Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011: NYC


I finally figured out how to post from my droid! That makes me very happy.

Well, today has been the most wonderful adventure. They are de-icing the plane I am on as we speak so this will be brief. It is snowing in NYC and has been all day. As we approached JFK airport, I saw ocean waves lappingva snow-covered beach. That was one of the most beautiful, surreal scenes I've ever witnessed. I am so grateful for that image because frankly, if I lived here, I don't think I'd be hanging out at the beach to see it!

I want to tell you about our adventure in NYC. I had the thought yesterday that we should just hop in a cab and head either into NYC or Brooklyn. I mean, 7 hours is a long time to sit anywhere. So, my mom called a couple of old friends when I landed, but it didn't work out. Little did I know Joe was doing the same thing. So, turns out, one of his friends, none other than the sales legend Ken Glickman took a cab out to the airport to meet us! No sooner do we meet up with Ken and Joe calls another friend, Victorias Secret video producer Jeffrey Madoff. So, we catch a cab into the city, and before you realize it, we are in midtown Manhattan at Madoff Studios! Don't worry, no victorias secret models.

We toured the studios, watched a few of Jeff's latest projects, shot a couple of videos, then went out to dinner. We had a heartfelt conversation over dinner brainstorming ways to raise the money for the docs. Some lightbulbs went on for Joe immediately, and all three men contributed some key ideas. Stay tuned for more info.

In the meantime, the snow is falling faster than they can de-ice, so we are stuck here on the tarmack... literally snowed in. Looks like I'm not done with NYC just yet... or maybe its. Not done with me?

God night.


  1. Blech! Being stuck ON the plane stinks.
    I'm sure you've already made a new connection on it ;)
    Did you get a seat upgrade at least?

  2. Sounds like you had a great day!!! I'm jealous that you got to see the beautiful ocean waves lapping on the snow covered beach. Did you take any pictures?? Please tell me you did!! I would love to see that even if it is just thru pictures. Sounds gorgeous. I'm sorry you are stuck on the plane waiting to leave. That can be tiring. I hope you were able to get a first class seat. That will make your trip to Cairo much easier.

    I can't wait to hear all of the great ideas you guys come up with this trip. Very exciting.

    Be safe, have fun!

    Lots of Love,
    Amber, Craig, Malorie, and Liam
    The McLaughlin Family, CA

  3. Fabulous that you can post but enjoy yourself. We'll all be here when you get back!

    A nagging question....with all this "name dropping" I see and the photos with the important and rich people in your life, I can't help but wonder, how much money have they donated? Have you asked them to donate?

    The ideas and talking they do with you seems great but if they really believed and supported what you do or who you and Team Bella are, wouldn't they donate?

    I'm just askin'

    -Someone who has little but has donated.

  4. I really like you anonymous.You ask good questions. My impression is that the way money is earned is usually out of someones elses pockets.its amazing how much people will pay to go to get rich seminars and buy countless get rich quick books. Not knocking this, Eb has to be cured.however, we need to keep a reality check here. My prayers are continuing for all the little ones with EB and their families.