SFWA NY Reception 2011

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The good news is that Valerie is recovering nicely from her surgery, is more or less free from post-surgical pain, and has gotten over most of the annoying symptoms related to going off more than two weeks of high grade narcotics that kept the pain at bay. Yay, Valerie!

The bad news is that her stamina is still poor, and she’s simply not up to a 2+ hour car ride (each way), hanging around NYC for a couple hours before the reception, and then 3 or 4 hours of the reception itself. So, I’ll be there alone this year, which sucks, but better than not going at all.

And once again, I’m beset with the same issue that always hits me for this event: where in NJ should I park. In past years I’ve parked near various NJT stations and taken the train over. The last couple years I’ve parked at a lot in Hoboken and taken the Path over. I haven’t been particularly happy with the parking near the Path train, so I’m not sure what I’m doing this time out.

Anyone with brilliant ideas, feel free to chime in and let me know.

The current plan is for me to leave Philadelphia about 2pm (which is when I get off work). That should put me in Hoboken between 4:00 and 4:30, and so I could conceivably be in NYC by 5pm. Not a clue what I’ll do for two hours before things kick off at Planet Hollywood, so I’m open to suggestions there too.

In any case, if you’re going to be at the shindig, I hope you’ll stop by and say “howdy.”

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