Again on the midnight bus from Montreal to New York City. Sitting next to a tubby guy with bad body odour who tried to strike up a conversation to no avail. Through customs was quick and at the Saratoga Springs rest stop I have never seen the restaurant so busy at 3 in the morning. The trip was smooth and I managed to get a few hours of sleep. I took a taxi to sister Barbara’s apartment. I sat up for an hour and went out to Grand Union to pick up some food and crashed until Nancy returned at 4. I talked with Barb’s room mate Nancy for awhile and went out to the corner deli to buy some beer, Cole Slaw, macaroni salad, chicken and roast beef a real feast! We sat and talked a bit and watched TV until 3 a.m. and crashed. Spin the roulette wheel and it stops at Vienna.
19May1975: New York City: A Spaghetti Bash and Shopping in The Big City! Eating For the Future
I woke up feeling like a bulldozer had been using me for a practice field. Nancy was still asleep at 10 so I went to Arbee’s Menswear a hole in the wall but cheap prices and I bought a corduroy jacket and socks. A small store crammed to the roof with clothes. Only 4-5 people at a time can move in the store. I stopped at Grand Union for breakfast and cooked up a late breakfast of ham, eggs, sweet buns, grapefruit, milk and toast. As I said to Nancy I am eating not for the present but the future. At 3 out with Nancy to the bank while I bought some shoelaces. Picked up some pasta and beer at Sloan’s and dinner was spaghetti and beer followed by watching a few Star Trek episodes. Then a great interview with student activist Abby Hoffman and an investigative report on nursing homes. Great PBS station here. After telly put sleeping bag on floor and nighty night.