November 24, 2009

Tied up in traffic on the way to a book signing

Last Thursday after a busy day of meetings and shooting television in Manhattan, my driver and I set out for Syosset, located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York.  Our destination was the Borders bookstore where I was to attend another book signing.  Typically, this is not a long journey from New York City, except when there is traffic, and we encountered plenty of it.  When it appeared that we would be a bit late, I called ahead to inform my team.  I was told that spirits were high as Joey Kola, the warm-up artist for my television show was there entertaining the crowd.  Joey lives in the area and had planned to attend the book signing with his wife.  As usual, with his affable personality, Joey did a great job amusing the line before my arrival.