses all along Broadway are closed or preparing to close. Windows are taped. People are clearing store shelves of water, flashlights, and batteries. There is no public transportation in the city of New York.
It is beyond eerie.
Much more to come on what has been a very strange week in my life. Okies, you'll be happy to know I'm wearing my OKC Thunder shirt special for the occasion.